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Wednesday, 08 February 2023 10:59 GMT

As Russian assaults target electrical supply, snow will blanket Kyiv


(MENAFN) Heavy snowfall is forecast to fall on Kyiv, with temperatures plunging below freezing during the day and night, as millions of people continue to live in and around the Ukrainian capital with limited access to electricity and heat.

Snow is anticipated to fall on Sunday in Kyiv, which had 2.8 million people before the conflict, and will last until midweek, with temperatures likely to remain below freezing.

Ukraine's power grid operator, Ukrenergo, said on Saturday that energy providers could only meet three-quarters of demand, forcing limitations and blackouts across the nation.

Sergey Kovalenko, chief operating officer of YASNO, the capital's electricity provider, said the situation had improved but remained "very challenging." Residents should receive at least four hours of electricity every day, according to him, and those who do not should contact his organization.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated on Friday that the current Russian bombing has left six million people without light, water, or heat across the nation.

In a rare public disagreement between Ukrainian politicians, Zelenskyy on Friday chastised Kyiv's mayor for doing a bad job of putting up emergency shelters to assist people without electricity or heat following Russian assaults.

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