Today, a blackout was imposed in Ukraine as a result of multiple Russian airstrikes that significantly caused massive damage to the country’s electricity infrastructure. The residents of the Kherson region are still being deported. It is estimated that more than 10,000 people have crossed the left bank of the Dnieper River.
The Ukrainian government urged their citizens to charge all of their devices before 7 a.m. After the allocated time, the nation’s electricity system was turned down. The cause is a string of bombings by Russia since last week, which led to the destruction of 30% of the vital electricity infrastructure. Since a few days ago, about 1,000 communities have been living without electricity.
President Zelenskyy stated that the Ukrainian government and defence forces are making a lot of effort to protect Ukrainian airspace. More than 233 missiles and 10 drones were successfully shot down. Unfortunately, there has been significant damage to our energy infrastructure. Several efforts have been made to restore it; the entire world is helping Ukraine by providing funds and the necessary equipment to recover the loss Ukraine has suffered since the beginning of the War.
Zelenskky remarked that recent Russian airstrikes had damaged the country’s power grid, that’s why regular supplies of electricity are not possible in upcoming weeks. He advised people to reduce the usage of electrical appliances as it is expected that Ukraine will have to live without electricity for a long time.
Last night, the power supply was cut off just after 11:00 p.m. in Kyiv, the country’s capital, to prevent an accident. Mayor Vitaly Klitschko urged citizens of the capital to refrain from using electrical appliances and to ask businesses to remove any extra screens, lighting, and signs. Today, buses will be operating across the city in place of trolleybuses. In some areas of Ukraine, the Internet has also been shut down due to a lack of electricity.