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Kyiv awakes to electricity, water shortages after Russian missile strikes

Lviv, Ukraine, Nov 24 (EFE).- Kyiv residents awoke Thursday to a city largely bereft of electricity and drinking water a day after Russian missile strikes dealt serious damage to the capital’s infrastructure.

Some 70% of households in the capital had no electricity on Thursday morning, mayor Vitali Klitschko said in a statement, adding that water supplies had been restored to sectors of the city on the left bank of the Dnieper river and would be repaired on the right bank in the “first half of the day.”

The Dnieper runs through the center of Kyiv, a city with a pre-war population of roughly three million.

“Energy engineers and specialists of Kyivvodokanal water supply company worked all night to restore the supply in the capital,” the mayor said on Telegram.

While many residents of Kyiv’s right bank said electricity and water supplies had been restored, they reported a lack of household heating as temperatures in the capital hover around freezing, local media reported, adding that there were also interruptions to telephone lines.

Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Wednesday that the electricity situation in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities was “very difficult” following the barrage of Russian missiles.

“The occupiers are doing everything to make people suffer, so that we can’t even hear and see each other,” he told the United Nations Security Council in a videolink address. EFE


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