Conflicts & War

Russian invasion leaves nearly 1 million Ukrainians without electricity

International Desk, Mar 17 (EFE).- At least 928,000 Ukrainians have been left without electricity since the Russian invasion started last month, United Nations spokesman, ​​Stéphane Dujarric, said Thursday.

Dujarric said 259,000 people across Ukraine have also lost their connection to natural gas.

The situation is especially critical in the cities of Chernihiv, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia and Mariupol, he said.

In Mariupol, a strategic port city in eastern Ukraine that has been under Russian siege for 16 days, the destruction is “colossal” with an estimated 80% of houses destroyed, Ukrainian authorities reported.

The city is facing a water, medicine and basic food shortage as well as a gas and electricity shortage due to Russian bombing.

The World Health Organization has said 43 medical facilities have been attacked by Russian forces. EFE


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