electricians are working hard to restore power to East Mykolaiv
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In Ukraine, millions of homes are still without power, while Russia continues to bomb power plants. In eastern Mykolaiv, our teams followed the work of electricians who work continuously in extremely complicated conditions to restore the electricity network after nine months of Russian occupation. Reporting by Pauline Godart, Robert Parsons, Raid Abu Zaideh and Yurii Shyvala.
They work tirelessly, risking their lives. Since the beginning of November, technicians have been on the bridge to repair hundreds of kilometers of electric cables and restore power to villages east of Mykolaiv, which until then had been occupied by the Russians.
In total, about 60% of the cables were damaged by Russian bombing, according to Oleksandr Kushirenko, deputy director of distribution networks at Mykolaiv Oblenergo, the regional energy company. “That’s why we have so much work to do urgently to restore the electricity grid. We are working bit by bit. Our goal is for people to live in normal conditions again,” he explains.
The amount needed to rebuild Ukrainian infrastructure damaged or completely destroyed by Russia is impressive: between 500 and 600 billion euros according to World Bank estimates.
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