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About fifteen Ukrainian regions encountered, on Thursday evening, problems with the supply of water and electricity, according to Volodymyr Zelensky. The reconnection of critical infrastructures to the network is continuing gradually. Follow hour by hour the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
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What is now the Russian doctrine in Ukraine after nine months of conflict, military withdrawals and a massive bombardment of Ukrainian infrastructure? Sociologist and political scientist Anna Colin Lebedev, specialist in contemporary Ukraine, deciphers this Russian strategy which aims to “undermine the morale of the Ukrainian population”, failing to gain ground militarily.
4:12 am: “A war of resilience”, according to Zelensky
Ukraine is working to repair energy infrastructure, damaged by massive Russian strikes, and resupply millions of Ukrainians without heat and light as winter sets in.
In kyiv, hit by freezing rain falling on snow and near freezing temperatures, 60% of the population were still enduring power outages, according to the town hall, but were gradually seeing the lights come back on.
Three nuclear power plants under kyiv control were able to be reconnected on Thursday.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said Moscow’s new strategy to plunge Ukraine into darkness would not weaken his country’s resolve. “It’s a war of strength, of resilience, it’s about who is the strongest,” he said in an interview with the Financial Times published on Friday.
3:48 a.m .: water and power supply problems in around fifteen regions
According to the Ukrainian president, around fifteen regions were experiencing problems with the water and electricity supply. “The situation with electricity remains difficult in almost all regions. However, we are gradually moving away from cuts and every hour we are reconnecting electricity for new consumers,” assured Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukraine’s energy system is on the verge of collapse and millions of people have suffered emergency power cuts in recent weeks.
With AFP and Reuters