While millions of Ukrainians have suffered power outages in recent weeks, France is stepping up its mobilization for the benefit of Kyiv. In response to Ukraine’s appeal, the government is sending “100 generators between 50 and 100 kW to Romania” on the spot so they can be “handed over to the Ukrainian authorities in the coming days,” the Foreign Ministry said this Friday. Affairs.
This route is part of an operation to send over 500 generators to several European Union countries. At the moment, 85 generators have already been sent from France in favor of Ukraine and Moldova, Embankment d’Orsay adds.
“The situation remains difficult in almost all regions”
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Concerns remain in Ukraine as massive Russian strikes have damaged the country’s energy infrastructure. In 15 regions, there were still problems with water and electricity supply. “The electricity situation remains difficult in almost all regions. However, we are gradually moving away from blackouts and reconnecting electricity for new consumers every hour,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his address on Thursday evening.
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In Kyiv, hit by freezing rain falling on snow and temperatures close to zero, 60% of the population still suffered from power outages, but lights were slowly turning back on, city officials said. Three nuclear power plants under the control of Kyiv were connected on Thursday. The rest of Ukraine was also heavily affected by power outages, but critical infrastructure has been gradually reconnected to the grid.
The World Health Organization has warned of “life-threatening” consequences for millions of Ukrainians who could leave their homes “in search of warmth and safety”.