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Ukraine: kyiv resumes water supply, but half of the population still without power

The supply of running water has resumed in the last hours in kyiv, but half of its population remains without electricity as a result of the massive Russian attacks on critical infrastructure on Friday, according to the mayor of the capital ukrainianVitali Klitchsko.

“We are working to ensure that all citizens have heating again”added the mayor that Saturday through his Telegram account.

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Despite having managed to restore part of the electricity supply, the authorities of kyiv estimates that new emergency cuts will take place since the facilities have been “severely damaged”.

From other parts of the country, such as Kharkov, it has also been reported that the electricity supply has been recovered, at least partially, according to the Ukrinform portal.

Ukraine suffered another wave of massive Russian missile and drone attacks on its energy infrastructure on Friday.

It was the ninth attack of these characteristics since last October and spread across 16 regions of Ukraineincluding the capital kyiv.

It is estimated that Russia launched some 80 missiles on Ukraine on this day, in which the sirens began to sound in a large part of the country starting early in the morning.

In kyiv alone, 40 missiles were detected, of which, according to Ukrainian sources, 37 were shot down.

The state electricity company Ukrenergo affirmed that the Russian bombardment caused more than 50% of the country’s electricity network to be affected, a situation in which it decreed a state of energy emergency.

Source: Elcomercio

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