War in Ukraine: Authorities urge population to brace for regular blackouts

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Its principles Ukrainian called on the population to brace themselves against the power cuts that now define their daily lives after the Russian strikes of the past few weeks that have caused major damage to the national power grid.

“From Monday, I will ask Oblenergo to look at the timetables of the area again. There will most likely be a four-hour outage.”the governor of the Mykolayiv (southern) region, Vitaly Kim, reported on Telegram.

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Describe one “increased electricity consumption”which he said is expected to necessitate longer outages in order to relieve the regional power grid.

“We must hold on tight”he told the residents of his area.

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THE Russia has been launching massive bombings of Ukrainian energy facilities since October, causing severe damage and blackouts affecting millions of Ukrainians, plunging them into darkness and cold every day.

In the military field, the fighting is “tough” in the eastern part of the country, because “the Russians had time to prepare” for the Kiev attacksthe governor of the Luhansk region, Serhii Haidai, said on Ukrainian television.

“Ukrainian armed forces are slowly advancing through Russian defenses in the direction of Svatone-Kremina”he noted, however, without giving further details.

According to a morning bulletin from the Ukrainian army, the situation is “difficult” near Bakhmut, in the Donetsk region, which the Russians are trying to capture without succeeding so far.

The battle around this city took on a more symbolic meaning for Russian officials as its capture would come after a series of humiliating defeats, with retreats from Kharkov (northeast) in September and Kherson (south) in November.

The same “difficulties” are encountered by Kiev’s troops in the Kherson region (south), from where the Russian army partially withdrew in November, saying it wants to consolidate its positions.

“The Russians bombed Kherson (and) destroyed the electrical networks”one can read in the report made public this morning.

Source: News Beast

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