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Ukraine Officials Warn Residents to Prepare for Cold, Dark Winter

HeadlineNov 07, 2022

In Ukraine, officials are advising residents of the capital Kyiv to have a backup plan in case they need to leave the city due to complete loss of power and water as winter approaches. This is Kyiv’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko.

Mayor Vitali Klitschko: “Our enemies are doing everything to keep the city without heat, electricity and water supply. And in general, they want us all to die. This is their task. And how well we’ll hold out depends on how well we’re prepared for different scenarios.”

Russian attacks have hit 40% of Ukraine’s power grid. The occupied city of Kherson and surrounding areas — which have been bracing for a major battle — also recently lost power. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says Russia will continue attacking critical infrastructure with Iranian-made drones. Over the weekend, Tehran confirmed it provided drones to Russia but that the sale happened months before the start of the invasion in February.

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