Residents of Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, restored their water and electricity supplies on Tuesday, a day after Russian attacks sparked massive austerity measures. The news was announced by the mayor of the Ukrainian capital Vitali Klitschko, who said water and electricity supplies have been “fully restored”.
In recent hours, Ukraine reported that Russian forces carried out a “massive attack” on energy facilities in several regions of the country, while explosions were heard in the capital Kiev, leaving large areas without power or water. As a result, they had left 80% of the city’s residents without water and 350,000 homes without electricity.
Still, Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko said some planned power outages in the city would continue “due to the significant shortage in the electricity system following the brutal attacks by the aggressor,” the AFP and Europa Press news agencies reported.
Russian attacks on Ukraine
The attacks come two days after the Russian government denounced an attack on its fleet in Crimea, carried out by Ukraine using Canadian technology and apparently fired from a ship that was supposed to carry out grain transport duties. The Ukrainian military reported that Russia has launched 55 cruise missiles and dozens of other projectiles across the country.
The wave of rockets on the 250th day of the conflict fell on some of the main Ukrainian cities, such as Kiev and Kharkiv, as well as Zaporizhzhya, Dnipro and Odessa, among others.
Presidential adviser Oleksii Arestovich described the attack on Tuesday as “one of the most massive bombings on our territory, launched by the army of the Russian Federation”, but emphasized that thanks to the improvement of air defenses, including received Western aid, “the destruction was not as critical as it could have been.”
In addition, Ukraine claims that last month’s Russian bombing has destroyed about a third of its power plants and has urged the population to conserve as much electricity as possible.