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Ukraine struggles to restore water and electricity after Russian invasion

Conflict continued in the east and residents of the southern city of Kherson are moving to the north and west to escape after the Russian army dispersed large and deadly in recent days.

Ukrainian authorities scrambled on Saturday to restore electricity and water services after a recent Russian military offensive that damaged infrastructure.

Conflict continued in the east and residents of the southern city of Kherson are moving to the north and west to escape after the Russian army dispersed large and deadly in recent days. The killings were seen as an attempt by Russia to retaliate against Ukrainians who were angry and upset after Ukrainian forces liberated the city more than two weeks ago from months of Russian occupation.

“The main task today, as well as the rest of this week, is energy,” Zelenskyy said in a televised address Friday night. “From Wednesday to today, we managed to reduce by half the people who were cut off from electricity, to stabilize the system.” He said, however, that power cuts continue in many regions, including Kyiv, the capital. “In total, more than 6 million subscribers are affected. “As of Wednesday night, almost 12 million subscribers have been destroyed,” Zelenskyy added. shows that “a lot of complaints” and migration “places of no victory” – public places where residents can provide food, water, electricity and other essentials – in the capital.

“Please be careful: the people of Kyiv need protection again,” he said. “Tonight, 600,000 subscribers have stopped in the city. Many residents of Kyiv do not have electricity for more than 20 hours or even 30. “I expect good work from the mayor’s office,” he said, referring to the administration of Mayor Vitali Klitschko.

Early Saturday morning, Kyiv city administration said water connections had been restored across the city, but about 130,000 residents were still without power. Local authorities said on Saturday morning that all electricity, water, heating and communications services would be restored within 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Ukrainians are commemorating the 90th anniversary of the start of the ‘Holodomor’, or Great Famine, which killed more than 3 million people in two years after the Soviet regime under Joseph Stalin took over. food and grain and expelled many Ukrainians. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz celebrated the anniversary by bringing a parallel to the impact of the war on Ukraine – a supplier of wheat, barley, sunflower oil and other food – to the global market.

Ukrainian exports have resumed under a UN-backed deal, but are still far from pre-war levels, driving up world prices. “Today, we are united in declaring that hunger will no longer be used as a weapon,” Scholz said in a video message.

“This is why we cannot cope with what we are seeing: the worst global food crisis in years with huge consequences for millions of people – from Afghanistan to Madagascar, from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa .

” He said that the ship of the World Food Program was transporting grain from Ukraine to Ethiopia, Germany is adding another 10 million euros in an effort to speed up the shipment of grain from Ukraine.

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