Scheduled blackouts in Kyiv long way off, but forecasts optimistic, say local authorities
Scheduled blackouts in Kyiv long way off, but forecasts optimistic (Photo:REUTERS / Serhii Smolientsev)
The situation with power supplies in the capital city of Kyiv remains difficult and scheduled blackouts are a long way off, but forecasts are optimistic, Kyiv City Military Administration spokesperson Mykhailo Shamanov said on Ukrainian national television on Dec. 21.
He said power generation is limited, so the capital city in turn receives a limited amount of electricity supplies.
“The electricity for consumers is being supplied in emergency shutdown mode, emergency blackouts, and it’s still too early to switch to scheduled blackouts, but the positive thing is that water is being supplied as usual, there is heat in the homes of Kyiv residents,” he said.
“Forecasts should be optimistic in the near future. We’ll fix everything.”
The situation with power supplies significantly worsened after Dec. 19, when Russia launched another massive drone attack on Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast.
As a result of the latest Russian attack, infrastructure objects and private houses were damaged in Kyiv Oblast.
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