Ten-hour blackouts Kyiv’s new realities - operator

Ten-hour blackouts Kyiv’s new realities - operator

Longer power outages in Kyiv are a new reality for Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv.

That’s according to the Yasno operator CEO, Serhii Kovalenko, Ukrinform reports.

"The situation in Kyiv is difficult. Today, all three groups of consumers are almost completely disconnected from supplies simultaneously. The schedules naturally aren’t working at the moment. In addition to all the damaged sites, where repairs are ongoing, another infrastructure object was hit, due to which there is no power for a large part of the Dnipro’s right bank in Kyiv and in some locations across the region. All districts are suffering in the same way. Now all critical infrastructure – hospitals, water utility objects, and subway – has been restored and there is electricity for somewhere around 20% of the population," CEO wrote.

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According to Kovalenko, 10 hours without electricity in Kyiv is, unfortunately, a new reality. "It is difficult to predict how quickly we will return to stabilization schedules. Energy repair teams at all levels simply don’t make it on time to restore the functionality of the system in-between the strikes," he noted.

As Ukrinform reported, overnight Monday, December 19, Russia carried out another mass attack, employing Iranian-made kamikaze drones. The Air Force shot down 30 of 35 incoming UAVs.

The drones inflicted damage on infrastructure facilities and a number of households in Kyiv region.

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