Ukraine sets up 3,720 emergency shelters amid energy supply cutoff

Ukrainian authorities have set up 3,720 emergency shelters across the country amid an energy supply cutoff after Russia’s missile attack on energy infrastructure, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office, said Thursday on Telegram.

The centers, equipped with power generators, will provide people with heat, electricity, water, internet and medicines.

About 70 percent of households in Kiev still suffered power cut as of Thursday morning, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram.

All critical power facilities across the country have been connected to the grid, Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko was quoted by the government-run Ukrinform news agency as saying.

Galushchenko estimated that the nuclear power plants will resume operation by Thursday evening.

On Wednesday, Russia carried out missile strikes against Ukraine, resulting in 10 deaths, said Ukrainian authorities, adding that the attack disconnected the country’s all four operating nuclear power plants and other major power facilities from the grid and triggered massive outages.

 

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