International Desk: At least 6 million people in Ukraine are still spending days without electricity in view of Russia's massive missile attack. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this on Friday (November 25) night. Due to lack of electricity and water during severe winter, it is feared that severe health crisis may arise in the country. BBC news.
In a video message, Zelensky said blackouts continued in most parts of Ukraine, including Kiev, until tonight.
However, despite claiming that the number of damaged houses has been reduced by half compared to last Wednesday, he said that millions of people in Ukraine are still living without electricity, water and heat during the winter.
Zelensky said that the capital city of Kiev and its surrounding areas were the most affected by the Russian attack. Many residents of these areas are without power for 20 to 30 hours.
He said the areas most affected by the Russian missile attacks include Odesa in the south, Lviv in the west and central cities such as Vinnytsia and Dnipropetrovsk.
Ukraine's president has advised everyone to use it sparingly, even as the electricity system starts to function. He says that if you have electricity in your home, it does not mean that the problem is over. So please don't run more than one powerful electrical appliance only when there is electricity at home.
Zelensky said, we have to endure this winter. A winter to remember.
Sub-freezing temperatures and snow are adding to Ukraine's fears, along with Russian attacks on critical electrical infrastructure. It is feared that as a result of these, a serious health crisis may be created in the country.
Ukraine and its Western allies accuse Russia of committing war crimes by attacking civilian infrastructure. However, Moscow denied this allegation.
Kherson's regional governor said on Friday that patients had been evacuated from hospitals amid continued attacks.
At least 15 people have been killed this week in the eastern city, city officials said.