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Snow to blanket Kyiv as power still in short supply

A heavy snowfall was forecast in Kyiv beginning Sunday (27 November). Temperatures dropped below freezing night and day, and millions of people still live in the area.

Ukrenergo, the grid operator, said on Saturday (26 November) that electricity producers could only cover three quarters of the country’s consumption needs. This necessitated restrictions and blackouts throughout the country.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, president of Ukraine, stated that electricity is restricted in 14 of Ukraine’s 27 regions. In Kyiv, there are also restrictions for customers who have “more than 100,000” in each region.

Zelenskiy stated in his nightly video address that “if consumption increases in the evenings, the number of outages might increase”.

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“This is yet another reminder of how crucial it is to conserve power and use it rationally.”

Sergey Kovalenko is chief operating officer at YASNO which supplies energy to Kyiv. He said that although the situation has improved, it remains “quite difficult”. He suggested that residents should have at most four hours of electricity per day.

Kovalenko posted on his Facebook page that “if you haven’t had at minimum four hours of electricity over the past day, please write to DTEK Kyiv Electric Networks. Colleagues will help you determine the problem.”

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YASNO, Ukraine’s largest private electricity provider, is the retail arm of DTEK.

The latest Russian bombardment of Ukraine on Wednesday caused the most severe damage to the conflict. It left millions in Ukraine without light, heat, or water.

Russia claims it doesn’t target civilian populations, but the Kremlin says that Moscow’s strikes against energy infrastructure were a result of Kyiv not being willing to negotiate.

Zelenskiy, a rare member of the public squabble involving Ukrainian leaders, on Friday criticized Kyiv’s mayor for failing to set up emergency shelters for those who were without heat and power after Russian attacks.

Ukrenergo stated that blackouts would continue, and encouraged limited power use.

“We want to remind you that every Ukrainian who has had their electricity restored can help restore it faster by simply consuming electricity sparingly,” the Telegram messaging app stated.

In Kyiv (a city of 2.8 million inhabitants before the war), snow is expected to continue until mid-week, while temperatures are expected to remain below freezing.

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