Power outages in Ukrainian cities, Moldova after new strikes

In this photo provided by the Zaporizhzhia region military administration, Ukrainian firefighters work at damaged hospital maternity ward in Vilniansk, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, early Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Photo Courtesy: AP

Kathmandu: A punishing new barrage of Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure on Wednesday caused power outages across large parts of the country as well as neighboring Moldova, adding to damage to Ukraine’s power network and misery for civilians as winter begins.

As reported by AP, in several regions, authorities reported strikes on critical infrastructure.

Russia has been pounding the power grid and other facilities with missiles and exploding drones for weeks. The new strikes piled further intense stress on an energy system that is being damaged faster than it can be repaired.

Before the latest barrage, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had said that Russian strikes had already damaged around half of Ukraine’s infrastructure.

Rolling power outages have become the horrid new normal for millions and the latest barrage affected water supplies, too.

(News Source: AP)