Ukraine battles to restore power as millions face blackouts

Kyiv residents fill plastic bottles at a water pump in a park in Kyiv on Thursday amid blackouts [Genya Savilov/AFP] Ukraine has been battling to reconnect water and electricity services to millions of people after a barrage of Russian missiles and drones hit energy infrastructure on Wednesday, leaving nearly 80 percent of the country in the dark.

By Thursday evening, more than 24 hours after the Russian strikes smashed areas of Kyiv, the city’s Mayor Vitali Klitschko said 60 percent of homes were still suffering emergency outages . With temperatures falling below zero, authorities in Kyiv say they were able […]

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