Ukrainian officials said Russia fired more than 70 missiles on Friday in one of its heaviest barrages since the February 24 invasion of the Kremlin, prompting a nationwide emergency blackout.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address that Ukraine had managed to restore power to some 6 million people in the past 24 hours.
He added, “After yesterday’s terrorist attack, repair work continues without interruption. … Of course, there is still a lot of work to do to stabilize the system.”
Zelensky said, “There are problems with the heat supply. There are big problems with the water supply.”
Earlier this month, Kyiv mayor Klitschko warned of a “apocalyptic” scenario for the capital if Russian airstrikes on infrastructure continued, although he also said there was no immediate need to evacuate.
“We are fighting and doing everything we can to make sure that doesn’t happen,” he told Reuters on 7 December.