Kyiv Residents Brace For Winter With Little Heat, Electricity

KYIV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 25: Firemen extinguish a fire inside a residential building that was hit by a missile on February 25, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yesterday, Russia began a large-scale attack on Ukraine, with Russian troops invading the country from the north, east and south, accompanied by air strikes and shelling. The Ukrainian president said that at least 137 Ukrainian soldiers were killed by the end of the first day.  (Photo by Pierre Crom/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The mayor of Kyiv is telling residents to prepare for the worst this winter if Russia continues to strike Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
  • “We are doing everything to avoid this,” Mayor Vitali Klitschko said. “But let’s be frank, our enemies are doing everything for the city to be without heat, without electricity, without water supply, in general, so we all die.
  • Some European countries are telling residents to prepare to take quick, two-minutes shows, a result of Russia limiting its crucial natural gas supply to the region.

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