Ukrainian authorities have set up 3,720 emergency shelters across the country amid an energy supply cutoff after Russia’s missile attack on energy infrastructure.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian President’s office, announced this on Telegram on Thursday.
The centres, equipped with power generators, will provide people with heat, electricity, water, internet and medicines.
About 70 per cent of households in Kiev still suffered power cuts as of Thursday morning, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram.
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All critical power facilities across the country have been connected to the grid, Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko was quoted by the government-run Ukrinform news agency as saying.
Galushchenko estimated that the nuclear power plants will resume operation by Thursday evening.
On Wednesday, Russia carried out missile strikes against Ukraine, resulting in 10 deaths, said Ukrainian authorities.
It added that the attack disconnected all the country’s four operating nuclear power plants.
Other major power facilities were also disconnected from the grid and triggered massive outages. (Xinhua)
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