Ukrainians will face further scheduled and unscheduled power cuts Wednesday, a day after Russia fired 85 missiles at the country mostly targeting critical infrastructure.
“Massive missile strikes on November 15 on the energy infrastructure and cold weather further complicated the situation with the power system,” the state energy company NPC Ukrenergo said in a statement Wednesday.
“Please prepare for longer power cuts: stock up on water, charge your devices and power banks in advance to stay in touch with your loved ones.”
The company said that repair crews were working “around the clock” to restore electricity.
Tuesday's strikes targeted power infrastructure in several regions of the country, leaving more than seven million people without power and sapping electricity supply nationwide, according to authorities.
The deputy head of the Office of the Ukrainian President, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, gave an update on Wednesday of the power situation around the country.
Seven Ukrainian regions still have areas without power, including the northeastern Kharkiv region, the western Lviv region and the northeastern Sumy region, while power has been restored in seven regions including central Kyiv and Odesa in the south.