Water/Electricity Shutdown in Kyiv 

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Water/Electricity Shutdown in Kyiv 

Kyiv to sacrifice comfort for victory: heating points instead of centralised electricity supply, replacement of public e-transport on buses, moral aspects

On November 1, authorities of the capital informed people that there is a possibility of power outages for at least 2 weeks. Russian strikes on Ukrainian power plants cause this situation in a modern developing country. So far, the state-owned power generation company has reported correct power outages. Such restrictions on electricity consumption will not only affect Kyiv. Ukrengo informs that the hourly blackouts will be carried out in Sumy, Kharkiv, Poltava, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, and Zhytomyr regions.

Despite such circumstances, Ukrainians are ready to live without electricity for some time. There are pictures on social media of soldiers sleeping on the bare ground in a trench with the words, "when you want to complain that you live without light and heat, remember this photo". This shows the readiness of the Ukrainian people to endure all inconveniences for the sake of victory.

However, Kyiv and the region are planning to install almost 2.000 heating points. The mayor of Kyiv, Klichko, said that about 1000 places have electric generators and necessary water stock and products. These heating points will take people when light, heat, and water are switched off. Residents of Kyiv will be able to warm up, drink tea, recharge phones, and get help. In addition, the head of the Kyiv military administration informed us about another 750 stationary heating points in the region.

The city has already started to save energy. Trolleybuses replace buses. They travel along the same routes. Also, increased train traffic intervals the in metro to save electricity.

Ukrainians are ready for everything. For us, it is better to survive 1 cold and dark winter than the rest of your life in Russia. Even all life in cold and dark winters for Ukrainians is better than 1 winter in Russia. 

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