Four days after heavy Russian attacks, power is back on almost everywhere in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Since Sunday morning, the supply of electricity, water, heat and the mobile network in the metropolis of three million has been almost completely restored, the military administration announced on the Telegram news channel. The repair work on the power grid is in the final phase. Due to the high load, local failures could still occur.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyj had previously criticized Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko with unusual openness because of the power outages in Kyiv. The former world boxing champion then warned of political disputes and called for solidarity. Klitschko assured in the "Bild am Sonntag" that work was being done on restoring the power supply at "record speed".
On Wednesday, Russia targeted the energy infrastructure of the neighboring country with dozens of rockets and cruise missiles, causing serious damage. Electricity, water and heat supply also failed in many other parts of the country. Russia has been waging a war of aggression against Ukraine since February 24.