Ukraine is bracing for winter as most of the Russian damage to Ukrainian power-generating facilities has been “colossal.”
The CEO of Ukraine’s national power grid operator Ukrenergo said that hardly any of the country’s key substations have been left unscathed.
Kherson in particular is the region that’s in more need of power.
“Practically all thermal and hydro generations, meaning major power stations, have been damaged by missile attacks.”
During an address to France’s Congress of Mayors on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticized Russia for focusing on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure and using the cold winter as a “weapon of destruction.”
Zelenskyy then called on French mayors to provide assistance to his country.
To help with energy shortage back home, Zelenskyy said the country would set up what are being called “invincibility centers” nationwide.
“If massive Russian strikes were to happen again and if we would have the understanding that power would not be restored within a few hours, then the work of these invincibility centers will be activated.
All the basic necessities will be provided – this is electricity, telephone services, internet, heating, water, first aid medicines.”