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Another wave of Russian missile strikes left some parts of Ukraine without power on Thursday, with teams across the country racing to restore power as the New Year holiday approaches.

Ukraine’s Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said infrastructure in Kiev, in north-central Ukraine, and Odesa, in the south, had been damaged in the attack and was experiencing an emergency power outage – when electricity was switched off for a moment. Safe way to minimize damage from grid short out.

“Today, the enemy carried out another major attack on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure,” Halushchenko wrote in a Facebook post. “Unfortunately, there is some damage to the generating facilities and the power grid. As of 11:00, the situation is very difficult in the western part of the country, the Odesa region and Kiev.”

Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Thursday said 40% of Kyiv residents do not have electricity, adding that this is because electrical engineers have taken security measures during the air raid alert and they Currently working on restoring services. “The city is providing heat and water in normal mode,” Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging platform.

Authorities in Odesa, southern Ukraine, said an emergency power outage was in place amid the missile attacks. DTEK, a utility company, said in a statement: “They were introduced due to the threat of a missile attack to avoid significant damage should an enemy attempt to attack energy facilities.”

In western Ukraine, Mayor of Lviv Andrii Sadovyi said that 90% of cities have no electricitywarned that the city’s water plants could also shut down.

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