Officials in Ukraine’s capital are working to return electricity to most residents after the city was hit by a series of Russian rocket attacks yesterday. Mayor Vitalii Klitschko reports it on Telegram, underlining that only a third of people have water and heating, and about 40% have electricity due to damaged power grids. “City services are working to return heat and water to all residents of the capital by morning. Energy engineers are trying to stabilize the power system,” the mayor said.
The city’s subway has been shut down and emergency power outages are in effect in the region. “Additional buses will be organized – assured Klitschko – to duplicate the routes of the tram and the underground”.
According to CIA Director Bill Burns Russia’s attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure will continue, although the agency expects a “reduced pace” of fighting during the winter. For now, he said, the CIA does not see an immediate way forward for negotiations to end the conflict: “We don’t believe that the Russians are serious about real negotiations at the moment.”