Russian drones hit Dnipro early on Wednesday (November 9), damaging a warehouse and wounding four workers, according to Ukraine officials.
Ukrainians braced for a winter with little or no power in several areas including Kyiv where temperatures have already dropped below freezing as relentless Russian strikes crippled half of the country’s energy capacity. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged residents of Kyiv and several other areas to limit electricity use.
LIFE IN UKRAINE * Ukrainians are most likely to live with blackouts at least until the end of March, the head of a major energy provider said.
* Zelenskiy said half of the country’s power capacity had been knocked out by Russian rockets. * As they head into a cold winter, residents of a bombed-out Ukrainian village say they appreciate a warm bath in a mural painted by graffiti artist Banksy. The mural shows a man scrubbing his back in a bathtub. CONFLICT
* There are no immediate nuclear safety or security concerns at the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine despite shelling at the weekend that caused widespread damage, the U.N. atomic watchdog said after its experts toured the site.
* Moscow and Kyiv both blamed the other for the shelling of the facility. * Russia’s leading war hawks rallied behind the decision for Moscow’s forces to retreat from the Ukrainian city of Kherson this month, but the commander who argued in favour of the move is now under growing pressure to prove it was worth it.
WAR CRIMES ACCUSATIONS * Ukrainian police and prosecutors have identified four places in Kherson where they suspect Russian forces tortured people before abandoning the city, the prosecutor general’s office said. * The United States is monitoring allegations that Ukrainian forces summarily executed Russian troops. Russia’s defence ministry on Friday cited videos circulating on social media that allegedly showed Ukrainian soldiers executing Russian prisoners of war. The Kremlin said it would bring to justice those responsible.
“Stock up on warm clothes, blankets, think about options that will help you wait a long outage,” said Sergey Kovalenko, the head of YASNO, which provides energy for Kyiv.
“It’s better to do it now than to be miserable.”
Light is seen inside an apartment in a residential building during a power cut amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine November 20, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Ukrainian servicemen fire a 130 mm towed field gun M-46 on a front line, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, in this handout image released November 10, 2022. Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION
Toys are placed near the cross in memory of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane crash in the village of Rozsypne in Donetsk region, Ukraine March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
A boy waves a national flag as he celebrates after Russia’s retreat from Kherson, in central Kherson, Ukraine November 13, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
A grain ship carrying Ukrainian grain is seen in the Black Sea, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, near Ukrainian port of Odesa, Ukraine November 2, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Smolientsev
Police officers stand at a blockade after an explosion in Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine, November 16, 2022. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A hearse drives past a police blockade after explosions in Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine, November 16, 2022. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Ukrainian servicemen ride a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, near a frontline in Kherson region, Ukraine November 9, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi
A view shows a building of a local school destroyed during a Russian missile attack in the village of Novooleksandrivka, in Kherson region, Ukraine November 9, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Ukrainian servicemen fire a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun at a position, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, on a frontline in Kherson region, Ukraine November 9, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a joint news conference with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala (not seen), as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine October 31, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi
Combine harvesters load a truck with wheat in a field near the village of Tomylivka, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv region, Ukraine August 1, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi/File Photo