Kyiv Orders Power Cuts as Ukrainian Soldiers Advance Near Kherson

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On Thursday, Ukrainian military forces further encircled Russian troops that were occupying the city of Kherson in the country’s south. At the same time, the Ukrainian government told everyone in the country to use less electricity because Russia was attacking power plants with missiles and drones.

In Kherson, the only regional capital Russian forces have captured since the beginning of their invasion eight months ago, the Russian-appointed administration has begun the process of evacuating a city that controls the only land route to the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014, as well as the mouth of the Dnipro river. Kherson is the only city that controls both of these strategic locations.

On Wednesday, Kirill Stremousov, the deputy leader of the government in Kherson that is supported by Russia, said on Telegram that Ukraine has initiated an attack on Novaya Kamianka and Berislav in the Kherson area. Berislav is located in the Kherson region.

Even though Ukraine wouldn’t say anything about what it was doing, its military gave an update on the situation in the Kherson area early Thursday morning. It said that 43 Russian soldiers had been killed and that six tanks and other equipment had been destroyed.

The Russian official media characterized the migration as an effort to evacuate civilians before the area turned into a conflict zone. Russian state television carried footage of individuals leaving by boat over the Dnipro river.

While insisting that Russia had the capacity to retain the city and even counterattack if necessary, Vladimir Saldo, the Russian-installed head of Kherson, said that perhaps 50,000 to 60,000 people would be transferred out within the next six days.

While Ukraine was making progress on the front lines, Russia was conducting long-range attacks deep into Ukrainian territory. Ukraine was counting the cost of these strikes.

The barrage of assaults on power facilities just before the onset of winter prompted the government to impose limitations on the consumption of energy throughout the country for the first time since Russia’s invasion on Thursday. These restrictions are the first of their kind since the invasion.

According to government authorities and the grid operator, Ukrenergo, the supply of energy would be limited between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Also, an assistant to the president said that people were likely to have short blackouts if they didn’t use less electricity.

In reference to the limitation that is only in effect on Thursday, Ukrenergo stated, “We do not exclude that with the advent of cold weather, we will be asking for your support even more often.” This had to do with the fact that the rule was just put in place today.

In the past few days, Russia has increased the number of missile and drone attacks it is making on Ukraine’s power and water systems.

“There has been more damage done to essential pieces of infrastructure. Today, the adversary was responsible for the destruction of three energy facilities, “President Volodymyr Zelenskiy declared in his Wednesday night video address.

Zelenskiy, who earlier in the week said that a third power station had been hit by Russian air strikes, stated that “We assume that Russian terror will be directed at energy facilities until, with the help of partners, we are able to shoot down 100% of enemy missiles and drones.” “We assume that Russian terror will be directed at energy facilities until we are able to shoot down 100% of enemy missiles and drones,” he said.

On Thursday, Zelenskiy was scheduled to give a speech at a gathering held by the EU. The heads of state from the 27 member nations will meet to consider further alternatives for providing assistance to Ukraine. These options include giving them energy equipment, helping to get power back on, and giving them long-term money to rebuild.

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