The reconnection of Ukraine’s four nuclear facilities is helping the authorities there gradually restore power, but millions of people are still without heat or electricity as a result of the most catastrophic Russian airstrikes of the conflict.
In his nighttime speech on Friday, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that workers had been able to decrease the number of individuals who had their energy shut off since Wednesday in half. He said that 6 million Ukrainians were still without electricity, nevertheless.
On Friday, Ukrenergo, the national power grid operator, said on Telegram that “Repairs teams are working around the clock.” It urged consumers to practice energy conservation and stated that 30% of electrical supplies were still unavailable. Additionally, Zelenskyy urged people to consume less energy.