“ I never would have thought that having the same power line as the hospital would change my daily life so much.”Valentina, a resident of Odessa, jokes. For the past few days, it has been snowing in a big city in southern Ukraine and the power outages due to Russian bombing are becoming more and more painful. Many Odysseys plunge into the cold and darkness, as anywhere in the country. “Thanks to the location of our apartment, we are less affected than the rest of the city, because the hospital only suffers from extreme shortcomings, offset by its generator, The teacher explains. But in neighboring neighborhoods, residents have only a few hours of electricity per day. »
For the two months since the Russian military targeted the Ukrainian network and plunged the population into darkness and cold, the country’s public operating company, Ukrenergo, has been playing a tightrope walker. The electricity supplier has developed a rotation of cuts by region – the schedule he publishes – so that the entire population can be partially supplied without the production system, badly damaged by missile launches, overloading.
By early December, the country’s energy infrastructure had already suffered eight waves of blasts. It was the November 23 attack on a large scale that affected the grid the most, depriving millions of Ukrainians of light, heat and drinking water often due to lack of electricity,
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