Six million Ukrainian families without power, Zelensky: We have to endure this winter
Ukraine's president says six million Ukrainian households are still without electricity after massive rocket attacks hit the country this week.
"As of this evening, power cuts continue in most regions and in Kyiv," Volodymyr Zelensky said in his speech last night.
The number of affected families has decreased since Wednesday, he added, but millions of people have been left without electricity and water in this early winter.
President Zelensky said that the capital and the region around it are among the most affected by the attacks. He said many residents in the city have been without power for 20 or even 30 hours.
He said that other areas among the most affected are the regions of Odesa, in the south, Lviv in the west, as well as Vinnytsia and Dnipropetrovsk, which are more central.
President Zelensky called on citizens to use electrical appliances sparingly:
"If you don't have power outages, that doesn't mean the problem is over. Please, if you have electricity, do not turn on several devices at the same time."
"We have to endure this winter, a winter that everyone will remember," he said.