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Kharkiv blackouts caused by targeted Russian attacks

Russia targets “deprive people of light and heat.” This is caused by the power cuts in eastern Ukraine in the revenge for a Ukrainian counter-offensive. These words were said by Volodymyr Zelensky. 

The blackout affected millions of people in the eastern Kharkiv and Donetsk regions. But the Kharkiv city mayor says that power has been restored now. On Sunday evening, Kharkiv mayor Ihor Terekhov said that the Russian attacks on civilian infrastructure left much of his city without power or water. 

He called it a vile attempt to take revenge on the Ukrainian army. Later this evening, Orla Guerin reported two further missile strikes from Kharkiv. Both Mr. Terekhov and the regional governor called to calm the situation, and they said that the services were working to repair the damage and also put out the fires. The governor of the Sumy region also said that there were about 130 settlements per district that were without power. Similar problems are reported in the Poltava regions and Dnipropetrovsk. 

President Zelensky posted on social media after the power cut and accused Russia of carrying out terrorist acts and targeting civilian infrastructure. He also added that cold, hunger, darkness, and thirst are no longer terrible as deadly for us, but your brotherhood and friendship are. 

Prescient said that about 1000 sq km had been taken on Thursday evening and the figure could have risen to 2000 sq km on Saturday evening. 


  1. How many areas does the Zelensky take on Thursday evening?

Ans. 1000 sq km 

  1. How many settlements were in one district alone without power?

Ans. 130 

  1. Which city is restored?

Ans. Kharkiv 

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