Power supply will be more than six hours
The power supply will be stopped daily for “certain groups of consumers” “in accordance with a special program prepared by the operator of the distribution network for each area”, the statement said. The power supply is likely to be stopped for six more hours each day. Ukraine is grappling with power cuts and water supply disruptions as Russian military forces launched missile and drone strikes last month targeting the country’s energy infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Russian shelling continued in the early hours of Saturday in several areas of Ukraine. Dnipropetrovsk governor Valentin Regichenko said on Telegram that about 40 shells were fired overnight in the city of Nikopol. The Russian army targeted the city and its surrounding areas with heavy artillery.
Russian army accused of kidnapping
In the south, Mykolaiv governor Vitaly Kim said on Telegram that shelling in rural areas damaged several houses but no casualties. The Russian army also fired missiles in the south-eastern Zaporizhzhya region. Russia occupies a large part of this region. Eight cities and villages, including Bakhmut, Adivka and Porkovsk, were bombed in the Donetsk region in the east. According to Ukraine’s presidential office, at least three civilians were killed and eight others were injured by Russian shelling in nine Ukrainian territories in the past 24 hours. Drones, missiles and heavy artillery were used in these attacks. According to the presidential office, Russian forces kidnapped a local civilian in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.