Kyiv plans to evacuate 3 million people

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The Kyiv authorities have begun to consider the “once unthinkable scenario” – a complete blackout, which would require the evacuation of approximately three million people. About this on Sunday, November 6, informs newspaper New York Times.

It is noted that the situation is rather difficult, since 40% of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed due to rocket attacks. On Saturday, Ukraine’s national energy company said it would continue to introduce rolling blackouts in seven regions.

The situation was the result of large-scale bombing by Russian troops of critical Ukrainian energy facilities. “We understand that if Russia continues such attacks, we will lose our entire power supply system,” said Roman Tkachuk, director of the Kyiv municipal security department.

According to the newspaper, Kyiv officials will be notified of the risk of shutting down the power grid at least 12 hours in advance. If it comes to this, then the people of Kiev will be asked to leave, Tkachuk said.

The official explained that if there is no electricity, there will be no water and sewerage. That is why the government and the city administration of Kyiv are currently taking all possible measures to protect the electricity supply system.

Since November 4, emergency power outages have been carried out in Kyiv, while citizens urge to save electricity. This is due to the damage and destruction of part of the energy infrastructure of Ukraine as a result of massive strikes by the RF Armed Forces. They were taken in response to Kyiv’s terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge.

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