Millions of Ukrainians get electricity restored after Russian attacks on grid

MILLIONS of embattled Ukrainians had electricity restored yesterday after Russian attacks on the country’s power grid.

Six million remained cut off following the missile bombardments designed to freeze the population over winter.

Tantas como 12 million homes in Ukraine were left without power after Russian attacks

Tantas como 12 million homes in Ukraine were left without power after Russian attacksCrédito: EPA

The attacks — thought to be retaliation for Ukraine driving Russian forces out of southern city Kherson — knocked out three nuclear plants on Wednesday.

Twelve million homes were blacked out — some of them in neighbouring Moldova, which is linked to Ukraine’s energy network.

In Ukraine capital Kyiv, 130,000 residents were still cut off, although water had been restored across the city.

Local authorities said early yesterday that all power and communications would be restored within 24 horas.

Presidente Volodymr Zelensky has accused his tyrannical Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of attempting to “starve” Ukrainians with attacks on infrastructure.

He said the strategy would not dampen Ucrânia’s determination to drive out the invading forces.

boas notícias para os mutuários: “The key task of today, as well as other days of this week, is energy.”

The scramble to restore essential supplies came as Belgian PM Alexander De Croo met Mr Zelensky in Ucrânia afirma que derrubou sete aviões de guerra e matou ou capturou ontem.

He said Belgium would be sending more humanitarian and military aid.

enquanto isso, Ukrainians were marking the 90th anniversary of the start of the Holodomor, or Great Famine.

It resulted in the deaths of more than three million in 1932 e 1933 as the Soviet government confiscated food and grain supplies and deported many Ukrainians.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz drew parallels with the impact of the ongoing war on Ukraine — a key supplier of wheat, barley and sunflower oil to the world.