After the Russian attack, Ukraine is now engaged in restoring the electricity and water supply

After the Russian attack, Ukraine is now engaged in restoring the electricity and water supply

Ukrainian officials on Saturday tried to restore electricity and water supply services badly damaged by the Russian military offensive. President Volodymyr Zelensky said millions of people had seen the restoration of power supplies that had been cut for several days in the war-ravaged country. Fighting continues in the east, while residents of the southern city of Kherson flee to the north and west in the face of heavy shelling by Russian forces.

The offensive by Russian military forces in recent days is seen as Russian retaliation against the defiant people in crisis in Ukraine. The Ukrainian army had liberated Kherson two weeks ago. The city had been under Russian occupation for several months. "The biggest task today and for the rest of this week is energy (restoration of supplies)," Zelensky said in a televised address late Friday.

He said, “From Wednesday till today, we have been able to reduce to half the number of people whose houses were without electricity. We are stabilizing the system,” but power was still out in most areas, including the capital Kyiv. Zelensky said, “A total of more than 6 million consumers are (still) affected. About 12 million consumers were without electricity on Wednesday evening. Kyiv municipal administration said early Saturday that water supply had been restored in the city, but 130,000 people were still without electricity. City officials said this morning that all services - electricity, water, heat, and communications - would be restored within the next 24 hours.