Ukraine LIVE: Poland to move missile launchers to border as tensions with Russia soar


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As Vladimir Putin’s ground forces have been pushed into humiliating retreats in the south and east of Ukraine, his military has resorted to targeting power grids in an apparent bid to freeze its population into submission this winter. The attacks have left many cities, including the capital, Kyiv, in rolling blackouts.Anastasia Pyrozhenko, who lives in a 26-storey residential block, said: “Russian strikes are plunging Ukraine into the Stone Age.” In a recent 24-hour power outage, her building only had electricity for 30 minutes.The 25-year-old added: “Our building is the highest in the area and is a great target for Russian missiles, so we left our apartment for our parents’ place and are preparing for the worst winter of our lives.”Warning that electricity outages could last anywhere from several hours to several days, the network said that “resilience and courage are what we need this winter.”Kyiv Mayor and former boxer Vitali Klitschko said in a recent interview that he didn’t like to talk about the worst-case scenario, but “I have to be prepared”. However, he stated that residents had told him the blackouts did not make citizens depressed, but rather “angry”.


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