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Missile strike leaves 6 million Ukrainians without power supply

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky says six million households are still without power supply following massive missile strike which hit the country.

In an address, President Zelensky said the blackout affected almost all the regions and Kyiv but stressed that the number of affected households has reduced by half since Wednesday.

He said the capital and its surrounding region are among the worse affected by the attacks as many residents in the city have been without power close to 30 hours.

According to him, Odesa is the worst affected area in the south, Lviv in the west, as well Vinnytsia and Dnipropetrovsk which are more central.

President Zelensky appealed to everyone to use appliances which use energy sparingly.

”If you don’t have a power outage, it doesn’t mean the problem is over. Please, if you have electricity, this does not mean that you can turn on several powerful electrical appliances at once.”

He urged everyone to endure the winter, describing it as ”winter that everyone will remember,”.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu