Electricity restored to Kherson city in southern Ukraine

Electricity restored to Kherson city in southern Ukraine

Concerns about power supply and ongoing Russian shelling have forced some residents to evacuate, and crews are restoring electricity to the recently liberated city of Kherson in southern Ukraine.

On Saturday, an official in the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Telegram that repair work was going around the clock to restore electricity.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko thanked crews for their efforts, first of all, we provide power to the city's critical infrastructure and then immediately to household consumers.

More than 30 settlements in the Kherson region have finally received light, according to Ukraine's deputy minister for energy, Farid Safarov. Six million consumers across the country were without power as of Friday night, but the number is decreasing thanks to the quick work of our energy workers, Safarov said.

In a news release on the national power supply company Ukrenergo, 75% of the electricity demand in Ukraine is met.

Millions of Ukrainians have been suffering power cuts across the country in recent weeks due to increased Russian shelling. Last week, Ukraine saw some of the most devastating attacks on civilian infrastructure, leaving millions in the dark.