Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine

Updated Oct. 27, 2022 10:38 am ET

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Kyiv residents are facing prolonged blackouts, after Russian airstrikes again hit the Ukrainian electric system overnight, further degrading the country’s ability to keep the lights on.

Yasno, a Ukrainian energy company, wrote on Facebook on Thursday that Russia had again hit the power grid in the Kyiv region on Wednesday night. Overall system capacity was now down 30% in the area, the company said.

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