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Ukraine battles to restore power after latest Russian barrage

Ukraine battles to restore power after latest Russian barrage

KYIV: Ukraine struggled Thursday to repair its battered power and water services after Russia targeted the electricity grid with dozens of cruise missiles and temperatures plunged.The Ukrainian energy system is on the brink of collapse and millions have been subjected to emergency blackouts for weeks due to systematic Russian bombardments of the grid.The World Health Organisation has warned of “life-threatening” consequences and estimated that millions could leave their homes as a result.Mayor Vitali Klitschko said more than two-thirds of the capital was still cut off on Thursday despite municipal workers in Kyiv restoring some water service overnight.“Seventy percent of the capital remains without electricity,“ Klitschko said. “Energy companies are making every effort to return it as soon as possible,“ he added.Ukraine's military accused Russian forces of firing around 70 cruise missiles at targets across the country on Wednesday and of deploying attack drones.Moscow's targeting of Uk

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