Ukraine forces march towards Kherson, Kyiv orders electricity cut down
According to government authorities and the grid operator Ukrenergo, power availability will be limited between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Earlier on Thursday, Ukraine’s military exercises marched forward around making the situation difficult for Russian forces occupying the southern city of Kherson, as the government ordered nationwide electricity cut down following multiple attacks by Russian missile and drone attacks on power plants.
The Russian-appointed administration started the evacuation of a city that controls the only land access to the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia took in 2014, and the mouth of the Dnipro River in Kherson, the only regional capital Russian soldiers have controlled since their invasion eight months ago.
Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Russia-backed administration in Kherson, on Wednesday informed on Telegram that Ukraine had Kick-started a combat towards Novaya Kamianka and Berislav in the Kherson region.
In the Meantime, Ukraine remained secretive about its operations. Earlier on Thursday, Ukraine’s Military in an update on the Kherson region said 43 Russian servicemen had been killed and six tanks and other equipment has been destroyed.
Russian official media broadcasted footage of people fleeing over the Dnipro River on boats, portraying the evacuation as an effort to get civilians out of the way before it turned into a battleground.
Vladimir Saldo, the Russian-installed chief of Kherson, claimed that 50,000–60,000 people would leave in the following six days and asserted that Russia had the means to retain the city and even launch a counterattack if required.
while making progress on the front lines, Ukraine calculated the cost of Russia’s long-range strikes deep into its territory
Following a torrent of strikes on power plants right before winter struck, the authorities restricted energy use nationally for the first time since Russia’s invasion on Thursday.
According to government authorities and the grid operator Ukrenergo, power availability will be limited between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Temporary blackouts may occur if individuals do not reduce their consumption of electricity, a presidential adviser warned.
Regarding the Thursday-only limitation, Ukrenergo stated, “We do not exclude that with the onset of cold weather we will be asking for your help even more frequently”