Ukrainians brace for their hardest-yet winter possibly without power, gas, and water due to Russia’s attacks on energy facilities. The Ukrainian government appeals for more air defense systems to protect critical objects.
Ukrainians living in private houses stock up on firewood and buy petrol power generators in case power and heating will be switched off after Russian attacks, as Ukrainian winters are harsh and frosty. Those who don’t have houses in the countryside are making a backup plan to move to their relatives or acquaintances when their teeth start chattering from the cold.
By targeting civilian infrastructure, Russia wants to make conditions unbearable for Ukrainians and cause a new wave of migrants from Ukraine, hitting at the country’s overall capacity and economy.