2022-11-25 13:12:59

Ukraine war: Facing a harsh winter on the front line

Logo BBC
BBC

Media caption,

WATCH: Residents in Avdiivka live without running water, heating or electricity.

By Abdujalil Abdurasulov

BBC News, Avdiivka

Ukraine's energy infrastructure has come under attack from Russia once again this week, leaving millions without power. As temperatures drop below freezing around the country, there are fears Moscow - struggling to win the war it started - is weaponising winter. And nowhere is it clearer what that might look like than at the towns along the front line in the east.

People in Avdiivka have learnt how to distinguish an incoming shell from an outgoing one by its sound. But often there is no use in hiding. Pieces of shrapnel can pierce through metal doors like paper.

At war, says Anatoliy, you don't get accidentally killed. You accidentally survive.

The 71-year-old had to move to a basement after his apartment was destroyed in a fire caused by shelling. He is too afraid to leave the shelter now.

To go to a shop or to take garbage out is an act of bravery, he says. You never know whether you will come back or not.

Continue read on bbc.com

Logo BBC
World2022-11-25 13:06:56
Avdiivka: Surviving in a basement on Ukraine's front line Avdiivka: Surviving in a basement on Ukraine's front lineClose The fighting near Avdiivka, a town...

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2022-11-24 23:38:29
By Jaroslav Lukiv BBC News Ukraine has said that as much as 50% of the country's electricity needs are currently not being met, after massive Russian missile...

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2022-11-24 23:11:54
By Lyse Doucet Chief international correspondent Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska tells the BBC that Ukraine will endure this coming winter despite the...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Natalia Drozdiak2022-11-23 17:34:50
Russia’s onslaught against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure plunged the country into wintry darkness, threatening to trigger another refugee exodus and...

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2022-11-24 09:36:05
Around 70% of the Ukrainian capital remained without power on Thursday morning, as work continued to restore the city's water supply. Russian attacks on...

Logo Bloomberg
Politics2022-11-25 08:19:37
Half of the Ukrainian capital’s residents remain without power following Russian missiles strikes, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as he warned of continuing...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Marc Champion2022-11-25 05:00:06
Moldova has not yet suffered sweeping blackouts of the kind seen in Ukraine. But President Maia Sandu said in early November that the price of gas to...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Karl Maier2022-11-25 08:21:33
Moscow’s strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure in a bid to crush the will of the civilian population caused emergency power outages across the country as the...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2022-11-24 09:19:48
By HANNA ARHIROVA, Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) About 70% of the Ukrainian capital was left without power on Thursday morning after Moscow unleashed...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2022-11-21 07:21:51
By YURAS KARMANAU and JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) When the power is out, as it so often is, the high-rise apartment overlooking...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Andreas Kluth2022-11-25 05:00:08
We can unearth the mass graves left in Ukraine by retreating Russian troops. We can talk to the Ukrainian survivors of rape and torture, the mothers of...

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy Https://Www Theguardian Com/Profile/Helen Sullivan2022-11-23 16:44:14
Moldovas deputy PM says hit to Ukraines energy infrastructure has caused power outages; several dead in Kyiv after Russian rocket strikes

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2022-11-18 18:59:23
By George Wright BBC News A recent wave of Russian missile strikes have crippled almost half of Ukraine's energy system, Ukraine's prime minister has said....

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2022-11-21 17:36:56
By George Wright in London and Catherine Byaruhanga in Kyiv BBC News The lives of millions will be under threat in Ukraine this winter, the World Health...

Logo Bloomberg
Politics2022-11-24 07:55:21
Ukraine was still recovering from a barrage of Russian missile strikes that hit its energy facilities and prompted the grid operator to halt three nuclear...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Michael Winfrey2022-11-24 11:02:52
Facing reverses on the battlefield, Vladimir Putin is targeting Ukrainian civilians with devastating effect by attacking the infrastructure that keeps the...

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2022-11-23 14:55:00
The western city of Lviv is without power, with the cuts also impacting neighbouring Moldova.

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2022-11-21 11:51:36
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) Ukrainian authorities have started evacuating civilians from the recently-liberated areas of the Kherson region and the neighboring...

Logo CNBC
EconomyBy Holly Ellyatt2022-11-22 09:34:59
Key Points Over 10 million Ukrainians have fled the country since the start of the war, but those who stayed have already been pushed to the limits of their...

Logo CNBC
EconomyBy Holly Ellyatt2022-11-25 06:45:30
Key Points Prominent supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin are using increasingly genocidal rhetoric when discussing and demonizing Ukraine,...