The damage from Russian attacks on Ukrainian energy facilities is so severe that President Volodymyr Zelensky is urging residents and businesses to limit their electricity consumption, even as temperatures drop. Conditions in the country at the start of winter are grim, with the head of a major energy supplier warning of blackouts until at least the end of March.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects around the world.
4. From our correspondents
In Kherson, sympathies for Russia complicate reintegration in Ukraine: About a week after the last Russian soldier fled across the Dnieper River, the mood in Kherson remained mostly festive. Hundreds still gathered in the main square every day to hug soldiers. Most of the electricity was still out, but businesses came back to life. Russian propaganda billboards were demolished and Ukrainian billboards went up.
But in institutions in this regional capital, including the city council, hospitals and schools, newly reinstated leaders like Maryna Ivanovka, a university administrator, face a double conundrum. How to rebuild without the thousands of displaced Russian sympathizers? And even more annoying, what to do with those who stay? Thousands in the city harbored an ambivalence, or even affinity, toward the Russians, write Michael E. Miller and Samantha Schmidt of The Post.