Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko says the temperature in the city’s homes could drop rapidly in the event of “a blackout and the destruction of infrastructure”.
Mayor tells Kyiv residents to stock up
Kyiv’s mayor has told residents to stock up on water, food and warm clothes in case of a total blackout caused by Russian air strikes and says residents should consider staying with friends in the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital if they can.
Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko warned that the temperature in homes could drop rapidly in the event of “a blackout and the destruction of infrastructure and a total absence of electricity, water supply, drainage and heat supply”.
“The temperature in the apartments may not differ much from the outside temperature,” the former boxing champion told a security forum in Kyiv, where temperatures are about minus 4C.
“I appeal to the people… to have a supply of technical water, drinking water, durable food products, warm clothing.”