November 23, 2023, 13:05

Heating in Kherson is gradually being turned, but there are still problems with electricity – Kherson Regional Military Administration spokesman

Heating is gradually being restored in Kherson and the region, and it also depends on the intensity of the Russian occupiers’ shelling.

This was stated by Oleksandr Tolokonnikov, spokesperson of Kherson Regional Military Administration, at a briefing at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center.

“Unfortunately, the Russian invaders know where our infrastructure facilities are located. For example, in the Bilozirsk community, which was under occupation and has now been liberated: there are a lot of aerial bombs. That’s why there are problems with electricity supply – we still have 40% of settlements in the region without electricity, mostly on the Dnipro coast. We cannot turn them on because of the security situation – there is constant shelling there. But 188 settlements out of 228 have electricity supply,” Tolokonnikov said.

The spokesman for the Kherson Regional Military Administration noted that despite the shelling by the occupiers, people are still returning to their homes.

“After the liberation of Kherson, there were 60 thousand residents in the city. In the spring, we counted 50 thousand. After the occupiers blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, 20 thousand people were added to the city. Now there are more than 70 thousand people in Kherson. I would like to note that 41 thousand Kherson residents took advantage of free evacuation this year. Of these, 5.5 thousand are children. People came back to let utility workers into their homes and calculate the damage to get compensation. Now we are noticing that people are not leaving the city,” summarized Tolokonnikov.

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