‘Electricity is civilization’: Winter looms over Ukraine battlefront

Posted on AllSides October 20th, 2022
From The Center
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On the freshly liberated battlefields of northeast Ukraine, a pile of smashed glass windows outside one Soviet-era block of apartments attests to the violence of six months of Russian occupation, and of Ukraine’s sweeping recent military advances.

Indoors, in cramped apartments, residents lived in the dark for weeks on end.

Now, with a hard winter looming, they marvel at the speed and urgency with which Ukrainian officials have restored another key ingredient to their survival: electric power.

“Thank God it works! Electricity is civilization – it is everything,” says Antonina...

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