Ukraine battles to restore power after Russian strikes leave ‘vast majority’ of people without electricity

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – Ukraine raced to restore power across the country on Thursday, a day after Russia sent a new barrage of missiles to target critical infrastructure, resulting in the temporary shutdown of most of its power plants and leaving the “vast majority” of people without electricity. The national energy company Ukrenergo said work … Read more

Kyiv residents mull life outside the city as power outages bite and incomes plummet

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – Kyiv residents have been getting used to 12 hours a day without electricity, but the situation has gone from bad to worse recently as the Russian missile campaign puts the Ukrainian grid under further pressure, causing even more outages. On Monday evening, in a normally busy neighborhood on the east bank … Read more

Russian missile strikes overshadow cyberattacks as Ukraine reels from blackouts

Washington CNN – Russia has pummeled Ukrainian cities with missile and drone strikes for much of the past month, targeting civilians and large swaths of the country’s critical infrastructure. By Monday, 40% of Kyiv residents were left without water, and widespread power outages were reported across the country. On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused … Read more

Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities hit by barrage of Russian missile strikes

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – Russia launched a barrage of missile strikes at Ukrainian cities on Monday as it ramped up its attacks on infrastructure facilities across the country. Explosions and air raid sirens were heard in Kyiv early on Monday and 80% of residents were left without water – with many losing electricity, too – … Read more

Ukrainians are dreading the ‘darkest winter’ as Russia takes aim at the power grid

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – As winter edges ever closer in Ukraine, Alla Melnychuk and her neighbors are racing against time to save what little they have left. Their apartment building in Irpin was hit during some of the heaviest fighting in March. Most of the windows are still shattered, the roof is gone and the … Read more

Fiona hits Atlantic Canada: Hundreds of thousands without power after storm rumbles north

CNN – The storm named Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, pulling buildings into the ocean, collapsing homes, toppling trees and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Fiona first wreaked havoc in the Caribbean as a hurricane before moving up the Atlantic and making landfall … Read more

Fiona batters Atlantic Canada: Officials assess full extent of damage

CNN – The storm named Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, pulling buildings into the ocean, collapsing homes, toppling trees and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Fiona first wreaked havoc in the Caribbean as a hurricane before moving up the Atlantic and making landfall … Read more

Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocking out power for thousands and damaging homes

CNN – Fiona is ripping through Canada’s eastern seaboard at hurricane strength after making landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday, slamming the area with fierce winds and storm surge, sapping power for hundreds of thousands and washing away or collapsing some coastal homes. Fiona, now a post-tropical cyclone, had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph … Read more