Russian army hit Kharkiv with 11 S300 missiles. Foremost, the invaders destroyed critical energy infrastructure, including thermal power plants, said Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov, Gwara Media reported.

When will electricity be restored?

The mayor is cautious in predicting a full recovery, as there are certain technical conditions and options. Firstly, Kharkiv and critical infrastructure will be supplied with power.

The whole of Kharkiv is without power now. When there is no power, there is no heating, but the weather conditions are fine, and it is warm in the houses.

Generators are running supermarkets, shops, pharmacies, and petrol stations, as well as medical facilities and invincibility points. Food distribution points in Kharkiv are also open according to the schedule.


Electric transport has no power supply, but 98 municipal buses are out on the streets, and the city is managing to provide public transport. The entire bus fleet is operating on its routes.

Street lighting

The lights have been returned to 21 pedestrian crossings and a few days ago to almost all city streets as now the issue is still pending.

“The first day we tested the street lighting. On the second day, we switched it on from 17:30 to 20:00, but now the situation is that we will first connect the city’s critical infrastructure, then switch on the housing stock, and only then street lighting. It will all depend on how quickly we are able to switch on the power supply to the city,” adds the mayor of Kharkiv.

The changes in Kharkiv now compared to the pre-war city become most noticeable with the onset of dusk. It’s getting dark early now, and the street lights haven’t been working since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

More from Gwara Media: on March 9, around 4 a.m. the enemy launched 11 rocket attacks on Kharkiv. Critical infrastructure facilities have been damaged.

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