The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coming winter will threaten the lives of millions of Ukrainians after a series of devastating Russian strikes targeted the country's energy infrastructure.
"This winter will endanger millions of lives in Ukraine," Hans Kluge, the WHO's regional director for Europe, told reporters. "
He stressed that this winter will be a matter of survival."
During the past few hours, snow fell heavily across the country, which was invaded by Russia about 9 months ago, foreshadowing the onset of winter.
Video footage showed municipal workers working to remove snow from the streets of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
Temperatures have dropped across Ukraine in recent days after Russian attacks on energy infrastructure cut off power and warm water for millions.
Yesterday, Monday, snow-covered Ukraine celebrated the ninth anniversary of the launch of the pro-Western revolution, which overthrew a pro-Russian president after a crackdown that killed more than 100 people.