7:04 a.m.: Back to the Ukrainian winter
The winter in Ukraine was marked by a long series of Russian strikes using missiles and explosive drones, which hit energy sites, regularly causing massive cuts in electricity, heating and running water.
The Russian bombing had forced the national operator Ukrenergo to set up supplies intermittently, while the Ukrainian emergency services were busy repairing each damaged plant.
Millions of people, including in Kyiv and other major cities, have been left without heating in winter temperatures.
kyiv’s Western allies gradually supplied it with air defense systems, and Russia decreased the frequency and scale of its attacks.