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Nearly 9M Ukrainians still without power supply – President

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his evening video address on December 26, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

President Zelensky thanked all energy sector employees, all repair crews for the fact that it became possible to provide people with more power supply over Christmas.

“Of course, shortages remain. Outages are continuing. As of this evening, about 9 million people in various regions of Ukraine are cut off from electricity. But the number and duration of outages is still gradually decreasing. I am thankful to each and every one who made this result possible,” he said.

He added that he had held a special meeting with government officials regarding the situation in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

“We are preparing for the next year – and not only for the winter months. There are threats that we have to eliminate. There are steps that need to be taken. And the state will definitely take them,” Zelensky said.

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