Monday, November 28, 2022

Kiev Mayor Hints At Possible 'Partial' Evacuation Of The City

Mayor Vitali Klitschko  

Ukrayinska Pravda: Mayor does not rule out evacuation of some of Kyivs population: "Toughest winter since World War II" 

Vitalii Klychko, the Mayor of Kyiv, is not ruling out that some residents of the Ukrainian capital may have to be evacuated if the electricity supply situation gets even worse and temperatures plummet.  

Source: Klychko, in an interview with German news agency Bild  

Details: Due to Russia's missile attacks on Ukrainian critical infrastructure facilities and the need to save electricity, the mayor said that "the worst winter since the Second World War" awaits the citizens, because the Ukrainian capital has not experienced such a "terrible winter" since then. 

Municipal services are being forced to turn off the electricity in certain areas every few hours, otherwise the power system will be overloaded, and a total blackout may follow.  

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Update: Kiev mayor says «do not rule out worst-case scenario» and hints at possible «partial» evacuation (News 360)  

WNU Editor: The mayor of Kyiv has been warning about a partial evacuation for the past month .... Ukraine war: Kyiv Mayor Klitschko warns of evacuations if power lost (BBC). He is not saying it directly, but mayor Vitaliy Klitschko expects the power/water/and communication grids to collapse in the coming weeks and it will last for months .... Vitali Klitschko: power outages in Kyiv may continue until spring (Meduza). 

The mayor's bluntness of the situation has drawn a rebuke from President Zelensky .... Zelensky slams Kyiv officials for struggling to handle city’s blackouts (NYPost). The mayor has responded to these criticisms .... Ukraine war: Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko hits back at Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticisms (SKY News).


Anonymous said...

Klitschko seems, from the little I know about him, a very honorable man in a tough situation.

Anonymous said...

Yep His duty is first and foremost the welfare of the people of his city.

That city NEEDS to be evacuated. In its current condition it is an unsustainable environment for its current population.

They need to evac about 3/4 or more of the people. To let them stay there and suffer is criminal.
Zelinski is wrong to criticize him.