Beginning on Sunday, heavy snowfall was anticipated in Kyiv, with temperatures plunging below freezing during the day and night, as millions of people in and around the Ukrainian capital remain without electricity and heat.
Grid operator Ukrenergo reported on Saturday that power providers were only able to meet three-quarters of demand, prompting nationwide limits and blackouts.
Sergey Kovalenko, the Chief Operating Officer of YASNO, which supplies energy to Kyiv, stated that the city's situation has improved but remains "very severe." He emphasized that residents should have access to electricity for at least four hours every day.
Kovalenko stated on his Facebook page, "If you haven't had electricity for at least four hours in the last day, write to DTEK 'Kyiv' Electric Networks and colleagues will assist you figure out the situation."
YASNO is the retail division of DTEK, the largest private energy provider in Ukraine.
Millions without power
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported that six million people were without power on Friday as a result of the most recent Russian bombardment, which caused the most damage to Ukraine yet, leaving millions of people without light, water, or heat.
Russia claims it does not target civilians, but the Kremlin claims Moscow's attacks on energy infrastructure are a result of Kyiv's refusal to talk.
In a rare public quarrel between Ukrainian authorities, Zelenskyy criticized the mayor of Kyiv on Friday for what he saw to be a bad job of establishing emergency shelters for those left without electricity and heat as a result of Russian attacks.
Ukrenergo stated that power outages will persist and recommended power conservation.
"We would like to remind you that every Ukrainian whose power has been restored may now assist in restoring power to others by spending electricity carefully," the Ukrainian government wrote in a statement on the Telegram messaging app.
Temperatures are anticipated to remain below freezing until midweek in Kyiv, a city that had 2.8 million residents before the conflict, where snowfall is expected to continue.