February 7, 2023

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Electricity, heat still scarce By Reuters

©Reuters. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a joint news conference with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala (not seen) as Russia’s assault on Ukraine continues October 31, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi

(Reuters) – Snow fell and temperatures hovered around freezing in Kyiv on Sunday, as millions in and around the Ukrainian capital struggled with power and central heating disruptions caused by waves of Russian airstrikes.

CONFLICT

* The Dnipropetrovsk region was hit by five Russian attacks consisting of multiple rocket launchers and heavy artillery, Governor Valentyn Reznichenko said. Several homes and other buildings were destroyed, but no casualties were reported.

* At least 32 people have been killed by Russian shelling in southern Ukraine’s Kherson region since pro-Moscow forces withdrew two weeks ago, Ukraine’s police chief said on Saturday.

* The Russian Defense Ministry said Russian forces have repulsed Ukrainian advances in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Air defense forces shot down two highly mobile artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) in the Kherson region, the ministry added.

* The ministry said it had destroyed an ammunition depot housing HIMARS and other foreign-made weapons near Dnepropetrovsk.

Reuters could not verify the battlefield reports.

MEMORIES OF FAMINE

* Ukraine on Saturday accused the Kremlin of relaunching Joseph Stalin’s “genocidal” tactics as Kyiv recalled a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33.

GRAIN SUMMIT

* Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hosted a summit with allied nations in Kyiv on Saturday to launch a plan to export $150 million worth of grain to countries most vulnerable to hunger and drought.

OIL

* Zelenskyy said Saturday the price of Russian sea oil should be capped at $30-$40 a barrel, below the level proposed by the Group of Seven.