"The three of us sleep here, and the little one sleeps there," Albina explains, pointing to the place where she and her children are sleeping.
“Because it is very cold, there is no heating, nothing,” continues this resident of kyiv.
Like her, many Ukrainians are preparing to face a particularly harsh winter as Russia intensifies its strikes on Ukraine's energy infrastructure since October, temporarily depriving the country of electricity, water and heating. .
"President Putin is trying to use winter as a weapon of war", denounced Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, while the foreign ministers of the international organization met in Bucharest (Romania) this Tuesday November 29 to discuss the reinforcement of the assistance brought to Kyiv.
“What we have seen since President Putin's brutal invasion of Ukraine is that he is failing in Ukraine.
It responds with more brutality by attacking gas infrastructure, power lines and trying to deprive Ukrainians of water, electricity, light and heating,” he continued at a conference in hurry.
War in Ukraine: France grants a loan of 100 million euros to kyiv
The United States announced on Tuesday a financial aid of 53 million dollars intended for electrical equipment to help Ukraine through this energy crisis.
500 generators will be sent to kyiv by the European Union, as well as 2000 tents adapted to winter conditions.