Residents receive supplies in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson – Copyright AFP BULENT KILIC
Millions of Ukrainian lives are at risk this winter as the country’s power grid struggles under a barrage of Russian attacks, the World health Organization warned on Monday.
Moscow has been targeting energy infrastructure, launching missile strikes that have left homes across the country without electricity as temperatures plunge.
The damage is having “knock-out effects” on Ukraine’s health system, WHO regional director for Europe Hans Kluge told reporters.
“This winter will be about survival,” he warned, saying it would be “life-threatening for millions of people in Ukraine”.
Up to three million Ukrainians could leave their homes in search of warmth and safety, he said.
“They will face unique health challenges, including respiratory infections such as C