Russia strikes, Ukraine repairs, in a battle to survive the winter

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Ukrainians walk through the unlit streets of the capital Kyiv on Thursday, a day after Russian airstrikes knocked out electricity, heating and water to much of the country. With Russian troops faring poorly on the battlefield, Russia has launched a widespread bombing campaign directed at civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.

Ukraine is still recovering from the latest Russian airstrikes. Ukraine’s air defenses have proved more resilient than expected. But can it cope this winter with an onslaught on the electricity grid?

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