Cold and dark: Kyiv readies for ‘worst winter of our lives’


              FILE - A woman walks her dog during a blackout in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. The situation in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, and other major cities has deteriorated drastically following the largest missile attack on the country's power grid on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Ukrainian state-owned grid operator Ukrenergo reported that 40% of Ukrainians were experiencing difficulties, due to damage to at least 15 major energy hubs across the country. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko, File)
            
              FILE - A dog with a lit up collar walks in a street during a blackout in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. The situation in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, and other major cities has deteriorated drastically following the largest missile attack on the country's power grid on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Ukrainian state-owned grid operator Ukrenergo reported that 40% of Ukrainians were experiencing difficulties, due to damage to at least 15 major energy hubs across the country. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko, File)
            
              FILE - Cars move in the dark, with the Motherland Monument in the background, during a blackout in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. The situation in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, and other major cities has deteriorated drastically following the largest missile attack on the country's power grid on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Ukrainian state-owned grid operator Ukrenergo reported that 40% of Ukrainians were experiencing difficulties, due to damage to at least 15 major energy hubs across the country.  (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko, File)
            
              Local resident Danylo prepares a generator during a blackout in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The situation in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, and other major cities has deteriorated drastically following the largest missile attack on the country's power grid on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Ukrainian state-owned grid operator Ukrenergo reported that 40% of Ukrainians were experiencing difficulties, due to damage to at least 15 major energy hubs across the country. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
            
              An elderly woman cooks food on a gas burner during a blackout in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. The situation in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, and other major cities has deteriorated drastically following the largest missile attack on the country's power grid on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Ukrainian state-owned grid operator Ukrenergo reported that 40% of Ukrainians were experiencing difficulties, due to damage to at least 15 major energy hubs across the country. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
            
              Anastasia Pyrozhenko, 25, climbs the stairs in her multi-storey apartment building in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The lack of electricity turned Anastasia Pyrozhenko’s apartment into a deathtrap. Without electricity, there’s no water and no way to cook food, and the woman and her husband won’t even have time to run to the shelter from their 21st floor in the event of missile strikes, because the elevator isn’t working.  (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
            Stove pipe sticking out of boarded window in an apartment building in Lyman, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The situation in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, and other major cities has deteriorated drastically following the largest missile attack on the country's power grid on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Ukrainian state-owned grid operator Ukrenergo reported that 40% of Ukrainians were experiencing difficulties, due to damage to at least 15 major energy hubs across the country. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko) A cat walks on the windowsill with stove pipe sticking out of boarded window in an apartment building in Lyman, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The situation in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, and other major cities has deteriorated drastically following the largest missile attack on the country's power grid on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Ukrainian state-owned grid operator Ukrenergo reported that 40% of Ukrainians were experiencing difficulties, due to damage to at least 15 major energy hubs across the country.  (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)