KIEV, November 7./TASS/. Emergency power outages in Ukrainian cities will continue for another two weeks, Executive Director of the DTEK energy holding, Dmitry Sakharuk, said on Monday.
According to him, the company is failing to salvage electricity to stabilize the energy system, since "people begin to go about their chores in between blackouts". "Emergency blackouts in Ukraine will continue for the next two weeks if we see no new shelling attacks," the Ukrainian newspaper Vesti quoted him as saying.
Emergency blackouts, unlike rolling ones, are not scheduled, and can last longer.
The schedules of hourly power outages were imposed in Kiev and seven regions in the morning of November 6. Late on Sunday, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that over 4.5 million people remained without electricity, mostly in Kiev and the Kiev Region, where the situation is the most difficult.
Every day, Ukrainian consumers face power cuts lasting a few hours. Citizens are also requested to save electricity during peak hours.