Zelensky commented on the consequences of bad weather in the regions of Ukraine


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The number of people killed as a result of bad weather in Odesa increased to 5 people, and at least 19 people were injured. At the same time, operational headquarters at the state and regional levels will work until the normal situation is restored.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated this in his evening address.

According to the head of state, it is now important in every community to do everything possible so that Ukrainians do not lose their lives due to bad weather.

“Unfortunately, as of now, there are casualties. The largest number is in Odesa region, five people. My condolences to family and friends. At least 19 people were injured. Everyone was given the necessary help. Both at the state and regional levels, operational headquarters will work until the normal situation is restored.”– said the president.

The main points from the address of the Ukrainian leader:

  • Since morning, I have been receiving reports on the situation in those regions of ours where there are consequences of bad weather. Almost 1,500 settlements in 17 regions were cut off. Energy workers are working everywhere to restore supplies. As soon as it is possible, every city, every village will get electricity. At the moment, hundreds of people and hundreds of pieces of equipment are working around the clock on the part of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine alone. The National Police, the National Guard, and the involved utility services are helping.

  • Currently, the epicenter of the cyclone is moving to the northern regions – everywhere is ready to help. There were also reports on assistance to drivers on blocked roads.

  • He also held important international talks today. In particular, with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. We discussed the situation in the Middle East, current events and prospects. Development of our bilateral relations and joint work for the full implementation of the Peace Formula. Saudi Arabia is very helpful in this direction and I am grateful for that.

  • He also spoke with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Of course, about the preparation by the European Union of a decision on the start of negotiations with Ukraine on accession – everything that our state should do, we do. They also talked about the continuation of EU support for our country next year.

  • I also held a preparatory meeting today regarding various international events that are planned in the coming weeks and until the end of the year. We clearly see the Ukrainian perspective and what is necessary to achieve our goals.

  • Signed another decree on honoring our soldiers and officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with state awards – 115 servicemen. In total, from February 24 to today, 64,258 of our soldiers from all the Defense and Security Forces of Ukraine have been awarded state awards.

We will remind that since Sunday Ukraine has been covered by bad weather, heavy snowfall has taken place in many regions. Since the morning, traffic on many routes has been restricted. Odesa region was the most affected, hundreds of cars were stuck on the roads. In Odesa itself, three dozen victims of the cold and strong wind.

According to forecasters, from November 28, the bad weather will begin to subside, the cyclone is preparing to leave the territory of Ukraine. At the same time, gusty wind and ice will persist for some time.

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