"I will ask you not to return, we have to survive the winter.

"Unfortunately, the networks will not last, you see what Russia is doing," she said.

"If there is an opportunity, stay for the winter abroad."

According to the Ukrainian authorities, about 30% of the country's energy infrastructure - generating stations, transformers that transmit networks - was damaged due to Russian missile strikes.

Ukrainians are asked to reduce their electricity consumption and are warned about the possibility of so-called fan blackouts in the entire neighborhood and city.

The authorities are trying to stabilize the country's unified energy system.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, in a video message to the European Council, previously stated that "Russian terror against Ukraine's energy facilities is aimed at creating as many problems as possible with electricity and heat for Ukraine this fall and winter, and for as many Ukrainians as possible to go to European countries." ".

"This requires the entire European community to take new steps in response - fast and in solidarity.

Steps that will protect Ukrainians and all Europeans.

Terror must lose.

Ukraine and Europe must win," he said.

On October 25, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced at a conference on the restoration of Ukraine in Berlin that the European Union will allocate 1 billion euros of emergency aid to Ukraine for the restoration of energy supply, and 400 generators have already been delivered to Kyiv.