Ukrainian authorities worked Thursday to restore critical infrastructure following a wave of Russian attacks on Wednesday.
A Ukrainian presidential official said Thursday that power had been restored to all parts of the country, but efforts to reconnect households were still ongoing. Power outages and lack of heating are still common. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram earlier Thursday that 70 percent of the capital remained without power, although water has since been restored across the city.
Ukraine and Russia exchange 50 prisoners every Friday and Thursday.
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Just before the invasion, Germany relied heavily on the Kremlin for gas, coal, and oil. A company with close Russian state ties owns Germany’s largest natural gas storage facility, which was depleted at the start of the war. Russia also holds a majority stake in the country’s most important national gas transporter and owns refineries that provide vital fuel supplies to Berlin.
Francesca Ebel, Ellen Francis, Claire Parker, Benjamin Soloway, David L. Stern and Sammy Westfall contributed to this report.