Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine
Power across the Kharkiv region has been fully restored, a spokesperson for the regional military administration told CNN.
The metro in Kharkiv city has reopened but the trams remain at a standstill, the spokesperson – who asked not to be named for security reasons – added.
Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv region military administration, said Saturday that power to all customers in the Kharkiv region was expected to be restored in full by the end of the day.
“We have almost completely eliminated the consequences of the enemy attack that took place on March 9,” he said.
“Our power engineers have been working for two days — first to stabilize the situation, then to restore and eliminate the consequences of these enemy attacks.
“At the moment, I can say that the power supply has been restored by 100% for the population of Kharkiv [city]. And, of course, the power supply to Kharkiv’s critical infrastructure, including the water utility and sewage treatment plants, has also been restored.
“Yes, there is an issue with the city’s electric public transportation, but this issue is being resolved.”
The outage follows a barrage of Russian missiles last week, including a type Ukraine finds difficult to defend.