We’re doing everything we can and beyond to ensure homes will be warm, – Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko

UATV Aug 15

The coming winter season will be a challenging one for Kyiv residents while conquering the capital remains a priority Russian war aim, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said during an interview with Ukrainian media outlet Babel on Aug. 15.

While municipal officials are doing everything they can to prepare for winter, Klitschko suggested that city residents should “get their winter clothes ready,” as energy supplies could become a bottleneck for the central heating system.

“We’re doing everything we can and beyond to ensure homes will be warm,” Klitschko said.

“However, I’m asking people to get warm clothes and blankets ready, since it’s possible that indoor temperatures could be several degrees below the norm. We usually target 21 degrees (Celsius), and this time it could be 19 or 18 degrees. There could also be some power supply blips.”

He added that in case of power shortages, the city would be able to sustain itself for a short while using backup power generators.

“We’d be able to function autonomously, for a time; but not for long – only while we resolve the problem,” the mayor said.

Finally, Klitschko responded to the public grumbling about mass transit in Kyiv stopping during air raid alerts.

The decision to halt public transport during air raid alerts was made on recommendations from Ukraine’s military and emergency service officials, according to the mayor. Ideally, bomb shelters would be built at every bus or tram stop, but municipal finances can’t handle such a sprawling project right now, said Klitschko.

Kyiv officials announced on Aug. 1 that public transit in the city would now pause during air raid alerts.

Kyiv still sees sporadic air raid alerts, but there has not been a missile strike on the capital for several weeks.


  1. If the intel is correct that the putinazi regime is planning yet more mass murder by missile attacks on innocents on Ukraine Independence Day, then the allies ought to be fully aware of this and make preparations to assist Ukraine to defend itself and if necessary strike back. Some RuZZian cities should be made to resemble Mariupol.

  2. With the right kind of help, on a timely basis, this war could be over already. All efforts could now be made for reconstruction and so forth. Just sayin’…

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