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Life in Ukraine as Russia Weaponizes Winter

The Daily

The New York Times

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4.597.8K Ratings

🗓️ 5 December 2022

⏱️ 23 minutes

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For months, the war in Ukraine was about territory as both sides fought to control areas in the country’s south and east. In recent weeks, the war has taken a new turn. Mounting attacks on civilian infrastructure have left people across Ukraine without power, heat and sometimes water as the snow begins to fall. Guest: Marc Santora, the International News Editor for The New York Times.

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For months, the war in Ukraine was about territory.

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This is an army on a roll.

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Ukrainians are taking advantage of Russia's faltering military.

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As both sides fought to control areas in Ukraine's south and east.

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What happened here wasn't just a defeat for President Putin.

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It was a complete humiliation.

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But in recent weeks, it has become about something more.

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Public transport at a virtual standstill is entire apartment complex lit only by headlights,

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small shops lit only by candles.

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Mounting attacks on civilian infrastructure that have left people across Ukraine without

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power, heat and sometimes even water as the snow starts to fall.

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President Zelensky says 4.5 million Ukrainians have no power.

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