The mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk urged residents to move to the villages for the winter due to problems with energy supply

08:02 18 November Kyiv, Ukraine

Residents of Ivano-Frankivsk are advised to leave the city for the winter due to the deteriorating situation with energy supply.

This was announced on Thursday, November 17, by the mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk Ruslan Martsinkiv.

Martsinkiv clarified that due to Russian shelling, 53 high-rise buildings in Ivano-Frankivsk were left without heating and stressed that the situation could get worse when there is no electricity in the houses for several days.
"I recommend finding a place to stay in the countryside or in private homes. Someone may have a family, acquaintances in the villages. It is advisable to agree on accommodation, it will be very difficult to survive in apartment buildings," the mayor warned.

He also urged residents of nearby villages to shelter women and children from urban high-rise buildings.

Martsinkiv added that the city is preparing heating points for city residents, but they may not accommodate everyone.