Many businesses are struggling to adjust to the impact of these attacks, while suffering losses and downsizing
Ukrainian businesses are bracing for the prospect of another winter of widespread blackouts amid fears that Russia will resume its campaign of airstrikes on civilian infrastructure.
“We are a nation that adapts easily,” said Natalya Sandrina, who runs a bakery in Kiev. “We survived last year and we are preparing for this year as well.”
“When I ask my employees if they are afraid, they say ‘no’.”
Regular Russian missile and drone strikes, which began last October, have targeted critical infrastructure such as power plants, causing power and water outages across the country.
Many businesses are struggling to adjust to the impact of these attacks, while suffering losses and downsizing.
Engineers have spent the summer months trying to repair damaged equipment while strengthening Ukraine’s air defenses may help soften the impact of the war as temperatures begin to drop.
Sandrina’s bakery, Good Bread from Good People, a non-profit organization that provides bread to people in war-torn areas of Ukraine, depends on a 160-watt generator donated earlier this year by supporters in Norway .
“His capacity is even more than what we need, he really helped us through the difficulties,” said Sandrina.
The bakery, which relies on donations, exclusively employs people with mental and mental disorders.
Despite the preparations, the prospect of new airstrikes continues to terrify Sandrina officials.
“What scares me the most is the uncertainty of what is going to happen,” said Ivan Zinchenko, who is in charge of transporting the products at Sandrina’s bakery.
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