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Ukraine Latest: Power Cuts in Focus as War Hits 9-Month Mark

Emergency services attend the scene of an early morning Russian air strike, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on Nov. 25.
Emergency services attend the scene of an early morning Russian air strike, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on Nov. 25.Source: Zaporizhzhia Governor Oleksandr Starukh
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Ukraine is attempting to recover from repeated Russian missile strikes against its energy systems, even as its government prepares for the possibility for even worse conditions. By late Thursday, shortages were cut to below 50% as repairs were made as quickly as possible, and water had been restored to Kyiv. 

President Vladimir Putin’s invasion, launched in February as a “special operation,” has reached the nine-month mark. US President Joe Biden said he was confident there will be support in Congress for additional aid to Ukraine, even after Republicans -- who have vowed greater oversight of the spending -- take control of the House in January.