Ukraine To Face Coldest Winter In Decades

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Ukraine To Face Coldest Winter In Decades

Ukrainians are expected to face the coldest winter in decades, with the state gas company set to lower temperatures across the country’s centralized Soviet-era heating systems.

Indoor temperatures will be set at between 17 to 18 degrees Celsius, Yurii Vitrenko, the head of state gas company Naftogaz has said.

That’s around four degrees lower than normal for a country where temperatures can fall beyond the winter average of negative 10 degrees Celsius.

Vitrenko warned that if Ukraine faces a coal shortage, power will need to be generated using gas, adding that if the country has to import additional gas, it will need funding from international partners.