Ukraine-Kiev/Power Outages

Extended power outages in Kiev force locals to move out of town

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Kiev, Ukraine - Nov 22, 2022 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of suburban block
2. Resident chopping wood
3. Various of resident transporting wood with cart
4. Various of resident making fire for cooking
5. Residents talking
6. Resident walking out of room
7. Furniture in room
8. Resident drinking beverage in room
9. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Anatoly Lazovyuk, resident:
"We have generators, and if there's a power outage, we're pretty much able to ensure the power supply. And we have firewood which we can use to make fire for cooking. It can be said that we are doing OK at present."
10. Various of village houses, smoke billowing out from chimney
11. Man walking with bicycle
12. Various of river, pedestrians, Independence Monument
13. Buildings
14. Various of pedestrians
15. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Igor Shishkevich, staff member, housing rental agency:
"Due to periodic power outages, there have been some changes in the housing rental market, and people do not want to spend a lot of money to rent a house that is extremely inconvenient to live in, and whether there is a stable power supply is very important. But landlords don't think rents should go down, and yet we find that property rental prices did have gone down, as the rent for the same house has dropped by almost 20 percent from mid-October to now, and I can't predict the future trend."
16. Various of pedestrians
17. Various of buildings
18. Various of bulletin board
19. Various of resident reading, pouring water in cup
20. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Tatiana Rudenko, resident:
"My husband and I moved here from outside, and we lived on the outskirts of Kiev until September, and now our rent is a third cheaper than in the suburbs. The infrastructure is better in the city and it is also nearer for my husband to go to work. But now we finally understand why the rent is so cheap, because there's basically no electricity, no cell phone signal, and we can only have an electric stove so it's basically impossible for us to cook."
21. Various of night views of residential building, pedestrians, traffic

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The electricity supply in the Ukrainian capital Kiev has been massively impaired by the ongoing conflict, with the increasing frequency of power cuts and lack of maintenance work forcing many residents to move out to the suburbs.

The continuing conflict has led to a sharp drop in rents for houses in Kiev, with people willing to pay higher rents to live on the outskirts of the city, where they can use generators for power and burn wood to keep warm.

"We have generators, and if there's a power outage, we're pretty much able to ensure the power supply. And we have firewood which we can use to make fire for cooking. It can be said that we are doing OK at present," said Anatoly Lazovyuk, a Kiev resident who has moved out of town.

According to housing agents, rental prices in central Kiev have fallen by about 20 percent since mid-October. Experts say that if the power shortage continues, the real estate market in Kiev could drastically drop.

"Due to periodic power outages, there have been some changes in the housing rental market, and people do not want to spend a lot of money to rent a house that is extremely inconvenient to live in, and whether there is a stable power supply is very important. But landlords don't think rents should go down, and yet we find that property rental prices did have gone down, as the rent for the same house has dropped by almost 20 percent from mid-October to now, and I can't predict the future trend," said Igor Shishkevich, a staff member from a rental agency.

Other housing agents believe the reason for the decline in rental prices in Kiev is simply the reduced demand, while many homeowners have had to lower their asking prices.

Data from some of the country's largest rental websites shows that the starting price in Kiev now is around 4,500 hryvnias (about 110 U.S. dollars), while the cheapest house on the outskirts of Kiev costs 7,000 hryvnias (around 175 U.S. dollars), a few months ago.

For some tenants like Tatiana Rudenko and her husband, renting an apartment in the city center was a relatively cheaper option, however, the power outage in downtown area has brought severe inconvenience to the couple.

"My husband and I moved here from outside, and we lived on the outskirts of Kiev until September, and now our rent is a third cheaper than in the suburbs. The infrastructure is better in the city and it is also nearer for my husband to go to work. But now we finally understand why the rent is so cheap, because there's basically no electricity, no cell phone signal, and we can only have an electric stove so it's basically impossible for us to cook," said Rudenko.

At the same time, officials warned that power outages could continue in the Kiev metropolitan area, not for hours, but potentially for days as winter takes hold.

On November 17, Kiev underwent one of its longest power shortages as the electric supply system was limited to 523 megawatts.

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  • ID : 8301179
  • Dateline : Nov 22, 2022
  • Location : Ukraine
  • Category : society
  • Duration : 2'51
  • Audio Language : Russian/Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Published : 2022-11-24 08:45
  • Last Modified : 2022-11-24 08:50:28
  • Version : 2

Ukraine-Kiev/Power Outages

Extended power outages in Kiev force locals to move out of town

Dateline : Nov 22, 2022

Location : Ukraine

Duration : 2'51

  • English


Kiev, Ukraine - Nov 22, 2022 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of suburban block
2. Resident chopping wood
3. Various of resident transporting wood with cart
4. Various of resident making fire for cooking
5. Residents talking
6. Resident walking out of room
7. Furniture in room
8. Resident drinking beverage in room
9. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Anatoly Lazovyuk, resident:
"We have generators, and if there's a power outage, we're pretty much able to ensure the power supply. And we have firewood which we can use to make fire for cooking. It can be said that we are doing OK at present."
10. Various of village houses, smoke billowing out from chimney
11. Man walking with bicycle
12. Various of river, pedestrians, Independence Monument
13. Buildings
14. Various of pedestrians
15. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Igor Shishkevich, staff member, housing rental agency:
"Due to periodic power outages, there have been some changes in the housing rental market, and people do not want to spend a lot of money to rent a house that is extremely inconvenient to live in, and whether there is a stable power supply is very important. But landlords don't think rents should go down, and yet we find that property rental prices did have gone down, as the rent for the same house has dropped by almost 20 percent from mid-October to now, and I can't predict the future trend."
16. Various of pedestrians
17. Various of buildings
18. Various of bulletin board
19. Various of resident reading, pouring water in cup
20. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Tatiana Rudenko, resident:
"My husband and I moved here from outside, and we lived on the outskirts of Kiev until September, and now our rent is a third cheaper than in the suburbs. The infrastructure is better in the city and it is also nearer for my husband to go to work. But now we finally understand why the rent is so cheap, because there's basically no electricity, no cell phone signal, and we can only have an electric stove so it's basically impossible for us to cook."
21. Various of night views of residential building, pedestrians, traffic


The electricity supply in the Ukrainian capital Kiev has been massively impaired by the ongoing conflict, with the increasing frequency of power cuts and lack of maintenance work forcing many residents to move out to the suburbs.

The continuing conflict has led to a sharp drop in rents for houses in Kiev, with people willing to pay higher rents to live on the outskirts of the city, where they can use generators for power and burn wood to keep warm.

"We have generators, and if there's a power outage, we're pretty much able to ensure the power supply. And we have firewood which we can use to make fire for cooking. It can be said that we are doing OK at present," said Anatoly Lazovyuk, a Kiev resident who has moved out of town.

According to housing agents, rental prices in central Kiev have fallen by about 20 percent since mid-October. Experts say that if the power shortage continues, the real estate market in Kiev could drastically drop.

"Due to periodic power outages, there have been some changes in the housing rental market, and people do not want to spend a lot of money to rent a house that is extremely inconvenient to live in, and whether there is a stable power supply is very important. But landlords don't think rents should go down, and yet we find that property rental prices did have gone down, as the rent for the same house has dropped by almost 20 percent from mid-October to now, and I can't predict the future trend," said Igor Shishkevich, a staff member from a rental agency.

Other housing agents believe the reason for the decline in rental prices in Kiev is simply the reduced demand, while many homeowners have had to lower their asking prices.

Data from some of the country's largest rental websites shows that the starting price in Kiev now is around 4,500 hryvnias (about 110 U.S. dollars), while the cheapest house on the outskirts of Kiev costs 7,000 hryvnias (around 175 U.S. dollars), a few months ago.

For some tenants like Tatiana Rudenko and her husband, renting an apartment in the city center was a relatively cheaper option, however, the power outage in downtown area has brought severe inconvenience to the couple.

"My husband and I moved here from outside, and we lived on the outskirts of Kiev until September, and now our rent is a third cheaper than in the suburbs. The infrastructure is better in the city and it is also nearer for my husband to go to work. But now we finally understand why the rent is so cheap, because there's basically no electricity, no cell phone signal, and we can only have an electric stove so it's basically impossible for us to cook," said Rudenko.

At the same time, officials warned that power outages could continue in the Kiev metropolitan area, not for hours, but potentially for days as winter takes hold.

On November 17, Kiev underwent one of its longest power shortages as the electric supply system was limited to 523 megawatts.

ID : 8301179

Published : 2022-11-24 08:45

Last Modified : 2022-11-24 08:50:28

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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