Russia launched a new round of missile strikes across Ukraine on Monday, depriving many residents of Kyiv of access to water and electricity.
As Ukrainians gear up for a harsh winter, a local CNN team spoke to residents of the capital about how they are coping after eight months of grueling war.
Harashan Viktor, 70, lives on the fifth floor of an apartment complex where heavy shelling has blocked access to water.
“We’ll be fine without water. We can deal with it. (The) main idea is that our troops will bring us closer to victory soon,” he said.
Viktor said he was “really worried” about the shelling during the first weeks of the Russian invasion in February and March.
“In the first few days of the war, I was a little worried, but military service… made me stronger.
“(I) was really worried about the kids and the gunfire for the first month, but now I’m fine,” he added.
Oleksandr Nechepuriak, a local office worker, said it was the first time he had run out of water recently, adding: “It’s a bit worrying for us because we need to keep the office up and running.”
Another resident, Yana Lysenko, said Monday morning “started horribly” after the waters stopped following Russian attacks.
A 31-year-old mother said, “I have a 4-year-old child, so of course it’s stressful.
“We don’t have water now, but we do have electricity. I hope the service will restore everything very quickly.
“I believe that such acts of terrorism aimed at water and electricity supplies will no longer frighten people,” added Lysenko.