Ukrainians Prepare Firewood and Candles to Brace for a Winter of Russian Strikes On the Energy Grid

From an AP story by Hanna Arhirova headlined “Ukrainians prepare firewood and candles to brace for a winter of Russian strikes on the energy grid”:

MOSHCHUN, Ukraine (AP) — In the backyard of a destroyed house, a 13-year-old chops firewood to get ready for winter. His mother, Tetiana Yarema, has been preparing for months as she remembers last winter’s Russian strikes on the energy infrastructure that plunged Ukraine into darkness.

“Those were dark days. I didn’t want anything. I just wanted to pack my things and go abroad,” said Yarema, 48, who says she ended up staying because of her son’s insistence.