Most of Ukraine has power despite Russian attacks, says Zelenskiy

FILE PHOTO: Aftermath of a Russian military attack outside Kyiv
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(Reuters) - Most of Ukraine has power despite a series of major Russian attacks on the generating system, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday, praising the work done by repair crews.

Russia has carried out repeated waves of attacks on key infrastructure in recent months, at times leaving millions of people without light, heating or water supplies.

"Most of the territory of Ukraine has energy. Most of our people have electricity," Zelenskiy said in a video address.

"This is yet another confirmation of our resilience, the strength of Ukraine, the colossal work that was and is being done by many people," he said, specifically mentioning power industry workers.

The one major exception is the southern port city of Odesa, where protective outages are still in force to help protect generating facilities harmed by earlier attacks.

Separately, leading electricity producer DTEK said grid operator Ukrenergo had not imposed any additional restrictions on consumption on Sunday. In a statement, it said protective outages were also possible in the Kyiv region.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Alistair Bell)