Russia launched a new round of missile strikes in Ukraine on Monday, leaving many Kyiv residents without access to water and electricity.
As Ukrainians prepare for the harsh winter ahead, CNN’s field team speaks 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 building where heavy artillery fire damaged the water supply.
“It’s fine without water, and we can fix that. (The main idea is) that our military will soon bring us closer to victory,” he said.
Victor said he was “really concerned” about being shelled during the first weeks of the Russian invasion in February and March.
“I was a little worried in the first few days of the war, but my military service… made me stronger.
“(I) was really worried about my baby and shelling during the first month, but now I’m fine,” he added.
Oleksandr Nechpuriak, a local office worker, said it was the first time the water had run out recently, adding that “it’s a bit of a worry for us because we need to get the office going.”
Another resident, Yana Lysenko, said her Monday morning “started badly” after her water went out after the Russian attack.
“I have a 4-year-old, so of course I get stressed,” the 31-year-old mother said.
“We don’t have water right now, but we have electricity. We hope these services will be back up soon.
“I believe that this kind of terror against water and electricity supply will not scare people anymore,” Lysenko added.