Eastern European countries have been preparing for an increase in Ukrainian refugees this winter. Russia has been targeting power and heating plants ahead of the colder months, and four million people are already without power. 14 regions and the capital Kyiv are without power and Ukraine’s electrical grid has scheduled hourly power outages that will affect the whole country on Wednesday.
Russian forces have struck Ukraine’s energy infrastructure with missiles and drones. Approximately 6.9 million people are displaced internally within Ukraine and Eastern European countries are preparing for an influx in refugees as the winter begins.