Bad weather leaves 177 towns and villages in Ukraine without electricity.

Adverse weather conditions have left 177 towns and villages in 8 regions of Ukraine without electricity, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports.

Wind gusts and thunderstorm caused blackouts in Dnipropetrovsk region (47 populated areas), Donetsk region (39), Poltava region (28), Kirovohrad region (27), Cherkasy region (21), Kyiv region (11), Chernivtsi region (3), and Zaporizhzhia region (1).

Emergency teams of regional power distribution companies have started to conduct needed repairs to resume electricity supply.

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