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Harder than ever: How power outages affect people with disabilities in Ukraine
On Dec. 18, Kyiv resident Tetiana Venhlinska was without power at home for 10 hours straight. The blackout was imposed following another large-scale missile strike in a series of Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. For most Kyiv residents, the long power outage was likely a mere annoying inconvenience.
Ukrainians with disabilities endure disproportionate impact of Russia’s war
On a cold day in March, Vitalii Pcholkin, who uses a wheelchair, lay under three blankets, unable to warm up. He and his wife Uliana, also confined to a wheelchair, had been sheltering in their apartment in then-occupied Bucha, a satellite town just northwest of Kyiv. Bucha was cut off