Ukraine’s capital Kyiv and its outskirts are facing severe heat and power cuts after weeks of Russian drone and missile strikes that have targeted critical infrastructure in the city.
With the city cut off from power 12 hours a day, the once bustling downtown neighborhoods melt into darkness once the sun goes down.
Civilians improvised and adapted using generators, flashlights and candles for light. But as winter sets in and temperatures continue to drop, living without electricity will become increasingly difficult.
Mayor Vitaly Klitschko warned on Sunday that the city could order a complete evacuation of civilians if the situation worsens.
Here is a glimpse of life in the city during the evening blackouts: