MADRID, Feb. 12 (Royals Blue) –
The mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, explained this Saturday in a statement that the services of the Ukrainian capital are already working to “prevent or overcome” a military attack, for which they have deployed 13,500 troops and 780 units of military equipment and have prepared the city to function in an emergency.
“The city services are already working to prevent a military emergency. Kiev is a huge metropolis. And it has an extensive and complex life support infrastructure, the stable operation of which in an emergency situation is perhaps the most important task,” he said. explained the Kiev city council.
According to Klitschko, “an evacuation plan for the capital has been approved, determining the location of the evacuation centers, the number of vehicles needed and the safe areas to accommodate the evacuees.”
“Fuel reserves have been created and electric generators have been installed to operate uninterruptedly in an emergency situation,” added the mayor of Kiev, who stressed that the capital’s thermal power plant can operate for a period of up to 10 days.
He also explained that the Ukrainian capital has storage infrastructures capable of supplying energy, heat and water to the city during a supposed emergency, as well as 1,500 shelters to protect the civilian population.
In recent hours there has been an escalation of tension that has caused countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom or the Netherlands to urge their citizens to leave Ukraine in the face of the threat of an “imminent” Russian invasion.
This announcement comes hours after it was announced that the United States Administration has ordered the sending of some 3,000 additional troops to Poland to reinforce this front as Washington’s fears of an invasion in the short term increase.
In a new effort to calm the tension, Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a telephone call with his American counterpart, Joe Biden, this Saturday as the “last trick” to avoid a conflict. Russia, for its part, has accused the United States of conducting a “large-scale disinformation campaign” about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine.