President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday thanked Ukraine's military for fighting Russian attacks and its rescue services for tackling the consequences of extreme winter weather that he said had deprived about 400 settlements in 10 regions of power. In his nightly video address, Zelenskiy said relentless, intense battles were ongoing in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Kharkiv, while "extremely challenging weather" was affecting areas from Kyiv region in the north to Odesa in the south. In Russian-controlled territory, Oleg Kryuchkov, a senior Moscow-installed official, said nearly half a million people were without power in Crimea, the peninsula Russia annexed in 2014.
Greek organic farmer Zaharoula Vassilaki looks with admiration at a huge olive tree on her property believed to be over two centuries old, still yielding despite a direct lightning hit years ago.It takes about one to two months of good cold weather for the tree to rest... so that it can yield later," Vassilaki said.
Snowstorms blanketed upstate New York, including Buffalo suburbs, in snow on November 27, with over a foot reported to have fallen in some areas.Hamburg, in Erie County, had received 14 inches of snow by Monday night, according to local news reports.In videos posted on X, cars can be seen stopped on the side of the roads with their emergency lights on, while backhoes attempt to clear the streets.A lake-effect snow warning issued by the National Weather Service remained in effect for Southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties until 7 am on Wednesday, November 29. Credit: @weather_buffalo via Storyful