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Ukraine oil shortages spark panic-buying in Kyiv


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SOURCE: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/4-hour-wait-5-gallons-gas-oil-shortage-sparks-panic-buying-kyiv-rcna28095
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Cities like Kyiv and Lviv face a particularly hard time as more people return home following the Russian retreat to the east last month.In recent days, shortages have grown worse as the uncertainty of war has sparked panic-buying, and many Ukrainians are now hoarding jerrycans of gasoline at home.“I will need to evacuate if anything happens,” said Olexandr Eremenko, 44, explaining why he waited four hours early Friday morning to buy 20 liters of gas. Russian forces have targeted the Kremenchuk refinery, along with oil storage facilities, and cut off Ukraine’s access to ports on the Black Sea. As a result, the Ukrainian government has scrambled to find alternative ways to get fuel into the country, patching together new systems to bring fuel overland via trucks.Ukrainian officials have acknowledged that the gas shortage is squeezing the country.In a video address at the end of April, Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy said long lines and rising prices at gas stations “are seen in many regions of our country.”“The occupiers are deliberately destroying the infrastructure for the production, supply and storage of fuel,” he said.

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