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Kyiv Power Cuts Bring Cold Food, Scheduled Vacuuming, Struggling Businesses – The Wall Street Journal

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KYIV, Ukraine—With the electricity out, the Frankly coffee shop in central Kyiv had to cook syrnyky—Ukrainian cheese pancakes—on a small propane camping stove. Baristas made drip coffee and tea using a large vat of hot water, boiled before the power cut.
Sales were down 86% from a week earlier, when the lights were still on. The owners were asking a relative to buy a generator in Poland, as affordable models are sold out in Ukraine. They are designing a cold-food menu and lighting the cafe with candles.
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