A Christmas season without its traditional glow in Ukraine


              People gather at the Christmas tree decorated for Christmas and the New Year festivities in Luhansk, the capital of Russian-controlled Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. (AP Photo)
            
              FILE - Crowds of people celebrate the New Year's Eve at Sophia square with an illuminated Christmas tree and the holiday's market with the St. Sophia Cathedral in the background, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dec. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
            
              A woman walks with a flashlight at Sophia square during a power outage in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. In recent months, Russia began targeting the energy infrastructure aiming to cut electricity and heating to Ukrainians, as the freezing winter advances. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
            
              A police car patrols a street during a power outage in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. There are days when several streets on Kyiv's downtown have light, but the authorities have imposed some restrictions and schedule power cuts, meaning that there's no traditional gleaming city during the Christmas season. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
            
              Ukrainians take photos of a newly built Christmas tree at Sophia square as partial power outages continue in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. There are days when several streets on Kyiv's downtown have light, but the authorities have imposed some restrictions and schedule power cuts, meaning that there's no traditional gleaming city during the Christmas season. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
            
              A woman crosses the street during a snowfall, as power outages continue in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. There are days when several streets on Kyiv's downtown have light, but the authorities have imposed some restrictions and schedule power cuts, meaning that there's no traditional gleaming city during the Christmas season. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
            
              Smoke billows from a power infrastructure following a Russian drone attack in Kyiv region, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. In recent months, Russia began targeting the energy infrastructure aiming to cut electricity and heating to Ukrainians, as the freezing winter advances. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
            
              People gather around a Christmas tree decorated with the colors of the Ukrainian national flag at Sophia square in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Ukrainians can enjoy only some blue and yellow gleam barely lighting up a more modest Christmas tree at a traditional square as authorities have imposed some restrictions and schedule power cuts, meaning that there's no traditional gleaming city during the Christmas season. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A Christmas season without its traditional glow in Ukraine