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Emergency declared in Kiev cold snap

While there has been heavy snow in parts of Europe including the UK, in Kiev it has been so bad that a state of emergency has been declared.

One month’s normal snow, which is about half-a- metre, has covered the Ukrainian capital in just 24-hours.

The army has been brought into action to try and help clear the roads.

“Trolleybuses, trams and taxis are stuck, people have to walk, it takes 2-3 hours to get somewhere. The streets are blocked so the snow ploughs can’t get anywhere, the city is paralyzed,” said one brave soul who had ventured outside.

For most it is a struggle to get cars movin, but dozens of volunteers across the city have teamed up to see what they can do. “We decided to drive out into the city and help people. We’ve already managed to help several ambulances and almost 20 cars,” said one volunteer.

Our very cold reporter in Kiev, Angelina Kariakina said the weather forecast is for more snow over the next 2-3 days.

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