Snowboarders Enjoy Heavy Snowfall In Ukraine's Capital
Kiev, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Feb, 2021 ) :Snowboarding fans in Ukraine's capital Kiev are taking advantage of the heavy snowfalls that have transformed a city street into an urban piste.
"My little girl stayed at home. I cannot go to the atelier to work, but I can go with them to ride on the slide," 37-year-old Malonog, sporting a blue snowsuit and red goggles, told AFP.
The ex-Soviet country has not experienced such heavy snowfall since February 2013, according to Vladyslav Bilyk of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center.
Bilyk said climate change and global warming have had an impact on the change in weather patterns.
Malonog recalled that when she was a child she would go cross-country skiing every day and ice-skated across the frozen river.
"Now we can't go skating because the ice is very fragile and it's not cold enough to freeze." City mayor Vitali Klitschko said Friday that 450 snowploughs and some 500 workers were deployed to deal with the snowstorm.
Traffic in Kiev was paralysed and the city authorities urged residents to stay at home or switch to public transport.