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  • Artem Pivovarov finished his concert in Cherkasy, Ukraine, despite a power outage
  • Footage from the concert showed the Ukrainian artist's crowd waving lights and singing along with him
  • Ukraine has experienced frequent power cuts due to Russian strikes on the Ukrainian power grid

A Ukrainian artist continued to perform during his concert despite the venue losing power.

Singer Artem Pivovarov finished his concert in Cherkasy, Ukraine, despite the power outage, Ukrainian journalist Kyrylo Loukerenko reported.

The crowd waved lights and sang along with Pivovarov as the 31-year-old musician performed "Dumi," or "Thoughts" in English, for his finale, a video from the concert that Pivovarov uploaded on his Instagram showed.

"The Ukrainian spirit is unbreakable," Ukraine's Ministry of Defense wrote in a Twitter post alongside footage of Pivovarov's concert.

Pivovarov released "Dumi" earlier this year in collaboration with Ukrainian pop singer and singer Nadiia Dorofieieva, who is known by her stage name Dorofeeva.

The lyrics of the song were taken from "My thoughts, my thoughts," a piece by Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko that was included in the artist's 1840 collection "Kobzar." In Ukrainian culture, kobzar is a term that refers to a bard.

Ukraine has experienced frequent power cuts due to Russian strikes on the Ukrainian power grid, according to Loukerenko.

Russian attacks have resulted in the destruction of at least 40% of Ukrainian energy facilities since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, Al Jazeera reported.

The bombardments, carried out in the form of missile and drone strikes, left millions of Ukrainians without electricity, heating and water in the face of winter, according to Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Temperatures can drop as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) in certain areas of Ukraine between December and March.

Being in an extremely cold environment, where the temperature goes below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, can lead to illness or death, according to the University of North Texas.

Russia has defended its attacks against Ukrainian energy infrastructure, with Russian President Vladimir Putin claiming they were in response to drone strikes on the Russian fleet based in Ukraine's annexed Crimean Peninsula. Ukraine neither confirmed nor denied it was responsible for the strikes.

"[I]ntentionally directing attacks against civilian objects, that is, objects which are not military objectives," during international armed conflicts is considered a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Zelensky accused Russia of trying "to achieve with terror and murder what it wasn't able to achieve for nine months" in response to the missile and drone strikes, which intensified amid reported rising Russian casualties and battlefield setbacks.

Despite being subjected to continued Russian attacks, around 86% of Ukrainians believe it is necessary to continue fighting back against Russia's unprovoked invasion, a survey conducted in October found.

Russia is systematically targeting Ukrainian energy infrastructure