Dozens of people have been killed by a cold snap gripping Ukraine.

The country's Health Ministry says at least 83 people have known to have died from the cold, with most victims found on the streets.

Temperatures have plummeted to minus 23 degrees, and heavy snow is covering most of the country.

A three-day traffic jam left motorists trapped, and over 500 people have needed hospital treatment.

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Over a hundred people died last winter from the cold in Ukraine.