They've turned off hot water in a number of Kyiv's districts, and although Besarabka isn't mentioned in this Korrespondent.net piece (RUS) about the emergency, we are without hot water, too. In mid-December, it sucks a lot more than it does in summer. Mama called ZhEK to ask what happened, and they said they didn't know exactly themselves yet. According to them, there's no hot water in all the buildings on Khreshchatyk and Lyuteranska, and, possibly, on other streets around here as well. According to the article, the problem is between Kyiv City Council, KyivEnergo and Gas of Ukraine: the first one owes something to the second, and the second owes something to the third. Why we still don't have a water heater at our place is beyond me, really.
Update: No hot water still.
No hot water on Zhmachenko St. either, which is in Darnytsya, Left Bank. At their ZhEK, unlike here at Besarabka, they do know that the water has been turned off because of the money owed for gas - and they aren't too shy about saying it to the residents.
At Raduzhnaya, which is also Left Bank, not far from Zhmachenko, hot water is still there, somehow.
What's most annoying about the system here is that even if you personally are totally diligent in paying all the utilities bills, someone else isn't, and when they punish this someone else, they punish you as well.