Kyiv – Russia has faced condemnation for the latest wave of missile att*cksenergy network. According to Ukrainian officials, a hail of shells plunged much of the capital Kiev into icy darkness and killed at least 10 people across the country.
Addressing the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of “energy terrorism”.
Kyiv was already covered in snow as Vladimir Putin’s army sent a final volley of rockets to rain down on key infrastructure. Millions of civilian homes, businesses and hospitals are now without heat, water and electricity.
It seems that Russia is determined to b*mb Ukraine back to the Dark Ages.
Surgeons at the Kiev Institute of Cardiology had to operate with flashlights and without running water.
And the people who are stuck in the nightmare are the lucky survivors. A 17-year-old girl was among the dead when a Russian rocket hit the roof of an apartment building on the outskirts of the capital on Wednesday.
Victoria and her mother Tatiana returned to the building to find what was left, which was virtually nothing.
“It’s so hard,” Victoria said through tears, adding an appeal: “If you see this, help us. Why are kindergartens, schools and residential buildings being att*cked? It’s not a strategic infrastructure.”
Like millions of Ukrainians, they now face a long, dark and cold winter as their country’s last three fully operational nuclear power plants had to be disconnected from the grid due to Russian airstrikes.
Zelensky condemned Moscow, accusing it of “crimes against humanity.”
The director of the largest energy supplier in Ukraine said that the situation is critical.
“People are suffering,” DTEK executive director Dmytro Sakharuk told CBS News. “In some cases, people have lost … they have lost friends, relatives, children.”
But the businessman said that “the spirit of Ukraine is very strong and people are ready to suffer” because they believe that the Ukrainian army will liberate the rest of the country’s territory from the Russian occupiers.
He is convinced that Putin’s att*cks will have the opposite effect and instead of weakening the morale of Ukrainians, they will strengthen their determination.
Ukraine’s energy minister said that the country’s active nuclear power plants should be reconnected to the grid by Thursday evening. But that doesn’t includein the southern region of Zaporizhia, which has been repeatedly shelled and is still being held hostage by Russian forces.
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