Russian Missile Barrage Cuts Power and Water Across UkraineRussian Missile Barrage Cuts Power and Water Across Ukraine

Russian Missile Barrage Cuts Power and Water Across Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia pounded Ukraine’s energy facilities on Wednesday, as missiles rocked Kyiv and other cities, plunging large ...KYIV, Ukraine — Russia pounded Ukraine’s energy facilities on Wednesday, as missiles rocked Kyiv and other cities, plunging large ...
KYIV, Ukraine — Russia pounded Ukraine’s energy facilities on Wednesday, as missiles rocked Kyiv and other cities, plunging large ...
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...areas of the nation into darkness, shutting down water systems and cutting off power in half the neighboring country of Moldova.
“We have confirmation of hits on critical infrastructure facilities in several regions,” the deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, said in a statement.
From Lviv in the west to Dnipro and Odesa in the south and Kharkiv in the northeast, officials reported interruptions in electricity, water and other key services ...
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...during the latest wave of assaults by Russia aimed at disabling Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure and leaving its people in the cold and darkness.
“The weather we have been preparing for and dreading is now upon the people of Ukraine,” Rosemary A. DiCarlo, a United ...
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...Nations under secretary general, told the Security Council Wednesday at an emergency meeting called by Ukraine.
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“This is the Russian formula of terror,” President Volodymyr Zelensky told the U.N. Security Council by video link.
He added, “This is an obvious crime against humanity.”
“In your midst you have representatives of a state that does not offer anything but terror, instability and disinformation,” Mr. Zelensky told the Security Council.
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“This is a dead end, when the instigator of this war, when the party responsible for this terror, is blocking any attempt on behalf of the security council to exercise its mandate.”
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The Russian ambassador, Vasily A. Nebenzya, blamed Ukraine and the NATO powers arming it, “conducting a proxy war with Russia,” for the damage to Ukrainian cities.
“To weaken and destroy the military potential of our opponents, we are conducting strikes with precision weapons against ... and other infrastructure, which is used for the purpose of military supplies to Ukrainian units,” he said.
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Kyiv’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said Wednesday that “one of the capital’s infrastructure facilities has been hit,” causing ...
...power outages throughout the city and the wider Kyiv region. He said water supplies were knocked out in all of Kyiv.
“The whole city is without light,” said its mayor, Andriy Sadovyi.
“We are waiting for additional information from energy experts. There may be interruptions with water supply.”
While attention has focused for months on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, two more nuclear power plants came under fire on Wednesday, causing them to shut down some units.
Almost no thermal and hydroelectric power plants remain undamaged after waves of Russian strikes aimed at energy infrastructure in recent months, according to the head of Ukraine’s national electricity grid.
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“The scale of the destruction is colossal,” Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, the head of Ukrenergo, told a news conference on Tuesday.
In the town of Vilniansk, in the southern Zaporizhzhia region, a missile struck a hospital maternity ward overnight, killing a newborn boy and injuring his mother, the Ukrainian authorities said on Wednesday.
“Putin’s motive could not be more clear and more coldblooded,” Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador, told the U.N. Security Council.
“He is clearly, clearly weaponizing winter to inflict immense suffering on the Ukrainian people. He has decided if he can’t seize Ukraine by force, he will freeze the country into submission.”
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“When the power goes out, heat goes out, too,” he explained.
Mr. Zelensky announced a national drive called “Points of Invincibility” to prepare thousands of makeshift centers to provide basic services in the event of prolonged blackouts.
“All basic services will be there,” he said, including electricity, mobile communications, internet access, heat, water, and first-aid supplies.
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While Moscow is running low on precision cruise missiles, according to Ukraine and its allies, Ukrainian intelligence reports suggest ...
...the Kremlin still has enough in its arsenal to carry out attacks of a scale rivaling the Nov. 15 attack “three or four more times.”
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“Their goal is obvious: to cause a large-scale humanitarian catastrophe, to provoke another refugee crisis in Europe,” Mr. Yermak said in a statement.
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“It’s either force Ukraine to make peace or force the West to force Ukraine to make peace.”
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“Let us pray for peace in the world, and for an end to all conflicts, with a special thought for the terrible suffering ...
...of the dear and martyred people of Ukraine,” he said during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
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Mr. Zelensky on Tuesday said it was clear that Russia was aiming “to turn the cold of winter into a weapon of mass destruction.”
“All of us must be prepared for any scenario,” he said.
“I am sure: by helping each other, we will all be able to get through this winter together.”
Similar efforts are underway in towns and cities around the nation.
“I believe that the call for a mass departure of Ukrainians abroad is currently inappropriate,” Mr. Kudrytskyi said.