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Russian missile barrage cuts off electricity and water across Ukraine

He once again denounced the structure of the council, which gives Russia and four other member countries veto power.

“You have among you representatives of a state that offers nothing but terror, instability and disinformation,” Zelensky told the Security Council. “It’s a dead end, when the instigator of this war, when the person responsible for this terror, blocks any attempt by the Security Council to exercise its mandate.”

Russian Ambassador Vasily A. Nebenzya blamed Ukraine and the NATO powers arming it, “waging a proxy war with Russia,” for the damage to Ukrainian cities. He said Mr Zelensky should not be allowed to address the council except in person, and – unaware that Russia was the aggressor in the war – defended his country’s conduct.

“To weaken and destroy the military potential of our adversaries, we carry out strikes with precision weapons against energy and other infrastructure, which are used for military supply purposes to Ukrainian units,” he said. declared.

The damage has been extended. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Wednesday that “one of the capital’s infrastructures has been hit”, causing power outages throughout the city and the wider Kyiv region. He said the water supply had been cut across Kyiv.

Lviv, which to date has largely escaped the destruction suffered by other Ukrainian cities, lost power completely. “The whole city is without light,” said its mayor, Andriy Sadovyi. “We are awaiting additional information from energy experts. There may be interruptions in the water supply.

While attention has been focused for months on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, two other nuclear power plants came under fire on Wednesday, forcing them to shut down some units. But officials from Ukrenergo, the country’s energy agency, said none of the plants, the Khmelnytskyi plant in western Ukraine and the Pivdennukrainsk plant in the south, was in immediate danger.


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