Ukraine Says 30% Of Its Power Plants Destroyed In last Eight Days.
Zelenskiy Says Attacks On Civilian Infrastructure Leave No Space For Negotiations With Putin Regime.
News has it that 30% Of Ukraine Power Plants Destroyed due to Russian recent attacks.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy claimed that over a third of Ukraine’s power plants had been damaged by Russian drone and missile attacks in the previous eight days as his administration issued a statewide “urgent” power condition alert.
Zelenskiy accused Russia of carrying out “terrorism assaults” that severely damaged the nation’s vital infrastructure and disrupted the supply of power and other utilities.
He claimed that 30% of Ukraine power plants had been destroyed since October 10 and that this had led to widespread blackouts. No room was left for dialogue with Putin’s leadership after attacks on civilian infrastructure.
The bombing is frequently inaccurate, and in Kyiv and other major cities, civilians have died in residential buildings.
Two persons were killed as a result of attacks on energy supply and infrastructure in the cities of Dnipro and Zhytomyr, according to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, the deputy head of the presidential office.
“The situation is critical now across the country because our regions are dependent on one another … it’s necessary for the whole country to prepare for electricity, water and heating outages,” Tymoshenko told Ukrainian television.
Two “objects of critical infrastructure” were damaged in Kyiv, said the city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, and electricity and water supply in “many houses” in west Kyiv was “partially limited”.
The mayor urged people to conserve energy by turning off their air conditioners, electric kettles, and microwaves. He also advised people to use water as “economically as possible” in homes with low water pressure.
According to the mayor, Serhiy Sukhomlyn, a double missile strike on an energy facility left all of Zhytomyr without water or electricity. He claimed that hospitals were using backup power.
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Russia has long considered a threat to Ukraine’s utility networks. The most recent waves of attacks show how crucial infrastructure is still open to airborne Russian attack.
On Tuesday, Russia said that it has continued to utilize high-precision, long-range air and sea-based weaponry in its attacks against military and energy infrastructure targets.
According to the statement, the targets included “Ukrainian energy infrastructure, ammo depots, and armament factories built abroad.” It continued, “All assigned objects was hit.”
After a round of drone attacks on Kyiv’s city center early on Monday, a fifth person—an elderly woman—was discovered dead, according to Klitschko. She passed away following a collision with a house.
A combination of missiles and, more lately, drones produced in Iran and rebranded as Geran-2 by the assailants have been used by Russia to target Ukraine. Despite indications that Moscow may be running low on guided missiles, the Ukraine claims that Moscow has obtained 2,400 drones and is using them as less expensive alternatives to hit energy facilities and terrorize civilians.
Iran denies giving the drones to Russia, and Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, claims to know nothing about the drones’ origin. According to Peskov, “Russian equipment with Russian names is being used.”
The Gerans, according to Ukraine, experts, and western governments, are Shahed drones that have been given a new name. These drones can be recognized by their distinctive delta wing shape and by looking at the pieces that have been found on the ground.
Under the condition of anonymity, a western official stated during a briefing on Tuesday that they thought Russia was “pursuing a deliberate policy of trying to damage Ukraine’s energy network.”
Western authorities expressed fear that Iran would provide Russia with assistance including more advanced surface-to-surface missiles than only drones.
Ben Wallace, the UK’s defense minister, and James Cleverly, its foreign secretary, took a plane to Washington on Tuesday to talk on how to react to Iran’s intervention, as officials had just informed the public that a new air defense program for Ukraine was being developed.
Many colleagues in the western alliance, according to a western official, are “looking at what the correct package may be to support the Ukrainians.”
The US has been reluctant to bolster Ukraine’s air force and defenses out of concern that it would be perceived as an escalation. However, Germany last week delivered the first of four IRIS-T air defense systems it had promised to supply Ukraine.
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