Ukraine also woke up from a barrage of missiles overnight so caused The worst nationwide power After the power outage, President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday demanded that the United Nations punish the Russian strikes on civil infrastructure.
with millions of Ukrainians last below-zero temperatures in homethe authorities were working hard Thursday to get the spotlight and heat back on. Russia latest A volley of missiles killed 10 people shut down Ukraine nuclear power Plants and methods out bone power nationally.
By Thursday morning, regional authorities in Kyiv He said power It was restored to three quarters of DC and water were working again in Some areas. Transportation was back up and jogging in Capital, with Buses replacing electric trams.
The authorities hope to restart the three nuclear program power the plants in Territories controlled by Ukraine by the end of today.
Since early October, Russia has launched a massive barrage of air It hits about once a week at energy targets across Ukraine, every time firing hundreds of millions of dollar worth of Road missiles out Ukraine power Grid.
Moscow acknowledges the attack basic Infrastructure, saying that its goal is reduce Ukraine ability to me fight and push it to negotiate. Kyiv says It is clear that such attacks are intended to harm civilians, to turn them into war crime.
“today is just one Today, but we received 70 missiles. This is the Russian formula of terror. That’s it against Our energy infrastructure, Zelensky said overnight via Video link to the United Nations Security Council Chamber.
“Hospitals, schools, transportation and residential neighborhoods have all suffered,” he said. on United Nations to stop the attacks.
There was no possibility of Security Council action, in which Russia exercises veto power. Moscow’s ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia, said this was the case against board rules for Zelenskyy to appear via In the video, he dismissed what he called “reckless threats and ultimatums” from Ukraine and its supporters in the West.
“We will renew everything and finish everything,” Zelensky said in an overnight speech to the Ukrainians of This is because we are unbreakable people. “
Ukraine says It’s shooting down bone of Missiles and most recovery power Within a day, all such abuse causes Worse damage and greater hardship for civilians.
“If Moscow really believes in it power Power outages will make the Ukrainians overthrow the government and begging for Mercy then nine months later of The Kremlin war is still not know Zelensky’s advisor, Mykhailo Podolyak, tweeted.
“All new attack It just strengthens our character.”
Winter suddenly came in Ukraine and temperatures were good below freeze in DC, a city of three millions. US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that Russian President Vladimir Putin “was clearly using winter as a weapon to inflict enormous suffering.” on Ukrainian people. “
She said that the Russian president “will try to freeze the country and bring it into submission.” added.
Russian Ambassador Nebenzia said that the damage to Ukrainian infrastructure was caused Ukrainian missiles air defense Systems that collided with civilian areas and were summoned on The West should stop giving it away Kyiv with air defense rockets.
Ukrainian authorities said there were three apartment complexes as well hit on Wednesday, killing ten people.
“We have a little one was sleeping. She is two years old. She was asleep, covered. The man said, “She is alive, thank God.” who He gave his name Fyodor, and pulled A.J suitcase while walking away from a burning apartment building hit in Kyiv.
Blackouts also It has spread to neighboring Moldova, where authorities said the most power I was back on before Thursday.
Ukraine has landed a series of crushing defeats on Russian forces have been recapturing parts since September of east and south. Moscow responded by declaring annexation of The land you occupy and call up hundreds of thousands of reservists.
wars first Winter’s will test Ukraine campaign to regain territory and show Whether the Russian leaders can find way Kyiv’s momentum stopped.
Moscow faces a difficult task of save invasion force supplied for that it first long winter in Ukraine. But having pulled back, Russia now has a much shorter line of defense to maintain on to the remainder of its conquered lands, with more of the third of The front is now blocked off next to the Dnipro River.
Ukraine will grow slowly in But the maneuver continues east of The Dnipro River and into the Russian-occupied Donbass prove to be a lot tougher fight,” tweeted Mark Hertling, A.D former leader of US ground forces in Europe.
“Ukrainian morale will be tested with Russian attacks continue against Civilian infrastructure…but Ukraine will persevere.”
Russia was pressing a file offensive of own along a stretch of Front line west of The city of Donetsk, controlled by Moscow’s proxies since 2014. Ukraine says You have killed thousands of Russian soldiers There while he surrendered little ground, describing the Russians as having indulged in it battle with a little equipment or training.
Ukraine general Employees said that Russian forces tried again to move on on they main Objectives in Donetsk region – Bakhmut and Avdiivka. Russian forces bombed both areas and used incendiary devices set Ukrainian positions are on fire with Only limited successThe general said the staff.
To the south, Russian forces were digging in in on eastern bank of Dnipro, bombing areas across it including city of Kherson, which Ukrainian forces recaptured this month.
Reuters could not immediately verify battlefield accounts.
Moscow says She holds out a “special military Operation “to protect Russian speakers in What Putin calls an artificial state carved out of Russia. Ukraine and the West call The invasion Unjustified land grab.
Western responses included billions of dollar worth of financial aid and state-of-The-art military hardware for Kyiv and waves of Punitive penalties on Russia.