Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated he expects a “strong reaction” from the world after Russian missiles blasted vitality and civilian infrastructure in Kyiv and different main cities. He additionally informed world powers on the U.N. Security Council assembly late Wednesday that they need to cross a decision condemning “any forms of energy terror.” (Russia has a veto on the council.)
“Energy terror is an analogue of the use of weapons of mass destruction,” Zelensky stated. “When the temperature is below zero outside, and tens of millions of people are left without electricity, heat and water as a result of Russian missiles hitting energy facilities, this is an obvious crime against humanity.”
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4. From our correspondents
Just earlier than the invasion, Germany was closely depending on the Kremlin for pure gasoline, coal and oil. An organization with deep hyperlinks to the Russian state owned Germany’s largest gasoline storage facility, which was drained by the start of the warfare. Russia additionally held a majority stake within the nation’s most vital nationwide gasoline transporter and owned the refinery that fed essential gas provides to Berlin.
Ellen Francis, David L. Stern, Claire Parker and Sammy Westfall contributed to this report.