CONFLICT Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure led to massive power and water cuts on Wednesday, including in kyiv
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in kyiv on October 31, 2022. — AFP
Volodymyr Zelensky once again pleaded; the cause of his country to the UN. The Ukrainian president denounced Wednesday before the Security Council; of the United Nations a “crime against humanity” perpetrated according to him by Russia which attacked the Ukrainian energy infrastructure.
“With sub-zero temperatures, several million people without power, heat and water, this is obviously a crime against humanity. ” in a brief statement to the Security Council; via a video link during an emergency meeting that he himself had requested. Nine months after the Russian invasion of his country on February 24, President Zelensky denounced the “terror formula” imposed by the armed forces of Moscow.
Zelensky criticizes the Russian right of veto
Facing a Security Council; of the UN powerless, the leader considered that the community could “not be held hostage by an international terrorist (state),” alluding to Moscow’s right of veto blocking any resolution against Russian aggression in Ukraine. “Killing civilians, destroying civilian infrastructure are acts of terrorism. Ukraine continues to demand a determined response from the community. international to these crimes,” had also written earlier on Twitter the Ukrainian head of state, calling for an emergency meeting of the 15 members of the Security Council.
On Wednesday, Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure resulted in massive power outages and water, particularly in the capital kyiv, causing at least six deaths, causing the disconnection of three nuclear power plants and affecting up to neighboring Moldova. According to the Ukrainian Air Force, Russia fired about 70 cruise missiles on the country, of which 51 were shot down, along with five kamikaze drones. They aimed critical infrastructure as winter temperatures set in in Ukraine.