Russia shuts down Ukraine with massive bombing of energy infrastructure. Yesterday’s massive attacks left millions of people without heating, electricity or water. “With temperatures below zero, a clear crime against humanity” according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “We must lead the world out of this dead end. We need your decisions”, he said speaking on video at the meeting of the UN Security Council, underlining that “whoever instigates this war blocks any attempt by the Council to carry out its mandate “.
Russia has called the attacks on infrastructure in Ukraine a reaction to the supply of weapons that Western countries are carrying out in Kiev. “We are attacking infrastructure in Ukraine in response to Western use of weapons and reckless calls by Kiev for a military victory over Russia,” Russia’s UN representative Vasili Nebenzia told the UN Security Council.
“Western countries are trying to establish their geopolitical hegemony for the power and life of Ukrainians,” added the Russian diplomat, specifying that Russia will continue with actions to limit the Ukrainian military potential until Kiev adopts a ” realistic negotiating position”. “For now, what we hear from Zelensky and his associates – he said – is not a proposal for peace at all, but only reckless threats and ultimatums. Ukraine encourages an irresponsible line”.