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“70 percent of the capital has so far been without electricity,” said Mayor Vitali Klitschko on his Telegram channel on Thursday. At least it was possible to supply the districts on the left bank of the Dnipro with water again.

Municipal services are working flat out to repair the damage, but Kiev’s electricity supply also depends on the stability of the entire energy system in Ukraine. According to Kiev, the Russian military shot down around 70 rockets and drones on Ukraine on Wednesday. As in the previous attacks, the targets were primarily objects in the energy sector. After the Ukrainian nuclear power plants were shut down as a result of the attack, there were power outages across the country. According to Mayor Vitali Klitschko, 80 percent of households in Kyiv were without electricity and water. According to the Interior Ministry, ten people were killed by the shelling.

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Before the UN Security Council, Zelenskyy had called for another condemnation of Moscow. Russia must be clearly described as a terrorist state, Zelenskyj said on Wednesday via video from the panel in New York. The meeting of the council had previously been put on the agenda at short notice after a request from Zelenskyj. The attacks on critical infrastructure, which led to widespread power outages, are “crimes against humanity,” Zelensky said. He called for more air defense support and for United Nations teams of experts to investigate the damage.

Earlier, the UN High Representative for Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, strongly condemned the attacks on critical infrastructure. Such attacks are prohibited under international human rights law and those responsible must be held accountable if they are violated. French President Emmanuel Macron also described the Russian attacks on Ukraine’s electricity and water supplies as war crimes that should have consequences. “Any strike against civilian infrastructure constitutes a war crime and must not go unpunished,” Macron said on Wednesday evening.

Source: Nachrichten

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