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Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that Russia is attacking Ukrainian infrastructure in response to the supply of weapons by Western countries to Ukraine. This is reported by “Interfax“.
“We are striking infrastructure facilities in Ukraine in response to the pumping of this country with Western weapons and Kyiv’s reckless calls for a military victory over Russia,” Nebenzya said at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, convened at the initiative of Ukraine due to new massive shelling of infrastructure.
Russian forces will continue to strike until Kyiv takes a “realistic stance” and returns to the negotiating table, Nebenzya said. At the same time, the permanent representative did not specify how strikes on civilian infrastructure affect the combat capability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Nebenzya during his speech also held the Ukrainian military responsible for the casualties among civilians in Ukraine, saying that “missile fragments or missiles that have gone astray hit those objects that Russia did not aim at.”
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking at a meeting of the Security Council via video link, in turn, asked the UN to send a mission of experts to Ukraine to study the state of critical infrastructure.
Russia has been delivering massive strikes against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure since early October. The last such attack took place on 23 November. According to Zelensky, the Russian Federation fired 67 missiles, as a result of which the Kyiv, Odessa and Chernihiv regions were de-energized.
- Three regions of Ukraine were completely left without electricity due to Russian missile strikes. All nuclear power plants are disabled. There is also no electricity in Moldova