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a new salvo of Russian missiles this Monday, December 5, more power and water cuts in the country

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Ukraine suffered this Monday, December 5, a new deadly salvo from Russian missiles, causing new power and water cuts in a country already in energy crisis, Moscow having made this infrastructure its priority target in the middle of winter.

Energy: the other war for Europe

The strikes come on the same day as the entry into force of the mechanism to cap the sale price of Russian oil decided by the West, who are thus trying to dry up Moscow’s manna to finance its military effort.

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Eighth massive attack

This Monday morning, the Kremlin warned that this new sanction would not “no impact” on his offensive. In this tense context, Vladimir Putin appeared on television driving a car crossing the Crimean Bridge, a key infrastructure that connects Russia to this Ukrainian peninsula annexed in 2014 by Moscow. An explosion blamed by the Kremlin on Ukraine had seriously damaged it in October.

Moments before, anti-aircraft sirens sounded across Ukraine which “suffers an eighth massive missile attack by a terrorist state. Unfortunately, there is already damage to the energy infrastructure”said operator Ukrenergo.

However, the alerts were quickly lifted and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assured that his country’s anti-aircraft defense had succeeded in “shoot down most missiles” Russians. According to the Ukrainian Air Force, more than 60 out of 70 missiles fired by Moscow were destroyed in flight.

Since the fall, and a series of humiliating setbacks, the Russian army has stepped up strikes against Ukrainian energy installations, so much so that most of the civilian population has electricity for only a few hours a day.

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At least two dead and three injured

According to the deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential administration Kyrylo Tymoshenko, an initial report shows at least two dead and three wounded, including a child. The Russian strikes have also caused new water and electricity cuts, while winter temperatures are well established.

The head of the military administration of Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine said that“part of the city is without electricity” and “several boilers and pumping stations are disconnected”which should be felt on the supply of water and heating.

In Odessa, living despite the war

Operators in Odessa, a major port in the south of the country, and in Sumy, in the northeast, reported water and power cuts respectively. Electricity was also cut off in Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine, according to Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevich. Prime Minister Denys Chmyhal nevertheless assured that “the country’s energy system is functioning and remains intact”.

Visiting kyiv, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, wrote on Twitter, photo in support, to have had to join a bomb shelter and continue a meeting there. “Unbelievable that this happens almost daily in kyiv”he wrote.

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Even before the new strikes, the national operator Ukrenergo had described this Monday as ” hard “ the situation regarding electricity supplies. In Borodianka, northwest of kyiv covered with snow and ice, large tents equipped with wood stoves have been installed to allow the population to warm up or cook.

Several Russian attacks repelled

Repeated Russian strikes on energy infrastructure raise fears of a new wave of refugees fleeing darkness, Russian missiles and the cold. In a sign of Ukraine’s suffering, Ukrainian presidential chief of staff Andrii Iermak tweeted a photo showing a huge cluster of Russian rockets and missiles that rained down on Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv , to North-east.

The long war, this test imposed on us by Putin

“Here is the cemetery of the missiles that fell on Kharkiv. This is just a small sample of the projectiles that Russia fired into Ukrainian territory”, he denounced. The fighting also continues to rage on the long front line.

The Ukrainian army thus announced on Monday that it had repelled several attacks during the previous twenty-four hours, in particular in the Bakhmout sector, in the east, where Moscow’s forces are on the offensive.

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