Death-Obituary Ukraine Will Stop Exporting Electricity To The EU In Response To The Furious Criticism Of Russian Missile Strikes On Kyiv And Other Towns.

Death-Obituary Ukraine Will Stop Exporting Electricity To The EU In Response To The Furious Criticism Of Russian Missile Strikes On Kyiv And Other Towns.

High-ranking representatives from the United States, the European Union, and the UN expressed shock and sorrow on Monday in response to Russia’s concerted missile attacks on residential areas in Ukraine’s largest cities, including Kyiv. Attacks “once again underscore the sheer cruelty” of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s campaign on Ukraine, according to President Joe Biden. The assaults left U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “shocked,” and he claimed through a spokeswoman that they marked an escalation of the conflict.

The complete toll of the attacks’ casualties is yet unknown, but according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, there were at least 14 fatalities and 97 injuries.  In addition to the human toll, the strikes damaged significant parts of Ukraine’s energy grid, prompting the nation’s energy ministry to announce it would halt exports of electricity to the European Union starting Tuesday.

“Today’s missile strikes, which hit the thermal generation and electrical substations, forced Ukraine to suspend electricity exports from Oct. 11, 2022 to stabilize its own energy system,” the ministry said in a statement on its website. Russia’s missile strikes came just two days after a blast destroyed part of Russia’s Kerch Bridge, the only bridge linking Russia to the Crimean peninsula, which Moscow illegally annexed in 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed he ordered the strikes on Ukrainian cities, which were carried out by long-range missiles, in response to the bridge attack, and vowed a “harsh response” to any acts threatening Russia.

Death-Obituary Ukraine Will Stop Exporting Electricity To The EU In Response To The Furious Criticism Of Russian Missile Strikes On Kyiv And Other Towns.