Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over air strikes on civilian infrastructure. Which again plunged Ukrainian cities into darkness and cold with the onset of winter. Russia launched a missile barrage across Ukraine on Wednesday, killing 10 people, and shutting down nuclear power plants and the water and electricity supplies in many places.
Neighboring Moldova said it was suffering massive power outages due to the missile barrage Friendly EU President Maia Sandhu accused Russia of leaving her country “in the dark”.
European Union governments failed to reach an agreement on Wednesday on the level at which to cap prices for Russian seaborne oil under the G7 plan. EU diplomats said talks would resume. Earlier on Thursday, representatives of the European Union met in Brussels. The move is part of sanctions aimed at reducing Moscow’s revenue from its oil exports so it has less money to finance the invasion of Ukraine.
UN Political Affairs Coordinator Rosemary DiCarlo told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that the exchange of 35 Russian and 36 Ukrainian prisoners was a positive development amid the “dark news” of Russian strikes on the border. Ukraine. DiCarlo encouraged the parties to continue releasing prisoners and to follow international humanitarian law with regard to prisoners of war, reports Reuters.
A Russian court decided, on Wednesday, to extend the detention of opposition politician Ilya Yashin for six months, who faces the risk of being imprisoned for 10 years for denouncing President Vladimir Putin’s assault on Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ukraine. The 39-year-old Moscow city councilor is in the dock as part of an unprecedented crackdown on dissent in the Russia, with most opposition activists either in prison or in exile. He faces up to 10 years behind bars if convicted.
On Wednesday, the Kremlin said it was confident its attack would “succeed”. Ukraine. “There is no doubt about the future and success of the special operation,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, on a visit to Armenia, using the official Moscow term to describe the Russian offensive.
European cities have been urged to send backup generators to Ukraine To help the country during the winter in the face of Russia’s attacks on the electricity infrastructure. Ukraine’s power grid has come under fire again as the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, has launched an appeal for electricity generators for Ukraine.
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