Emmanuel Macron has called on Asia-Pacific countries to join a “growing consensus” against the conflict.

Millions of Ukrainians without electricity in the middle of winter

Several Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kiev, were hit by Russian strikes on Thursday, leaving millions without electricity, while the first snow fell in Ukraine, where temperatures could drop to -10° this week.

The series of bombings has targeted Ukraine’s energy infrastructure since October, regularly depriving millions of people of electricity and water. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has condemned “Another Russian Terror Attack”.

“Dozens of missiles this morning. Civilian bases are the main target. Russia is waging a war on electricity and heat for people by blowing up power plants and other energy facilities.he said. “Currently, more than ten million Ukrainians are without electricity”Especially in Kyiv, the Ukrainian president said during his daily televised address on Thursday evening.

The Kremlin on Thursday blamed the civilian suffering in Ukraine on Kiev’s refusal to negotiate. “This is the result of the unwillingness of the Ukrainian side to resolve the issue, to start negotiations, to seek a common position”Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

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