By Agency Report
The president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has cried out saying that, the recent attack on Ukraine energy network has left about 4.5m people across the country without electricity. Also Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said 450,000 apartments in the capital alone did not have electricity on Friday.
Zelenskyy, however, accused Russia of engaging in “energy terrorism”
Consequently, Kyiv Mayor appeals to his people to save electricity as much as possible, adding that the situation remains difficult. Meanwhile, State-owned grid operator Ukrenergo reported on Friday that emergency blackouts would take place across Kyiv.
Russia has repeatedly carried out missile and drone attacks on Ukrainian power facilities, particularly in recent weeks. In his address, Zelenskyy described the targeting of energy infrastructure as a sign of weakness.
“The very fact that Russia is resorting to energy terrorism shows the weakness of our enemy,” he said. “They cannot beat Ukraine on the battlefield, so they try to break our people this way.” Zelenskyy’s spoke soon after Moscow-appointed authorities in southern Ukraine’s occupied Kherson region said Russian troops were likely to leave the city of Kherson — a claim that Ukrainian officials greeted with some skepticism