Russia shuts off the electricity that keeps millions of Ukrainians warm

Russia has made a poor long-term strategic move, according to the World Health Organization . Russia has made a poor long-term strategic move, as millions of lives are in jeopardy this winter due to deficient infrastructure that has left 10 million Ukrainians without electricity .

After Russian President Vladimir Putins forces launched scores of missiles at Ukraine's energy sources, temperatures dropped below zero on Wednesday, leaving millions of Ukrainians without electricity, light, or water.After rocket attacks knocked out power lines and left the reactors nowhere to deliver electricity, Ukraine's energy infrastructure fell into wintry darkness.According to the state distribution utility, weeks of assaults have caused more than $1.9 billion in damage to the grid, which will take considerable time to recover.On Telegram, Andriy Yermak, the president's chief of staff, said that the fire department.

They wont destroy us.After enduring a string of battlefield losses at the hands of Ukraine's army, Moscow has turned to targeting the country's energy sources in an attempt to destroy Ukraine's spirit.Ukrainians have remained persuaded to defend their country amid expected slowing wars as winter conditions make it difficult to cross muddy steppes.Ukraine's Air Force said it fired down 51 of the new barrage of almost 70 missiles, but one analyst believes it's also having a devastating effect on Ukraine's ability to keep the lights on and heat buildings.

Russia has made a poor long-term strategic move, according to the World Health Organization, as millions of lives are in jeopardy this winter due to deficient infrastructure that has left 10 million Ukrainians without electricity, or about one-quarter of the population.The US and European Union governments have also provided the Russians with new equipment such as generators and fuel.According to a European diplomat familiar with the discussions, a particular challenge is finding the near-decommissioned auto-transformers that are required in Ukraine's Soviet-designed electricity grid.Even if Ukraine's allies scour their stockpiles, rebuilding the power system would take a long time, especially if it is being attacked at an alarming rate.The Russian government has issued a call for more arms, particularly anti-aircraft missiles, to protect Ukraine from Moscows salvos late last week, and the US and Germany have already delivered National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems and an IRIS-T system, respectively.In addition to the millions of Ukrainians who have already fled abroad to escape the war, EU officials have expressed worry that the Russian strategy now seems to be to push negotiations with Russia until it withdraws forces from all of the country

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