Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Friday that as a result of Russian attacks on essential infrastructure in Ukraine almost half of the country’s energy system has been put out of service.
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“Unfortunately, Russia continues with its missile attacks against the essential civilian infrastructure of Ukraine, fighting against its civilian population and depriving it of electricity, water, heating and communications during the winter”said Shmyhal in kyiv in an appearance with the vice-president of the European Commission (EC), Valdis Dombrovskis.
“On November 15 alone, Russia fired about 100 missiles at Ukrainian cities. Nearly half of our energy system is out of service.” added.
Shmyhal stressed that under these conditions, Ukraine it needs more support from its European allies in the energy and financial spheres, through the supply of equipment and resources to acquire gas and strengthen the energy sector.
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Approximately 40% of energy infrastructure had been damaged in the course of the first wave of Russian missile attacks last month, according to data from the Ukrainian authorities.
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskysaid Thursday night that more than ten million citizens are still without electricity, particularly in the regions of Vynnitsia, Odesa, Sumy and kyiv, where “everything possible” is being done to normalize the situation.
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