Attacks cause blackouts in Ukraine

Attacks cause blackouts in Ukraine
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Islam News – President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine said yesterday that Russian attacks over the past eight days had destroyed 30 percent of Ukraine’s power stations and caused “massive blackouts across the country.”

The latest strikes have increased the likelihood of a miserable winter, with residents having to do without basic services such as heat and water.

The World Health Organization warned of the potential for a spiraling humanitarian crisis that “could become a matter of life or death if people are unable to heat their homes.”

The strikes on Ukraine in recent weeks have targeted both electrical infrastructure and thermal power plants. In the capital, some billboards are no longer lit up at night, and streetlights are being partly turned off in order to conserve energy. Other towns and cities across Ukraine are dealing with rolling blackouts or going without power entirely.

Energy crisis: The E.U. unveiled proposals for new measures to tackle the energy crisis that has rocked the continent, such as joint purchasing of gas and strengthening fuel sharing between countries in case Russia turns off the natural gas taps completely.

Not all ties severed: The E.U. has cut some economic ties with Russia to support Ukraine. But even now, some goods, like diamonds and uranium, remain conspicuously exempted.

Source: The New York Times

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