For The Wall Street Journal, there is no possible doubt.
This Wednesday, November 23, “Russia unleashed one of its biggest missile attacks across Ukraine since the start of the war,” notes the American daily, which then proceeds to an enumeration of the victims.
“In kyiv and the surrounding area, the strikes killed 4 people and injured more than 30”, writes the New York media. Earlier in the day, “an attack in Vilnyansk, in the southern region of Zaporizhia, which targeted a maternity hospital, caused 1 victim”. People could still be under the rubble, according to information provided by the Ukrainian authorities.
kyiv without running water
In addition to the human toll, the economic daily also emphasizes the very heavy material damage caused by these attacks.
According to the mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, the supply of running water would have been suspended, and electricity cuts would have hit certain areas of the capital. A destiny shared by Lviv, in the west of the country, where “the whole city was without electricity and the trams were stopped”, writing The Wall Street Journal, relaying the statements of the local councilor, Andriy Sadovyi.
Power cuts were also reported in the major cities of Odessa, Dnipro, and Khmelnytskyi.
This is part of a very specific strategy developed in recent times by Moscow, which the American daily describes in these terms:
“Targeting the most important infrastructure, to cut off electricity and other forms of supply as winter frost sets in: a tactic that experts say aims to erode the resilience of Ukrainians.”
Moldova collateral victim
Faced with these attacks, however, Volodymyr Zelensky insisted once again on reaffirming that his country was “unbreakable”, also on the strength of the support received today from the side of the European Parliament, which has designated Russia as a “State promoter of terrorism ”.
Ukraine will therefore resist, according to its president, while today another neighboring country has suffered the consequences of Russian missile attacks.
In effect, teaches us The Guardian, this Wednesday, November 23, “Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spînu has reported ‘massive’ power cuts in his country following Russian strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure”. According to the man, continues the British daily, “Moldelectrica, the public energy company, is currently working to reconnect more than 50% of the country to the electricity grid”.