Zelensky accuses Russia of destroying ‘all crucial infrastructure’ in Kherson

Volodymyr Zelensky once again accuses Moscow of using winter as a weapon. Russia has destroyed “all crucial infrastructure” in the city of Kherson recaptured from Russian forces last week by the Ukrainian army, the Ukrainian president said on Monday evening.

“Before winter, the Russian occupiers destroyed absolutely all crucial infrastructure,” he said in his daily address, after visiting Kherson earlier in the day. “Absolutely all important facilities in the city and region are mined,” he added.

The region “without electricity since November 6”

” There’s no electricity, no communication, no Internet, no television” in Kherson, continued the Ukrainian president, declaring that “the occupiers destroyed everything themselves intentionally”. “That’s what the Russian flag means – utter devastation,” Volodymyr Zelensky added, promising a return to normal life.

The Ukrainian national operator Ukrenergo has announced that the Russia destroyed key energy infrastructure that supplies the entire right bank of the Kherson region and a significant part of the Mykolaiv region. “Most of the liberated region of Kherson has been without electricity since November 6,” said Ukrenergo boss Volodymyr Kudrytskyi. “We are doing our best to supply people with electricity as quickly as possible. »

The recapture of the city of Kherson, the only regional capital that Moscow’s troops had been able to take control of, dealt a major blow to Vladimir Putin’s offensive. During his visit on Monday, Volodymyr Zelensky considered that the liberation of the city is “the beginning of the end of the war”.

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