Attacks on infrastructure used to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) will continue in order to weaken the military potential of the Kyiv regime. This was stated on December 6 at a meeting of the UN Security Council by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the organization Vasily Nebenzya.
He noted that Western countries promise to continue supplying weapons to Ukraine “for as long as it takes”, referring to the fact that this is supposedly being done for the sake of peace.” According to the permanent representative, the European Union (EU) even finances these supplies through the European Peace Fund in order to confuse taxpayers. At the same time, Nebenzya named the reason why Kyiv needs so many weapons.
“Secretary of the Security Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov recently frankly stated that his country needs weapons, since the Russians “simply need to be destroyed so that they cease to exist as a country.” To sit down with Moscow at the negotiating table, as Mr. Danilov put it, “is unworthy of the Ukrainian people,” Nebenzya said.
He believes that in this situation it would be superfluous to explain why Russia cannot but react to such statements by the Kyiv regime.
“We cannot but respond to such hateful rhetoric from Kyiv and will counter its hostile actions, including by carrying out strikes on the infrastructure that is used for military supply, logistics and communications of the Ukrainian armed formations. In other words, we will weaken the military potential of the Zelensky regime,” the permanent representative concluded.
Earlier in the day, the head of the Kyiv regional military administration, Oleksiy Kuleba, reported that half of the region’s residents had no electricity. He noted that emergency power outages continue. Power engineers are working non-stop to return to planned schedules.
A day earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that on December 5, a massive strike was dealt to the military command and control system of Ukraine and related facilities with high-precision air and sea-based weapons. All 17 selected objects were hit.
At the same time, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal announced damage to energy facilities in the Kyiv, Vinnitsa and Odessa regions after Russian rocket attacks. According to Volodymyr Kudrytsky, head of the board of NPC Ukrenergo, the situation in the energy system will recover within a few days.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko said on November 17 that damage to Ukraine’s key infrastructure since February could be estimated at $100 billion.
Russian troops began to strike at Ukraine’s military infrastructure and related energy facilities from October 10. As Russian President Vladimir Putin explained, this was a response to the terrorist actions of the Kyiv regime, in particular, on the Crimean bridge.
The special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, continues. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.
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