Meet demands, end suffering: Russia tells Ukraine as millions face blackout | 5 points


Russia has asked Ukraine to meet its demands and end the suffering, days after a barrage of missile attacks left most of the war-torn country without power, including the capital Kyiv.

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi,Updated: November 25, 2022 11:33 AM IST

Grad multiple rocket launchers of the Ukrainian military fired rockets at Russian positions on the frontline near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region. (Photo: AP)

By India Today Web Desk: As the war enters its 39th week, Russia on Thursday denied targeting civilians during attacks on Ukraine’s energy grid and said it could end the suffering if Kyiv was prepared to meet Moscow’s demands for an end to the conflict.

The development comes as repeated missile barrages across Ukraine over the past few weeks have left millions without electricity, water or heat for hours or days as they brace for a cold and harsh winter ahead.

“The leadership of Ukraine has every opportunity to return the situation to normal, to meet the requirements of the Russian side and, accordingly, to resolve the situation to end all possible suffering among the people,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by news agency Reuters.

Here are the latest developments in the Russia-Ukraine war.

  • Russia has said Ukraine has every opportunity to meet Moscow’s demands and end the conflict and end all possible suffering. The statement came as residents of Kiev clutched empty bottles in search of water, frantically switching to survival mode, a day after fresh Russian missile strikes plunged the city and much of the country into darkness.

  • Ukraine’s energy system is on the brink of collapse and millions of people have suffered blackouts. Following Russia’s statement on the end of the conflict, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the strategy of destroying power infrastructure would not weaken his country’s resolve to retake Moscow’s occupied territories, and that the battlefield was the way forward when diplomacy failed.

    “We must return all the land because I believe that war is the way out when there is no diplomacy,” Zelensky said. Financial times.

  • I am here because there is heat, coffee and light. This is life, as quoted by a resident of Kyiv Associated Press On a day when 70% of Ukraine’s capital is still without electricity.

    A woman walks in a city center that lost electricity after yesterday’s Russian rocket attack in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo: AP)

    In Kherson, hospitals are struggling with the dire effects of the Russian onslaught without electricity or running water. They hit residential and commercial buildings on Thursday, setting some on fire, sending ash skyward and shattering glass across streets.

  • Days after designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, the European Union is pushing ahead with a new sanctions package on Moscow.

    Calling Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine “barbaric”, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said she would soon approve a global price cap for Russian oil with the G7 and other major partners.

  • On the Kherson battlefield, the Ukrainian army is planning its next steps after the withdrawal of Russian troops from the region. Zelensky’s forces are now in a position to strike deep into Russian-controlled territory and could potentially push their counterattack closer to Crimea, which Russia illegally annexed in 2014.



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