Ukraine calls UN emergency session, Ukraine, Moldova also affected in the dark after 70 Russian missiles attack
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed an emergency security meeting of the United Nations. In the Security Council on Wednesday, Volodymyr Zelensky spoke on the blackout in Ukraine and neighboring Moldova after the Russian attacks. The emergency session, called at Ukraine's request, began via video link in New York at 4 p.m. in the US. Ukraine's leader said in a tweet that he had asked Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations, Sergei Kislyitsya, to convene the meeting.
Zelensky said, "Killing civilians, and destroying civilian infrastructure are acts of terrorism. Ukraine has been demanding the international community to answer for these crimes."
The Ukrainian army says that the Russian army fired about 70 missiles on Ukraine on Wednesday, and also deployed attack drones.
Ukraine's already troubled electricity grid got worse due to this airstrike. Due to this, the connection of three nuclear power stations has been cut and many people have lost their lives.
With the mercury going below zero, people in Ukraine are now forced to spend time without electricity and heating systems.
Ukraine's Ministry of Energy had said that after the Russian attacks, the power supply to most people's homes has come to a standstill.
Authorities reported power outages in Kyiv, neighboring Moldova, and other cities in Ukraine following the attack on infrastructure.