Attacks on civilian infrastructure sign of Russia’s defeat in war, says Zelenskyy

15 September, 12:49 PM
Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacted to the terrorist attacks in the Russian Federation (Photo:Office of the President)

Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacted to the terrorist attacks in the Russian Federation (Photo:Office of the President)

Russian missile attacks on civilian infrastructure are yet another sign that Russia is losing its war against Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his regular evening address to the nation on Sept. 14.

“Your missile attacks today, Russian missiles targeting Kryvyi Rih, the dam of the Karachunivske Reservoir – objects that have no military value at all, in fact hitting hundreds of thousands of ordinary civilians –is another reason why Russia will lose,” he said.

“And not just this war, but history itself.”

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According to Zelenskyy, history is written by people, never by savages.

“Who will you end up as in history? All those who launch these missiles?” the president said.

“Those who came to our land – you are weaklings. You are weaklings, waging a war against civilians. Scoundrels who, having fled the battlefield, are trying to do harm from somewhere far away. You will just be terrorists whom their own grandchildren will be ashamed of.”

Russia attacked the central-southeastern Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih late on Sept. 14. In particular, the invaders launched seven missiles from strategic aircraft and hit a dam at a reservoir. According to preliminary reports, there were no casualties in the attack.

Oleksandr Vilkul, the head of the local military administration, urged residents of several streets in the city’s Inhulets and Central City districts to evacuate due to the threat of flooding.

Earlier, Russian forces hit the city of Kharkiv with missiles late on Sept. 11, crippling a major power plant and killing two employees at the site.

The shock to Ukraine’s power grid caused blackouts across Kharkiv, Sumy, Poltava, Donetsk, and Kharkiv oblasts, although the power supply to most of the affected areas was restored several hours later.

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