Ukrainian security official mocks Moscow’s attempts to terrorize Ukrainians
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov (Photo:www.rnbo.gov.ua)
Russia is making a mistake in its continued efforts to terrorize Ukraine’s civilian population, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov said in a Twitter post on Oct. 12.
"Russians have not understood anything,” said Danilov.
“In the 20th century alone, Ukrainians have survived world wars, revolutions, terror, and the Holodomor.”
Danilov noted that Russia has been destroying Ukrainians for centuries, "and we still established our own state".
"The Kremlin thinks it will break us with cold weather, cutting off light or water? Dunces, they have learned nothing," he said.
Russia carried out at least 83 missile and air strikes against Kyiv, and other Ukrainian cities on Oct. 10, killing 14 civilians, and injuring over 90. The attack took out parts of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, precipitating a series of disruptions in power and water supply across the country.
In his evening address on Oct. 10, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also asked Ukrainians to try not to overload the power grid from 5 to 10 p.m. and to postpone the use of washing machines, irons, and other electrical appliances that consume a lot of energy to another time.
In Kyiv, starting from Oct. 11, a schedule of hourly rolling blackouts has been introduced. Rolling blackouts were also announced in the western Ukrainian Khmelnytskyi Oblast.
Russian attacks on infrastructure facilities continued on Oct. 11. The occupying troops struck an energy facility in Lviv Oblast. About 30% of Lviv is without electricity; there are interruptions in the water supply in Sykhiv and Frankivskyi districts.
Furthermore, the Ladyzhyn thermal power plant in Vinnytsia Oblast was hit by two Russian air strikes.
Two energy infrastructure facilities in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast were also attacked.
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