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Russia, declared ‘terror’ state by EU lawmakers, batters Ukraine grid

SpaceWar.com reports: “Russian strikes across Ukraine on Wednesday battered the country’s already failing electricity grid, leaving several dead, disconnecting three nuclear power stations from the grid and spurring ‘massive’ blackouts in neighbouring Moldova.

The Ukrainian energy system has been left in tatters and millions have been subjected to long periods without electricity after weeks of Russian bombardments, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) warning the country’s priority this winter would be ‘survival’.

The Ukrainian military said Russian forces had fired around 70 cruise missiles at targets across the country Wednesday and also deployed attack drones.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba described the latest salvo as a response to a decision by the European Parliament to recognise Russia as a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ over its nine-month invasion of Ukraine, and its call for the 27-nation EU to follow.

‘Being unable to win in a fair fight with the Ukrainian army, Russia wages a cowardly war of terror against civilians,’ Kuleba said, urging Kyiv’s Western backers to supply more air defence systems…”

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