As 2022 comes to a close in Ukraine, Russia wants to cause darkness and inflict damage on the country with continued attacks, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said.
Moscow intends to “intimidate, leave us in the dark for the new year, cause as much damage to civilian infrastructure as possible,” Shmyhal said in a post on Telegram.
“There are attacks on civilian infrastructure in different regions of our country. Residential buildings, hotel, (a) shop, place for festivals were damaged. There are dead and injured," he wrote. "Russians want to intimidate, leave us in the dark for the New Year, cause as much damage to civilian infrastructure as possible."
Despite the attacks, the power system remains stable, he said.
“Air Defense Forces are heroes and a real shield of our sky. We thank them!” the prime minister added.