Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport
(Natural News) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russia of using the coming winter as a “weapon of mass destruction.”
He made this claim on Tuesday, Nov. 22, through of a video message shown during a meeting of the Association of French Mayors.
“Now, on the eve of winter, we are facing one of the greatest threats since the beginning of all-out war,” said Zelensky. “The Kremlin has set the task of continuing the attacks on energy facilities – to turn the cold of winter into a weapon of mass destruction.”
In response to Ukrainian saboteurs targeting civilians and non-military infrastructure deep within Russia’s borders, the Russian armed forces attacked the Ukrainian energy infrastructure, notably power plants.
In an address to the Ukrainian parliament, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal noted that Russian strikes target the substations and networks that transport the electricity from power plants and other energy production facilities to Ukrainian homes and businesses.
“Because of this, it is sometimes impossible to transport large amounts of electricity to certain regions or districts,” he said. Shmyhal’s claim was supported by Maksym Timchenko, CEO of Ukraine’s largest private energy industry investor, DTEK.
“These strikes are not aimed at generating facilities to prevent us from producing electricity but at connection systems tied to the Ukrainian energy system,” said Timchenko. “I think the Russian military [consults] their power engineers and they explain how to cause maximum harm to the energy system.”