Ukraine Faces Emergency Blackout as Russian Attacks Target Power Plants

Ukraine | March 30, 2024, Saturday // 08:46|  views

Ukraine has been plunged into darkness as parts of the country experienced a widespread blackout following a series of devastating attacks on its power plants by Russia. The emergency blackout comes amidst escalating tensions between the two nations, with Russia intensifying its bombing campaign in response to alleged Ukrainian attacks on its border regions.

According to reports, Russia launched a barrage of missiles and drones overnight, specifically targeting Ukraine's energy infrastructure. The Russian defense ministry claimed to have utilized a combination of "long-range air, sea, and ground-based precision weapons" in the attacks. President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the strikes as "energy terrorism," while the United Nations labeled them as illegal.

The Ukrainian air force reported that 99 missiles and drones were deployed in the assault, with 84 successfully intercepted. However, the attacks have dealt a significant blow to Ukraine's energy security, exacerbating an already precarious situation for the country.

The timing of the attacks couldn't be worse for Ukraine, which is grappling with critical shortages of air defenses and ammunition to fend off Russian aggression. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed concerns over the increasing frequency and magnitude of airstrikes, highlighting the growing threat to the nation's stability.

In response to the escalating violence, the White House condemned the Russian strikes as a blatant attempt to undermine the resilience of the Ukrainian people. The United States called on Congress to swiftly pass legislation to provide crucial funding for Ukraine's defense efforts.

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