Russia’s Fourth Assault on Ukraine’s Energy Infrastructure, as G20 Meeting Proceeds
Nov. 15, 2022 (EIRNS)—In mid-afternoon today, in Ukraine, around 100 or so missiles, according to Ukrainian Air Force command spokesperson Yurii Ihnat, hit Ukraine’s energy infrastructure (generation facilities and power-transmission systems) in about a dozen cities and districts, including Lviv and Kiev. Somewhere between a third and a half of the electricity was knocked out.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Office of the President, wrote on Telegram: “The situation is critical. Most hits were recorded in the center and north of the country. The situation in the capital is extremely difficult, special emergency shutdown schedules are being introduced.”
There was one civilian death reported when Ukraine succeeded in knocking a Russian missile off target, sending it into a residential area.
Whether intentional or not, Russia’s fourth missile assault against Ukraine’s energy grid, and the largest of the four, came as the West attempted to hijack the G20 deliberations, by finagling an anti-Russia draft statement, and having Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy stage a ridiculous “peace” proposal. It raises the questions as to whether Russia was sending a rather unmistakable message to the G20 meeting—stop playing silly games about a serious matter.