Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he expects a “strong response” from the world after Russian missiles destroyed energy and civilian infrastructure in Kiev and other major cities. He also told world powers at the UN Security Council meeting late Wednesday to pass a resolution condemning “any form of energy terror”. (Russia has veto power on the council.)
Authorities are continuing their efforts to restore key infrastructure after Wednesday’s strikes. A Ukrainian presidential official said on Thursday that power had been restored in all regions of the country, although attempts to reconnect households are still ongoing. Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram early Thursday that 70 percent of the capital was without electricity, although the entire city has since been supplied with water.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects around the world.
4. From our correspondents
Just before the invasion, Germany was heavily dependent on the Kremlin for natural gas, coal and oil. A company with deep ties to the Russian state owned Germany’s largest gas storage facility, which emptied at the start of the war. Russia also had a majority stake in the country’s main national gas carrier and owned the refinery that supplied Berlin with vital fuel.
Francesca Ebel, Ellen Francis, Claire Parker, Benjamin Soloway, David L. Stern, and Sammy Westfall contributed to this report.