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the president of Ukraine thanked this Wednesday to the European Parliament for declaring Russia a promoter of terrorism. The decision, however, did not stop Russian forces from launching a large-scale attack targeting, in particular, the country’s energy and civilian infrastructure.
“The European Parliament has recognized Russia as a terrorist state. Russia, as if the whole world did not matter, continued with missile attacks, ”he said in his usual speech.
European Parliament declares Russia a state sponsor of terrorism
The Ukrainian Air Force revealed that Russian troops fired about 70 missiles this Wednesday, of which more than 51 were shot down🇧🇷 Despite this, an air strike would hit a maternity hospital on the outskirts of Zaporizia, causing the death of a newborn. “Russia used missiles for a new attack on another hospital and killed a baby,” Zelensky denounced.
According to the United Nations Organization (UN), 30 people died during the Russian attacks and millions of people were left without electricity, access to water and heating, when in some Ukrainian regions temperatures are already beginning to reach negative temperatures. Areas like Lviv, Zaporizhia, Odessa and Chernigov were completely without power.
Faced with new airstrikes, Zelensky asked the Ukrainian ambassador to the UN to convene an “urgent” meeting of the Security Council. In a video conference address, he called for a strong reaction to “Russian terror.” “We await the reaction of friends, not just observers”stressed.
I have instructed our Ambassador to the UN to request an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council following today’s Russian attacks. The murder of civilians, the ruin of civilian infrastructure are acts of terror. Ukraine continues to demand a determined response from the international community to these crimes.
— Volodimir Zelensky (@ZelenskyyUa) November 23, 2022
“With freezing temperatures, several million people without power, heat and water, this is obviously a crime against humanity,” he added. The Security Council called for the adoption of a resolution condemning all “forms of terror” against the infrastructure of the energy sector.