Moscow has launched a series of missile attacks on Ukraine’s energy and energy infrastructure in recent months. As a result, Ukraine is currently busy fending off Russian attacks on energy and other infrastructure. In a warning message on Monday, the country called for the evacuation of citizens from the capital.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, on the other hand, insisted that Russian President Vladimir Putin intended to use ice, snow and ice as weapons to his advantage. He is using it not only on the battlefield, but also against the civilians of Ukraine.
“President Putin is now trying to use the winter as a weapon of war against Ukraine, and that is terrible,” he said on the eve of a two-day meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Bucharest, Romania. We must be prepared for further attacks. That is why NATO allies have increased their support for Ukraine.’
Estonia’s foreign minister joined counterparts from six Baltic and Nordic countries. It is essentially the largest delegation to visit Ukraine since Russia began its full-scale war. They joined mainly with the promise of electric generators, warm clothes and food. Their main goal is to help Ukrainians cope with the coldest months and keep their spirits high.
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said in Kiev, ‘Russia is arming civilian security forces and this is a real shame.’
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned late on Sunday that Russian forces were preparing new attacks and would not stop as long as they had the missiles.
He held a meeting with senior government officials on Monday to discuss the measures to be taken. According to his predictions, the coming week could be as tough as it gets.
Russia has launched massive missile attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure almost weekly since early October. The impact of each barrage damage is felt as winter sets in.
Kyiv said Russia acknowledged the attacks targeted Ukrainian infrastructure and were intended to harm civilians. This made them war crimes. But Moscow has denied any intention to hit civilians. They said last week that their suffering would not end unless Ukraine backed Russia’s demands.
Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said some of the city’s 3 million people may have to evacuate to areas where the missile attack would reduce the risk of disruption to essential services.