Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he expected a “strong reaction” from the world after Russian missiles destroyed energy and civilian infrastructure in Kyiv and other major cities. He also told world powers at the UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday night that they should pass a resolution condemning “all forms of energy terror”. (Russia has veto power over the council.)
Authorities are continuing efforts to restore key infrastructure after Wednesday’s strikes. A Ukrainian presidential official said on Thursday that power had been restored to all parts of the country, although efforts to reconnect households were still underway. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said Thursday morning on Telegram that 70% of the capital remains without electricity, although water has since been restored across the city.
Here is the latest news 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 close ties to the Russian state owned Germany’s largest gas storage facility, which was depleted at the start of the war. Russia also held a majority stake in the country’s largest national gas carrier and owned the refinery that supplied fuel to Berlin.
Francesca Ebel, Ellen Francis, Claire Parker, Benjamin Soloway, David L. Stern and Sammy Westfall contributed to this report.