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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday vowed to continue attacking Ukrainian energy systems despite global criticism of strikes that have left millions without electricity and water at the start of winter.

“There’s a lot of noise about our strikes on the energy infrastructure of a neighbouring country. Yes, we do that. But who started it?” Putin said at an awards ceremony in the Kremlin, adding that the criticism would “not interfere with our combat missions.”

He presented the strikes as a response to a blast on Moscow’s bridge to annexed Crimea and other attacks, accusing Kyiv of blowing up power lines from the Kursk nuclear power plant and not supplying water to Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

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“Not supplying water to a city of more than a million people is an act of genocide,” Putin said.

He accused the West of “complete silence” on this and of bias against Russia.

“As soon as we move and do something in response, there is uproar and clamour spreading through the whole universe,” he said.

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Rebirth Dec 08, 2022 09:00pm
Now that the so-called west knows what’s in store for the Ukrainians, will they grant them refuge even if they’re in the millions? They can easily settle them all over the New World, if Europe can’t sustain these refugees because of a lack of energy resources. Although, the Europeans can still play a part. Had their leaders not been sleeping as though it’s some kind of a sleeping illness, they’d have cared enough to grant Ukrainians refuge like they were so eager to do for the Syrians and Africans going via Libya.
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