Despite massive Russian airstrikes on power plants and other infrastructure, Ukraine shows an unbroken will to fight. “Russian troops continue to attack our power plants with rockets and drones. In the end, even such Russian meanness will fail,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his evening video address. Ukrainian utility company Ukrenerho expects significant cutbacks in energy consumption today as a result of damaged facilities across the country.

Meanwhile, Zelenskyj called the situation at the front difficult. This particularly affects the Donbass in the east and some directions in the south. “But we are holding our ground. We are defending our country. We are gradually moving forward, displacing the enemy.” Ukraine will win. “Terrorists always lose. Freedom always wins.”

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