“As Ukraine continues to seize momentum on the battlefield, President Putin has focused his ire and his fire on Ukraine’s civilian population”
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken strongly condemned the targeting of Ukrainian civilians by Russians and also promised that the United States and NATO allies would continue to support Kyiv in the face of Russian efforts to “splinter our coalition.” — CNN reports.
“As Ukraine continues to seize momentum on the battlefield, President Putin has focused his ire and his fire on Ukraine’s civilian population,” Blinken said at a news conference at the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Bucharest on November 30, 2022. “Over the past several weeks, Russia has bombed out more than a third of Ukraine’s energy system, plunging millions into cold, into darkness, as frigid temperatures set in.”
“Heat, water, electricity, for children, for the elderly, for the sick — these are President Putin’s new targets. He’s hitting them hard,” the top U.S. diplomat said. “This brutalization of Ukraine’s people is barbaric.”