Live: Ukraine scrambles to restore power as Russia ‘weaponises winter’

Ukrainian energy workers on Thursday raced to restore power after Russian missile strikes destroyed energy infrastructure across western Ukraine, leaving more than two thirds of Kyiv without power. US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield has accused Moscow of “weaponising winter” and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for urgent UN action against the Russian “formula of terror”. Follow FRANCE 24’s live coverage of the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).

11:42am: Russian attacks create real danger of ‘catastrophe’, says Ukraine’s nuclear energy boss

Russia caused a “real danger of a nuclear and radioactive catastrophe” by launching attacks in which all Ukraine’s nuclear reactors were disconnected from the power grid for the first time in 40 years, Ukraine’s nuclear energy chief said.

Petro Kotin, head of nuclear power company Energoatom, said in a…

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