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Ukraine claims that Russian strikes on the electricity grid constitute genocide.

A senior Ukrainian official claims that Russia’s strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure constitute genocide.

The prosecutor-general told the BBC that attacks on important buildings were intended to subdue Kyiv by targeting “the entire Ukrainian nation.”

An attempt to exterminate a group of people is referred to as genocide. Russia denies having such objectives.

Following persistent Russian strikes, millions of people in Ukraine are experiencing power outages in the chilly weather.

The task of re-connecting houses without electricity is ongoing. Following the city’s liberation by Ukrainian forces earlier this month, officials claim that Kherson has finally received a complete resupply.

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According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, usage limitations continue to apply to residents of 14 areas, including the capital city of Kyiv.

Genocide involves “the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group”, according to a definition provided by the UN Genocide Convention.

Among the acts which may qualify are killing or causing serious harm to members of that group – or forcibly transferring its children elsewhere.

In his BBC interview, Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Andriy Kostin said that, as well as the attacks on the energy grid, 11,000 Ukrainian children had been forcibly deported to Russia.

Mr. Kostin said his office was investigating reports of more than 49,000 war crimes and crimes of aggression since Russia launched its full-scale invasion on 24 February.

The “same pattern of conduct” was being seen in every Ukrainian settlement occupied by Russian forces, he observed.

A war crime constitutes a violation of the so-called “rules” of war set out by international treaties including the Geneva Conventions.

Among other things, the Conventions stipulate that civilians must be protected. Russia has been repeatedly accused of breaking this rule.

Shelling of residential buildings in Dnipro over the weekend left one person dead and 13 others injured, according to the governor of the wider region.

Ukraine claims that Russian strikes on the electricity grid constitute genocide.
Ukraine claims that Russian strikes on the electricity grid constitute genocide.

Meanwhile, police said 32 civilians had been killed by strikes in Kherson since Russian troops left the southern city earlier this month.

In Ukraine, the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, a man-made famine that claimed millions of lives under Soviet authority, was observed on Saturday.

Mr. Kostin said that 260 persons had been charged with war crimes since Russia’s invasion in February and that 13 verdicts had been handed down by Ukrainian courts.

He urged the establishment of an “international ad hoc tribunal,” backed by nations from “the whole civilized world,” to hold Russia accountable for the invasion.

In other news, the chairman of Ukraine’s state nuclear business Energoatom claims that there are indications that troops from Moscow may be getting ready to depart the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power facility.

The complex, which the Russians occupied in March, has been allegedly shelled by both sides, raising fears of a potentially catastrophic nuclear disaster.

Petro Kotin, however, issued a warning because there was still no proof that the Russians had left.

source: summarybio.com