Russia, “state sponsor of terrorism”: the European parliament votes and… is cyberattacked

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to confer on Russia the infamous title of state “sponsor of terrorism” and state “which uses terrorist means”. Symbolic? Or counterproductive? Pressed by the US Congress to take the same path, the US government hesitates…

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Lhe “risk of total blackout is very, very high” in Ukraine: Andriy Yermak, President Zelensky’s chief of staff, sounded the alarm on Wednesday.

The incessant Russian strikes on the country’s energy, heating and water supply infrastructure risk plunging Ukraine into darkness and cold. But also to sabotage hospitals, spread epidemics and push more civilians into exile. Entire districts of kyiv could be evacuated due to power cuts, warned for his part the mayor of the capital Vitali Klitschko, on Wednesday. “It’s the worst winter since the Second World War,” he laments. To the west, the entire city of Lviv is without power. And the Russian attacks have repercussions as far as Moldova, where massive breakdowns are also observed.

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