Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky urges U.N. to condemn ‘energy terror,’ Moscow and Kyiv exchange prisoners

Ukrainian authorities on Thursday worked to restore key infrastructure following a wave of Russian strikes Wednesday.

A Ukrainian presidential official said Thursday that power had been restored in all regions of the country, although efforts to reconnect households were still underway. Power outages and lack of access to heat remained widespread. The mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, said on Telegram early Thursday that 70 percent of the capital remained without electricity, although water has since been restored to the whole city.

Ukraine and Russia each freed 50 prisoners Thursday in an exchange.

Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.

4. From our correspondents

Just before the invasion, Germany was heavily dependent on the Kremlin for natural gas, coal and oil. A company with deep links to the Russian state owned Germany’s largest gas storage facility, which was drained by the beginning of the war. Russia also held a majority stake in the country’s most important national gas transporter and owned the refinery that fed crucial fuel supplies to Berlin.

Francesca Ebel, Ellen Francis, Claire Parker, Benjamin Soloway, David L. Stern, and Sammy Westfall contributed to this report.

Source: WP