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Ukraine in darkness with internet blackouts minutes after German Chancellor announces sanctions on Russia

by LLB political Reporter
22nd Feb 22 1:55 pm

Donbass in eastern Ukraine has had their power cut and there is an internet blackout as there has been attacks on the Lugansk thermal power plant.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced tough restrictions on Moscow and within minutes had internet blackouts.

For security measures Ukraine have been forced to close down the plant which will leave the region with now power of heat for many days.

The Russian Army reportedly carried out targeted shelling at the electric power plant in the Donbass region which has left a transformer on fire leaving several areas in the Lugansk region with no power.

Russia’s military intelligence agency the GRU could attack “every network” across the Ukraine including a full blackout world leaders have warned.

James Lewis, from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, “The Russians are the best in the world in this type of warfare and they have the advantage that they built all the networks and utilities in Ukraine.

“The really effective stuff is held in reserve by GRU. We haven’t yet seen a serious effort at cyberwarfare against Ukraine.

“If they wanted they could turn off the country’s electrical power, disrupt every network and cause havoc.”

Germany has halted the approval of the Nord 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia and the government have decided to “reassess” the certification amid the latest developments.

Scholz said, “In light of the most recent developments we must reassess the situation in particular regarding Nord Stream 2.”

“The appropriate departments of the economy ministry will make a new assessment of the security of our supply in light of what has changed in the last few days.”

Danil Bochkov, from the Russian International Affairs Council, told Express.co.uk, “The impact will be substantial not only on Germany but on the whole EU since it could not diversify supplies that fast.

“But this is going to be more of a mid-term impact because NS2 has not been launched yet, so Berlin was not relying on its as a source of gas supply.

“The expectation of the NS2 launch which was expected to supply vast amounts of gas could stabilize market energy prices over time.

“Now, the gas and oil prices are most likely to keep climbing worldwide, because Germany and Europe would struggle hard to find a substitute supporter capable of delivering the same amount of gas. If it could at all.”

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