Vladimir Putin ally Pyotr Tolstoy says Russian troops will 'send Ukraine back to the 18th century'

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'We volition nonstop Ukraine backmost to the 18th century': Vladimir Putin state says Russian troops volition support targeting vigor plants successful bid to wreck country's infrastructure

  • Putin ally Pyotr Tolstoy said Russia volition 'send Ukraine backmost to the 18th century'
  • Duma lawman talker said strikes connected Ukraine's powerfulness stations would continue
  • He besides warned that Ukraine's allies 'will wage the price' for assisting the nation

By James Franey Europe Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:10 GMT, 24 November 2022 | Updated: 22:40 GMT, 24 November 2022

Vladimir Putin volition 'send Ukraine backmost to the 18th century' by pushing up with attacks connected the country's vigor facilities, 1 of his apical allies has claimed.

Pyotr Tolstoy, the lawman talker of the Duma, warned determination would beryllium nary let-up successful the Russian strikes connected Ukrainian powerfulness stations up of winter.

'The infrastructure of Ukraine volition beryllium destroyed, and Ukraine volition beryllium sent backmost to the 18th century,' the subordinate of Putin's United Russia enactment declared.

In a tirade connected French broadcaster BFM, the MP from Russia's rubber-stamp parliament, who has been sanctioned by the US, the EU and Britain, warned that Ukraine's allies 'will wage the price'.

He added that the West should 'prepare itself for a warfare that volition past years'. But Mr Tolstoy's bizarre involution appears to beryllium astatine likelihood with a connection made by the Russian defence ministry yesterday.

A nonmigratory wounded aft a Russian onslaught lies wrong an ambulance earlier being taken to a infirmary successful Kherson, confederate Ukraine connected Thursday

A Ukrainian paramedic helps an injured nonmigratory moments aft a Russian onslaught successful Kherson connected Thursday

Two residents look astatine the harm successful their neighbourhood aft a Russian onslaught successful Kherson connected Thursday

Vladimir Putin (pictured) volition 'send Ukraine backmost to the 18th century' by pushing up with attacks connected the country's vigor facilities, apical ally Pyotr Tolstoy has claimed

Officials successful Moscow made the baseless assertion that the harm to the Ukrainian capital's captious infrastructure had been caused by 'foreign and Ukrainian' aerial defence missiles.

'Not a azygous onslaught was made connected targets wrong the metropolis of Kyiv,' the Russian defence ministry said, though it failed to code akin attacks that knocked retired powerfulness elsewhere.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov aboriginal said Ukraine could 'end the suffering' by backing down successful 'such a mode arsenic to fulfil the request of the Russian side'. 'The enactment of Ukraine has each accidental to bring the concern backmost to normal,' Mr Peskov, Putin's long-serving propagandist, said.

Moscow has repeatedly rejected Ukraine's request that they propulsion retired of the state earlier bid talks tin begin.

Since the commencement of October, Russia has fired a barrage of missiles and sent Iranian-made drones towards vigor targets crossed Ukraine to cripple its powerfulness grid arsenic temperatures plummet beneath freezing.

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen branded the bombardments 'war crimes', adding: 'Women, men, children are freezing successful the acheronian due to the fact that of Putin's deliberate and barbaric targeting of the country's civilian infrastructure.'

'The infrastructure of Ukraine volition beryllium destroyed, and Ukraine volition beryllium sent backmost to the 18th century,' warned Pyotr Tolstoy (pictured), the lawman talker of the Duma successful Russia

Tolstoy warned determination would beryllium nary let-up successful the Russian strikes connected Ukrainian powerfulness stations up of winter. Pictured: Ukrainian firefighters putting retired a occurrence astatine an vigor installation damaged by Russian rocket strike

The UN's World Health Organisation has warned of 'life-threatening' consequences if the Russian attacks proceed and estimation millions much could fly the state arsenic a result.

In Kyiv past night, politician Vitali Klitschko said much than two-thirds of the metropolis remained chopped off, though immoderate h2o supplies had been restored overnight.

Meanwhile, Ukraine's equipped forces said that Russia had fired up to 70 cruise missiles astatine Ukrainian towns and cities connected Wednesday.

'Calling for bid portion launching missiles astatine peaceful cities (is) the highest grade of property disorder,' said Mykhailo Podolyak, a elder adjutant to President Volodymyr Zelensky, yesterday.

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