Is Russia ‘weaponizing’ winter? Europe is trying to keep Ukraine warm.

European officials are doing everything they can to help Ukraine stay warm and function through the bitter winter months, promising to send more aid on Friday that will ease efforts by the Russian military to turn off the heating and lights.

Nine months after Russia invaded its neighbour, Kremlin forces have targeted Ukraine’s power grid and other critical civilian infrastructure in an attempt to tighten the screws on Kiev. Officials estimate that about 50% of Ukraine’s energy facilities have been damaged by the recent strikes.

France is sending 100 powerful generators to Ukraine to help people get through the coming months, French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said Friday.

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