Russia may continue attacks on Ukraine's energy sector: Britain's intelligence agency voices prediction
Russian attacks on the Ukrainian energy sector are likely to continue this winter. However, Ukraine has already demonstrated that it can cope with the problems of operation and maintenance of energy systems even under war conditions.
This is according to a British military intelligence report released on the morning of August 17. It believes that despite Moscow's constant military pressure, Kyiv's efforts to build up its fuel reserves are likely to succeed and provide enough fuel for the approaching winter period.
For example, Ukraine has effectively engaged its mining sector to maintain production, ensuring a continuous supply of coal for thermal power plants and boiler houses during the winter, with significant gas reserves providing an additional reserve.
"Although Russian attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure are likely to continue this winter, Ukraine demonstrated that it has manpower and experience necessary to operate and maintain its power systems even under wartime conditions," the summary said.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- Oleksandr Kharchenko, director of the Center for Energy Research, said that Russia is likely to continue attacks on the energy sector in the winter. Blackouts are possible, but the situation may be better than last winter.
- The Air Force of the AFU predicted the resumption of massive attacks of the Russian Federation in the fall and winter on the cities and infrastructure of Ukraine. The enemy will likely rely on kamikaze drones. but missiles will also be used.