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Russia will change tactics: military expert explains whether large-scale blackouts are possible

A military expert told whether large-scale blackouts are possible this winter

Large-scale blackouts due to massive missile attacks by the terrorist state of Russia this winter are unlikely to occur. However, terrorists are likely to focus on knocking out energy infrastructure in one, two or three regions.

This opinion was expressed by military expert Mykhailo Zhirokhov in an exclusive interview with OBOZ.UA . He noted that the Russians have experience of attacks on the Ukrainian energy sector last winter, when they launched 100-200 missiles at a time, but even then they failed to plunge our country into darkness for a long time.

Now, according to the expert, the occupiers will change their tactics. Currently, they have changed the range of missiles. Most of them are Iskanders, which cannot hit targets at long range. Zhyrokhov explained that they cannot reach the western or central regions because of their limited range, so they pose a threat primarily to the frontline regions of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, and Kharkiv.

At the same time, the invaders have fewer long-range missiles than last year. Given the information that Russia has amassed more than 800 missiles of higher accuracy, the expert believes that this number is clearly not enough for large-scale attacks.

However, unfortunately, this approach can be effective in knocking out energy infrastructure in several separate regions, Zhyrokhov noted.

"I think that our General Staff understands this, so it can redeploy air defense systems to cover specific areas if the need arises," the military expert added.

As a reminder, DTEK Energy said that the enemy does not stop attacking energy facilities and has fired at one of the company's thermal power plants three times over the past three weeks. The power engineers are preparing for further actions of the aggressor, who has not abandoned his desire to destroy the Ukrainian energy system. They rely on air defense to protect energy facilities, but they have also taken preparatory steps to mitigate the consequences of possible damage.

As reported by OBOZ.UA:

- Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat said that the occupiers are changing the tactics of missile and drone attacks on Ukraine. They have switched from massive strikes to the use of a small number of munitions, but they attack our country almost every night.

- Ukraine's Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko said that if Russia starts attacking Ukraine's energy infrastructure again this winter, Ukraine may retaliate.

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