"They should be expected": Air Force spoke about Russian attacks in the fall
The Russian terrorist army is likely to continue strikes on Ukraine's critical infrastructure during the fall and winter. Therefore, Ukrainians should think about their energy security now.
At the same time, the occupants are likely to pay more attention to Shahed kamikaze attack drones. The speaker of the Air Force of the AFU Yuryi Ihnat spoke about this on air of the TV marathon.
According to him, our state and the military and power engineers in particular are preparing for the fall and winter. The enemy may resume strikes on critical infrastructure with the onset of cold weather.
"Ukraine is probably ready for different scenarios. We have no other option than to prepare the Air Force, our power engineers and other specialists. People should think about their safety not only due to the danger from strikes but also in terms of energy security," Ihnat said.
Air Force also noted that Russian terrorists may continue launching X-22 and S-300 missiles on the frontline settlements. At the same time, the rest of Ukraine will be threatened by high-precision and long-range weapons.
"We should expect that the enemy will not give up its plans to hit certain critical infrastructure facilities in the fall and winter. They may continue to use old Soviet X-22 and S-300 missiles to strike frontline territories. The high-precision and long-range missiles will also pose a danger," he said.
He believes that the occupiers may pay more attention to Shahed kamikaze attack drones The Russians have already established the production of them on their territory.
"The enemy will focus on the production of UAVs such as Shahed because they can already assemble them at their place. They will probably ramp up production and more Shaheds will appear here to attack our critical infrastructure. Such scenarios should be expected to think of countermeasures," Ihnat emphasized.
Russia has slightly replenished its stockpile of precision missiles through mothballing over the summer and could launch a wider campaign of strikes against Ukraine's critical infrastructure as early as the fall. However, the available number of missiles in Russia may not be enough to carry out massive attacks like ones in the winter of 2022-2023.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, the aggressor country Russia has at least 585 missiles in its arsenal, which can be launched at a distance of more than half a thousand kilometers to attack different regions of Ukraine. These are X-22 long-range supersonic air-launched anti-ship missiles.