About 32,000 civilian objects and more than 700 critical infrastructure objects have already been damaged as a result of Russian shelling in Ukraine.
Russia will not stop and will continue to attack Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructure.
As Yevhen Yenin, the First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, said on the air of the telethon, the Russians “have a maniacal desire to plunge Ukraine into darkness, and there is no reason to believe that they will stop,” UP reports.
“We may face very difficult times, but the government is also preparing, and I know that the vast majority of Ukrainians are also preparing for such attacks, and we will not be broken,” Yenin said.
He also noted that currently 524 settlements in 7 regions of Ukraine are completely or partially without electricity.
The deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs also reported that as a result of Russian strikes on Ukraine, about 32,000 civilian objects and more than 700 critical infrastructure objects have been damaged.
“As befits terrorists, civilian objects are in their sights. To date, there are about 32,000 such objects that have been hit by Russian shells. These are primarily private or apartment buildings of civilians. Only 3% of the number of recorded shellings – these are military facilities. Critical infrastructure facilities remain under the sights of the Russians. As of now, more than 700 critical infrastructure facilities have been recorded – these are airfields, bridges, oil depots, electrical substations, etc., which have been hit by the Russian Federation,” – Yenin said.
Russian strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure
Since the beginning of October, Russia has focused on launching missile strikes against critical infrastructure facilities, in particular, the energy sector.
So, on November 23, Russia carried out another massive attack on Ukraine. In total, about 70 cruise missiles were launched, 51 of them were destroyed.
Rockets hit critical infrastructure facilities in several regions. Immediately after the attack, emergency power outages began in many regions, which continue to this day.
Only on November 27, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced that by the end of the week, the energy industry was able to stabilize the work of the Ukrainian power system, but the capacity deficit remains at the level of 20%.