Reznikov names goal of Russian attacks on Ukrainian energy industry

Reznikov names goal of Russian attacks on Ukrainian energy industry

The Russians continue to attack Ukraine’s energy infrastructure as they count on Ukraine to be forced into negotiations.

This is reported by Ukrinform with reference to Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov, who spoke at a briefing in Odesa.

"They (the Russians - ed.) are unable to gain an advantage on the battlefield so they are fighting against the civilian population. Their goal is to plunge us into darkness and cold during the winter period so that we surrender and give up, so that we can’t maintain order, and so that we lose our stability. And then, according to their plan, we might seek negotiations," the minister emphasized.

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He noted that Russia’s plan will fail because the enemy is running low on resources, including missiles.

"That's why we need to remain stable and then we will certainly win. We need to learn to save power, especially in these two main months ahead of us, and learn to survive. We will survive – that's for sure," added Reznikov.

As reported by Ukrinform, almost half of Ukraine's energy system was disabled due to Russian missile and drone stikes.

Since October 10, Russian troops have been carrying out massive attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure. Invaders aim missiles and Iranian-made drones both at generation facilities and at the transmission system.

Photo: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

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