Difficult to predict how Russia chooses dates for mass strikes on Ukraine, could come at any time

15 December 2022, 11:57 AM
Specific dates or schedules ‘useless for predicting the date of a new missile’ strike (Photo:General Staff)

Specific dates or schedules ‘useless for predicting the date of a new missile’ strike (Photo:General Staff)

The risk of new Russian mass missile strikes is still considerable, but predicting when they will come is difficult, as Russia uses its own logic to select strike dates, Ukrainian Military Intelligence spokesman Andriy Yusov has said on Ukrainian television.

“Specific dates or schedules are useless for predicting the date of a new missile strike as it doesn't seem to be related to them, while the ‘empire of evil’ is guided by its own logic while carrying out mass strikes,” Yusov said.

"We can see some connections of strikes with dates or events, for example, a UN session... They can happen on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday... Or they can be unrelated to anything and chosen according to some other logic, in particular based on Russia’s military or internal policy considerations."

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He said this winter has already become tough for Ukrainians, but that it would make them stronger.

Meanwhile, the Kremlin is still signalling its intention to destroy Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. Yusov said Ukraine is getting ready to resist it by strengthening its air-defence and energy grid security.

"We should be ready, as there is no reason to relax," he warned, however.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russian occupiers could launch a mass missile strike at any moment.

Ukraine has been subjected to a campaign of mass missile strikes on energy infrastructure since Oct. 10. According to the Ukrainian government, around 50% of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure has been damaged in the strikes.

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