Russia will keep trying to destroy crucial Ukrainian infrastructure, Danilov warns
Oleksiy Danilov (Photo:National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine / Facebook)
Russia plans to keep attacking crucial Ukrainian infrastructure this winter, including electricity, heat and gas supply facilities, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said on NV Radio on Oct. 13.
“We’re likely to face one of the most difficult winters we have to survive,” Danilov warned.
“The enemy plans to destroy our crucial infrastructure. It’s targeting not only heating and electricity systems, but also gas pipelines."
Danilov also warned that the Kremlin might carry out “false flag” attacks on its own country so as to blame Ukraine.
“We do not exclude that Russia may replay its habitual tactics on its own territory and its own gas pipelines, so they can blame our country.”
Meanwhile, Danilov said Energy Minister Herman Halushenko's statement that 30% of the Ukrainian energy system had damaged in two days of missile and air strikes was incorrect.
“Everything that could be fixed has been fixed,” Danilov said.
“There is no reason to scare people by claiming a third of our power capacity has been knocked out. This is not true. ... On the day of the attack (Oct. 10) they wanted to destroy 30% of our energy facilities completely. ... But we were ready for it, we know them, so there is no need to frighten people.”
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