The Russian military is studying Ukraine's energy facilities and air defense systems to determine its fall bombing campaign tactics, according to Ukrainian military intelligence (HUR) spokesperson Vadym Skibitsky, in an interview with RBC-Ukraine on August 28.
The tactics of Russian air strikes will depend on how well the enemy identifies critical energy facilities. It would take one to three strikes aimed at a single facility to completely destroy it, Skibitsky said.
"However, there will likely not be such massive strikes as there were last October, November, and December, when they launched 70-100 missiles at a time," Skibitsky said.
"The Russians realize that they may not achieve their goal, and instead will only deplete their stockpiles, as they did last year."
"The HUR will work to protect critical facilities, detect preparations for attacks in a timely manner, and provide recommendations to the energy industry to prevent serious damage."
Earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that Ukraine was forming a multi-level defense for energy facilities amid the threat of Russian missile strikes in the fall and winter.
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