Winter in Ukraine will be the coldest it has ever been, and it will be distinguished by persistent outages,; According to Yuri Vitrenko, CEO of the state-owned energy company Naftogaz,
Vitrenko asserted that recent Russian airstrikes “approximately 40% of the power generation plants were damaged”; in an interview with the German publication Handelsblatt, which was published.
“The upcoming winter will be the worst in our history. We anticipate further power disruptions and heating issues” Vitrenko said; adding that refineries in Moscow had also been damaged.
The head of Naftogaz announced that Ukraine is prepared for winter blackouts, acknowledging that “it is impossible to 100% avert difficulties”. As a result, the nation needs support from its allies.
On October 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a change in the military offensive in Ukraine; and on that day, Moscow’s forces attacked Ukrainian military, communication, and energy installations with many long-range missile attacks.