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Russia may attack Ukraine's power system again - Ukrainian intelligence

Russia may attack Ukraine's power system again - Ukrainian intelligence Vadym Skibitskyi, representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

Russia might once again try to sabotage Ukrainian power system in the fall and winter in order to deprive Ukrainians of light and warmth, demoralize the society, and trigger a new wave of forced emigration, said a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Vadym Skibitskyi, in an interview with Civilmedia.

Skibitskyi said that the Russians are currently conducting reconnaissance to identify priority targets within the power system. However, Ukraine is ready to counter any potential enemy attacks.

"We are aware of these enemy plans and are already preparing for winter while it's still summer. As I previously mentioned, the Ukrainian offensive continues. So, we'll see what happens come winter," added the intelligence officer.

He said that Ukraine's unwavering goal is to liberate all territories from Russian occupiers, achieve peace, and ensure security.

Russia may intensify attacks in autumn

Previously, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Russia would ramp up the production of Kh-50 cruise missiles, which likely indicates that the occupiers are preparing to intensify missile attacks in the autumn.

It is also known that Russia has started assembling Shahed kamikaze drones on its territory, which it was previously purchasing from Iran.