Kyiv: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Friday that Russia will “again try to destroy” Ukraine’s power grid this winter and that Kyiv was making “preparations” to protect its heating facilities.
Fears for Ukraine’s energy security have risen ahead of the winter months as war with Russia has dragged on for almost 20 months.
Last cold season Russia led a campaign of targeting Ukraine’s power grid and energy facilities, leaving thousands to face freezing temperatures in the winter, which can be severe in parts of Ukraine.
“We are fully aware of the danger,” he said.
He said government officials met to discuss the protection of energy facilities.
“Winning this winter, going through all the difficulties and giving protection to our people is very important,” he said.