The British Ministry of Defence noted on April 8, 2023, on Twitter, that the Russian campaign to destroy the energy system of Ukraine in the winter of 2022-2023 has failed.
Source: The British Ministry of Defence
“Russia’s campaign to severely degrade Ukraine’s unified energy system (UES) within the 2022-23 winter has highly likely failed. Russia has conducted long range strikes since October 2022, but large-scale attacks have become rare since early March 2023,” tweeted the British Ministry of Defence.
According to the British Intelligence, smaller scale strikes, less than 25 munitions, continue, but are likely to affect the energy system of Ukraine less.
“Ukraine’s network operating companies continue to source replacement transformers and other critical components. Transporting and installing these components is a major logistical challenge, especially high voltage transformers which weigh at least 100 tonnes,” added the British Ministry of Defence.
The British Intelligence believes that the energy situation in Ukraine will most likely improve with the arrival of warmer weather.
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