Russia most likely stocking missiles to conduct new massive air strikes on Ukraine - Air Force speaker

Consequences of Russian attacks on one of Ukraine's energy facilities
Consequences of Russian attacks on one of Ukraine's energy facilities

Russia is likely to be stockpiling missiles for a new massive strike on Ukraine's energy infrastructure, said Ilya Yevlash, spokesman for Ukrainian Air Force, on the national television on May 6.

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Currently, there is a certain pause in Russia's use of various types of missiles to attack Ukraine.

“Enemy is probably planning and preparing for next attacks," Yevlash said.

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"They are now analyzing results they have inflicted in recent months on energy sector."

He explained that Russians have now changed their tactics somewhat, using suicide drones to strike Ukraine at different intervals. At the same time, they are still trying to attack at night.

“But as the day is getting longer, there is less time to use attack UAVs," said spokesman.

"The weather will be on our side as well."

At the same time, Yevlash called usage of guided aviabombs in frontline areas a serious problem. Such bombs will soon be countered by F-16 aircraft and additional air defense, he said.

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Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko on May 5 said that Russian troops intensified air attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure, choosing warm season instead of heating season.

Amount of damage to Ukrainian energy system has already exceeded one billion dollars, minister added.

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