Ukraine will defeat Russia in the war if it survives this winter, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said during a conversation with journalists on the national telethon, according to Ukrayinska Pravda.
"If we survive this winter - and we will survive it - we will definitely win this war. Believe me, this (strikes on the energy sector - ed.) is the most powerful weapon left in Russia's disposal of those that it has already used or is going to use," he said.
Since 10 October, Russia has launched several waves of targeted attacks on the Ukrainian energy sector. Missiles and attack drones have been used to destroy boiler houses, thermal power plants, cogeneration plans and other facilities. The latest massive attack took place yesterday, 15 November. As a result, more than 7 million customers across the country were left without power supply.
Russians did not hit military targets, seeking to deliberately destroy critical infrastructure.