KIEV, November 2. /TASS/. More than a hundred strikes have been carried out on Ukraine's energy facilities since October 10, when Russia launched attacks on the country's infrastructure following a terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge, says the Ukrainian company YASNO, one of the country's major electricity providers.
"Russia has attacked energy infrastructure 103 times <...>. Only shelling after October 10, whose consequences have been made public is taken into account," says the infographic on the company's Facebook page (a social media site banned in Russia since it is owned by Meta Corporation, which has been deemed extremist by Russia’s authorities).
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said at a meeting with European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson on Tuesday that about 40% of the country's energy infrastructure had been damaged.
YASNO supplies electricity, gas and energy solutions in Ukraine. According to the company, it serves about 3.5 million customers.
On October 10, two days after Ukraine's terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a massive attack on Ukrainian military, energy, and communications facilities with the use of long-range smart weapons. According to him, the Ukrainian authorities have long been using terrorist methods, including an attempt to blow up a section of the TurkStream gas pipeline, strikes on the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant and three terrorist attacks against the Kursk NPP. The Russian president then warned Kiev about a tough response to such actions.
Strikes against facilities in Ukraine were to a certain extent a response to the attack in Sevastopol, President Putin said on October 31. On Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported about a terrorist attack in Sevastopol, which was carried out by the Kiev regime with the participation of British specialists against the Black Sea Fleet and the commercial vessels involved in ensuring security of the grain corridor.