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UK intelligence: Russia aims to 'cause wide-spread damage to Ukraine's energy distribution network'

by The Kyiv Independent news desk October 18, 2022 11:10 AM 1 min read
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As Russian forces have been suffering from battlefield defeats since August, they have intensified "long-range strikes against targets across Ukraine," the U.K. Defense Ministry reported on Oct. 18. "It is highly likely that a key objective of this strike campaign is to cause wide-spread damage to Ukraine's energy distribution network," reads the report.

On the morning of Oct. 18, Russian troops once again hit energy infrastructure objects – this time in Kyiv, Dnipro, and Zhytomyr, causing power and water outages in some arear.

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