Ukraine could strike Russian oil and gas infrastructure if Russia continues its massive attacks on Ukrainian energy facilities this coming winter. This was stated by the Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko in an interview Politico.
When asked by reporters whether Ukraine’s response could include attacks on Russia’s oil and gas industry, Mr. Galushchenko said: “That would be fair.” “In retaliating, we would use the same approach, attacking their energy infrastructure,” the minister said.
Commenting on the possible rise in prices for gas and oil in the event of supply interruptions, German Galushchenko said that other countries will be able to ensure exports. “You can buy fuel not only in Russia. I’m sure the world will cope,” said Mr. Galushchenko.
On October 13, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that the authorities were preparing for larger attacks on energy infrastructure from Russia. He also admitted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces would launch “retaliatory strikes.” Shortly before this, German Galushchenko said that Ukraine does not have time to restore the energy system by winter, and now it is more vulnerable than last year.
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