In recent nights, Russia has intensified its drone attack on Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, as part of a broader winter strategy, according to Sky News. This resurgence in bombings comes after a 52-day hiatus.
Ukrainian officials claim that all drones sent towards the capital were destroyed. This escalation mirrors last year's tactics when Russia targeted Ukraine's energy, military, and transportation infrastructure around this time.
The onslaught of missiles and drone bombings left millions without power and heat during the coldest months of the year.
Ukrainians now fear a repeat of these harsh conditions. President Zelenskyj, in a recent address, cautioned, "The closer we get to winter, the more powerful the Russians' attacks will become."
The head of the energy company Ukrenergo told local media, "Everyone in the energy sector and defense forces is preparing to repel possible attacks on energy infrastructure this winter."
Russia also reports drone attacks from Ukraine.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, a Ukrainian drone was destroyed by Russian air defense in the Bogorodsky district of the Moscow region. The Ministry stated, "An attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack using a drone against facilities in the Russian Federation was thwarted."