Russia is not just stockpiling missiles to strike at Ukraine's energy sector, but is also restoring its strategic reserve, according to Yuriy Ihnat, spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force.
"They are not just stockpiling missiles, they are restoring their strategic stockpile. After all, most of the missiles we are talking about are also carriers of tactical nuclear weapons. They need to have this critical stockpile to threaten NATO countries and other enemies," he said during the telethon.
According to him, the shelling could start at any moment.
"Ukraine is in anxious anticipation of a repeat of last year's events, when the Russians wanted to "turn off" our energy grid. At this time a year ago, we were already on the verge of a blackout. Military intelligence and other relevant bodies warn that the aggressor has not given up on achieving this goal, but now it "seems to be preparing more carefully to implement its plan. The enemy has increased the production of high-precision missiles and launched the assembly of Iranian Shaheds," Ihnat says.
However, according to him, Russia "does not have as much money as last year." In September 2022, Russia had about 1,600 cruise missiles. Now it has about 870.