Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine in February in response to calls by the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics for protection against Ukrainian troops.
Moscow launched strikes using precision-guided weapons against Ukraine two days after the terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge which, Russia believes, was carried out by the Ukrainian special services.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin told the Russian Security Council on 10 October that the country had launched retaliatory strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure, in response to the crimes committed by Kiev against Russian civilian infrastructure.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on 1 November that about 40 percent of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure had been damaged as a result of these strikes, leading to mass power cuts throughout the country. Ukraine has introduced rolling power outages to repair the energy grid ahead of winter.
This article is originally published at Sputnik News