Russia, according to President Zelensky, has access to enough missiles to conduct a number of massive strikes against Ukraine, but it is unable to tip the scales of power.
In reference to a Russian raid yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared on December 16 that “they still have enough missiles for such large-scale attacks.” The balance of power in this fight has not changed, despite what the Moscow rocket cultists might believe.
The commander of the Ukrainian military, General Valeriy Zaluzhny, reported that on December 16, Russia fired 76 missiles at various sites around the nation from the Caspian and Black Seas.
72 of the 76 missiles are Kalibr and Kh-22 cruise missiles, with the Kh-59 guided-aircraft missile and the Kh-31P anti-radar missile making up the remaining 4. General Zaluzhny alleged that 60 Russian missiles were intercepted by Ukraine’s air defence.
Regarding the most recent missile attack against Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry has not made any remarks.
Critical infrastructure was struck by rockets, according to Ukrainian officials, in the country’s capital Kiev, the provinces of Kryvyi Rih in the centre, Kharkov in the northeast, Sumy in the north, and Odessa in the south.
Herman Halushchenko, the energy minister for Ukraine, reported that nine power generation facilities, many substations, and limited nuclear power plant production were all affected.
The energy situation in Kharkov would be extremely challenging, said Halushchenko. Ihor Terekhov, the mayor of Kharkov, claimed that following the Russian invasion, all of the city’s power was lost.
Russian forces have recently expanded their use of missiles and suicide drones on Ukrainian oil and ammunition stockpiles as well as military command facilities. The raids hampered train transportation, damaged about half of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, and left millions without electricity.
Attacks on energy infrastructure, according to Ukraine, are “war crimes.” The raids, according to Russia, “obstructed the transit of reservists, foreign weaponry, equipment and ammunition by rail to Ukraine’s war zone” and caused widespread power shortages.