Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko called on citizens to stock up on generators ahead of winter. He reported this on air on the “We are Ukraine” TV channel.
“Buy generators, make sure they are in working order. If possible, enhance autonomous functioning—do it. And we, for our part, together with our air defense, will do everything so that you don’t need this equipment,” said Galushchenko (quote from Strana.ua).
At the end of September, Ukrenergo announced that as a result of the explosions, the Rivne, Zhytomyr, Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov regions were partially de-energized.
Galushchenko noted that the country is now much more prepared than last year, but still “the winter will be difficult.”
On October 10, 2022, the Russian military began striking Ukrainian critical infrastructure. Russian President Vladimir Putin, during an operational meeting with members of the Security Council, said that this decision was made in response to Ukrainian attempts at terrorist attacks on Russian territory, including the explosion on the Crimean Bridge.