The Ukrainian military leadership sees indications of preparations for new Russian missile attacks on the country's critical infrastructure. President Zelenskyj reiterated the warning shortly before the holidays. He accuses "terrorists" of contempt for all values and directs clear words to Russian citizens.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned of possible Russian attacks in the coming public holidays and during the holiday period. "With the approaching holiday season, Russian terrorists could become active again," said Zelenskyj in his daily video address. "They despise Christian values and any values in general."
Zelenskyy urged Ukrainians to be extra vigilant in the coming days. "So please heed the air raid shelter signals, help each other and always look out for each other," he said. At the same time, he addressed an unusually harsh warning to Russia. "The citizens of Russia must clearly understand that terrorism never goes unanswered," he said - without further elaborating.
According to Ukrainian reconnaissance, the Russians are also bringing reinforcements to their troops on the fronts in eastern and southern Ukraine. "The enemy has increased the volume of rail transport of troops, equipment and ammunition to combat zones," the General Staff said in Kyiv.
In the past few days, the Ukrainian military leadership has repeatedly warned of possible new rocket attacks on the country's infrastructure and energy supply. Among other things, the military pointed out that a Russian naval unit was underway in the Black Sea, which also included a warship equipped with cruise missiles.
In recent weeks, the Russian military has repeatedly attacked Ukraine's energy supply network with cruise missiles, rockets and so-called kamikaze drones. Despite the high numbers of Ukrainian air defenses shot down, the attacks caused great damage; This resulted in massive power and water supply failures. Russia wants to put the Ukrainian population under pressure in winter.