A massive drone attack rained down on the Ukrainian port city of Odessa on Tuesday night. The aim of the attack was once again the energy supply. Military expert Carlo Masala from the Bundeswehr University in Munich shows how surprised most military experts are, that the level of attacks had remained so high over the past few months. "To believe, that the Russian arsenal is coming to an end, was obviously a complete misconception”, says Masala in the “world”.
The Kremlin's tactics are now clear: To wear down the population, Russia destroys Ukraine's energy infrastructure in the cold winter months. Without electricity, without water, Ukraine will be brought to its knees. To a widespread destruction of infrastructure by air strikes, as perpetrated during the advance on Kiev and the Donbass in the first months of the war, Moscow now renounces.
Also in these winter months Russia launched rocket attacks. wave after wave, despite all the announcements from the West, that the arsenal is already empty. This “lack of ammunition” was recently not noticed in the small town of Bakhmut either. Selenskyj's troops desperately try the city, which the president had stylized into a fortress, to keep. And so, thanks to Bakhmut, the dire prophecy of empty ammunition depots could now come true for Ukraine. "This costly battle could also affect Ukrainian attack plans", warned military expert Michael Kofman in a study on Ukraine's attrition tactics in January.