Naftogaz CEO
Oleksiy Chernyshov

Column at Atlantic Council: Fueling Ukraine’s fight back against Russia’s blackout blitz

Far from the frontlines of the battlefield, the Russian Federation is ruthlessly bombing Ukraine’s civilian energy infrastructure. Electricity generating and thermal power facilities in towns and cities across the country have been specifically targeted in a methodical campaign to deprive millions of Ukrainians of access to heating, light, and water just as sub-zero temperatures and the winter heating season begin. These attacks are clearly war crimes as defined by the Geneva Convention. Russia is deliberately attempting to make Ukraine uninhabitable and place the country’s entire civilian population in grave danger.