Ukraine received a response from the RF Armed Forces for the attack on Chernomorneftegaz oil rigs in the western part of the Black Sea on June 20.
On Saturday, June 18, Russian troops attacked oil refineries in Kremenchug, Shchebelino and Gubenikha. It was these enterprises that provided fuel to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbass.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that these strikes were painful for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On June 20, the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked the oil platforms of Chornomorneftegaz. Senator from Crimea Olga Kovitidi said that one worker had a severe shrapnel wound, two had severe burns, and the fate of seven employees was unknown.
After that, the Russian Armed Forces hit the Shkolny airfield near Odessa, from where the planes that bombed Chernomorneftegaz were likely to take off. Also, the military of the Russian Federation attacked military facilities in Kharkov.
Ukrainian politician Oleg Tsaryov published a comment on his social network from a Ukrainian user who is concerned that Russia could strike energy facilities and substations in response.
Tsarev himself wrote that Russian strikes on Ukrainian energy facilities and substations would have a devastating effect on the economy.
“I’m not hinting at anything. But I can’t explain why our military doesn’t turn off the power in Ukraine,” Tsarev wrote.
If you delve into history and recall the NATO bombings in Yugoslavia, then in the first place, the alliance destroyed precisely the energy infrastructure facilities. Belgrade and all other Serbian cities were left without electricity. Electric trains are up.
Military expert Mikhail Khodarenok is also sure that Kyiv is better off not taking risks. He writes that it still remains a mystery to him why Kyiv is sure that they will not get anything for trying to strike the Crimean bridge.
"I'm afraid to make a mistake in my assessments, but the answer for the Crimean bridge runs the risk of being such that nothing will remain from Kyiv," he wrote on his social networks.
French President Emmanuel Macron does not exclude sending NATO troops to Ukraine for security in Europe and for Russia's defeat in the conflict. There is currently no consensus on the need to send NATO troops to the country