Russian War Against Ukraine: Energy Dimension (daily updating DiXi Group alert)
— The enemy is deliberately destroying critical infrastructure – so the Prosecutor General Andrii Kostin. For the time of the war, 255 strikes (which reached targets) on 112 energy facilities were carried out, 77% in the period from October to February.
— The largest number of attacks was recorded in the Kyiv (22), Dnipropetrovsk (22), Donetsk (20), Kharkiv (20) and Zaporizhzhia (16) regions. In total, Russia damaged or destroyed 4,040 infrastructure networks – gas pipelines, water pipelines, and power grids.
— Almost 1.9 trillion UAH of damage made to the environment of Ukraine, reported the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Ruslan Strilets. 132 deposits of mineral resources are occupied, and the losses of the industry reach 7.76 trillion UAH.
— According to Ukrenergo, on February 23, there is no capacity deficit in the power system and it is not forecasted. Due to damaged distribution grids as a result of enemy’s shelling, outages were recorded in the areas close to fighting of the Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions.
— The Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that about 150 billion UAH had been raised for the rapid recovery, including 17 billion UAH confiscated from Russian banks, 35.5 billion UAH from the National Bank, 1.5 billion USD from the United States and 1 billion EUR from the European Commission. In the energy sector, Shmyhal reminded that the U.S. allocated an additional 0.8 billion USD, and in this regard, the Ministry of Energy and Ukrenergo are developing a strategy.
— At a special session of the UN General Assembly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba presented a draft resolution on principles of the comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine.
The President Volodymyr Zelenskyi submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a resolution on sectoral special economic sanctions on Russian financial institutions.