Sergey Kiriyenko, the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the President’s Office of the Russian Federation, is the "main ideologue" of the destruction of Ukraine's energy infrastructure.
Source: Oleksii Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council, on Twitter
Quote from Danilov: "The main ideologue and lobbyist of the destruction of Ukraine's energy infrastructure is Sergey Kiriyenko, the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the President’s Office of Russia, who is well versed in the energy sector due to his work for Rosatom [the State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia – ed.]."
Details: He emphasised that Ukraine knows by names those Russians, who should be brought for justice for their actions.
Previously: Kyrylo Budanov, the Head of the Chief Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Defence Ministry, told UP that he considered Kiriyenko to be one of the alleged "successors" of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- On the morning of 31 October, Russia conducted missile attacks on dozens of Ukrainian cities. Ukraine's air defence shot down 44 of over fifty Russian-launched missiles. As a result of damage to critical infrastructure, problems with electricity supply occur in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk and several other cities in various oblasts of Ukraine.
- On 31 October, emergency power outages were introduced in Ukraine as a result of massive attacks on critical infrastructure by Russians.
- On 10 October, as a result of the massive morning attack, at least 11 important infrastructure facilities in 8 oblasts and the capital city of Kyiv were damaged.