Last month, Russia engaged in a consistent campaign of bombarding the Ukrainian electrical grid, which its leaders argued were legitimate military targets, even as civilians were killed, injured, or put in danger.
“Broadly speaking, what I would say is missile strikes writ large, missile strikes and drone strikes have slowed down a bit since the end of October,” the official told reporters under the condition of anonymity. ”However, we do continue to see the Russians strike at civilian infrastructure, doing damage to, not surprisingly, again, but we’ve seen things like the electrical grid as Ukraine heads into the winter.“
“We also understand that the terrorist state is concentrating forces and means for a possible repetition of mass attacks on our infrastructure. First of all, energy. In particular, for this, Russia needs Iranian missiles,” he said, while the senior military official could not provide an update on the previously disclosed reports that indicated Iran could provide missiles to Russia, in addition to the drones they already have provided to the Russians, which have been used during last month’s bombardment.
The official said the Pentagon “remains concerned” about such a possibility becoming a reality.
The official did not attempt to explain why Russia’s air attacks had decreased this month, though they mentioned that Russia’s “munitions stockpiles are challenged, particularly when it comes to precision-guided munitions.” The United States has “no reason to think that Russia is going to let up on its attacks any time soon.”