Ukraine’s energy sector under Russian attack

John Lough analyses Ukraine’s energy production and storage capabilities, prospects for surviving the winter, and how to rebuild the sector after the war.

Interview Video Updated 11 November 2022 Published 10 November 2022 5 minute watch

Ukraine’s energy sector under Russian attack

— John Lough analyses Ukraine’s energy production and storage capabilities, prospects for surviving the winter, and how to rebuild the sector after the war.

The war has had a devastating effect on Ukraine’s energy sector, with electricity production falling by at least 30 per cent as of September 2022.

In the early days of the war, Russia attacked Ukraine’s biggest functioning refineries and oil storages in an effort to destroy its oil-refining capacity and stop fuel supplies to the Ukrainian army.