Why Putin’s attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure could backfire

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Peter Rutland

“Since October Russia has been waging a brutal campaign to destroy Ukraine’s electricity transmission infrastructure. What is the logic behind this strategy, and what are the chances that it will succeed? The United States has a lot of experience in using air power to attack civilian infrastructure – with a poor track record. Russia’s strategy is unlikely to succeed – and may merely serve to strengthen the international support for Ukraine.” (01/23/23)