Yesterday’s attacks were spectacular, but not completely effective. The fuel and energy complex of any country has a so-called «open architecture». The essence of this term is well illustrated by an example from the United States. Somehow the largest power plant was out of order there for a day, but even the light bulb in the houses did not blink. Because the energy was instantly redistributed from other sources.
Same thing in Ukraine. Yesterday’s attacks did not push the country back into the Middle Ages for a long period. Because all the damage so far can be compensated. That is why, if there is a goal to disable the fuel and energy complex of Ukraine, such attacks simply need to be repeated over and over again.
But with one caveat. When effectively pushing another country into darkness, it is very important to take into account the required equipment of cruise missiles, guiding by the Parreto principle — 20% of effort gives 80% of the result. That is, we do not need to hit any power substation simply because it is called so. The main task in disabling the country’s fuel and energy complex is not to defeat all objects, but only those whose destruction will lead to an overload of the power grid and make the process of its redistribution impossible. This requires far fewer missiles or drones, but the result is much greater.
In this context, today’s strike on the Ladyzhyn TPP really looks competent.