TDC President for the Hill: Ukraine Strikes at Russian Oil

Maksym Skrypchenko, President of the Transatlantic Dialogue Center, provided the commentary to the Hill, emphasizing that Ukrainian oil refinery strikes are “extremely effective” and are expected to decrease Russian oil production in April. 

He added the attacks are “just the beginning” and expects them to increase. “It’s not just like a fly in the room that’s disturbing you,” he said. “We are seeing the increase of prices in Russia.” 

Mr. Skrypchenko also said Ukraine is exhausting Russian air defenses and hitting hard-to-repair sections of the oil refineries that will get harder and harder to fix. “If we continue doing this … at a specific point of time they run out of spare parts,” he said. ”In the end it will lead to Russia trying to get some spare parts from abroad [and] it will take months for that to repair. It’s a viable strategy that works.” 

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