Ukrainian Resilience is Seeing Ukraine Through
by James P. Farwell
Russia has unsuccessfully tested Ukraine’s resourcefulness and determination through tactics that target civilian residences and infrastructure. Ukrainian will and passion for the cause of freedom and national sovereignty have thrown Russian back on its heel. Desperate, Russia is using missile and drone attacks that target critical infrastructure. The attacks target non-military targets like power transformers and water plants. The Russians have successfully deprived cities of water and electricity for temporary periods, but the Ukrainians have persisted and shown striking resilience.
We should not underestimate the damage. As many as 1.4 Ukrainian households have lost energy. Ukraine’s large power utility, Ukrenergo, has sustained major damages. National Public Radio interviewed leading Ukrainian energy expert Oleksandr Khrchenko. He said, “when you don’t have electricity in a city, it means you have no water, you have no supply of gas, you have nothing.” https://www.npr.org/2022/10/22/1130742768/ukraine-power-grid-outages-record-damage.
Air defenses have successfully protected major power generation facilities. Russia has adapted by attacking smaller transformers and lesser targets. Efforts to pressure Ukraine by disrupting its business activities and the daily lives of Ukrainian consumers are not new. In the past, Russian hackers compromised power distribution companies in western Ukraine, cutting off power to 230,000 residents. The Russians targeted control centers. They also flooded customer service phone lines with calls to prevent customers from reporting the incidents. https://www.cfr.org/cyber-operations/compromise-power-grid-eastern-ukraine.
Energy giant DTEK faces a $40 million loss after Russian attacks on the power grid. DTEK CEO Maksym Timchenko called the losses “catastrophic” and called on the government for financial support. https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/energy-giant-dtek-faces-40-million-loss-after-russias-attacks-on-power-grid.html
Rolling blackouts have been common in Ukraine cities. They are predictable and businesses schedule around them. Bars and restaurants do business by candlelight. Others use backup diesel-powered generators to supply their premises. https://news.yahoo.com/as-temperatures-begin-to-fall-russia-steps-up-attacks-on-ukraines-vulnerable-power-grid-190531785.html.
James P. Farwell is the author of THE CORPORATE WARRIOR: Successful Strategies from Military Leaders to Win Your Business Battles
You make critical strategic and leadership decisions in real-time. You need clear, concise, timely information to meet goals, improve performance, and increase profitability. With threats, technology, and competition changing the game at cyber-speed you, as a corporate leader and strategist, are constantly faced with life-or-death business challenges.
Leading international military strategists who have learned survival lessons the hard way on the front lines and yet emerged victorious can be your guides to winning business strategies.
The Corporate Warrior is a practical book loaded with direct, actionable strategies. Thanks to James Farwell’s direct relationships and experiences working with these well-known military leaders, you will learn powerful strategies and tactics to enable your enterprise to confront insurmountable challenges and conquer competition while winning valuable customer recognition and support for your brand!
Includes a Foreword by Admiral James (“Jim”) George Stavridis, plus thoughts on THE CORPORATE WARRIOR from Jim Lukaszewski, America’s Crisis Guru®.
James P. Farwell is an author and national security expert in information warfare, corporate strategic communication, social media analytics, political media and strategy, cyber policy, cyber security, strategy, and authorities.
He has advised the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND and the U.S. STRATEGIC COMMAND.
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