Ukraine is bracing for potential Russian attacks and the winter season may pose a huge problem. Moscow is anticipated to target critical infrastructure on Monday, Nov. 28, seen to be a weekly pattern that could force Ukrainians to abandon the capital.

Hence, the Estonian foreign prime minister has joined counterparts from six Baltic and Nordic stations in helping the embattled country. This includes providing Ukraine with electric generators, warm clothes and food for Ukrainians to be able to cope with the coldest months from potential offensives by Russia, Aljazeera reported.

“Russia is weaponising civilian energy security, and it is truly shameful,” Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said in Kyiv.

This comes not long after Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy had warned that Russian troops were preparing for new strikes. He added that for as long as Moscow had in their possession missiles, the Russian offensive is expected to continue.

Moscow has been carrying out massive missile attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure since October. And the worrying part is that with each attack, the damage caused has become greater and this has raised concerns, especially with the winter months sets in.

Hence, Kyiv is aware that the attacks were tactical and meant to harm civilians, technically making it a war crime. Moscow has unsurprisingly denied this plan but warned that the suffering of Ukrainians would not end until they give in to the demands of Russia.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is likewise convinced that Russia is bent on using the cold weather to its advantage, not just for war but against civilians.

“President Putin is now trying to use the winter as a weapon of war against Ukraine, and this is horrific and we need to be prepared for more attacks,” he said on the eve of a two-day meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Bucharest, Romania. “That’s the reason why NATO’s allies have stepped up their support to Ukraine.”

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Tetyana Mudrenko, a 56-year-old nurse was hanged on the street by the occupiers for saying "Skadovsk is Ukraine" in occupied Skadovsk. Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images

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