Dateline Moscow and Kyiv: Russian preparations for cyberattacks against the energy sector.
Ukraine at D+49: Exchanges of kinetic fire, and preparation for cyberattacks against ICS/SCADA. (The CyberWire) Ukraine says it’s hit the guided missile cruiser Moskva with anti-ship missiles. The US warns of Russian preparations for cyberattacks against ICS and SCADA systems (and both government and industry have published details on the tools they’ve found). On the ground, Russia continues to resort to heavy and indiscriminate fires as it seeks to reduce cities in the Donbas and along the Black Sea coast.
Ukraine Update: U.S., EU to Send More Arms; Warship Damaged (Bloomberg) President Joe Biden announced $800 million in additional U.S. military aid for Ukraine and the European Union agreed to provide more cash for weapons, as Russia repositions its forces for renewed attacks in eastern and southern parts of its neighbor.
Ukraine says it damaged Russian flagship, crew evacuates (AP NEWS) Ukraine said its forces struck and seriously damaged the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, dealing a potentially major setback to Moscow’s troops as they try to regroup for a renewed offensive in eastern Ukraine after retreating from much of the north, including the capital.
Russian warship notorious for firing on Snake Island defenders ‘seriously damaged’ after blast (The Telegraph) The Moskva missile cruiser was struck by two Ukrainian missiles, the Ukrainian governor of the region said
Russia says warship ‘seriously damaged’ by explosion as Putin builds forces in east Ukraine (the Guardian) Ukraine says it struck the Moskva with two anti-ship missiles without giving evidence as Zelenskiy says Russia ramping up offensive in east and south
One Of Russia’s Biggest Cruisers May Have Sunk Near Ukraine (Forbes) There are unconfirmed reports that a Ukrainian navy missile battery has struck the Russian navy cruiser Moskva off the coast of Odessa, a strategic port city on the Black Sea in southwest Ukraine.
Russia to consider US and NATO vehicles carrying weapons in Ukraine as legitimate military targets (TDPel Media) “We are warning that we will consider US-NATO transports with weapons moving through the…