As of 10 October 2022, Russia has been deliberately shelling Ukraine’s energy infrastructure in a series of missile and drone attacks whose consequences are still unfolding. Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian electricity transmission system operator, has incurred probably the most severe damages, as its transmission lines, power stations and dispatch centres have been particularly targetted. As of November 2022, the damage inflicted on Ukrenergo alone was estimated at more than EUR 2 billion. The estimations do not include the damage caused by the latest attacks on energy infrastructure.
According to a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this month, the Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Center will support Ukrenergo with strategic and legal advice in obtaining compensation for damages caused by Russia’s military invasion. Such claims for monetary relief can be based on national legislation, bilateral and multilateral agreements, international conventions and treaties.