translated by A. for the Saker blog
Does a series of precision strikes on the critical infrastructure marks a new stage in the tactics of conducting Russian “Limited Military Operation” in Ukraine?
The aftermath of one of the hits at critical infrastructure facilities in Kharkiv (CHP-5): https://t.me/V_Zelenskiy_official/3203
URGENT APPEAL OF ZELENSKY TO THE NATION 😏
At first it was like this: Missile launch from the Black Sea at critical infrastructure in Ukraine
Then the results of the strikes: Video of the fire at CHP-5 in Kharkiv
And then, too, it suddenly sparkled: Trolleybuses caught fire in Poltava
The subway stopped in Kharkiv – for the first time in 40 years, according to the train drivers. The passengers had to be evacuated from the trains through the emergency evacuation maintenance tunnels.
The reaction of the leader of the Ukronazis was immediate.
Field Marshal Ze tried to stay cheerful and pretend that nothing particularly horrible had happened:
“Even through the impenetrable darkness, Ukraine and the civilized world clearly see that these are terrorist attacks. They are deliberate and cynical missile attacks on civilian critical infrastructure. No military facilities there. Power was cut off in Kharkiv and Donetsk regions. In Zaporozhye, Dnepropetrovsk, Sumy – some problems with the electricity supply.”
“Do you still think that we and the Russians are one nation? Do you still think that you can frighten us, break us, persuade us to make concessions? Did you really not understand anything? Don’t you understand who we are? What we stand up for? What we represent?
Read my lips:
Without gas or without you? Without you .
Without light or without you? Without you .
Without water or without you. Without you .
Without food or without you? Without you .
” Cold, hunger, darkness and thirst are not as terrible and deadly for us [Ukrainians] as your [Russian] friendship and brotherhood. But history will put everything in its place. And we will be with the gas, light, water and food … and WITHOUT you! “
Immediately, the ” Ideas “, an outlet run by the ordinary Ukronazis, which is supervised by the chief drug addict and generator of “Ukro-meanings” joined the lead. The “Ideas” , by the way, are still the same bastards as they were all six months that have passed since the beginning of the NWO:
“We propose to pull the captured orcs out of their cozy and safe prison cells in the western part of Ukraine and place them in the workshops of our thermal power plants.
And then, after their Russo-saliva strikes, we will film their corpses on the video and send them to Russia. Maybe then something will come to them? How do you like this idea?”
PS This post [r #71782], by the way, was promptly removed from the telegram channel “Unian” for unclear reason, because previously there has never been a trace of the self-censorship on their side in their post about Russia.
A small commentary on the evening strikes on enemy infrastructure, from the TG ” Lobaev Z ” (edited):
“The point is, it’s [the strikes] great, of course! It’s indeed excellent, it’s excellent that we have finally started. But there is still a long way to go before achieving a long-term effect .”
Let me remind you for those who are not quite in the subject – damages, plus or minus equal to the damage from the Russian cruise missiles, sometimes happen at the power supply infrastructure facilities without any strikes. Fires, accidents, breakdowns… It is not the end of the world – they fix everything in a day or two… Therefore , consistency is important here .
Let there be not a single night without a strike – pour methodically, systematically, not sparing these Russian gifts for Ukrainian Nazis. Otherwise, the desired effect will not be achieved .
The same applies to railway junctions with bridges, as well as railway junction stations and fuel storage facilities. If Russians do not cover these targets, then even though it will be hard for the enemy, very hard, they’ll survive.
And I repeat again – Russia did not lose. Just missed a beat. No more. Everything now depends on the people .. How we will accept this “splash”. Will we conquer and run away? Or will we finally start fighting in earnest ?
And if we start fighting, then I assure you – with the right approach, there will be enough titanium and steel for weapons. It is only necessary to begin the mobilization of industry . To do this, you need to understand reality. Not more than that .
Otherwise, Russia will be destroyed, split into several new, endlessly hostile countries, and starved out. The West will not take any more risks and will not give us another chance .”
Expert commentary regarding the speed of recovery:
“It is not true that a damaged substation can be put into operation in 1-2 days. If transformers of 110-330 kV are damaged, then it will almost never be possible to put it into operation, taking into account the fact that such transformers are not lying on the road. This is a very, very piece goods. And if this happens at least at 5 substations at the same time, then everything is kaput . Stone Age forever .”
More on the effectiveness of strikes against CHP infrastructure
Comment from Evgeny Poddubny:
“I am happy to hit the energy infrastructure of the Kyiv regime, because it is important for Russian victory. Attacks on power plants are a retaliatory measure . The enemy has been hitting Donbas energy facilities for 8 years. In general, thanks to the actions of the Russian MOD, this struggle takes on new shapes.”
At the same time, a RIA Novosti correspondent from the DPR reports:
“There are no power outages in Donetsk, the streets are lit, and there are no communication outages either.”
Confirming video that everything is calm in Donetsk .
Practical-constructive response to the evening events from Vladimir Rogov (VGA Zaporozhye region):
“There is information that air conditioner manufacturers are massively recalling their products from the government quarter of the city of Kiev and other CPRs, due to possible problems with self-explosions.
A special malfunction of air conditioners is observed at the following addresses:
Kiev, st. Bankovaya, 11 (coordinates: 50.444464, 30.528975);
Kiev, st. Vladimirskaya, 33 (coordinates: 50.450768, 30.515680);
Kiev, st. Elektrikov, 33 (coordinates: 50.474129, 30.528275).”
(editor coment – this airconditioner joke is widely understood by almost every Russian. It appeared after 2015 claim by the Ukrainian Government Office that the devastation after the Ukrainian missile hit a local office in then still free from the Nazis area of Donbass, was, in fact, due to a suddenly exploded air-conditioned.)
RIA Novosti message , 23.13
Pushilin denied fakes about the capture of the airport by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and his resignation
The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, denied a number of rumors and fakes that had appeared, and also commented on the operational situation:
- denied rumors that they allegedly tried to fire him and send him to Russia, calling it nonsense .
- said that “we were able to stop the Ukrainian troops at the Krasny Liman, there are some successes.”
- stated that in the Vuglodar direction, the allied units continue to advance, they have already “bitten into” the outskirts of Artyomovsk , along the Sands “everyone is quite confident, we are working, we are winning. ”
Informative page from Boris Rozhin, a.k.a. Colonel Cassad:
“In Ukraine, in 2022, there were 15 thermal power plants. None of them were built after Ukraine became independent. That is, since 1991, the number of thermal power plants built in Ukraine = 0.
All operating thermal power plants were built by the “damned communists” from the 50s to the 80s of the last century .
That is, every destroyed thermal power plant is actually an irretrievable loss for Ukraine, just like every oil refinery. Ukrainian Nazis are only able to use someone’s labor (they cannot built – ed.) ”
With all this electrical infrastructure damage, it may be a good time to buy Siemens stock.
On the more serious side, I have been perplexed by many of Russia’s tactical manuevers, e.g. retreating from established territories, moderated advances, or not advancing at all when they could easily do so, etc. The only thing I could gather is possibly they were holding open the possibilities for negotiations. I think now though, the Russians are finding out negotiations are not really possible with the type of adversary they are dealing with. Maybe this latest strike is an indication that Russia is coming to that realisation.
All of your misunderstandings have been addressed, repeatedly, by The Saker, in the last few days.
Newbies should always read some back-issues.
Russia has escalation dominance… but will not use it unless pushed. So, Nato; keep pushing and suffer the consequences.
Yeah sweet yahoo we are kicking butt and then, all the lights go out, perhaps forever. What happens when you confuse fascism with democracy.
Best way to win the propaganda war, eliminate communication services altogether.
Arming Nazis to kill Russians, how did that work out last time nitwits?
You are missing the point here.
NATO is NOT the one suffering the consequences here. There it is the economic war /the Europe wages on itself/ that is hurting.
Actually, the more things are blown up in UA, the more “restoration” business in the best case and the less infrastructure left to the Russsians otherwise. From US/EU perspective ANY escalation that results in more destruction of Ukraine is welcome. Be it people or things. It simply suits their interests.
Considering current electricity/energy shortage in Europe/NATO countries, I would say these strikes are a message to Europe too. Ukraine exports their electricity to Europe, Ukrainian power grid is integrated into European eg.https://www.energy.gov/articles/ukraine-launches-electricity-exports-european-union-support-us-department-energy so any disruption there affects Europe too. This Russian strike created only a mild inconvenience so far, but they if they continue (as they should) the results will be felt not only in Ukraine.
Here´s some basic info regarding Transformer substations; https://electrical-engineering-portal.com/substation-transformer-reminder-dos-donts
Depending on which weapons that were used, the range goes from *Graphite bombs* (the same substance as the “safest treatment ever” btw that causes short circuits(a pain but easy enough with manpower and competent people) to Gospodin Calibr(Big Bang- Not so easy to fix and will take some time, especially in these times).
The few videos I´ve seen suggest a visit by Gospodin Calibr but I can´t say for sure.
God keep Russia.
One only wonders if NATO fascists will be counter attacking power plants in Russian Donbass, and whether this is militarily feasible for them or does theRussian army have the military skill and equipment to make this a a tactic to their distinct advantage.? Is that a reasonable question?
So Russia had 5 militia BTG’s covering the whole north. Sometimes the propaganda does matter. And it would have been better to prevent this than have every English language Russia supporter beat to a pulp
Ze will be very happy with the Russian counterattack, it means more dollars, his absolute god, for his pockets, and gossips proclaim him as the man of the 3%, from the USA, to buy more weapons (in theory).
Ze reminds me, with humor and great affection, that in certain parts of Latin America, it is said that the “Bull that pisses the most is the bravest” like Ze who plays the piano (how great you are ché) with the great one to piss. .. deny it, comrade, and the Myrotvorets “Publisher” will publish you on its mile-long list of deniers and the “forceful” visit of one of its editorial agents.
As you can never be a little bit pregnant you can never be a little bit at war because your opponents will always be at full war.
Russia has to get hard and destroy all means in which Ukraine can conduct the war…that means pulling troops back to defendable positions if you are not going to increase mobilization and destroy the western part of Ukraines infrastructure with air and sea weapons.
See if they can keep 750 thousand troops supplied over broken bridges and rail and without electricity, gas etc. How big will the American checks have to be to keep that going?
The hatred in Zelensky’s language demonstrate this attack was unexpected and strategically damaging. If it was unexpected that means his backers did not share with him the intel on Russian responses to the bombing of the NPP at Enerhodar and the “offensive” at Kharkov. It is likely this level of detail is not being shared with the UGS either. That puts the Pentagon’s statement this morning in context as a CYA with their Ukrainian counterparts. If it was strategically damaging then we may finally see the Russian Air Force over the battlefield, as stranded Ukrainian forces are wiped out in transit from Kharhov to the south.
There was no power in the capital tonight, there was live reporting of the gains, but no light or reported outages) in the background in Kiev.
The reporter looked grim, like tomorrow, everything will be just fine.
A few relevant videos.
Blackouts reported across Ukrainian regions as power stations are hit (a summary):
Kharkov subways stop functioning:
Huge explosion after power station hit:
Are they still working in Kiev, are they still working in Lviv, are the lights still on? Funny really, for six months the Ukraine has been deliberately attacking Donbas infrastructure, if there is any left.
Now the Ukraine…..er, sorry the UKUS has delivered through Ms Elinsky their ultimatums to Russia…..to surrender. I read what the Russian PM said, I’m from Belfast, talk is cheap….ask any hard wee man.
It’s useful to know that energy consumption of Ukraine has decreased 36% from 2012 to 2021.
Source: BP, IEA
Wow, that inflammatory hate speech pouring out of Zelensky and his cronies just proves these troglodytes, who have added absolutely zero to their infrastructure since their “liberation” from the “Moskals” in 1990, have a good beat down coming. Putin offered them the “easy way” to resolve their beef at the start of this conflict, but they insist on choosing the “hard way” and national disgrace. They rant like they have the genius, the power and the entitlement of Hitler’s Reich but they have created or built less than all of those poverty-stricken third world countries of Sub-Saharan Africa…and they think it is all somebody else’s fault! Moreover, the fools are digging themselves a hole for when the war-crimes tribunals commence after their sorry asses are soundly defeated on the battlefield, American meddling or not. (I hope they publicly try, convict and execute all the American mercs as well. Damned Ukies are openly talking of enslaving captured POW’s, then torturing and killing them just as their Aryan heroes did to fellow Slavs throughout WWII. Zelensky’s dead body dangling from a gallows will be justice but small consolation to the thousands now dead from his mad acts. Asshole Ukies are mad at the wrong people. It should be their own filthy corrupt oligarchs and the American neocolonialists at whom they aim their pathetic vitriol.
Its being reported that the cold is coming.
With no heat, water ,or electricity, I can see people gathering around a barrel fire, contemplating, just what to do, where to go.
it just occurred to me that the SMO is like the “demo” part of a “home reno” reality show.
“now where you have those old soviet power plants – we’re going to tear that down and make it ‘open concept'”. donetsk is a “load bearing” city.
any area/oblast/whatever that becomes part of russia has the possibility of become an “industrial heartland” after all this. it’s a shame they couldn’t modernize the area and cut down on poverty as calmly as the chinese did but then the chinese don’t have NATOtard neo-pagan skinheads constantly taking the piss and shelling schools. at least i hope not…