Russia’s Defense Ministry warned that if Ukraine continues cross-border strikes on its territory, it’ll respond by striking “decision-making centers” and other strategic targets in Kiev, what it refrained from doing so far.
On Thursday, two Ukrainian helicopters attacked the Russian village of Klimovo in the country’s Bryansk Region.
Reportedly, seven civilians were injured — including a pregnant women and her two-year-old son.
Residential buildings were also damaged.
On the same day, Ukrainian shelling struck an area southwest of Klimovo, Russia.
Russian border guards reported that mortar fire targeted Ukrainian refugees at a border crossing in Russia, no casualties reported.
Separately, governor of Russia’s Belgorod region said that Ukraine attacked the village of Spodaryushino.
No casualties occurred, but area residents were evacuated as a precautionary measure.
When will Russia take out Kiev’s “decision-making centers” and all else military related in an around the city not already targeted?
When will it hit back hard to send a clear and unequivocal message to the Zelensky regime — that strikes on Russian territory won’t be tolerated.
That retaliation will be harsh and swift in response when occur.
That nothing in Ukraine will be off-limits henceforth, including the puppet president’s official residence, where parliament is based (the Verkovna Rada bldg.), and other regime locations.
The only language understood by the US-dominated West and Ukraine is toughness.
In response to cross-border strikes by Ukraine’s military — as directed by the Pentagon and CIA — it’s time for Russia to respond beyond where it’s gone before.
A same-day article discussed a fire onboard Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser, causing detonations and significant damage.
Some Western reports falsely claimed that Ukraine’s military sank the ship by missile strikes.
It’s very much afloat, Russia’s Defense Ministry saying:
Fire on the vessel was extinguished.
“The detonation of armaments ceased.”
Preparations are being made to tow the vessel to the Russian port of Sevastopol.
Cause of what happened is being investigated.
Russia’s Ministry earlier said that fire likely caused munitions to explode.
Crew members were safely evacuated.
Updating the toll on Ukraine’s military by Russian forces through Wednesday, Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov explained the following:
“Overall, the following targets have been destroyed since the beginning of the special military operation:
131 aircraft, 104 helicopters, 245 surface-to-air missile systems, 448 unmanned aerial vehicles, 2,179 tanks and other combat armored vehicles, 248 multiple launch rocket systems, 944 field artillery guns and mortars and 2,088 special military motor vehicles.”
“Overnight (Wednesday), 12 enemy facilities were destroyed by precision weapons, including two missile and artillery depots of the Ukrainian armed forces in the settlements of Velikaya Mikhailovka and Bogatyr and a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter, a Mi-8 helicopter and a Bayraktar TB-2 drone at the Dnepr airfield.”
“Russian missile and artillery troops struck 770 facilities, including nine command posts, 101 strongholds, 548 areas of the amassment of Ukrainian manpower and weapon systems, 110 artillery positions, an S-300 surface-to-air missile system and an ammo depot.”
“Operational-tactical aircraft eliminated 48 Ukrainian military sites overnight, including two command posts, a radar station, two positions of multiple launch rocket systems, an artillery battery, six missile and artillery arms depots, and also 48 areas of the amassment of Ukrainian combat equipment.”
“During the operation to liberate Mariupol, another 134 Ukrainian servicemen, including 14 officers, voluntarily laid down their arms.”
“Overall, 1,160 Ukrainian service members of the 36th marine infantry brigade voluntarily surrendered over the past 24 hours, including 176 officers.”
While Ukrainian forces — mainly in and around Donbass — remain to be defeated in battle ahead, the regime’s military was greatly degraded by superior Russian forces.
Because of efforts to protect civilians and nonmilitary infrastructure, caution was taken in pursuing Russia’s military objectives.
If its campaign was ruthless like how US-dominated NATO operates is its wars of aggression against invented enemies, Russia likely could have declared mission accomplished much sooner.
It’s coming but taking longer to achieve by observing the UN Charter, Geneva Convention principles and other international law.
A Final Comment
According to US MSM reports, the Biden regime is expanding its intelligence-sharing with Ukraine with striking targets on Russian territory in mind, including Crimea.
Are dominant US hardliners pursuing this policy to prevent conflict resolution by continuing forever war?
Are they encouraging Russian retaliation, a way to falsely accuse its forces — and Vladimir Putin personally — of greater invented war crimes than already falsely claimed?
Since the 2014 Maidan coup in Kiev, hegemon USA pursued proxy hot war on Russia and war by other means against the country.
Do dominant Biden regime hardliners intend to escalate undeclared war on Russia?
Are they deranged enough to risk direct hot war between the world’s leading nuclear powers?
Do they have a death wish for themselves and all others?