On Thursday, Russia’s Defense Ministry’s General Igor Konashenkov said its forces intend to increase the number and scope of strikes on Ukrainian targets in response to the Zelensky regime’s cross-border terror attacks or attempted sabotage.
Overnight, a Ukrainian missile producing facility was destroyed.
Russian helicopters are now conducting daily strikes to eliminate Ukrainian Nazified thugs, their weapons and equipment.
Days earlier, a Russian “air group…conducted an airstrike (against) nationalist units. As a result, an armed group” was eliminated.
Russian helicopters “fly at low altitudes, where it is easier to detect targets and locate the enemy’s masked positions.”
On Friday, Russian air defenses foiled an attempted Kiev missile strike on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant north of Crimea.
It regulates the flow of Dnieper River water, generates Kherson region electricity, and supplies water for agricultural areas of southern Ukraine and northern Crimea.
“If the dam of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant had been destroyed with the strike, this would have resulted in the uncontrolled discharge of the Dnieper water and in flooding of numerous inhabited localities in the Kherson region, along with people to pin down the Russian armed forces,” Konashenkov stressed.
Overnight, Russian forces struck 811 Ukrainian military targets.
A total of 67 military sites, their weapons, equipment and forces were eliminated.
According to Yasinovataya, Donetsk’s mayor Dmitry Shevchenko on Friday:
In the past two days, cross-border shelling by Kiev forces destroyed “45 objects” in the city, adding:
“(T)here is not a single street in this city spared by a Grad rocket or a 120mm mine.”
“Apartment buildings and private houses have been destroyed.”
“In the past months, about 600 dwellings have been destroyed.”
“This includes private houses and apartment buildings.”
“Industrial facilities, a railroad and the Yasinovataya Machine-Building Plant have been destroyed.”
On Friday, Donetsk’s deputy defense chief of staff Eduard Basurin reported the following:
“Operative information shows that Kiev regime is plotting another bloody provocation similar to what happened in Kramatorsk to blame Russian troops for a massacre of civilians.”
“For that purpose, a division of the 19th separate missile brigade will deliver a Tochka-U strike on the railway station in Lozovaya (south of the Khrakov region).”
The Donetsk News Agency added:
“The enemy plans to launch a missile from the whereabouts of Staromikhailovka on the western outskirts of Donetsk to picture the attack as launched from the territory controlled by Russia-led coalition forces.”
Separately by diplomatic note, Russia warned the Biden regime of “adding fuel” to the conflict by continuing to supply Kiev with weapons, what could cause “unpredictable consequences,” adding:
US-dominated NATO pressured Ukraine to continue “bloodshed (by) abandon(ing)” peace talks with Moscow.
The above information begs the question.
Why does Russia waste time and effort believing that perhaps it can convince dominant US hardliners to change their wicked ways.
That diplomatic outreach to the US might work.
That it could end ongoing conflict in Ukraine sooner.
Time and again, I explained that hegemon USA wants forever sanctions and proxy hot war on Russia.
It wants the Russian Federation undermined politically, economically and financially.
It wants Russia weakened by protracted conflict in Ukraine, no matter the toll on its people.
It wants Russia transformed into a US vassal state, its territory partitioned for easier control and looting of its resources.
Good faith Russian efforts to reason with the US aren’t reciprocated.
They fall on deaf ears.
They show weakness, not strength.
They ignore reality.
Chances for the US to turn a page for improved relations with Russia — or other nations free from its control — are nil.
What’s conceivable in the distant future — perhaps generations from now — is no more likely at this time than frigid Chicago winters turning balmy henceforth.