On Monday, Russia’s Defense Ministry published video evidence of destroyed Ukrainian military equipment, as well as hundreds of casualties, during advances of regime troops in area around Nikolayev-Krivoi Rog, adding:
“The enemy concentrated the main effort in this direction.”
“The adversary was stopped at the dividing line.”
Russian “marines displayed courage and heroism. There were many acts of bravery.”
“Not a single serviceman of airborne troops left positions.”
“All of them continue to implement combat tasks.”
“The enemy has not achieved the desired result in this direction.”
On Sunday, Checken leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, vowed to take back Kharkov areas — ones strategically and temporarily left by Russian forces, saying:
We’ll “get all these towns back.”
“(O)ur…guys specifically trained for such a job. (They’re) already there.”
“In the nearest future, we will reach (the southwestern port city of) Odessa, and you will see concrete results.”
On Sunday, Russia’s Defense Ministry estimated Ukrainian casualties since last week at around 12,000.
At this time, it hasn’t indicated whether operations to retake Kharkov areas occupied by Ukrainian Nazis are underway.
It did report the following:
“(T)o destabilize the situation in territory liberated by Russian forces and (harm its) civilians, the Kiev regime continues its deliberate shelling of energy infrastructure…(including power) generating facilities, transformer substations, and (transmission) lines.”
This month alone, “the Zaporozhye NPP and city of Energodar have been subjected to (regime) artillery fire…26 times.”
In Donetsk, “Ukrainian artillery repeatedly struck 22 important power supply facilities to de-energize populated areas, kindergartens, life support facilities for the population, and industrial enterprises.”
“(D)aily strikes against civilian infrastructure are carried out by the Kiev regime in a deliberate and targeted manner.”
In response overnight, Russia launched cruise missiles from Black Sea vessels at regime power plants, its Defense Ministry saying:
“Russia attacked power stations and other infrastructure (overnight) Sunday.”
Strikes caused “widespread outages across Ukraine…”
“(B)ombardment(s) ignited a massive fire at a power station on Kharkov’s western outskirts and killed at least one person.”
Ukrainian rail transport operations were disrupted.
Overnight strikes were little more than a shot across the bow, short of what Russia can do unimpeded any time at its discretion — destroy the regime’s power-generating infrastructure altogether.
Will Russia’s warning shot get the regime to cease strikes on Donbass residential areas and infrastructure?
Will Chicago’s Oak Street beach along Lake Michigan’s shoreline — near where I live — overflow with sunbathers in January?
No further elaboration is needed.
Puppet Zelensky — a buffoon worlds apart from real leadership — follows orders from his US master.
Since hegemon USA’s 2014 Maidan coup in Kiev, the Poroshenko and current Zelensky regimes were ordered to wage cross-border war on Donbass residential areas and vital infrastructure.
What’s been ongoing for over 8 years won’t stop in response to Russia’s overnight action to disrupt — not destroy — power-generation in Ukraine.
Most likely, dominant Biden regime hardliners will order the puppet in Kiev to continue, maybe increase, cross-border terror strikes.
What may have already begun, or should shortly, is a Russian campaign to retake regime-occupied parts of Kharkov by the overwhelming power of its military and tactical superiority.
Weeks earlier, Vladimir Putin said the following:
“Today we hear that they want to defeat us on the battlefield.”
“Well, what can I say? Let them try.”
“We have already heard a lot about the West wanting to fight us ‘to the last Ukrainian.’ ”
“This is a tragedy for the Ukrainian people, but that seems to be where (things are) going.”
“But everyone should know that, by and large, we have not started anything in earnest yet.”
Given events since the regime launched offensives in the Kherson and Kharkov Regions this month — the former largely defeated, not the latter — now is the time for Russian forces to turn things around decisively in both areas.
And at the same time, show that it’s able to slay the made-in-the-USA Ukraine monster any time at its discretion by the overwhelming power of its super-weapons.