posted by Arthur Foxake, 20 June 2023
Military Intelligence in Kyiv claims this photo, taken by a drone, is proof that Russia was responsible for blowing a hole in the Kakhovka dam, which is probably the most laughably unfeassible propaganda claim to come out of the Ukrainian capital to date. It is made more ludicrous when we recall that only last week pro - Ukraine news sources in the west were claiming the dam was knocked out by an internal explosion while the car in this picture is obviously outside whatever structure it is parked on.
Last week pro Ukraine news services were claiming the dam was breached by an internal explosion. And there seems to be little damage around the car in the picture to suggest an explosion powerful enough to breach the dam, and the car itself seems in remarkably good condition apart from the missing roof, (didn't anybody tell the Ukies "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off,") I guess we are expected to think the picture was taken pre - blast, but it looks very set up to me.
But the biggie in Russia's defence is that if the Ukies say Russia did it that strongly suggests the Ukies, aided and abetted by the USA or NATO did it.
When the Kakhovka Dam was bombed earlier this month, causing the massive structure to collapse and release the 3 cubic kilometres of water in the lake, plus the normal flow of the the Dnipro/Dnieper, a major continental river
to flood downstream, both sides in the war were quick to blame the other. Now, with their much hyped sp[ring counter - offensive failing disastrously according to news reports from non - aligned nations while once again Ukrainian leaders are doing the rounds in Europe and America begging for more cash and bigger, better, more lethal weapons.
Nothing in this story makes any sense.