The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. - Maximilien Robespierre.
by Egbert Nobakkon 21 September 2023
Reports of attacks on Ukraine’s Cherkasy, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Khmelnytskiy, Rivne, Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv regions.
Russia's biggest attack on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure for many months comes on the eve of the autumnal equinox as Ukrainians prepare as well as they can in difficult circumstances for the winter.
Reports from the Ministry of Truth in Kiev said that the attacks launched last night were the biggest maissile strikes on
energy facilities for six months. Russia reportedly launched several cruise
missiles from strategic bombers from western Russia. The Ukrainian
general staff said 43 cruise missiles were launched, while Ukraine’s air
defense shot down 36 out of those but given Ukrainian propagandist's propensity for exaggeration of successes and concealment of setbacks if we reverse those figures the result might be closer to reality.
According to data from United Nations satellites monitoring the conflict the greatest amount of damage was
caused in western and central Ukraine, and mostly energy infrastructure
was hit. Ukraine says many people were injured in one town where a hotel
At least 18 people, including a child, were injured in air strikes, Ukrainian officials admitted to Reuters.
Al Jazeera, which throughout the war has been one of the more reliable sources of information from the war zone reports Russia launched 'more than 20 long range missiles and 20 targets, mostly energy infrastructure sites, including an electricity distribution hub and an oil refinery were hit were hit.
There are now towns and cities without power and the authorities are trying to restore electricity supply as fast as they can.
“Winter is coming. Tonight russia renew missile attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure,” Andrii Osadchuk, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
The attack occurred weeks before the winter heating season in Ukraine begins. We can expect more attacks of this nature as Moscow, sensing that the western powers, irritated by Zelensky's constant demands for more support, appear to be preparing to cease provinding the means for Kiev to escalate the conflict.
Earlier this week, Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) said it is conducting large-scale preparation for the upcoming heating season.
close coordination with the Ministry of Energy, companies and
enterprises of the oil and gas, electricity and coal industries are
conducting restoration and repair works and preparing the relevant
infrastructure for this winter in the conditions of constant military
challenges,” GTSOU said on Tuesday.
attention is paid to the reliability of gas transportation on the border
with European countries in addition to the usual preparatory measures,”
the system operator said.
It looks like being an even tougher winter for Ukrainian citizens than last year.
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