Rocket ultimatum

Rocket ultimatum

Andrey Kots

During the three weeks of the special operation in Ukraine, Russian troops, armies of the DPR and LPR almost completely cut off the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the coast of the Sea of Azov, occupied dozens of settlements in the south of the country, blockaded Kyiv, Kharkov and Chernihiv in the north. Aviation and high-precision weapons destroyed the main military infrastructure of the enemy. About the most painful blows – in the material of RIA Novosti.
“On mercenaries – fire”
The Russian Aerospace Forces quickly gained air superiority, and the Navy took control of the Sea of Azov and most of the Black Sea. The Ukrainian air def-ense system ceased to exist as a whole, and the surviving aircraft were relocated to western airfields.
Demilitarization is proceeding, albeit on a grand scale, but very carefully: the Ministry of Defense has repeatedly emphasized that over four thousand military infrastructure facilities were hit with precision weapons.
It was with “smart” ammunition that the other day they hit the notorious Yavorovsky training ground in the Lviv region. Here, since 2015, NATO instructors have been training Ukrainian soldiers and officers in the tactics of modern combined arms combat. With the start of the special operation, the training ground was re-qualified as a collection point for Western mercenaries and a transshipment base for European and Am-erican weapons that come across the border every day.
Presumably, X-101 cru-ise missiles from Tu-160 st-rategic bombers were used here. According to the Ru-ssian Defense Ministry, up to 180 private traders from NATO countries and Ukra-inian military personnel, as well as a large batch of We-stern hardware, were dest-royed. According to numerous posts on social media, “wild geese” are returning home en masse. They realized that fighting Russia is not the same as fighting Iraq or Afghanistan.
The Kiev authorities were finally convinced that even the western regions are within the reach of the Russian army. Moreover, Moscow said that convoys with NATO weapons entering the country from Poland are also considered legitimate targets for pilots and gunners. An attack on the Yavorovsky training ground will significantly complicate further support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by the West.
“A special military operation is being carried out not only along the line of contact in Donbass, but throughout the entire military infrastructure of Ukraine using high-precision weapons,” says military expert Oleksiy Leonkov. The blocking of the group in the Donbass will continue, but Ukrainian servicemen who lay down their arms are not in danger.”
Rocket ultimatum
Another strategically important result is the blockade of Zmeiny Island in the western part of the Black Sea. At first, Ukrainian border guards refused to disarm. But after several rocket salvos from the ships of the Russian Navy, 82 servicemen surrendered without resistance. Now it is possible to place air defense systems, coastal complexes here and keep at gunpoint almost the entire Black Sea area and part of southern Europe.
At the same time, they attacked the military infrastructure, which was created for Kyiv by NATO specialists. So, they hit the naval operations center in Ochakovo, which is being built with US money. Formally for Kyiv, in fact – for the Americans. It is noteworthy that the 73rd Naval Special Operations Center of the Ukrainian Navy was nearby. Obviously, saboteurs were being trained there to be sent to the Russian Crimea.
They also struck at the objects of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine, so that the Armed Forces of Ukraine could not restore equipment and replenish ammunition. In particular, on March 14 they destroyed the large Artem ammunition plant in Kyiv and the Impuls enterprise in the Sumy region, the only one in Ukraine that produces detonator caps, electric detonators, and detonating cords. Taking into account the fact that most of the arsenals and warehouses have already blown up, the disabling of these sites will seriously affect the combat capability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
After Mariupol
On the Donetsk front, the main target now is Mariupol. The strategically important sea city is still partially controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and as soon as it is finally cleared of the enemy, the freed forces will be thrown into the encirclement of the group that is shelling the capital of the DPR from the west and north.
“The next stage of our offensive is Avdiivka and Peski,” said an officer of the DPR army with the call sign Bereza. “The Ukraini-ans fortified there for eight long years. In recent days, Russian aviation has been increasingly attacking ene-my positions near Donetsk. The intensity of enemy artillery fire after such “visits” is sharply reduced.”
As RIA Novosti was told by sources in the republican army, the groups in the Donbass were actually beheaded: the heads of the operational commands “North” and “East” Generals Dmitry Krasilnikov and Yuri Solod died last week. Only one thing follows from this: the Armed Forces of Ukraine are now only capable of focal resistance.

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