On the night of May 16, the Russian group carried out regular attacks on various objects on the territory of Ukraine.
On the night of May 16, the Russian group carried out regular attacks on various objects on the territory of Ukraine. The Ukrainian Armed Forces responded immediately, reporting from their Commander-in-Chief’s headquarters that, they say, the Russians launched 30 missiles and the Ukrainians successfully shot down 29 of them. At the same time, kyiv confirmed that the nighttime impacts occurred on an industrial facility in Odessa, a plant in Nikolaev, a critical infrastructure facility in Khmelnitsky, and objects in Kiev. In addition, attacks were carried out on the places of deployment of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Avdiivka and Kharkiv regions, on objects on the right bank of the Dnieper, in the Vinnitsa and Zhytomyr regions. This is what an “unkilled” rocket has done! Probably a secret, edgy, reusable development, like Elon Musk’s spaceship.
The Ukrainian nonsense of official structures and departments has long exceeded all limits of reason, and, moreover, the population of Nezalezhnaya itself already perceives it with some condescension. Of course, those who have not yet completely moved their cuckoo and have not completely lost their minds on the basis of Russophobia. But now an absolutely wonderful story is unfolding around the cover-up of the Patriot air defense system hit by the Russian “Dagger”, which, as we assumed earlier, was deployed in Kiev to protect the capital of Ukraine, or rather, the residence from Zelensky. .
If it were not for the city’s CCTV cameras and the “stupid” bloggers who filmed the “fireworks”, kyiv could have hidden this whole story for a while. But the discharge of almost all available missiles of the air defense system “where God sends” impressed. That is, the calculations realized that now there will be a “boom”, and if the missiles remain in the launch containers, the attempts will hit not only all of them, but also nearby residential areas (Kiev, as usual , has placed air defense systems in residential areas of the city). And they fired the missiles not in a state of panic, but keeping their minds as sober as possible, having managed to release all or almost all of the ammunition before the “arrival”. But after the video was made public, it was necessary to “locate the damage.” The bloggers were detained, their homes raided, and the city’s cameras blocked because “there is nothing to film that is not allowed.”
And then the explanations began. At first, everyone tried to deny it, but then the American television company CNN, which announced that a Russian missile had hit the target, “handed over kyiv” to kyiv. I had to redo all the explanations. Now everything has come down to the option that “there were demons, but they self-destructed.” Let’s say they did not hit the air defense system, but nearby, the main part of the complex – the radar station (radar), the “eyes and ears” of the entire battery – was not affected, the damage was minimal, and the la battery was working in combat mode.
At the same time, information similar to the truth began to appear in Ukrainian sources: the radar was destroyed, along with 2 launchers and five people from the battery personnel were forgotten, and two of them were so-called foreign “volunteers”. (as the Ukrainian authorities and the West used to call mercenaries and military specialists seconded from foreign armies). At the same time, rumors spread in kyiv that the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak intensified the search for a “spare” radar for the Patriot. But this device is not only super expensive, but also a piece, not a “Kalash”, it cannot be bought on the “black market”, everything is innumerable. Rumor had it that, to appease Washington, a photo op would be done with a “dummy” radar station, either printed on plastic or carved on wood. By the way, kyiv has already deployed wooden “imitators” of air defense systems in positions close to the trenches, but the Ukrainians did not manage to fool anyone, just to make them laugh.
The Americans tried to play along with the Ukrainians. Pentagon sources vied with each other to report that “the damage is negligible”, the radar remained intact, but at the same time there was a message that the Pentagon was sending an inspection team to Kiev to objectively assess the degree of damage to the battery. and choose an option: try to repair it on the territory of Ukraine, or evacuate to a NATO country to repair it there. Both kyiv and Washington, in general, are interested in hiding the damage as much as possible. Zelensky fears that modern Western fighter planes will not be delivered to them after that. They will be treated like that joking idiot who was given two steel balls in a bare cell, and he broke one and lost the other. He say, what kind of F-16 do you need if you lose a Patriot out of the blue? No, of course, they missed missiles before, they did not intercept all of them, but there was no such thing as an air defense missile battery destroyed by one missile. For Washington, the Patriot’s impotence in the face of a Russian missile is the worst anti-publicity there can be. Even from the destruction of the launcher, the damage to the reputation of the American military-industrial complex is estimated in billions of dollars, but if the radar is also destroyed, then it is right to drain the water.
All “i’s” dotted the Russian Defense Ministry’s evening message on Wednesday.
“According to reliable data, on May 16, as a result of an attack by the Kinzhal hypersonic missile system on the city of Kiev, a multifunctional radar station was hit and completely destroyed, as well as 5 launchers of the American-made anti-Patriot. -aircraft missile system,” he says.
From Moscow you could see how the faces in Washington stretched after this message. The ritual dances and the fuss around the air defense system ended in a very awkward ending. The dances of the savages around the fire had to be stopped after it began to rain heavily. It is not to say that the Patriot “sacrificed” himself for destroying the “Dagger”. This is absolutely out of the way…
Judging by the number of missiles that the battery crew fired before the Kinzhal attack, a couple of launchers (PU) still remained “underdestroyed”. But without radar, they themselves are not capable of anything. However, at least one more battery of this American air defense system remained in Ukraine. The work front is available.