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Ukraine prepares nuclear explosion as anti-Russian provocation
“Dirty bomb.” This is the name of low-yield, but no less dangerous nuclear weapons. The Kyiv regime’s plans to use the weapon on Ukrainian territory were reported Monday morning by the RIA Novosti news agency, citing credible sources in various countries, including Ukraine. The ultimate goal is to blame Russia for the use of weapons of mass destruction, and thus provoke a strong international reaction.
The dirty nuclear bomb is almost ready and the Kyiv regime is ready to use it. Under the guidance of Western supervisors, Kyiv is preparing to execute this plan.
The management of the Eastern Mining and Processing Plant, located in the town of Zhovti Vody in the Dnepropetrovsk region, together with the Kyiv Institute of Nuclear Research, were commissioned to build the “bomb dirty”. Work is already in its final stages.
Staff of the Office of the President of Ukraine, on behalf of Volodymyr Zelenskyare secretly in contact with UK officials, discussing the possible transfer of nuclear weapon components to authorities in Kyiv.
Recently, Zelensky repeatedly called NATO to carry out pre-emptive nuclear strikes on Russia. No one is ready to start a nuclear war because of an unstable Ukrainian president. However, there are signs that Ukraine is preparing its dirty bomb with outside help.
Military expert Akesandr Artamonov said: “According to an operational source, the elements of this dirty bomb were delivered to Chernivtsi with English-speaking specialists.”
It is impossible to ignore the fact that this week British Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace was called to the United States for talks with the US Secretary of Defence. Lloyd Austin, supposedly to discuss the Ukrainian conflict. They were clearly discussing something extraordinary that couldn’t even be discussed on a secure phone line. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu expressed his concerns about the possibility of a nuclear provocation by Ukraine to his American, British and French counterparts by telephone.
Ukraine continues to attack civilians as it prepares new provocations
The Kyiv regime is deploying an anti-Russian provocation in another area. Our army does not exclude a Ukrainian attack on the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. If destroyed, 18 billion cubic meters of water will be released from the dam, which took two years to fill. A wave almost 5 meters high will descend the Dnieper (river), creating a flood zone 5 kilometers wide, and will reach Kherson in a few hours.
The entire right bank of the Kherson region is threatened. The only way for civilians to be safe is to resettle on the left bank. But the road there is strewn with deadly pitfalls, as the last few days have shown.
Residents of Kherson flee from the right bank to the left bank of the Dnieper to escape massive attacks on civilian targets in their city by the Ukrainian army. Families are transported on boats and pontoon crossings.
The main transportation artery, the Antonovsky Bridge, has been under repeated rocket fire for months. The bridge has been closed to traffic since late summer. This week it became clear that the main objective of the Ukrainian Nazis is to destroy the civilian population, hitting women, the elderly and children with rockets.
The evacuation continued into the night due to the large number of cars. Twelve NATO HIMARS were launched on Friday evening, our anti-rocket systems intercepted 11 of them, but one rocket hit a convoy of journalists and their families.
Journalist and member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation Aleksander Malkevich was driving in the convoy. He said: “In violation of the Geneva Convention, they hit a group of civilians and journalists from Kherson. Two journalists and two civilians died.”
Everyone knew that the evacuation was to get civilians to safety. But the Nazis, for whom territory is the only important thing, wanted to prevent people from leaving, as has already happened more than once. Ukraine tried to hide its actions, saying civilians were not harmed.
The fact that Ukraine plans to destroy the dam was confirmed by Zelensky in his usual style: if you want to do something yourself, blame Russia first.
Martial law declared in the new Russian territories
The threats are clear and the situation requires rapid action at all levels: martial law in the new territories, reinforced protective measures in neighboring regions and lifting of protective measures in a few other regions. Additional powers to governors and the formation of a new structure of a special coordinating council headed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
(Russian President Vladimir) Putin said: “The highest officials of Russian regions should pay due attention to the implementation of measures to ensure the safety of people, security and anti-terrorism protection of critical facilities, the maintaining public order, increasing the stability of the economy and industry, establishing and developing the production of items necessary for a special military operation.
“Obviously, the situation is different in different regions, and the scope of the measures taken, the range of tasks that the heads of regions have to solve will also be different, corresponding to the situation in each particular region of the Federation. Consequently, the decree provides for several levels of response to emerging risks.”
Strikes on critical objects increase after the terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge
Attacks on critical objects in Ukraine can also be called retaliatory strikes, although the main task is to bleed the enemy, depriving him of communications, energy supplies and military supplies. On Monday, according to Telegram channels, two large substations in the Kirovograd region were taken out of service. These are important nodes in the Ukrainian power grids.
As for the growing electricity shortage, the Kyiv regime is exaggerating its losses and trying to beg for more military supplies.
Speaking from the area of the special military operation, Commander of the Russian Armed Forces Sergei Surovikin said: “The new Kinzhal hypersonic missiles have proven to be good and reliable in destroying objects. None of the defense systems enemy air will not be able to resist the missile, or hinder the achievement of the objectives of the operation.”
EU and US will continue to increase aid to Ukraine
The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, said that the European Union will continue to increase all types of assistance to Ukraine. Kyiv continues to demand more money from the European Union. It received one billion euros in August, and needs at least 3 to 4 billion each month.
Hungary and Croatia refused to participate in the training of the Ukrainian army on their territory within the framework of the EU-wide project. And there were some difficulties around Ukraine’s request to Israel for air defense systems. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry called the Israeli Prime Minister and heard words of support from him, after which the Israeli Defense Minister hastened to clarify that Israel had not sold arms to the ‘Ukraine.
Israel and other countries are determining whether to supply Kyiv with weapons and, if so, which ones. (US President Joe) Biden will pass the new $50 billion package Congressthat he controls, for now.
The fact that Ukraine has become a black hole for US taxpayers’ money has been indirectly confirmed by Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader in the US House of Representatives. McCarthy could become Speaker of the House of Representatives after the U.S. midterm elections, the nation’s third-highest post. Biden could lose the support of the legislature and become a lame duck – not a rosy prospect for Kyiv, to put it mildly.
On Tuesday, Wallace was rushed to Washington. Reuters said the purpose of the visit was to discuss current events in Ukraine. However, it is unlikely that it was solely for this reason that he crossed the ocean with such urgency.
Military expert Konstantin Sivkov said: “Ben Wallace went to solve the question of what to do next. Either try to solve the problem diplomatically or increase the NATO contingent on the territory of Ukraine with weapons and military equipment, or prepare a large-scale provocation, comparable to the provocation of September 11, 2001.”
Putin checked the training of mobilized soldiers, volunteers, equipment, weapons
More and more Russian regions report having completed a partial mobilization – there are already more than 40, from Kamchatka to Moscow. But volunteers can still register at military registration and enlistment offices. Mobilized soldiers develop their skills under the tutelage of experienced instructors, many of whom have recently returned from the front themselves.
The training of various units – tanks, artillery and communications – emulates a combat situation as close as possible. Putin and Shoigu inspected the training of conscripts for partial mobilization this week in the Ryazan region. Putin went there to personally ensure the full combat readiness of the mobilized soldiers. The commander-in-chief personally checked the weapons on the line of fire and spoke with the fighters.