A Breitbart article discussed the so-called “evidence” that Russia, not Ukraine, blew up the damn that caused so much damage to Ukrainian farm land, but it also affected the Russian side of the river. Of course the evidence was sketchy at best and rational folks simply asks who benefits? The answer is decidedly Ukraine. To quote one commenter:
The flood disproportionately affected the Russian side of the river. It had the effect of washing away Russian defensive military installations and mine fields on the east (Russian) side of the river, and forcing withdrawal of Russian troops out of the flood zone. Why would the Russians do that? (they wouldn’t) -The dam breach drained the reservoir, and this is particularly bad for Russia. It endangers the water flow through the Crimean Canal, which undermines a key Russian war aim. One of Russia’s primary motivations for launching this war in the first place was precisely to secure the Crimean Canal…
So, though it is highly unlikely we will ever get an honest answer in the fog of war and the lies of the media, I suspect Ukraine blew up the damn.
A couple of comments:
A: Russia and Ukraine were friendly until the US through CIA pushed the 2014 coup.
B’s response: False. Friendly? How about the millions of Ukrainians who starved to death because they had to ship their grain to Russia in the 1930s?
I know actually Ukrainians. They despise the privative, brutal Russians.
There are some Russians in Crimea and the Donbas – because Russia forced Ukrainians out and brought Russians in – ethnic cleansing. Russia has also tried to erase the Ukrainian language, culture, literature, and religion for generations. Claiming they were “friends” is an outright lie. Ukrainians despise Russians with a white-hate hatred; that is why they supported a revolution that deposed a Russian puppet; that is why they are risking (and losing) their lives to hold back a much-larger, much-stronger enemy at their gates. Russians drunks, criminals, rapists, and pedophiles are raping and torturing Ukrainian women (and children). They will only be despised for centuries. People want freedom, not slavery.
BF: You have most of this right. Where you and the West are wrong is thinking this is Afghanistan where the Russians like the Americans and all those before them will simply give up and leave. Ukraine and Crimea are too important to Russia to let EU and NATO take possession. The description of drunks and pedophiles and Oligarchs you describe in Russia could easily describe Zelensky’s Ukraine. After all, Zelensky was brought to power by a media Oligarch – and one of Zalensky’s most notable routines before he became President was playing a piano with his private parts. Pedophiles and wonky folks flourish in the Marxist Globalist enclaves of Europe. Pretending that this Ukrainian govt is anything other than a puppet of the Biden Regime and the EU is ignoring the facts. Like Hunter and the Big Guy’s 10%. The MSM has covered up or censored the facts but in an honest Republic – Biden would be under investigation – not Trump. But as the days grow closer where Trump actually gets convicted for the crime of being the leader of the opposition party – the real criminals go free. I am sad to predict that given the ferociousness of those going after Trump, his days are numbered. Lawfare is Warfare in the 21st Century. Sure there’s an actual war in Ukraine that could indeed lead to WWIII, but the real brutal wars for the hearts and minds of an entire civilization are being conducted in the corrupt media and courts. Trump is most likely going down and America and the World will never be the same.