Pubblicato in: Armamenti, Geopolitica Militare, Russia

Conflitto ukraino. Situazione al 2022-10-23. – Reuters.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-10-24.

2022-09-04__ Svezia 001

                         Kyiv, 23 ottobre (Reuters) – I missili russi hanno colpito sabato l’energia ucraina e altre strutture, causando blackout in varie regioni. Con la guerra che sta per iniziare il suo nono mese e l’inverno che si avvicina, si profila la possibilità di un congelamento della miseria mentre la Russia continua ad attaccare la rete elettrica ucraina.

                         Migliaia di civili hanno lasciato Kherson dopo gli avvertimenti di un’offensiva ucraina per riconquistare la città. L’esercito ucraino ha dichiarato di aver guadagnato terreno mentre le sue forze si muovevano verso sud nella regione, conquistando almeno due villaggi che le truppe russe avrebbero abbandonato.

                         Dal 10 ottobre, la Russia ha lanciato attacchi devastanti alle infrastrutture elettriche ucraine, colpendo almeno la metà della produzione di energia termica e fino al 40% dell’intero sistema. I governatori hanno consigliato ai residenti di fare scorta d’acqua. I governatori hanno consigliato ai residenti di fare scorta d’acqua. Più di un milione di persone sono rimaste senza corrente. Alcune zone di Kiev hanno subito interruzioni di corrente fino a sera, e un funzionario comunale ha avvertito che gli attacchi potrebbero lasciare la capitale dell’Ucraina senza elettricità e riscaldamento per diversi giorni o settimane.

                         Le forze ucraine avevano abbattuto 20 missili e più di 10 droni Shahed di fabbricazione iraniana sabato. In precedenza, il comando delle forze aeree aveva dichiarato che 33 missili erano stati lanciati contro l’Ucraina, con 18 abbattuti.

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«Kyiv, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Russian missiles pounded Ukrainian energy and other facilities on Saturday, causing blackouts in various regions. With the war about to start its ninth month and winter approaching, the potential for freezing misery loomed as Russia continued to attack Ukraine’s power grid.»

«Thousands of civilians have left Kherson after warnings of a Ukrainian offensive to recapture the city. Ukraine’s military said it was making gains as its forces moved south through the region, taking over at least two villages it said Russian troops had abandoned»

«Since Oct. 10, Russia has launched devastating salvos at Ukraine’s power infrastructure, hitting at least half its thermal power generation and up to 40% of the entire system. Governors advised residents to stock up on water. Governors advised residents to stock up on water. More than a million people were without power. Parts of Kyiv suffered power cuts into the evening, and a city official warned strikes could leave Ukraine’s capital without power and heat for “several days or weeks”.»

«Ukrainian forces had downed 20 missiles and more than 10 Iranian-made Shahed drones on Saturday. The air force command earlier had said 33 missiles had been fired at Ukraine, with 18 shot down»

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Russian strikes cause blackouts in much of Ukraine, more flee Kherson

Kyiv, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Russian missiles pounded Ukrainian energy and other facilities on Saturday, causing blackouts in various regions, Kyiv said, while Russian occupation authorities in the southern city of Kherson urged civilians to evacuate.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the Russian attacks had struck on a “very wide” scale. He pledged his military would improve on an already good record of downing missiles with help from its partners.

With the war about to start its ninth month and winter approaching, the potential for freezing misery loomed as Russia continued to attack Ukraine’s power grid.

In Kherson, a target for Ukraine’s aggressive counterattack to the invasion Russian President Vladimir Putin launched on Feb. 24, the occupation authorities instructed civilians to get out.

“Due to the tense situation at the front, the increased danger of massive shelling of the city and the threat of terrorist attacks, all civilians must immediately leave the city and cross to the (east) bank of the Dnipro!” occupation authorities posted on Telegram.

Thousands of civilians have left Kherson after warnings of a Ukrainian offensive to recapture the city.

At Oleshky on the opposite bank of the Dnipro, Reuters saw people arriving by river boat from Kherson, loaded with boxes, bags and pets. One woman carried a toddler under one arm and a dog under the other.

“I really didn’t want to (leave), I’m still in work,” one resident said. “We wanted to stay here in the region, but now we don’t know.”

Ukraine’s military said it was making gains as its forces moved south through the region, taking over at least two villages it said Russian troops had abandoned. Kherson links Ukraine to the Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Telegram: “Kherson region! Just a little bit more. Hang in there. The Ukrainian Armed Forces are at work.”

Reuters could not independently verify the accounts.

                         ‘MASS STRIKE’

Since Oct. 10, Russia has launched devastating salvos at Ukraine’s power infrastructure, hitting at least half its thermal power generation and up to 40% of the entire system.

Officials in a swath of regions on Saturday reported strikes on energy facilities and power outages as engineers scrambled to restore the network. Governors advised residents to stock up on water.

More than a million people were without power, said presidential adviser Kyrylo Tymoshenko. Parts of Kyiv suffered power cuts into the evening, and a city official warned strikes could leave Ukraine’s capital without power and heat for “several days or weeks”.

Presidential aide Mykhailo Podolyak said Moscow wanted to create a new wave of refugees into Europe with the strikes, while Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Twitter the attacks constituted genocide.

Moscow has acknowledged targeting energy infrastructure but denies targeting civilians.

Zelenskiy, in his nightly video address, said the “latest mass strike” affected regions in western, central and southern Ukraine.

“Of course we don’t have the technical ability to knock down 100% of the Russian missiles and strike drones. I am sure that, gradually, we will achieve that, with help from our partners. Already now, we are downing a majority of cruise missiles, a majority of drones.”

Ukrainian forces had downed 20 missiles and more than 10 Iranian-made Shahed drones on Saturday, he said. The air force command earlier had said 33 missiles had been fired at Ukraine, with 18 shot down.

No new developments were reported regarding the Nova Kakhovka dam. Zelenskiy on Friday urged the West to warn Moscow not to blow up the Russian-controlled dam on the Dnipro.

“Of course we don’t have the technical ability to knock down 100% of the Russian missiles and strike drones. I am sure that, gradually, we will achieve that, with help from our partners. Already now, we are downing a majority of cruise missiles, a majority of drones.”

Ukrainian forces had downed 20 missiles and more than 10 Iranian-made Shahed drones on Saturday, he said. The air force command earlier had said 33 missiles had been fired at Ukraine, with 18 shot down.

No new developments were reported regarding the Nova Kakhovka dam. Zelenskiy on Friday urged the West to warn Moscow not to blow up the Russian-controlled dam on the Dnipro.