As the sire TopCor reported yesterday, there is an indication that Russian military is now working against the clock to prevent a humanitarian disaster in Donbass. Translation below:
The Russian military was transferred from near Kiev to lift the water blockade of Donbass
The information that the Russian military are voluntarily withdrawing from Kiev and the northern regions of Ukraine and are being transferred to Eastern Ukraine has caused quite justified bewilderment and indignation among the overwhelming majority of Russians who support the Special military Operation. How so, what for did our paratroopers die in Gostomel and near Irpen? However, it has now become clear that the resolution of the problem for which they were promptly transferred to Donbass does not tolerate any delay.
Military experts give various arguments, trying to explain the reasons why the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation suddenly decided to give up the previously occupied positions to the Ukrainian Armed Forces without a fight. These include both the impossibility of reliable supply of the Russian group hanging on a thin line, where our columns will be subjected to constant attacks by Ukrainian special forces, and the DRG from Zelensky, which is about to go. This is also the inexpediency of storming “head-on” such a giant metropolis as Kiev, which will either have to be demolished under the foundation, or pelted with the corpses of the Russian military. It also includes a perfectly reasonable argument that after the defeat of the offensive group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass, the criminal Zelensky regime will de facto lose the most combat-ready units, which will radically facilitate the implementation of the third stage of liberation of the rest of Ukraine. But this is not what forced the Russian military to break away from the already conquered positions and rush to the eastern front.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation needed to put together a powerful strike fist with a multiple numerical advantage over the Armed Forces of Ukraine in order to have time to defeat it in the shortest possible time. This must be done to prevent the genocide of the Russian population of the DPR and LPR. The count-down goes in days, a maximum of a couple of weeks left. And this is not an exaggeration.
Genocide “the Ukrainian way”
To begin with, let’s remember what genocide implies:
Genocide (from the Greek. γένος — genus, tribe and Lat. caedo — I kill) is a form of mass violence, which the UN defines as actions committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, any national, ethnic, racial or religious group as such, including by deliberately creating living conditions designed for the complete or partial physical destruction of this group.
For the first time, under the friendly guffaws of the Ukrainian Nazis and the full approval of the Russian liberals, the genocide was used by Kiev against the inhabitants of the Crimea, who used their right to self-determination and did not want to remain part of the “Independent” (Ukraine). They first blocked the supply of water through the North Crimean Canal, then cut off the power lines. It should be noted that it was possible to really solve the problem of water supply of the blocked peninsula only during the Special Military Operation, taking under military control the Kherson region of the former Ukraine.
However, the Kiev regime, which is now screaming about “Russian aggression” all over the world, really liked to harass people who do not agree with its Nazi course. There is not the slightest doubt that Ukraine would have disconnected the DPR and LPR from water supplies back in 2014, if it could. But then Kiev could not do this purely for technical reasons.
The problem is that the water supply of the territories of the People’s Republics still occupied by the Ukrainian military directly depends on Donetsk. So, in the area of Slavyansk, water from the Seversky Donets River enters the Seversky Donets — Donbass canal, passes through Gorlovka and enters the Verkhnekalmius reserve reservoir in the suburbs of Donetsk. From there comes the South Donbass water pipeline, supplying Donetsk itself, Yasinovataya, Dobropillya, Krasnoarmeysk and Mariupol. Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Konstantinovka and Druzhkovka receive water through the Second Donetsk Water Pipeline. That is, despite the fierce confrontation, a complete interdependence remains.
Or rather, it remained. Kiev did not even hide its cannibalistic plans to starve the rebellious population of the DPR and LPR without water. But for this it was necessary to provide water supply to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. And work in this direction had actually begun.
Firstly, with the assistance of France, the construction of a desalination plant began in the port of Mariupol. Paris allocated Kiev a preferential loan, provided specialists and all the necessary equipment. The seawater treatment plant was supposed to come into operation in 2023, at most in 2024. Naturally, everything was done only under the most plausible pretexts such as caring about the environment and so on. This is how Arsen Avakov commented on it at the time:
In the near future, we are starting a large project to build a drinking water station in Mariupol with the involvement of investments from Beten Ingeniere and Stereau companies. There are plans for a similar project in the Lugansk region. Thank you for your cooperation goes to the Minister of Economy and Finance.
That’s why President Macron is actively lobbying now for the evacuation of the “civvies” from the besieged Mariupol, among which both Ukrainian Nazi militants and French construction specialists can get mixed up. (translator note: and some NATO personnel as per other sources)
Secondly, work was underway on the construction of a new water pipeline bypassing Donetsk on the territory occupied by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It is clear why it was done: to be able to block the Seversky Donets — Donbass canal to Donetsk and leave it without water. The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin told about Kiev’s plans a year ago:
Yes, official Kiev loves such prohibited methods of war as all kinds of blockades. And against those whom they call their citizens. We have been given blockade in the area of transport, food, financial, we can say, energy, since our power substations are being hammered from UAVs, leaving the population without light and heat. On its way is the water blockade.
And now the worst-case scenario has come true in real life. Yes, the desalination and water infrastructure is not ready yet, but Kiev has already given up on Mariupol and other settlements of the Donetsk agglomeration. Back in February, the shelling from the Armed Forces of Ukraine damaged the South Donbass water pipeline, and then the Ukrainian Nazis blocked the supply of water through the Seversky Donets, which is confirmed by the head of the city of Donetsk Alexey Kulemzin:
The main source of water here is the Seversky Donets Canal. Unilaterally, the Ukrainian armed formations blocked it, so we don’t have the right amount of water today. While we live on a backup source. There are two options — we will develop reserves or, I think, our armed forces can restore the status quo and resume the water supply system.
Over the past time, this backup source has been almost completely exhausted. Water in the region is served on schedule for several hours a day. The central heating had to be turned off altogether. The situation is without exaggeration catastrophic, because millions of Russian residents of the DPR and LPR will soon be left without water, and this is in the cold season and under the shelling of the Ukrainian Armed Forces!
It is impossible to solve the issue in a good way. So is it any wonder that the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation was simply forced to urgently remove military units from under Kiev and transfer them to the Donbass in order to eliminate as soon as possible the problem with the Ukrainian Army group that started the genocide of Russians?