Ukrainian targeting is remarkably precise.

The Ukrainian military intelligence agency posted a statement saying the command post was hit on Friday and two generals were killed and one was critically wounded.

Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said in an online interview that 50 senior Russian officers were in the command center when it came under attack. He said their fate was unknown.

The Russian military did not comment on the claim, which could not be confirmed.



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KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said new evidence is emerging that shows Russian troops killed tens of thousands of civilians in Mariupol and then tried to cover it up. He said Ukraine has intercepted Russian conversations about “how they are concealing the traces of their crimes.” Satellite images have shown what appear to be mass graves dug in towns to the west and east of Mariupol.

Zelenskyy said the Russians set up “filtration camps” near Mariupol for those trying to leave the city, which has largely been reduced to rubble. He said those who survive these camps are sent to areas under Russian occupation or to Russia itself, often as far as Siberia or the Far East. Many of them, he said, are children.

Comment: It could be that the Ukrainians did this piece of targeting all by themselves. It could be. It is more likely that a DIA task force is supporting them from DC with a liaison team forward somewhere to pass the Ukies the poop.” pl

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11 Responses to Ukrainian targeting is remarkably precise.

  1. Christian J. Chuba says:

    Good to hear from you Col.

    1. ‘Shipping Ukrainians off to Siberia [paraphrasing]’
    There are lots of refugees going to Poland but according to ‘Z’, only captives are sent to Russia. To me, logic dictates that SOME people in eastern Ukraine would prefer to go to Russia rather than Poland.

    2. ‘mass graves’
    After very civil war battle there was a mass grave. I want to see all allegations of war crimes investigated, just saying that a mass grave (size not provided) in an of itself does indicate a war crime.

  2. Fred says:

    If they are that good it might be worth a symbolic strike on the statue of Lenin resurrected in Kershon, just to prove the point.

  3. Barbara Ann says:

    Colonel, good to see you back posting.

    The DIA role you describe sounds very much like the one you yourself performed for Iraq during Operation Druid Leader (as recounted so well in Tattoo).

  4. mcohen says:

    Kherson is important.So is kerch

  5. Al says:

    What to make of this reporting?
    Big Blow To Chinese & Russian Air Force As Their ‘Most Advanced’ Fighter Jet Is Being Decoded By US, UK

    The Ukraine war has seen Russia losing a significant number of aircraft, tanks and armored vehicles. The biggest shock, though, was the revelation that Moscow’s most advanced non-stealth fighter plane, Su-35, had been shot down by Ukrainian forces.

    It now looks like it is destined to become a critical challenge for the Kremlin, as its most advanced piece of technology may slip into the hands of the United States.

    The secret long-range targeting system of Russia’s most sophisticated fighter plane is being examined by British and American scientists, Express reported. Though the aircraft was destroyed, reports claim that enough of the targeting system remained for a thorough examination.

    The fighter jet, dubbed “Flanker” by NATO, was undertaking a so-called Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) operation when it was brought down near Izium, some 75 miles east of Kharkiv, on April 3, as previously reported by the EurAsian Times.

    Now, as scientists in the United States and the United Kingdom investigate the remnants of a fighter jet, experts believe it might make a “huge difference” in how the West conducts air-to-air warfare with both Russia and China, inflicting a severe blow to Russia’s military and industrial complex.

    Specialists from the Ukrainian Air Force were able to recover critical and previously secret pieces from the wreckage and notify British intelligence. The systems were then taken to the Government’s Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) in Porton Down, Wiltshire, where boffins and two US Air Force specialists spent 10 days analyzing them, the report revealed.

    The preliminary evaluation was so promising that the systems were transported to Nevada, US, for further forensic analysis.

    The Su-35 single-seat twin-engine fighter jet inherited the Su-27’s long operational range, large armament payload, and formidable dogfighting capability. This jet is usually said to be the finest for air superiority operations.

    China Keeping A Close Eye
    Considering that the Chinese PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air Force) possesses, after Russia, the world’s biggest fleet of Su-35 fighter planes, this news may come as a shock to its military planners. China signed a $2 billion contract with Russia in 2015 to purchase 24 of the 4.5 generation extremely maneuverable aircraft.

    The circumstances surrounding the downing of a Su-35 fighter plane are already being investigated by Chinese defense experts. Beijing has reason to be concerned about this predicament since the Flanker-E is the PLA Air Force’s most potent fighter plane. Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter is unlikely to be completely operational despite receiving certain operational capabilities.

    The 24 Su-35 Flankers purchased from Russia were previously rumored to be stationed in southern China, stretching Chinese airpower deep into the South China Sea. This demonstrates China’s confidence in this fighter plane.

    China maintains its advanced weaponry under wraps. These sophisticated weapons are frequently considered a danger to the US and its allies. Knowing how the Su-35 jet’s system works will assist the US in developing a countermeasure for it.

    “Examining this system won’t just allow NATO to understand Russian capabilities. China has been worried since the beginning of operations in Ukraine precisely because this could happen,’ Patalano said.

    He also noted that because China reverse engineers whatever Russian supplies it, parts from the SU-35 are believed to have been included in its other, indigenous, J-Class fighters, such as the powerful Chengdu J-20.

    “The West doesn’t have much insight into Chinese technology so, in terms of command and control and long-range capabilities, this is a unique opportunity which could, potentially, make a huge difference. If you know the frequency a system operates on, for instance, you can disrupt it,” he added.

    India Also Worried About Its Tanks
    Scientists at UK’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory are also investigating the remnants of a T-90, Russia’s most advanced battle tank. It is designed to hit low-flying air targets such as helicopters with explosive reactive armor (ERA) at a range of up to 5 kilometers.

    India employs tanks and weaponry similar to those of the Russian army. The Indian Army is a major user of Russian armor, such as the T-90, T-72, and BMP-series infantry combat vehicles. The Indian Army reportedly operates 2,000 T-90s of different variants.

    It was previously reported that the Indian Army is keeping a close eye on the Ukraine conflict. Furthermore, it is seeking to utilize lessons learned from the present conflict while designing future combat tanks.

    This discovery, however, may not only expose systems to NATO counter-measures but may also jeopardize future military sales to other nations, a critical income source for cash-strapped Russia.

  6. JK/AR says:

    If this has already been brought to the attention of this site and its readership, my apologies. It does appear to be legit – the posting at any rate:

    As to whether its claims …

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