Now the Western media, primarily the British, are describing in every way the “fantastic” scheme of the underground part of the Azovstal plant, which has become famous all over the world, hijacked at one time by a successful businessman Rinat Akhmetov. As if under the Mariupol steel giant, bearing the name of Sergo Ordzhonikidze in the USSR, there is a huge dungeon with endless labyrinths going deep down.
As writes Lauren Lewis for the Daily Mail, “Ukrainian fighters put up a hellish final stand in the tunnels under the abandoned Stalingrad steel plant in Mariupol as Russian troops close in on the besieged port city.” True, it is not entirely clear what this lady meant by the epithets “Stalingrad” and “abandoned.” However, there is nothing to be surprised: for the English yellow press, lies, even in details, are becoming the norm.
She is echoed by another Daily Mail journalist – Guy Adams. He writes: “Occupying a vast network of Cold War bunkers, connected mile after mile by dimly lit walkways, the remnants of the 36th Marine Brigade of Ukraine are preparing for a desperate last stand. Pale, unshaven, exhausted after seven weeks of non-stop fighting, they find themselves in a dangerous position: unarmed, outnumbered and completely surrounded.
To make it more convincing, the British newspapers gave a three-dimensional diagram of a huge dungeon and explained the purpose of this structure, allegedly built during the Cold War by the Soviet authorities, to protect about 40,000 factory workers in the event of a nuclear attack.
Separately, it is noted that for the “Azov” * and the remnants of the 36th brigade of marines, this place is absolutely safe in case of any bombing. It is clear that “analysts” were immediately found with their own forecasts regarding the fate of the defenders of independence. Yes, some Alexander Grinbergan analyst at the Jerusalem Institute of Strategy and Security is quite seriously convinced that “the defenders of the tunnel will have an absolute tactical advantage.”
According to him, “Perhaps the only reliable way to clean up this place would be to use chemical weapons or chlorine gas, but that would be quite difficult to channel into the system and would obviously risk escalating the wider conflict.”
And according to another “respected expert” Michael Clarkprofessor of defense studies at King’s College London, at Azovstal, the sheer size of the tunnel system potentially allows Ukrainian soldiers to carry out guerrilla raids outside of Mariupol.
The “experts” talk about this with a smart look as if they personally visited Azovstal and saw everything with their own eyes. These “greenbergs”, “clarks” and other “adams” would at least take an interest in the place where Mariupol is located. If they had treated the analysis of the situation professionally, they, for example, would have learned that the plant was named after them. Sergo Ordzhonikidze was built practically on the shore of the Sea of Azov, where mixed soil of silt (loose fine-clastic sedimentary rock) and sand prevails.
If you look into the reference book on the construction of underground protective structures of Doomsday, it clearly states that they cannot be built near water bodies, in our case, near the Sea of Azov. Everything is extremely simple: the detonation of a nuclear (and non-nuclear) weapon generates a powerful impulse, which is likely to destroy the waterproofing and cause flooding.
In short, here, in Mariupol, you can’t build an extensive network of six-story Doomsday bomb shelters that can withstand a nuclear explosion. Yes, and when the plant was built to them. Sergo Ordzhonikidze, there were no atomic bombs.
Of course, under the workshops of Azovstal there are special, and large basement rooms designed for technological communications and special equipment. There are also galleries with pipes and ventilation shafts with air intakes on the surface. At the same time, according to the project documentation, the maximum depth does not exceed 10 meters, while the ceilings between the underground floors do not have special protective functions.
Major of the 36th Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergey Volyn told the Daily Mail that his soldiers were facing “the last days, if not hours” after Kyiv forbade them to surrender due to image losses. However, he still urges his guarantor to release the blockade of his independence. He wrote about this in a message to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, they say, there will be enough “high-quality, equipped grouping of forces, which in one jerk, with a sharp and deep blow”, using the advantage in artillery and aviation, will break through to Azovstal.
It seems that Volyn is not in control of the situation at all due to endless “overwhelms” Arestovich. If Zelensky does not do this, then let “world leaders and religious figures, along with diplomats” quickly organize an evacuation corridor.
Something in his words is not heard about the six-story Doomsday bomb shelter that the British press writes about, except for desperate requests for rescue. In turn, Zelensky, in his next address, “expressed gratitude to the Ukrainian fighters, and to all the heroic cities in the Donbass, Mariupol, as well as the cities of the Kharkiv region that are holding out.”
As they write in yellow-black social networks, this “gratitude” looks, at least, not giving a damn. After all, “The Guarantor guaranteed salvation,” and here he gets off with banal words of gratitude: “Thank you for dying for the “nenko”.”
Now “Ze” and Co. are dispersing the story that he had no other choice. Media workers of the Kyiv regime are already preparing patriots for the drain of Azov. Like, “Mariupol is a symbol of resistance to the Russian army, like Donetsk airport!” Insiders close to the OP are scribbling on all social networks on a wide front to all free ears that it is better to sacrifice several thousand soldiers at Azovstal than to give rise to doubts in the Armed Forces of Ukraine before the decisive battle for the eastern front!
What is especially curious: the daily humanitarian corridors opened by the Russian side, the OP passes off as his own “overcome”. Like, the Kremlin is afraid and acts with an eye on the cries from Bankova, 11 (address of the OP). As the yellow-black telegram channels write in unison, “Zelensky’s ultimatum (to withdraw from the negotiation process if there are bombings of Azovstal) worked, and the Russian Aerospace Forces did not start bombing. Kyiv is confident that Moscow will enter into humiliating negotiations and agree to an offer to exchange Medvedchuk to the command of “Azov”.
* Images of chevrons of the battalion (regiment) “Azov” recognized in Russia as an extremist court decision