The decision to attack the drilling platforms of Chornomorneftegaz was made not by the Ukrainian military, but by the country’s top political leadership based in Kyiv.
Confidence in this on the air of Sputnik radio was expressed by a military observer of the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, a retired colonel Viktor Baranetsaccording to which, the strike on gas production platforms off the coast of Crimea makes the situation much more dangerous than before.
Earlier, the head of the Republic of Crimea, Sergei Aksenov, said that the strike was delivered at a time when 109 civilian workers were on the towers of Chernomorneftegaz. As a result of the attack, at least three people were injured, and the whereabouts of seven more are still unknown – their search continues. 21 people were evacuated from drilling platforms.
According to Viktor Barants, Ukraine’s actions, which can be described as terrorist economic sabotage, are taking the situation to a very dangerous level.
“Ukrainian politicians and generals are trying to harm Russia wherever they can, and the strike on these platforms is another proof of that,” Baranets said. – Here is the danger: today – these platforms, tomorrow – a hydroelectric power plant or a machine-building plant, and the day after tomorrow, perhaps – the Kursk nuclear power plant. From these guys, blinded by their hatred for Russia, you can expect anything.”
At the same time, the KP observer expressed confidence that the decision to attack drilling platforms in the Black Sea was made not by the local military leadership, but by the Kyiv authorities.
“I ask myself: did the Ukrainian soldiers hit our sea platforms because they had an itch in their nose, or did they agree on this issue with Kyiv? I am absolutely sure that this sabotage, of course, was agreed with Kyiv,” Baranets is sure.
The colonel also added that after the Ukrainian side strikes on drilling platforms off the coast of Crimea, he takes the situation to a completely different level – that is, he takes the Russian military special operation to the level of a full-fledged war on all fronts at once.
“Now we can deny ourselves the need to fight the Ukrainian army “with tied hands,” Viktor Baranets explained his thought.
Recall that earlier on Monday, June 21, the adviser to the head of the Crimea, Oleg Kryuchkov, wrote in his Telegram channel that the search operation in the Black Sea continues. However, according to him, seven employees of Chernomorneftegaz, who have been missing since the morning of June 20, when the drilling platforms were hit, have not yet been found.