The attack by Russian Kalibr missiles on the command post of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the village of Shirokaya Dacha in the Dnipropetrovsk region, as a result of which more than 50 Ukrainian generals and officers were killed, was carried out, most likely, because some kind of operation was being prepared there, possibly using Western-supplied Kyiv of modern weapons.
This opinion was expressed by a military expert in an interview with the Vzglyad newspaper. Sergey Khatylevcommenting on the message of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation about the successful operation to destroy the generals and officers of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Recall that earlier the Russian Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that on Sunday, June 19, at 12.30, Kalibr high-precision long-range missiles hit the command post of Ukrainian troops located in the village of Shirokaya Dacha in the Dnipropetrovsk region. The strike on the command post of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as noted, was inflicted at the moment when the command staff of the operational-strategic group of troops “Alexandria” was holding a working meeting there.
“As a result of the strike, more than 50 generals and officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed, including the general staff, the command of the Kakhovka group of troops, air assault troops and formations operating in the Nikolaev and Zaporizhia directions,” the Russian military department emphasizes.
As Sergei Khatylev noted on this occasion, the fact that the Russian side became aware of the place and time of the meeting of the generals of the Ukrainian troops is a merit of Russian intelligence, agents and special forces. These services, together with the command of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, carried out a brilliant operation.
“Our special forces are doing a great job and are well aware of the locations of the main generals and even mercenaries who are fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the military expert noted. “In addition, modern intelligence tools make it possible to determine the location of the generals and officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a probability close to 100%.”
At the same time, the military expert added, the entire territory of Ukraine, thanks to modern Russian high-precision weapons, is completely shot through. For example, from the Black Sea, Russian troops have the ability to use Caliber missiles, from the air – Daggers, and from the ground to use a wide range of weapons, up to Iskanders.
Thus, the difficulty of delivering strikes on the locations of the Ukrainian command is not in the means of destruction, which the Russian Federation has in abundance, but in obtaining information about the specific place and time of the gathering of the Ukrainian military leadership.
“For this we have intelligence, special forces, as well as undercover information. This is a systematic work, not a one-time action,” Khatylev added, speaking about the strike on Shirokaya Dacha. “This is the first report of such a mass destruction of generals and officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but not the last.”
In conclusion, the expert suggested that the attack on this command post of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was inflicted due to the fact that some kind of operation was being prepared there, during which the Ukrainian troops were supposed to use modern weapons supplied to them from the West.