On Bastille day, the Fête nationale française, July 14, 2022, servicemen from Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Czech Republic parade with the French army. No Ukrainian army on the Champs-Elysées avenue but in the evening, during the fireworks in Paris, one of the pyrotechnical scene displays the Ukrainian colors on the Eiffel tower
The French phoney war does not interrupt the real one and the same day, a volley of Russian cruise missiles demilitarizes in Vinnitsa, western Ukraine, the House of Officers, an army-owned cultural hall, which was just as well hosting shows for kids, concerts, assemblies of Donbass veterans or military meetings. Several buildings are destroyed or damaged on the downtown square, including an offices one, that a monument to the air forces is separating from the cultural hall. The day after, the Russian defense ministry details that the target was a meeting between the air forces and foreign curators
The Ukrainian authorities claim that the attack was a terrorist war crime against civilians but as usual, provincial media and leaks on social networks start to disclose the identities of demilitarized servicemen. The officials are systematically trying to distort the facts, especially when the blow is cruel. The previous instance was the destruction of a military garrison in Chasov Yar, Donbass, on July 10.
Ironically on July 14, as a retaliation three hours later, Ukraine carries out a new terrorist shelling of downtown Donetsk, with Western howitzers and 155 mm ammunition. Ukraine is usually targeting civilian areas in Donbass republics, where no troops are stationed, no military value facilities are set.
On July 14, after the strike in Vinnitsa, the US embassy in Kiev releases a missile threat awareness, which is urging
[…] US citizens not to enter Ukraine and those in Ukraine to depart immediately […] including in western regions
The statement seems weird to many US readers, is a clue that US officials or business representatives were indeed where the Kalibr missiles have struck and that according to the Russian defense ministry, the conference participants have been eliminated.
Such surgical operations, in the deep of the enemy territory, are based on a profound intelligence work.
Civilians, maybe two dozens according to the Ukrainian authorities, at least one 4-year-old girl, were killed, the child on the parking lot between the House of Officers (left) and the offices building (right)
Western media and politicians seem to regard the Ukrainian statements as reliable, are broadcasting the Ukrainian propaganda. The propaganda, the delivery of Western weapons and ammunition, the choreography of the French phoney war, are protracting a carnage that Ukraine cannot win. Maybe 500 slices of cannon fodder, mostly from western Ukraine, are dying daily, in order to prevent the liberation of Donbass. In vain.
On July 17, Voldodymyr Zelenskyy sacks Ivan Bakanov (left), head of the SBU, Ukrainian State security agency. Spokeswoman of the Russian foreign affairs ministry, Maria Zakharova comments Denazification is in full swing. On 18, the new director of intelligence is Vasily Malyuk (right)
As for the Russian terrorist war crime in Vinnitsa, three more civilian victims have been identified so far
- Dmitry Burdiko, colonel, logistics command of the Ukrainian air forces,
- Oleg Makarchuk, colonel, armament and logistics services of the Ukrainian air forces,
- Konstantin Puzyrenko, lieutenant colonel, scientific department of the headquarters of the Ukrainian air forces.
Let us relax a little bit