Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Russian attack on Ukraine's power grid.

I might add, Ukraine was under a Russian sympathizer as President in Viktor Yushchenko. He was ousted from power February 23, 2014. Ukraine under his leadership was made weak and vulnerable. This should be of no surprise that Ukraine was vulnerable to Russian attacks of any kind.

Ukraine never expected to have to defend itself against Russia. There was a treaty. There is another treaty today, but, Russia has been ignoring it's role in upholding treaties so much as to make Ukraine a victim to it's remaining power as an international power.

It was 3:30 p.m. last December 23, (2015) (click here) and residents of the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Western Ukraine were preparing to end their workday and head home through the cold winter streets. Inside the Prykarpattyaoblenergo control center, which distributes power to the region's residents, operators too were nearing the end of their shift. But just as one worker was organizing papers at his desk that day, the cursor on his computer suddenly skittered across the screen of its own accord.

He watched as it navigated purposefully toward buttons controlling the circuit breakers at a substation in the region and then clicked on a box to open the breakers and take the substation offline. A dialogue window popped up on screen asking to confirm the action, and the operator stared dumbfounded as the cursor glided to the box and clicked to affirm. Somewhere in a region outside the city he knew that thousands of residents had just lost their lights and heaters....

In less than a year after this attack Ukraine successfully tested it's renewed military strength in missile tests.

December 1, 2016
By Laura Smith-Spark

Ukraine carried out missile launches Thursday near Crimea (click here) -- territory that Russia annexed more than two years ago -- as part of military exercises, Ukrainian state news agency Ukrinform reported.

The drills involve the test firing of medium-range surface-to-air missiles, the news agency said.

"Everything goes according to the plan. There is no response from the Russian Federation. Ukrainian military are ready for any developments," Ukrinform cited military spokesman Volodymyr Kryzhanivsky as saying on Ukrainian TV.

Kryzhanivsky reportedly said the drills in southern Ukraine did not pose any threat to Crimea and that Ukraine was acting in accordance with international law....

Regardless of the electrical grid failure Ukraine did not back down and continued on it's course to independence and military strength. I sincerely don't believe the USA national security regarding it's defense capability relies completely on an electrical grid. Those would have to be long lines to any aircraft carrier. 

Don't they go on gas anyway?