Enemy Sabotage Groups
It’s was a quiet night in Kyiv, until around 4:30 when I heard the sound of a jet, that is, one (1) jet, flying overhead. That was followed 30 seconds later by three big muffled explosions. Whump, Whump. Whump. Ukraine’s Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said the blasts, registered in Kyiv’s Pechersky and Holosiivsky districts, and across the river in Pozniaky, were probably cruise or ballistic missile strikes. He added later that Ukraine’s anti-aircraft defense had shot down an enemy airborne vehicle in the skies over Darnytsky District on Oleksandra Koshytsya Street, 7.
Turned out to be a direct hit on a residential building.
Maybe uncle Joe, Emmanuel and Olaf can organize a no-fly zone? That might help.
A quick boo at the English-language headlines this morning isn’t comforting.
Last night I sign-languaged my way out of an encounter with police at Druzhba Narodiv who accosted me just before “curfew” (because I took their picture). They were young, nervous and didn’t speak sign language. Eight shots of kosher vodka and a bowl of chicken soup had put me in a good mood, so I let them off the hook.
I didn’t see any “enemy sabotage groups” on my walk home from the center of town, which was almost deserted. I did pass a couple of groups of young chainsmoking men wearing black clothes (probably plainclothes police).
Oh, and fyi, all that was left of the Kh-31P anti-radar air-to-ground missile was the booster stage that wrecked a billboard early on Thursday morning in Kyiv’s Holosiivsky District. It’s a notoriously inaccurate piece of shit.
Curfew ends in about an hour, when I plan a long and luxurious run along the Dnipro to vet Tony’s claims that Kyiv is about to be overrun. If I bump into saboteurs, I’ll make a citizen’s arrest.
nb. I see Wapo has updated their *enemy sabotage groups in Kyiv* article, which I already fixed.
It’s 06.17 and I just heard more explosions.