White smoke is visible over the Russian Embassy in Kiev - documents are being burned, evacuation is being prepared

Eyewitnesses in Kiev report thick smoke over the Russian embassy building. As expected, the destruction of documentation is underway before the likely evacuation of personnel and diplomats.

The Russian embassy in Kiev may be preparing for capture or evacuation. Smoke is visible over the Russian embassy in Kiev. Bonfires are burning from folders with paper, documentation is being destroyed

- said a source in the Ukrainian capital.

Also, a video of an eyewitness with a subjective commentary was published on the Web.

The last time I saw this was in 2014. Something else is thrown up, already and the black smoke has gone

- said a resident of Kiev.

Note that the destruction of documents is a standard practice in the event of a threat of capture of the embassy or the evacuation of its personnel.

Ранее стало известно about the aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, where since the morning the militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been shelling the positions of the People's Militia of the DPR and LPR.
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  2. wamp Offline wamp
    wamp 17 February 2022 14: 01
    Did it burn down in half a minute? laughing
    This author would have checked the sewers.
  3. tagil Offline tagil
    tagil (Sergei) 17 February 2022 14: 04
    Maybe the fireplace is stoked, because there are problems with gas in Bandershtat. The documents were taken away a long time ago, as such the embassy does not work, there is a minimum of staff. And someone is not aware that computers and other electronic media have long existed, which contain all the necessary information.
    1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 17 February 2022 14: 53
      And someone is not aware that computers and other electronic media have long existed, which contain all the necessary information.

      No need to be smart. There are tons of papers in any diplomatic mission.
      1. tagil Offline tagil
        tagil (Sergei) 17 February 2022 16: 45
        No need to be smart. All papers of any importance are stored and processed electronically, in "crisis" and hostile countries such as Ukraine. Paper shredders are used to destroy tons of unwanted papers.
        1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
          Kristallovich (Ruslan) 17 February 2022 17: 58
          Are you familiar with such a concept as diplomatic correspondence, diplomatic mail? Apparently not. I will surprise you, but the most important secrets are stored just on paper, because electronic ones are easier to get through a hacker attack. The same applies to e-mail, which is hacked and intercepted. Therefore, everything important is on paper, which, in which case, is destroyed by fire after grinding in a shredder.
          1. tagil Offline tagil
            tagil (Sergei) 17 February 2022 19: 20
            Ukraine does not have a full-fledged embassy and a full staff (there is not even an ambassador), diplomatic correspondence is too small a proportion of paper to be destroyed in large quantities, and all the most important secrets are kept in their own country, especially since after 2014 everything important was taken out ( well, I guess). You know that it is problematic to steal any information from a computer that is not connected to the Internet if all security points are observed (and they are observed). And the destruction of obsolete and unnecessary documents is carried out always and everywhere and according to plan. Only stupid Americans can conduct secret correspondence via e-mail, so hackers will cry on the sidelines.
            1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
              Kristallovich (Ruslan) 17 February 2022 19: 22
              in order to destroy it in large quantities,

              I wrote somewhere about the large quantities of destroyed papers? Judging by the amount of smoke, not much was burned there.

              You know that it is problematic to steal any information from a computer not connected to the Internet,

              Tell me about the practical benefits of a computer that does not connect to the Internet.
              1. tagil Offline tagil
                tagil (Sergei) 17 February 2022 19: 38
                I strongly doubt that any number of papers are burned in the fireplace of the ambassador's office, there are probably other methods for this, and in case of an emergency evacuation, chemistry can also be used. And tell me, why should a working computer be connected to the Internet, let alone tie them into a network? For the Internet, one or two separate connected computers are enough for publications on the embassy website. Don't you think so?
          2. Pavel57 Offline Pavel57
            Pavel57 (Paul) 18 February 2022 16: 41
            Shredders are not to be trusted.
            1. tagil Offline tagil
              tagil (Sergei) 19 February 2022 11: 14
              And you, for the experiment, try after the shredder to collect just a couple of sheets with the text passed through it, you will be pleasantly surprised. Especially if one part of the cut is thrown out immediately, and the other part cut on the same day is allowed in a week. This concerns, of course, not secret correspondence and not chipboard, they are destroyed in a different way.
              1. Pavel57 Offline Pavel57
                Pavel57 (Paul) 20 February 2022 14: 07
                There is a story that the Americans recovered the Stasi documents by shredding bags of paper.
                1. tagil Offline tagil
                  tagil (Sergei) 20 February 2022 19: 25
                  I heard it, but I don’t believe it much, I didn’t say in vain about the experiment to restore at least a page of text after a shredder, it’s practically impossible, it’s impossible to understand even the letters without talking about the text. And the Stasi used them navryatli.
    2. Vladimir Petroff (Vladimir Petroff) 18 February 2022 22: 55
      I can assure you - there are really a lot of paper documents in the embassy. Moreover, any paper on which even the slightest infa is written is destroyed. Even the address of the embassy is cut out from the packaging and destroyed. Even an oven is provided for destruction. Don't ask me how I know this, I won't tell.
  4. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 17 February 2022 14: 16
    As for the ability of Ukrainians to watch Russian-language channels. Today, a significant part of Ukrainians watches IPTV, there are many purely Ukrainian pirate providers, in the packages of which ALL channels of the Russian Federation and Ukraine. But that part of Ukrainians for whom this technology is too complicated (for example, Ottplayer) uses channel applications in Smart TV (for example, Samsung). It makes sense to create an application for SmartTV, in which the main Russian state channels are brought together. Just a broadcast. For the user (not only in Ukraine), this will provide a convenient opportunity to watch Russian channels using only one application. It is important to include this application in the Ukrainian SmartTV from Samsung.
  5. Guest throat bone 17 February 2022 18: 42
    Culturally speaking, the Ukrainian nation has gone crazy ..
  6. bonifacius Offline bonifacius
    bonifacius (Alex) 22 February 2022 04: 48
    This smokes Ukrainian gas of its own production. Probably with the addition of dung.