How Russia will respond to the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the drilling rigs of Chornomorneftegaz

The successful attack carried out on the eve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Navy on Russian drilling platforms near Odessa allows us to draw some kind of intermediate line. Alas, we are still losing the battle for the Black Sea to the collective West, which stands behind Ukraine. Law enforcement agencies have yet to find out who is to blame for this, but now it is necessary to decide how Russia will take revenge.

Black Sea "Tsushima"

Until recently, the domestic media enthusiastically talked about how the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation is constantly being strengthened, receiving new warships and submarines. "Calibers", "Onyxes" and promising irresistible hypersonic "Zircons" - all this was supposed to terrify a potential enemy and force them to surrender even before the battle. However, the realities of the war at sea confirmed what numerous experts have been writing about for many years: the Russian Navy is strong in attack, but weak in defense, having a lot of problems with air defense and anti-submarine defense.

The first sign was the death of the large landing ship "Saratov" right in the port of Berdyansk, while several more BDK received less serious damage and remained afloat. A real shock for the Russian patriotic public was the tragic death of the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, the missile cruiser Moskva. The official reasons are still not known for certain, but there are versions about a possible attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine with two anti-ship missiles. It is noteworthy that the sunken ship was equipped with the S-300 Fort long-range air defense system.

Then, videos of a successful air strike by the Bayraktar UAV appeared on video hosting sites, presumably on patrol boats of the Raptor project near Zmeiny Island, which do not have an air defense system at all. True, the missile's power was clearly not enough to flood the small boats of the FSB Border Service, and they returned to the port. A few days ago, the Ukrainian side announced, and the Pentagon confirmed, that as a result of an attack by two American-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles in the Zmiinoye area, the rescue tugboat Vasily Bekh, a rescue tug, was destroyed. Note that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has not officially confirmed this information.

In general, the picture emerges very ugly. Fierce battles on the Black Sea are going on for the small island of Serpents, located not far from Odessa, which is of great strategic importance. At the same time, there are obvious problems of the Russian fleet with air defense, and it’s good that the Ukrainian Navy does not have modern submarines in its composition. We have to improvise on the go, installing land-based anti-aircraft missile systems directly on the deck of ships. Thus, the Vsevolod Bobrov supply vessel was spotted with the Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system. The modules of the Tor-M2KM short-range air defense system were installed on the deck of the Vasily Bekh tugboat, as well as at the lead patrol ship of Project 22160 Vasily Bykov, and secured with conventional chains for stability. We will return to the Russian "doves of peace" later.

On the eve of the rocket attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Navy, not military, but absolutely civilian objects were subjected to - drilling rigs of the Chernomorneftegaz company, located 71 kilometers from Odessa, which was confirmed by the head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov:

Today, at about 8 am, enemy units attacked the drilling platforms of Chornomorneftegaz. From the very morning I have been in touch with colleagues from the Ministry of Defense and the FSB, we are working on saving people ... We had 109 people on the towers in the morning. According to preliminary information, the first blow, respectively, on the first tower was the most critical. For the rest [towers], according to preliminary information, there were no wounded or dead. 21 people have already been evacuated.

This attack could well be characterized as a terrorist one. The fact is that military drilling rigs did not have, and after the events of 2014, the peninsula, when Ukraine took it into economic blockade, was powered by gas from the neighboring Kuban and was no longer dependent on the field near Odessa. All that Western curators of Nezalezhnaya are trying to achieve is to demonstrate Russia's inability to protect its assets in the Black Sea, as well as to force the remaining ships of the Russian Navy to be thrown under Serpentine with a predictable result. Two days ago, the Romanian authorities reported that two Russian project 22160 patrol ships entered its exclusive economic zone near the ill-fated island. other air defense, except for MANPADS in the hands of sailors.

It is not difficult to guess what will happen if both "doves of peace" have to be hit twice by modern anti-ship missiles. But it is also impossible not to react to the terrorist attack of Ukraine on Russian drilling rigs.

Who is to blame and what to do?

Of course, everything could have turned out completely differently if our Black Sea Fleet had been prepared in advance for a real war of this type against an enemy with modern anti-ship missiles, manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as a powerful reconnaissance system based on the infrastructure of NATO countries.

Instead of a series of six unnecessary "doves of peace" of project 22160 on the Black Sea, Russia needs at least six air defense and anti-aircraft defense corvettes of projects 20380/20385. Acting in pairs, they could easily defend Zmeiny Island, destroying the landing forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, drowning the "mosquitoes" of the Ukrainian Navy and shooting down anti-ship missiles. The Black Sea Fleet also needs its own AWACS aircraft, which could organize shift duty, controlling the situation at sea, on land and in the air. You look, and "Moscow" then would be intact. We need numerous drones, reconnaissance, with the ability to issue target designation data and adjust fire, and reconnaissance and strike drones that would circle over Zmein and drilling rigs, which would make it possible to detect enemy activity in a timely manner and send fighter aircraft from the Crimea. But, alas, we don’t have anything of this yet, which is why everything is so complicated.

It is very important to draw the right conclusions, punish those responsible for these failures to the fullest extent of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, and continue to build the AMF of the Russian Federation and its naval aviation, taking into account the mistakes identified and paid for by the blood of Russian sailors. The question is what to do here and now?

The terrorist attack on the Chornomorneftegaz drilling rigs confirmed that Ukraine simply cannot leave access to the sea. Our “peacekeepers” and supporters of the ideas to limit themselves to the small, the Donbass and the Sea of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbAzov, were able to clearly see that the presence of long-range missile systems in Kyiv makes the Black Sea area deadly for Russian ships, aircraft and other military and civilian infrastructure. The Nikolaev-Odessa liberation operation has no alternative, and it will take place by land, preferably as soon as possible, without delay.

The objective reality is that it is possible to ensure the security of our country only by moving the state border to Poland. From the territory of any Ukrainian enclave, we will be getting harder and harder.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 21 June 2022 14: 46
    If the drilling platforms were hit with missiles provided by Denmark or cannons provided by the US, then these countries are sponsors of terrorism. As they write in the media, the fire from the drilling platform spread to the well and still does not subside. It's impossible to get close to him. This is a clear man-made disaster, specially arranged by NATO in the Black Sea. Customer and organizer - NATO and the USA, performer - Ukraine. The victims are the Black Sea and adjacent shores. And after all this, the NATO countries are babbling something about the Green Agenda?
  2. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
    Ingvar7 (Ingvar Miller) 21 June 2022 14: 55
    You should have started with the last paragraph. They also finish.
  3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 21 June 2022 15: 16
    It is no longer possible to delay, it is necessary to act, it is necessary to cut off Ukraine's outlets to the Black Sea, capturing all its coastal territories and port cities.
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 21 June 2022 16: 07
      without even capturing, but only cutting off the coast from the central part .... BUT, I looked at the map now. the Black Sea coast will work for Kyiv through Moldova
      1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
        Bulanov (Vladimir) 21 June 2022 16: 26
        will work for Kyiv through Moldova

        And Transnistria will be silent?
      2. Bakht Online Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 June 2022 16: 27
        That is unlikely.

    2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 21 June 2022 16: 23
      capturing all its coastal territories and port cities.

      liberated and returned to their native harbor smile
  4. Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 21 June 2022 15: 38
    Missile systems transferred by the West allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to attack Sevastopol (
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 21 June 2022 16: 23
      They can also hit Simferopol, for example. Or Yalta. Why not?
      You can't put an air defense dome around every Crimean city. Conclusion? It is necessary to drive the UGIL to the Polish border.
  5. InanRom Offline InanRom
    InanRom (Ivan) 21 June 2022 17: 07
    There are miracles in the world. For example, for the fourth month in a row, the oil "Druzhba" and the gas "Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod" are being protected from missile attacks in a completely incomprehensible way. Some fantastic protection hangs over the pipes through which Russian hydrocarbons flow to countries that supply weapons to kill our people.

    and the same 4 months, starting from the Crimea - "arrivals" across the territory of the Russian Federation in ascending order:

    On March 11, near the regional center of Krasnoperekopsk, the first UAV launched from the Ukrainian side was shot down. Following right above the Sevastopol Cape Fiolent, the Pantsir anti-aircraft complex managed to eliminate the second drone. Then, too, no one was hurt.
    The result of the third attack on April 11 was the destruction of part of the residential buildings in the border village of Tavrichesky. “It’s just by pure chance that we are alive…” they write in local social networks. Later, shelling and raids began on the mainland Belgorod, Kursk and Bryansk regions.

    and every day more and more often, and in response only the next promises of "attacks on decision-making centers." But it would seem - cut off the snake's head - everything will end faster .... They hit the knots, troops, airfields and warehouses, installations and storage facilities, but those same "reception centers" still feel great. It would be worth indicative to strike at Bankovaya, the OP, the Rada, the Moscow Region, the SBU, etc. you look, and the "centers" themselves and the ambition would have diminished, and the Western "colleagues" would have traveled less to Kyiv by rail, and arrivals to Russia and the Donbass would have become less frequent ...
    In the meantime:

    RIA Novosti with reference to the adviser to the head of the Crimea:
    Searches in the Black Sea after the attack on the drilling platforms of the Crimea continue, preliminary, not everyone was saved, but hope remains.


    09.30 State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin in response to the statement of Ukrainian functionaries about their readiness to “fight with shovels”:
    “For you, the current situation in Ukraine is just another TV show. And if you pick up - for the first time in your life - a shovel, then only to pose. You have accounts in foreign banks. Families are outside Ukraine.

    it’s interesting how similar - the vast majority of those in power and officials have the same thing - both accounts and families ... and in the Duma they rejected laws banning other citizenship for civil servants, officials and deputies, and information about the accounts and property of officials was classified, etc. .P. And for the vast majority of ministers, officials and politicians - everything that happens is the same show, with the possibility of irresponsible PR and shaking the air.

    Back in 2014, import substitution programs for the period up to 2020 were adopted in 23 areas (industries and industries). And they all failed. The most interesting thing is that neither the government nor the president conducted any "debriefing" about these programs. Everything was put on the brakes. We have not heard that at least one of the officials was fired for the failure of import substitution.

    but they lie, how they breathe:

    One of the main officials responsible for import substitution is the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov (in this position since 2012). At the forum in St. Petersburg, he told everyone how to understand import substitution correctly. It turns out that this is not necessarily the replacement of an imported product with a domestic one. He proposes from now on to consider that import substitution can be considered the replacement of a product imported from one country with a product imported from another.

    in general, "our song is good, start over". While the army is selflessly fighting the Nazis, the nettle seed harms and fattens.
  6. Yuriy88 Offline Yuriy88
    Yuriy88 (Yuri) 21 June 2022 17: 08
    and we never had a fleet, only in a saying and, possibly, in the 18-19 centuries .. And so .. All the time "I-tsa" interfered, as now there are no engineers capable of building at least a cruiser, no power under it’s true that we are building nuclear submarines and icebreakers, but maybe the school miraculously survived there? At least one ship was built in 30 years of the class of the same Moscow or Peter the Great .. No! Boats that we call names in different ways! The good thing about the war is that it exposed this whole mess in the fleet ..! If you rely only on the strategic component, then maybe there is no need for a surface fleet - a dozen nuclear submarines that have fired back will do their terrible job, but in such pocket clashes. naked.we. What to do?! Draw conclusions!
  7. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 21 June 2022 17: 22
    Quote: Yuri88
    If you rely only on the strategic component, then maybe there is no need for a surface fleet - a dozen nuclear submarines that have fired back will do their terrible job

    The NSNF should be covered by the surface component of the fleet. And what about her, you can see for yourself.
  8. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
    aslanxnumx (Aslan) 21 June 2022 18: 14
    And why do you need a boat that carries several Calibers. Make ground installations, it will cost less, but it’s not so far to shoot from the Caspian. of the generals, he doesn’t understand that these generals are worth a penny. Why hasn’t the commander of the Black Sea Fleet been sent so far, so our bosses are irreplaceable
  9. doc8673 Offline doc8673
    doc8673 (Vyacheslav) 21 June 2022 19: 05
    all weapons supplied to Ukraine were to be destroyed ..........
  10. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 21 June 2022 20: 07
    It is possible to start periodically crushing that part of the GTS that is not involved in gas transit to Europe.
    The fact that it is not involved in transit does not mean that it is not used at all. Under the USSR, the GTS and the GDS of Ukraine were created as one whole. Ukraine has been taking gas from the transit pipe before and now, hiding behind a virtual reverse from the West. Here the pipes and equipment of these branches can be easily disabled. And it won't be easy to recover. Entire regions will remain without gas.
    Formally, it's no big deal. They don't use Russian gas...
  11. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 21 June 2022 20: 14
    It is very important to draw the right conclusions, punish those responsible for these failures to the fullest extent of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, and continue to build the AMF of the Russian Federation and its naval aviation, taking into account the mistakes identified and paid for by the blood of Russian sailors. The question is what to do here and now?

    It would be good!
    However, if in determining the size and distribution of the military budget, the decisive word belongs to the oligarchs, who "throw off" for "military toys", and then it falls into the hands of officials who "master and saw" it - how to determine who to plant first?
    If all at once, the country may be left without finance and without management.
  12. Praskovya Offline Praskovya
    Praskovya (Praskovya) 21 June 2022 21: 20
    How will he answer? How will he answer?
    As usual. Express your concern. To wipe oneself and something bleeps about peace, friendship, chewing gum. And about the fact that losses among the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are unprofitable for Russia.
  13. psycholog kargin vladimir (Vladimir Kargin) 22 June 2022 00: 38
    He won’t answer in any way, this is such a trifle compared to the world revolution, as the great VIL said.
  14. psycholog kargin vladimir (Vladimir Kargin) 22 June 2022 00: 40
    The flour will be milled and the dog will bark, and the Russian caravan will move on.
  15. Nike Offline Nike
    Nike (Nikolai) 22 June 2022 07: 47
    Far from the last importance in everything that is happening is the intelligence supplied to Ukraine from Amer's reconnaissance aircraft, in particular from the Glob Star drone hanging at a height of 15 km and actually participating in the war. Two or three warnings to the amers that they will be destroyed (I don’t care that he is in the neutral zone, he is a PARTICIPANT in hostilities), and then take them to hell, or at least fire at them as an enemy to begin with
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 22 June 2022 14: 47
      And he tapped out in Morse code on Russian air defense, this drone, that he is American? Shoot down like a UFO and just business.
  16. ocean969 Offline ocean969
    ocean969 (Leonid) 22 June 2022 10: 54
    Marzhetsky in his repertoire: First, to catch up with fear without having true knowledge of the situation, and then offer some nonsense, without answering the question in the article