The real threat to the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station is not river mines, but Ukrainian firewalls

The last few days have passed against the backdrop of aggravating the situation around the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson direction. After the start of the evacuation of our new regional center, the Russian media reported on the plans of the Ukrainian side to blow up the upstream Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station and cut off the grouping of the RF Armed Forces on the Right Bank. Western and Ukrainian media, on the contrary, claim that it is the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation that intends to blow up the dam itself in order to cover up another “regrouping” from the Right Bank of the Dnieper to the Left from the “valiant knights of light” under the yellow-blue flag pursuing the fugitives. How should one treat such information?

In general terms, the idea of ​​a terrorist attack against the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station is as follows. Undermining the dam will cause a real mini-tsunami on the river, washing away all the pontoon crossings induced by the RF Armed Forces and making it impossible to further supply our group in Kherson, which is located on the Right Bank of the Dnieper. At the same time, after the flooding of the lower Left Bank in the Kherson region, Russian troops will lose the opportunity to support their comrades with artillery fire against the advancing Armed Forces of Ukraine. This means that sooner or later we will have to leave Kherson, which will be a severe military and political defeat. At the same time, significant territories of the now Russian Kherson and still Ukrainian Nikolaev regions will be flooded, with corresponding civilian casualties. Plus, it will be possible to forget again about the normal water supply of the Crimea.

Thus, purely logically, it becomes obvious that the terrorist attack against the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station is beneficial only to Ukraine and its Western curators, who intend to cause Russia as much damage as possible. Having established this, it is necessary to talk about possible ways to destroy the dam.

The fact is that the dam is an exceptionally strong hydraulic structure designed to hold the pressure of huge volumes of water. So just take it and destroy it will not work.

It is reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine brought to the settlement of Gavrilovka, located on the Right Bank of the Dnieper under their control, a number of river mines of Soviet-style YRM. These are the same ones with which the Ukrainian military mined all the approaches to Odessa and which then broke off the anchors at the first wave, setting off for free navigation in the Black Sea. The villainous idea is as follows: to send river mines downstream so that they reach the dam under their own power and undermine it. Well, isn't it brilliant?

No. The problem is that NRMs are low-yield anti-landing mines that can rip off a Marine's legs or shrapnel into the lower body of a Marine. Undermining them when they hit the dam is not capable of leading to fatal destruction at the hydroelectric power station. You can increase the power of a floating land mine if you tie them together, providing positive buoyancy. However, this will make a bunch of mines more visible to observers.

In truth, the effectiveness of such improvisations is somewhat doubtful, since a special ammunition is needed to destroy hydraulic structures - a floating river mine (CRM). Remaining in a semi-submerged state, they should float to the target in whole groups, which also simplifies their detection. Whether the Armed Forces of Ukraine are armed with such mines or their analogues, the author of the lines does not know. However, ways to deal with them are known.

The simplest and at the same time reliable way to protect yourself from a bunch of NRMs or a group of CRMs is to pull ordinary fishing nets across the current in several rows. There are also special anti-mine ones, but Kherson is a seaport, and there should be no problems with networks. It is enough to anchor barges with observers armed with powerful binoculars and machine guns, stretching ordinary nets between them into several echelons, and the risk of undermining the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station from a drifting mine will radically decrease. In addition, our specialists in the fight against Ukrainian saboteurs, including combat swimmers, must constantly work in the area of ​​the dam.

In fact, the real threat to the dam may not be floating mines, but improvised fire-ships. One of these was recently caught in the waters of Sevastopol (pictured). The enemy is able to fill some speedboat or river barge with several tons of explosives and damaging elements, reinforcing them with armor and sandbags, and, having dispersed them to the maximum possible speed, direct them to the dam, jamming the control rudders. This attack is truly dangerous. If there are several “kamikaze” boats at the same time, things will be very bad.

The Russian military guarding the Kakhovskaya HPP should take into account all possible attack options, including an attack by an enemy firewall. It will have to be stopped somehow, and several rows of strong nets, simultaneously with massive fire on the ship, are capable of stopping the attack.
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  1. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 21 October 2022 16: 35
    Pull the nets, put barges with machine guns and wait .. Some kind of position of the victim. Are we defeated?
    I keep thinking what would a really powerful, self-confident country do? Yes, I would take some preventive measures to protect against lunatics. But! The main thing would be an ultimatum, confirmed on the same day. For example, a crushing blow to the building of the SBU in Kyiv. Do not take pity on the "Dagger". The result will exceed all expectations.
    1. 1_2 Offline 1_2
      1_2 (Ducks are flying) 21 October 2022 18: 32
      Bandera themselves admitted. that if the Russian Federation strikes at generating turbines, then their Banderstan will return to the dark Middle Ages for years ...

      “There has never been a single catastrophic hit. They do not get through turbines, but through substations that are near stations that transmit generation to the grid. Power engineers are trying to restore them, this is possible according to a temporary scheme. Of course, reliability is being lost, but recovery is taking place,” said the ex-minister of housing and communal services.

      “The main risk there is strikes on transformer substations, on automatic transformers, because these are very expensive and custom-made transformers. Especially when 750 - 330 crossing - in the Kyiv region, in others ... there are big risks there, because these transformers are not available.

      Zaporozhye will not be able to manufacture them now, the Zaporozhye Transformer Plant, respectively, they need to be ordered. This is six months and so on,” Kucherenko said.

      I hope the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation warned Bandera what will happen to them if they blow up the dam
    2. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 22 October 2022 08: 13
      and what is the use of this "crushing" blow? die a couple of dozen idiots? so they have tens of millions more of the same in reserve around the world ... will the tailheads be morally suppressed? ha ha ... they themselves have been divided into right and wrong for centuries, and with special sadism they wet each other. they will only be happy with the vacant places at the feeder.
  2. Prokop Pork Offline Prokop Pork
    Prokop Pork (Prokop) 21 October 2022 16: 46
    If there were agents, then everything could be tracked even before they start launching something.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 October 2022 17: 28
    Ha. Previously, they were frightened by Rockets. The day before yesterday, mines (moreover, they claimed that these low-powered ones would do things ...). Firefighters today. (boats, boats are probably on the river)
    And tomorrow?
    You can use corn. Surely there is still a bunch of small aircraft left. They are also fast and low flying.
    Combat swimmers and athletes? Where are the teams of Ukraine in water sports?
    More amphibians. Drive up to a secluded place, and then slowly swim ....
    Aero-boats. (these are fast, although noisy)

    All in all. many things can...
  4. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 21 October 2022 18: 12
    And tomorrow?
    Khokhlyatsky's mind is cunning for inventions. They will come up with such things that we can’t even dream of. And why not invent They sit in warm, bright offices in the center of Kyiv. Nothing threatens them here. Communication with the field units is provided by I. Mask. They are not constrained in means, in moral principles too. So far, everything has gotten away with it, and now it will. If you think that they were afraid of the answer for the Crimean bridge, then at the beginning yes. Then, having seen these feeble strikes by drones on the territories near the power stations (none of them were even half damaged), they continued their work.
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 October 2022 20: 02
    So you explain to me why our commanders are smarter than couch cooks and taxi drivers? What do they know, what do not know and do not understand cooks and taxi drivers?? The fact that they finally began to demolish the energy sector, everyone has been screaming about it for seven months now, but it has only just dawned on the generals! But why did they stop? Today they only hit the warehouses and the plant. Do they really think that this is enough? They hit the nuclear power plant, hit the hydroelectric power station, hit the Donbass even harder. And our generals scratch their turnips, they don't know what to do. Whatever they undertake, whatever they do - only problems !!
    And all our problems in the NWO are due to the lack or absence of aviation !! If we had air supremacy, then there would be no problem with these shelling! And the one that is cannot work freely due to the presence of air defense among Bandera. And what did our generals do to gain air supremacy? What for? Everything goes according to plan!!!
    There was such a stupid corrupt general "bird". Surovikin also speaks menacingly and correctly, but it seems that he is needed to sign his "Khasavyurt"? And more brains, he seems to be lacking for anything !!!
  6. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 21 October 2022 20: 34
    The real threat is the incompetence of the military-political leadership .. Whether it’s a war, or something special ... Don’t touch anyone, let the Nazis go ... How can we fight if we can’t shoot any fascist for his crimes ... according to the law. ..We can only condemn him after 3 years of judicial proceedings for several years ... Yes, and "enemies of the people" is a concept alien to our common people ... otherwise what is stolen is not by the Americans, by their own ...
    We checked the readiness, found out - like everywhere else ... Let the military fight normally ... there will be nets against firewalls and drones, if only there were enough warm pants ...
  7. svit55 Offline svit55
    svit55 (Sergey Valentinovich) 21 October 2022 22: 06
    Khokhols will come up with anything, as our bosses give them the opportunity to invent, deliver power supplies and fuels and lubricants. Defense has never been won.
  8. isv000 Offline isv000
    isv000 27 October 2022 20: 52
    It is enough to put a rocket near the Kyiv reservoir and banderlogs will be combed under a yarmulke! They don't understand - take a closer look! Kukuev will wash away like shit along the Dnieper!