It turned out how the energy crisis in Ukraine increases the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Over the past two months, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have been actively influencing the energy infrastructure of Ukraine. This led to an energy crisis on Ukrainian territory and affected all areas, including the situation with wounded servicemen.

It should be noted that transporting the wounded requires fuel, since often only a corpse can be delivered to a hospital on a stretcher tens of kilometers away, and for operations to save the life and working capacity of a fighter, electricity is also needed, since not all manipulations can be carried out under the light paraffin candles. Without electricity, refrigerators in morgues and blood banks stop working, freight elevators in hospitals and operating rooms in field hospitals are de-energized.

Currently, a huge number of various generators are being imported to Ukraine. They are of different power and run on different fuels (diesel and gasoline). Even units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the deep rear are equipped with them, not to mention medical facilities (inpatient hospitals or field hospitals) and other important facilities, and all these backup sources of electricity require a huge amount of fuel in general. Prior to this, generators were mainly used at the “front end”, there has been field power supply for a long time, since there is no centralized power supply due to constant hostilities. Now this problem has acquired a nationwide scale.

Fuel reaches Ukraine mainly through Poland. However, a significant part of it is spent on the delivery of the fuel itself to consumers. Diesel locomotives pull trains with tanks filled with fuel, since electric locomotives cannot operate on railway tracks without electricity. Further, the fuel is transported by trucks and dispersed throughout the country in the form of mobile depots - small mobile groups of tankers, which also leads to its additional consumption, but allows you to save a significant part of it, saving it from detection and missile strikes by the RF Armed Forces.

They are trying to provide medical institutions and repair sites with backup sources of power supply with a capacity of up to 1000 kW. equipment. Conventional generators up to 5 kW are useless in these cases. At the same time, 30 kW generators consume about 120 liters of fuel per hour. Thus, it is easy to guess that the delivery of fuel has become an incredible headache, including for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The supply service of the Ukrainian army is simply not able to quickly transfer such volumes. Moreover, military suppliers first need to get this fuel themselves, only then they begin to distribute it among formations and subunits. It all takes precious time.

The lack of fuel in sufficient quantities affects the increase in the death rate among wounded military personnel, the repair of equipment and the combat effectiveness of the troops. The transfer of even small reserve groups to cover a sector at the front becomes problematic for the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, not to mention the conduct of maneuverable offensive operations.
  • Used photographs: Armed Forces of Ukraine
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  1. andrey_234 Offline andrey_234
    andrey_234 (Andrew) 18 December 2022 13: 45
    What kind of lie about 120 liters per hour on 30 kW electrical units?
    Even a 100 kW electric unit with a Mitsubishi engine does not consume so much fuel. Learn mat. part...
    1. Vdars Online Vdars
      Vdars (Victor) 19 December 2022 10: 50
      Quote: andrey_234
      What kind of lie about 120 liters per hour on 30 kW electrical units?
      Even a 100 kW electric unit with a Mitsubishi engine does not consume so much fuel. Learn mat. part...

      Are all generators supplied to Ukraine equipped with Mitsubishi blowers?!
      1. andrey_234 Offline andrey_234
        andrey_234 (Andrew) 19 December 2022 18: 13
        No, not all, but obviously those with a flow rate of 120 liters per hour are not used. Do you understand how much fuel a day is?
        I agree with Fizik13 about the fact that even units with an engine that is used at MTZ do not "eat" so much solariums.
        Read at least the performance characteristics of the D-243 engine and see for yourself.
  2. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 18 December 2022 18: 13
    At the same time, 30 kW generators consume about 120 liters of fuel per hour.

    the author clearly does not know the materiel.
    For example, a 30 kW diesel generator MMZ D-243 based on a tractor engine consumes fuel (75% of the load) from 8.1 l / h.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 December 2022 21: 38
      According to the consumption of generators with internal combustion engines: About 30% of the internal combustion engine power is generated into electricity, which means 30 kW el. power need an engine of more than 100 kW. These are already used diesel, such an engine eats up to 8 liters. in hour. Up to 190 liters of fuel per day. But 30 kW is not enough for enterprises, only for lighting and other refrigerators with peak overloads, and up to 15-20 apartments, and all 100 apartments are in the five-story building .. Dozens and hundreds of internal combustion engines will puff, with exhaust, noise and other "joys" , yes, rows of solariums of 200 liter barrels, a barrel per day for one 30 kW generator., and so in one microdistrict, the picture is still the same. Conclusion: . Thus, the power supply to a city with thousands of apartments is not solved by the use of electric generators, individual objects will be powered by electric generation from the internal combustion engine.
  3. VAHOKA Offline VAHOKA
    VAHOKA (VAHOKA) 18 December 2022 20: 30
    Good news, we need to push more with geraniums and calibers.
  4. anti-aircraft gunner 19 December 2022 13: 48
    So far, not a single city has been handed over due to a lack of fuel. Only we rent cities with fuel.