Ukraine Boldly Destroys Russian Command & Intelligence Center


The continued attack of a smaller and less prosperous nation has earned Russian President Vladimir Putin a number of crushing economy sanctions and condemnation from most all of his European counterparts. That attack continues, though, with a Ukrainian win on Sunday.

Interior Ministry advisor Viktor Andrusiv announced on Sunday that Ukrainian forces had bombed and destroyed a center of command and intelligence in Kharkiv Oblast. The center likely employed people who were controlled by, but not members of, the Kremlin. A confirmed number of the dead has not yet been released.

According to NV, Andrusiv wrote that:

‘I can confirm that yesterday [on June 18] a command center of Russia’s 20th army was destroyed. An important detail: this was not solely a command facility, but a command and intelligence unit. All the information gathered by Russian intelligence forces was transferred to this center for analysis and further submission to higher-ranked centers. We don’t know the number of dead yet.’

Importantly for those fighting against Russia, information contained in that command center that pose a threat to the lives of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians were destroyed along with the physical structure of the building.

‘Media reports mentioned the elimination of the 20th Army’s intelligence center in Kharkiv Oblast, but the information remained officially unconfirmed for some time. According to media estimates, 40 Russian servicemen were killed in that operation.’

The Russian military had been reported earlier to have gathered intelligence about the number of people in the region of their attack along with their military experience and other identifying details. The bombing may have helped to avoid yet another tragedy in Ukraine.

‘Before the invasion, media reports mentioned incidents in northern Ukraine, where unidentified individuals would ask local residents about how loyal they feel to the government in Kyiv and what their feelings would be on becoming Russian citizens.’