Blackout in Russia: "Reality knocks on the door"

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.16 - 2023 8:27 AM CET

Blackout in Russia.

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According to Ukrainska Pravda, citing sources from the Ukrainian intelligence service SBU, Ukrainian drone attacks led to power outages in the Russian region of Belgorod by damaging the power supply.

"Reality is knocking on their door," said an intelligence officer, as reported by

The power outages are affecting Russian military bases north of the border with the Ukrainian Oblast of Sumy. Additionally, Russian forces in the Belgorod region are launching missile and artillery attacks on Ukraine.

Russian attacks unsuccessful

The Ukrainian army has described Russian attacks in the northeast of the country as 'repelled' and 'unsuccessful.'

Political experts, citing images on social networks, reported attacks on Avdiivka and suggested that the Russians have apparently suffered significant losses in military equipment, as reported.

These claims have not yet been independently verified and/or confirmed. Therefore, they should be treated with caution.

In war, it can be advantageous for parties to the conflict to deliberately spread false information to strengthen their own position or weaken that of the opponent.