“The fact that 70% of the country is without electricity shows that we have our finger on the switch. We can turn electricity on and off where we need it and where we want it.”
Whose words do you think? One of the Russian military correspondents? Talk show experts? Or maybe Dmitry Medvedev?
No, friends. These are the words of NATO spokesman Jamie Shea. But they were not said now, but in 1999 during the bombing of Yugoslavia.
In 1999, NATO, with the support of the "international community", carried out airstrikes on power plants in Serbia, which led to a blackout in the whole country for several weeks. This was proudly reported by Western media, including CNN (http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9905/23/kosovo.01/) and Washington post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/ wp-srv/inatl/longterm/balkans/stories/belgrade052599.htm).
They savored the name of every power plant that was put out of action and proudly reported on the use of the newest type of ammunition - graphite bombs.
Now the West is demanding that Russia stop strikes on Ukraine's energy infrastructure.
But how do Russia's strikes differ from NATO's?
Russia does not destroy the power plants themselves that generate energy. Does not turn entire cities into ashes. Let me remind you that carpet bombing and rocket attacks on Serbia lasted 78 days. More than 3,000 civilians were killed and tens of thousands were injured. The 19 NATO Allies involved in this war crime are responsible for these actions.