Blackout in Russia: “Reality knocking at the doorstep”

According to Ukrainska Pravda, citing sources from the Ukrainian intelligence agency SBU, Ukrainian drone attacks on Sunday night caused power outages in the Russian region of Belgorod by damaging the power supply.

“Reality is knocking at their doorstep,” said the intelligence officer, as reported by the German news website The power outages affect Russian military facilities north of the border with the Ukrainian Sumy Oblast. Additionally, Russian forces from the Belgorod region have launched rocket and artillery attacks on Ukraine.

Russian attacks deemed unsuccessful

Furthermore, according to the Ukrainian army, Russian attacks in the northeastern part of the country were classified as “repelled” and “unsuccessful.” Political analysts reported attacks on Avdiivka, citing images on online networks and suggesting that the Russians appeared to have suffered significant losses in military equipment, as reported by

These claims have not been independently verified and/or confirmed, and therefore, they should be regarded with caution. In times of war, conflicting parties may find it advantageous to deliberately spread misinformation to strengthen their own position or weaken that of the opponent.

Image:, Vladimir Putin (2022-09-05), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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