Nadin Brzezinski
6 min readApr 29, 2023
Sebasttopol fiuel farm on fire, via Twitter

Overnight Ukraine hit the fuel farm in Sevastopol that serves the Black Fleet. This was a major strategic strike, and can be considered part of shaping operations for the coming offensive. I would like to believe this was hitting back after the strike on the apartment building in Uman, but I know better. Operations like this are not launched on the drop of the hat.

Before we examine the far right reaction to this strike, let me point some Russians are reacting to this attack on Uman the same way they did to Dnipro. I think it’s important to point out that not every Russian is going along, even if there are clear risks of placing flowers at a monument. It also is an indicator of the stirring bellow the surface:

Flowers are brought to the monument to Lesya Ukrainka in Moscow, police collect and throw them away

There was a sign “Uman. Dnipro.”

Soon there will be police officers. A police officer photographed the flowers on the monument, and then those nearby.

The policeman advised Muscovites who laid flowers at the monument to Lesya Ukrainka to “to fall on Ukraine.” The Russian Guards also drove up there. Some people who came to the monument were asked for…



Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB