Vladimir Putin is facing the worst defeat since World War Two as the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) are recapturing Russian controlled lines and he is now desperate which will make him even more dangerous.
Putin has ordered for the “most terrible weapon of mass destruction” in “the world” to be deployed to the front line as Ukrainian troops are recapturing towns and have now “surrounded” thousands of troops in Izyum.
Ukrainian forces are also making rapid gains on the Kharkiv front and the Russian Army are being “annihilated” in unprecedented numbers which has rocked the foundations of the Kremlin.
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The TOS-1A is a thermobaric weapon which fires missiles that can literally “vaporise human bodies” and the Kremlin are claiming that this weapon of mass destruction will lead to a “guaranteed defeat of the enemy.”
A source told ultra-loyalist news outlet RIA FAN, “These weapons are considered the most terrible, there are no analogues in any country in the world.
“The Americans even tried to ban it, but not because it really is a weapon of mass destruction, but because the Americans can’t do anything like that.”
Putin cannot afford to lose Kharkiv or Izyum as it is the gateway to the Donbas which borders Russia and it has been under Russian control since 2014, as this would the tyrant politically.
However, Vitaliy Ganchev, the Moscow-installed head of occupied parts of Kharkiv region, told Russian state TV, “The very fact of a breach of our defences is already a substantial victory for the Ukrainian armed forces.”
According to Ukraine’s Centre for Strategic Communications (Stratcom), they said this “creates an opportunity to develop an offensive on Izyum and Kupyansk”, a town on the River Oskil.
The BBC has reported that a number of pro-Russian Telegram channels have claimed Ukrainian Armed Forces now control half of Kupiansk.
The Russian military blogger “Moscow Calling” wrote on his Telegram channel, “Advanced units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine enter Kupyansk.
“The city was not destroyed by the work of artillery ‘in squares’, as happens during the assaults of the RF Armed Forces, and there was no assault as such – the Russian military fled without any panic, abandoning their equipment.
He added: “In the future, the qualitative superiority of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will lead to a radical change in the front lines, with the inevitable final – the defeat of the Russian Federation. It’s just a matter of time.”
The TOS-1A was highlighted in a 2011 edition of the US Army’s World Equipment Guide.
It states, “The primary … effect [created by the TOS-1’ss rockets] is a long-duration high-pressure blast wave which creates a vacuum – then precipitates a reverse wave.
“These pressure/vacuum surges (up to 427 pounds per sq inch) cause a ripping effect on soft materials (such as airplane skin, radar surface, human lung tissue).
“Walls and surfaces within the affected area do not necessarily shield victims, rather cause multiple pressure waves, which amplify the tearing effects and can topple structures.”
It added, “A secondary effect is high-temperature heat — 2,500-3,000° C.
“An incomplete explosion renders a near-devastating effect, wide-area long-duration high-temperature flame.
“Even those outside of the blast area will be rendered ineffective with debilitating mental and physical trauma.”