Danilov: Ukraine has already made a rope out of Putin's 'red lines' to hang the Russian imperial corpse
Ukraine will respond to Russian missile attacks on peaceful cities and the killing of civilians by increasing the number and scale of strikes against the occupation forces. No one in our country is afraid of the Kremlin's threats of consequences for "crossing the red lines".
Blackmail and terror will ultimately result in Russia's collapse, and the invaders will face many unpleasant "surprises" very soon. Secretary of the Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov wrote about this, adding that Ukraine has already made a rope out of Russian President Vladimir Putin's "red lines" on which the "Russian imperial corpse" will hang.
Following the brutal attacks on Ukrainian cities, including Mykolaiv and Odesa, which have left civilians suffering and dying, Danilov promised Russia a worthy response.
"Ukraine's only response to the rocket attacks on peaceful cities and the killing of civilians is to increase the number and scale of self-propelled gun attacks on the occupation forces. Ukraine has long ago collected all of Putin's "red lines" and made a rope out of them to hang the Russian imperial corpse. Attempts to intimidate will have the opposite effect and catastrophic consequences for the Russian Federation," the NSDC Secretary stressed.
According to Danilov, the invaders will receive a response both on land and at sea.
"The occupiers are in for a lot of unpleasant surprises and greetings - not only from the drone army, but also from the drone fleet," the official announced.
At the same time, he could not resist reminding the pro-Russian MPs in the south of our country that the terror that Russia is organising, in particular against Odesa residents, is to some extent their "merit".
"It's time for Odesa politicians of the former Party of Regions and OPFL to explain how their crawling on the Kremlin's carpet brought the 'Russian world' to Odesa and how much blood it cost," Danilov said.
As a reminder, on the night of 20 July, the occupiers attacked southern Ukraine.
In the centre of Odesa, an administrative building was destroyed as a result of the attack. Many nearby buildings were also damaged, with at least four people injured, including a child. A rescuer suffered heatstroke while extinguishing the fire at the site of one of the arrivals.
As of 11.00 a.m., it was reported that a civilian security guard was killed in the destroyed building.
The building of the Chinese Consulate General in Odesa was also damaged.
In Odesa region, air raids were also recorded in the region: the invaders targeted mainly warehouses.
In Mykolaiv, the enemy hit a residential building in the city centre. As of 12pm, at least 19 people were reported injured, including five children, the youngest of whom is under one year old. One death was also reported.
According to the Ukrainian Air Force, Russian troops targeted homes, ports and retail chains overnight. Overnight, air defence forces shot down 18 out of 38 missiles and drones.
In total, the enemy fired 19 kamikaze drones and missiles. At the same time, Ukrainian air defences cannot shoot down most of the missiles launched. We are talking about four X-22 air-launched cruise missiles that follow a ballistic trajectory, as well as seven Onyx anti-ship missiles, which are extremely difficult to shoot down due to their high speed and low altitude.
Both were launched from the temporarily occupied Crimea and the Black Sea.
The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine responded to the attacks on peaceful cities, port and grain infrastructure, and Russia's threats to attack civilian vessels in the Black Sea. The occupiers were reminded of the fate of the cruiser Moskva and stressed that from 21 July, Ukraine will consider all ships heading to Russian or Russian-occupied Ukrainian ports as potential carriers of military cargo - with all the consequences that this entails.