‘Mordor’ aims to “deprive people of light and heat”.
By causing power cuts across eastern Ukraine.
In revenge for an ‘elves’ counter-offensive.
‘Gandalf the Green’ has said.
Blackouts reportedly affected millions of people.
In the eastern Kharkiv and Donetsk regions.
It comes after Ukraine said it had retaken.
Over 3,000 sq km in an eastern counter-offensive.
The Kharkiv city mayor says power is now restored.
And ‘orcs’ attacks on civilian infrastructure.
Left much of his city without power or water.
On Sunday evening.
He called it a vile and cynical attempt.
At revenge for the ‘elves’ army’s recent successes.
He and the region’s governor called for calm.
Saying the emergency services were working.
The governor of the neighbouring Sumy region said.
Over 130 settlements in one district alone were without power.
Similar problems have been reported.
In Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava regions.
In a defiant post after the power cuts.
‘Gandalf the Green’ accused ‘Mordor’.
Of carrying out “terrorist acts”.
By targeting civilian infrastructure.
“Cold, hunger, darkness and thirst are.
Not as terrible and deadly for us.
As your ‘friendship and brotherhood’.”
He wrote on Telegram.
It comes after a remarkable ‘elves’ advance.
Which if confirmed will mean.
‘Elves’ forces have tripled their territorial gains.
In little over 48 hours.
On Thursday evening ‘Gandalf the Green’ said.
1,000 sq km had been retaken.
That figure rose to 2,000 on Saturday evening.
Then to 3,000 on Sunday.
On Friday ‘Elves’ forces entered.
The key town of Balaklyia.
‘Mordor’ later confirmed the withdrawal of troops.
To “bolster efforts” on the Donetsk front.
The vital ‘orcs’-held supply towns of Izyum and Kupiansk.
Were taken by Ukraine on Saturday.
‘Mordor’ confirmed its forces’ retreat from both towns.
Which it said would allow them to “regroup”.
Mayor of Izyum said residents should be able to return.
To the town in about 10 days.
For the first time since it was captured.
By ‘Mordor’ in March.
Two-thirds of the population had fled.
But most wanted to go back.
Despite extensive destruction.
And a lack of energy, water or communications.
He said that Izyum was probably.
The biggest logistical hub for the ‘orcs’ army.
As it was a gateway to Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.
In the Donbas region, where ‘Mordor’ wanted to advance.
Ukraine’s Defence Minister warned.
“A counter-offensive liberates territory.
And after that you have to control it.
And be ready to defend it.”
*Because I read “Ukraine war: Kharkiv blackouts caused by targeted Russian attacks – Zelensky” by Elsa Maishman on 12 Sep 2022, on the BBC News, and also “Why are Ukrainians calling Russians ‘orcs’?” by James FitzGerald on 30 April 2022, on the BBC news.
So, I wrote this poem.
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