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Fierce Battles And Slow Progress On Front Lines In Ukraine

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Amid fierce clashes between the Russian and Ukrainian Armies in Donbass and southern Ukrainian regions, some military experts suppose that the major Russian assault has begun in the Kharkiv region and the Luhansk People’s Republic.

The main hotspot of the war in Ukraine remains the area near Izyum in the Kharkiv region.

There, on the northern Donbass front lines, the Russian troops are advancing slowly, amid fierce battles.

As of April 27th, the front follows the line: inflow of the Oskol River to the Seversky Donets – Sukhaya Kamenka village – Dolgenkoe – Suligovka and Dubravnoye – Kurulka – Brazhkovka -Malaya Kamyshevakha – Andreevka – Zavodi.

The joint Russian and LPR forces are advancing in several directions breaking through the Ukrainian defence.

Russian forces continue their offensive in the direction of Velikaya Komyshevakha. The villages of Zavodi and Krasny Shakhter were taken under their control.

In the direction of Barvenkovo, fighting is going on in the area of the villages of Kurulka and Pashkovo. The village of Vernopol is still under the AFU control.

In the direction of Slavyansk, the fighting for the village of Dolgenkoe continues.

In the area of the Oskol River, the units advancing from Izyum are yet to join the group advancing from Borovaya. Fighting continues along the Yatskovka— Koroviy Yar— Shandrigolovo line.

To the east, Russian forces are advancing towards the town of Red Lyman and Yampol. Fighting for the control of the village of Zarechnoe continue.

In the Luhansk People’s Republic, LPR forces are yet to secure the town of Rubezhnoye. Ukrainian soldiers are still in control of some industrial facilities on the southern outskirts of the town.

Fighting continues on the approaches to Severodonetsk and in Popasnaya. However, no significant advances have been reported by any of the warring sides so far. The Russian control zone around the village of Novotoshkovsky is expanding.

On the other front lines, positional battles continue. Situation remains unchanged in Maryinka and in the area of Avdiivka. There is no information about changes in the position of the parties in the southern sector of the Donbass front. Fierce battles continue between Gulyai-Pole and Velikaya Novoselka. Russian artillery is pounding AFU positions before the assault. According to some reports, fierce battles continue in the villages of Neskuchny and Vremyovka near Velikaya Novoselka.

Along all the front lines in the Donbass region, Russian, DPR and LPR soldiers are gnawing their way through the Ukrainian defense. So far, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are yet to claim any significant victories. At the same time, the speed of Russian advance provides Ukrainian forces with time to strengthen their positions in the rears including with the foreign-made heavy equipment.

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Hjalmar

I saw the word “slow” in the rubric above, and immediately wondered “what is Putin up to now.” His beloved slow war in the Donbass hasn’t exactly been the most exiting event to follow lately. It is of course one of the main objectives for the Russians in Ukraine to deal with and thus of enormous importance. For me personally it is now clear that the war cannot be won even if all of Novorussia is won. I firmly believe that the Nato scum wont leave Ukraine until they have been kicked out of the whole country. So there you have it, Russia needs to take it all! It may be hard and bloody, but believe me that letting this slow war continue for years to come will cost even more in blood and money. Or what do you think?

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Hey

Oi boi, more dead ukros in the trenches: https://www.linkpicture.com/q/11_26.jpg

Hey

And even more, on the other side of the trench: https://www.linkpicture.com/q/11_493.jpg

Hey

A destroyed UA MLRS via Russian CAS: https://t.me/theRightPeople1/2620

GENERAL NOVOROSSIA DEATH TO UKROPISISASHKENAZISTAN

SLAVA ROSSIYA

Their losses lately have been insane

Where is that ukrotard bot whose always changing names to tell us that there is no evidence? LOL crying and raging somewhere in his basement, it seems

Putin bitches tears taste like heaven

https://www.linkpicture.com/q/FRNenMyWYAc-eZN.jpeg

Hey

No, Putin wants to be gentle, I’m not sure if he realises that whatever Russia does at this point in Ukraine, western propaganda will brainwash most of the western population into believing that Russia was worse than Hitler’s SS. In the same time he is sparing infrastructure, as if this was some kind of police operation, and no an actual war. But Putin thinks that being gentle, and letting Ukrainians live normally while his solders are in the meat grinder is the right thing to do. 8D chess boi.

Hjalmar

Yes. He is a caring man, which is understandable as the “enemy” is his own brethren. And it may also be true that he still thinks that he somehow can become friends with Europe and the West again, which of course never will happen. Nato needs a foe to be able to live, and now they have one, the biggie! This is a war to the death, maybe not this time, but sooner or later Nato will be destroyed, because good always wins in the end. Nato can’t expand any further without defeating Russia, and ultimately Russia can’t continue to exist without winning this war. Therefore they will win.

NDR7652

Can you explain what makes the Ukrainians brethren to Russia because it is Pan Slavism that clearly distorts Russian tactical thinking

Maju

There are Ukranians and Ukrainians and that Russia understands. The Russian troops by all (non-partisan) reports are welcome but people fear they may leave, much as they did in North Ukraine because of some other “negotiation” bait, because of another Minsk agreement…

It would be self-defeating to cause any more civilian casualties than those strictly unavoidable by the randomness of war.

N.N.

The key question is: What will the Ukrainian people think? Will they credit him for “being gentle”, or will they just hate him for trying to preempt a possibly much bigger war with a passion?

Samuel

To me, It is increasingly looking like time is in the favour of Russia, given the economic deterioration and depletion of production capacity–especially arms production–among Kiev’s backers.

I agree with you, however, that the Kiev government has essentially made a negotiated armistice imposible. But let Olodymir Elensky and his backers talk as much as they want: a day will be, in months to come, when reality smacks them in the face.

jens holm

Hahahahahahahahahahahahhaah.

Secret weapon: The Russians wants us die laughing hahahahahahahahaha

Hjalmar

I agree with you, time is on the side of the Russians. Putin is an expert at judo and sambo and not just the actual physical man to man combat, but, more importantly, the philosophy and strategy of these sports. In a speech at a sambo championship, some years ago, the first thing he said was that “Sambo is the self-defence without arms.” And isn’t that exactly what he trying to implement in the special operation in Ukraine as much as he can? He is also using his immense understanding of the deeper aspect these sports, not least the importance of the waiting game. Steven Seagal said that he was very impressed when he realized just how much Putin had delved into the deeper aspects of these combat sports.

N.N.

Only if Russia can stave of going nuclear long enough, because then, the West will be hit by economic counter measures and likely be unable to continue the war.

JayLindberg

Almost 15 percent of the Ukrainian population has left. I doubt many will come back when the war is over. Ukraine is gonna be a very underpopulated country when this war is over. Unless you include ghosts.

Icarus Tanović

Very, very true.

Tom Bombastadillo

It will quickly be ‘repopulated’ by carpetbaggers of one sort or another.

jens holm

I predict Russia soon will collapse and be 5 poor states. People will look like potaties, because they only eat and drink that. The living age will be about 60.

The southern parts will be deserts and most of the population will feed themself by fishing in the dark up north.

Only one Putin orediction will be true. The sun will go up in west.

Acccording Darwin Russians will be born with no ears. They dont use them even they looked as perfect for aviasion for Dumboes..

Hjalmar

Yes. I believe that over 5 million people so far have fled the country. And many of them will naturally never return again to their bombed out towns and cities when they see how well they are being looked after inside the EU countries.

Beldar Conehead

When one considers the large number of Ukrainians who wished to leave Ukraine long before the invasion, I’d have to agree with you. The crisis has given them that opportunity. Once the hostilities are over, I’d dare say that many of the husbands are going to join their families in the West. That said, one of my neighbors who is a surgeon has discovered that there is really no place for him in Germany, and the recertification for him to practice would be incredibly long and difficult, so he is one of those who is returning. Whether his wife (who is rather attractive due to his enhancement procedures) will return with him, or hook up with some lonely German remains to be seen. Women from Ukraine are like many others: practicers of hypergamy.

Thomas Turk

Too slow for you, Genera. Was it much quicker in which last action you had?

Hjalmar

No I firmly stand by the president. He is smarter than all those Nato idiots put together. .

jens holm

Nato is not even there. If we were there not be a single russian foot was unless it was dead or for experimenthal use.

Cannon Fodder

Time to take out Kiev leadership. Moldovan front to begin anytime now. Putin, what the fuck are you doing? Get this DONE!

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Johny cash

Enjoying luxurious life init. Caviar for breakfast, whats the rush?

MalcolmXnxx

Russia tried in their blitz military operation got stalled and retreated

Cyric Vigillius

Where is the offensive? Is this it? A few kilometers a day? This is retarded. You have to risk some casualties to take more ground, otherwise it will take 10 years to liberate the Donbass at this pace.

This is why people call this a fake war. No volunteers accepted even by the LPR. They claim they have all the troops they need, yet they have been fighting on the outskirts of places like Severodonetsk and Maryinka for two months now and have not gained a single centimeter.

Both sides want to drag this war on endlessly as ordered by their WEF masters.

Please Valery Gerasimov if you are reading this, stage a coup and depose Putin and the Chinese Jew Shoigu. Run a proper military campaign and it will all be over in 10 days.

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Elgar

You have to accept grim reality: Russian military has huge limits, lack of combat soldiers and its soldiers are surprisingly poorly trained as “professional soldiers”. One can’t change these blunders because they are offspring of bad culture called military incompetence. All Soviet Army shortcomings including poor logistical skills, engeneering and leadership have nicely moved to Russian Army. Only size of military has reduced almost 80%. Hypersonic missile hype can’t change the big picture. They are expensive and RF can’t waste them much.

ClownLivesMatter

You said “All Soviet Army shortcomings including poor logistical skills, engeneering and leadership have nicely moved to Russian Army.” The simple fact that Ukraine’s military has had very few (If any) successful counter attacks debunks this. If Ukraine was actually winning the war and is retaking territory back Russia in spades, the entire media industry would never let us hear the end of it.

Another thing you got wrong is that Russian equipment is significantly cheaper for similar specsheets so even where they do have to trade it’s not an economic loss for the Russians, especially against all these shiny modern missiles NATO is dumping into Ukraine, NATO is similarly paying an economic price in many fields that Russia can be selfsufficient in if they aren’t already.

Last, I would prefer, if this is drawn out, for it to be done away from the cities but this is an ideal opportunity to drain the west of their economic, military and human resources while simultaneously gaining real world wartime experience, first hand feedback on military equipment and a better idea of how much the Russian military needs to spend (both in financial and material terms) to maintain a war which will better inform the military budget going forwards, I would not be surprised if there is a fairly significant shift towards expanding and maintaining ammunition stocks and related logistics in the near future.

Judging by the terminology and talking points you used in your post, you’re probably 1 of those people that guaranteed a Russia economic collapse would happen in 1 month after invading and that they would need to pull out afterwards because of a lack of resources, well, here we are over 2 months later.

jens holm

You not even understand the Russian military forces. They are short range overwhelming with devasating fire power. The rest is crap and somtimes hardly exist.

So when they are out of fue, ammunition, food and water, they almost are nothing. Before those attack in the best WW2 style bombarde anything away and take the decided terrain.

But after that, they almost are out. By the lacks in fx soldiers and vehicles it takes a lot of time before the can take the next part of the terrain.

in that waiting period they are weak. They has lost weapons, equipment, has dead ones and wounded. They also are very tired and can attacked and infiltreted by their enemies.

Here Ukras are wel organized defenders. They try to make those Russians spend their military capasity in nothing by well defended strongpoint. At the same time the Ukras counterattac as many smal moskitos using their artillery, drones and fx TOWs well.

By that the Russians are delayed, has many small losses and the logistics are kept bad or worse.

Some big Russian geeneral cant repair that. It takes Years. Some bad things here and there can be avoided.

In its best the Ukras are as around Kiev. The Rusians has´d to retreat because so many things were in malfuction. They had no choise. It was not the plan. The enemy did it. The Russian military forced helped them.

I hope You read this. There are many ways to win as well as loose wars.

jens holm

21 Russian j´hooligans deny facts creating own dark insisting.

ClownLivesMatter

I’m sick to death of seeing you people regurgitate this already debunked talking point, the main reason Russia is holding back and didn’t firebomb Kyiv into nothing within the first 30 hours of invading NATO style is because they’re trying to minimize civilian casualties, you can make the argument that they would take over far quicker if they simply took the gloves off but the civilian death count would be far higher, there’s not a 100% guarantee that the war doesn’t stagnate anyway and lastly, the international community would’ve been much harsher with Sanctions on Russia than what we’ve already seen. This conflict goes far beyond Putin, so blaming him is pointless. The NATO hyenas had been provoking Russia for a long time and any Russian nationalistic leader would have acted, perhaps even more forcefully. You trolls need to think before posting repetitive superfluous hyperbole.

Edgar Zetar

How you can the west go harsher than economic war thats already in the table? Please explain better your thoughts so we can understand your PoV.

good4u

Flat field in Donbass suits Russia more than forests/hills in the west Ukraine. Russia is trying to suck in most of the Ukrops. They are not in hurry to the west which is much easier to defend

N.N.

I’d say if Russia had slammed into Ukraine with full force, NATO would have managed to trump up enough support for an immediate assault on Russia. Ie, start of WW3.

Samuel

I think it has as much to do with that as it does with long-term analysis of American wars having left Russia with the conclusion that carpet-bombing a country into ruins just doesn’t work.

Sure, one can achieve a tactical victory in the sense of taking the territory. But the utter destruction and political vacuum created makes the fulfillment of any strategic objectives utterly impossible.

And you’re right about the war going beyond Putin. In Russia he has consistently come under major criticism for being too soft on the West. Case in point: the AUMF (war resolution), which initiated Russian entry into this eight-year long war, wasn’t authored by Putin’s YeR party, but by the opposition KPRF.

jeff montanye

perhaps putin is avoiding civilian casualties because he wishes to avoid civilian casualties. however long the war is the peace may be longer.

he also wants to win the peace.

Tom Bombastadillo

You were/are on some other site where I used to post. Whatever it was, I got banned like most everywhere else. I think it was ZH.

jens holm

From the top to the bottom so many things are more or less malfunctions in the Russian military forces.

Thats not about risk’

In the other hand the ukras are mcuh better then any has expected. They follow an updated Nato version in own context added modern weapons.

They now get as much supply as they can take in. They also has reinforcements even those often are in the lower Russian level.

They now will be added weapons, which also can be used in a better counter offensive way. Much more of that is comming. The Ukras learn about be clver instructors.

The Russians only has missiles and total destruction as weapons.

Tom Bombastadillo

The Ukras are best at committing war crimes and hiding behind the skirts of women and little girls. That’s about it, given the vast size of their huge, clueless, clumsy military.

Putin

But but I’m trying I’m trying nothing happening please help me

NDR7652

So the “Victory Parade” ( RIF) drive to Kiev ( in March ) was a FAILURE !!!

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Wizzy

Once Donbass is crushed how do you reckon Kiev will stand? It’s like a day’s drive from the north in Belarus. And I mean combat drive

Putin

I can’t do it it’s not going to happen 😭

jens holm

Something else will happen. This is too much.

We might do as Putin says. Lukashenko and his 100.000 supporters will get one way tickets to Russia.

The Lukashenka army is even older and worse thrn the Russian one..

Cyric Vigillius

That was never the intention and you know it, but yes by May 9th there will not be anything substantial to show.

jeff montanye

there is already much of substance to show. the prices of russia’s exports are much higher, nato is in warring fragments over how to respond to the ruble/gas tactic, the u.s. has destroyed the (petro)dollar and the euro as international currencies, much of the world has supported russia and is opening as a market for its products, china is a closer ally, the unfriendly governments are in weaker positions domestically in their home countries, and russia is more self-sufficient in many things, including international payment systems and a world recognized, used, and strengthening currency. among others. what’s happening on the ground in ukraine remains to be seen.

jens holm

You are right. Most people here already are sitting here naked in the streets sharing old umbrellas from Russia

Big dogs, cats and fat eople are shot if they eat too much.

None is sitting on the grass. Its food.

jens holm

It was a tourist stunt The minister for happines and understanding was not allowed to know anything about hostile natives.

It seemes even many of them has shot themself and after that has digged themself down. None has used coffins. None can do digging from the inside of such thing even with tools.

A very greedy old man even tryed to take a bicycle with him to heaven. It not even was his. It was stolen form a Russian which stole it from a too rich Ukra.

We should people for less here in Denmark. People here are shot for .making too much CO2 and support climate changes. WE are mild to children. Theyhas to sleep at least 10 hours the next many days.

Wizzy

Ain’t no fierce battles going on, just some serious slaughter

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MalcolmXnxx

Facts Russia trying to fight for a buffer zone from nato under the excuse of nazi not sayin they don’t excised but Russia cappin on how bad it is and nato arming Ukrainian to kill as much Russian troops through proxy fighters and the innocent are the one who have to suffer through both these tyrant war game

jens holm

Thats highly incorrect. Hardly none here want Ukriane to be member of EU as well as Nato.

Yu write paranoia fantasies and lie about facts for the world too.

Hardkly none want anykindof Russians in EU as well as Nato. It makes no sense to tell You 10.000 time.

But we so want Belarus as Well as Ukriane as normal countries for the whole world. Thst says they are theirown by UN for 30 yeras and no Russian satelite driven by 17,8% Russians.

because of that we has opend of for normal trade with ud. USSR/KGB/FSB,BOLSJEC`VICS deny to understand thats how the rest of the world more or less is.

And why? We increase the livingstandard and its a something for something. They cant pay our stuff, if they dont produce. They can produce if there are no corrupt systems added education, using skills and rewarding hard vork.

Citicens and their speech are not owned as well. You are raised to be a reponsible own citicen. By that get more and better freedom to choose.

We also choose by sober elections. Ukras has that right pr definition.

jens holm

Its also ignoret that it is Russia, which has made a full scale war into Ukriane. Nato is not there, but now we are sliding by Putin.

Sure Russia is the big father and mother having the right to slash the little ones as the wish and feel for.

The psycopathy here.

Thats why we prefare EU as well as Nato.

Samuel

Cording to von Klausewitz, this is what real battles look like.

jens holm

Yes. They dont stopfighting against war.

Disinformation

It’s quite obvious that the Russian army needs to keep fighting, bleed men and equipment just to maintain the territory they are holding at the moment. Each side expecting the other side to call it quits but this seems to be a war of complete annihilation. Time is on the side of Ukraine as they are able to train men, and receive equipment from NATO countries. The transfer of military equipment should not be a reason for declaration of war, as plenty other nations have done that during various conflicts in history. Ukraine has a border with NATO and the EU which makes it relatively easy to continue supply. Russia should not be resentful for this situation as plenty of their weapons contain western made components and they are still receiving massive payments in exchange for gas deliveries. But of course, in Putin’s twisted mind, the West should be Russia’s ally in this aggression, and he’s literally forcing the West to fund him, but no for long. Ukraine has no choice but to fight, as the alternative represents complete destruction of Ukraine at the hands of the Russians. Ukrainians have been given no quarter by Russia, they have no place to go and not other alternative but to defend their country. It’s afterall their historic homeland for a millennia. Ukrainians are not an imported people as many of the mongoloid muskal inhabitants are.

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Cyric Vigillius

You have absolutely no idea what the hell you are talking about. Ukraine has already lost their best troops. You think that can be compensated by stuffing the field full of Volksstrum?

Z FOR VICTORY

Time is not on the side of Kiev Ukro-Nazis. Just watch what happens after more EU countries get cut off from Russian gas…being the hatefull brainwashed morons they are, they will soon turn on each other. The truth is, they need Russia more than Russia needs them…they just don’t know it yet, allthough the smarter ones are already starting to realize it.

Now that the US paid traitor Russian generals are getting pugged from the power ranks, we are actually starting to see the bombings of the supply routes through which the NATO terrorists are sending weapons..etc.

Once they realize, that the equipment can’t get through (or is being destroyed before it can be used), this will stop.

Also…once the advancing Russian army starts capturing more of the existing western equipment that is already there, it will be used against the Ukro-Nazis by the DLR/LLR troops, along with great photo ops

The west is running out of natural resources fast…you could say that this conflict is really over the Russian energy/resources, which the west is trying to take away from them through geopolitical “anti-Russia” projects, such as Ukraine.

They are hoping that they can succeed in with their regime change plans, as they realize it is not possible to conquer Russia through military means.. It is the West that is running out of time.

Disinformation

Well yeah time is on objectively on Ukraine’s side as its Russia who needs a win fast not Ukraine. The war in Donbas has been going on for eight years now. For them is just an escalation of a former conflict

Juan

Sure bro, like the civvies of Donetsk shelled back LOL, please share what you’re smoking.

Edgar Zetar

Time had nothing to do with modern era wars. Ancient war and even early XX century war like WW1 doesnt have the unlimited economic resources and people you can put on the ground. Also even soldiers gets tired of fighting during WW1 thats why they stop. This could be forever to the West and also to Russia if they take some ex USSR from Asia to fight in their army.

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Florian Geyer

In addition, I would surmise that President Putin and ALL the Russian coalition soldiers have no wish to kill their neighbors, millions of whom have relatives in Russia. Ethnic Russians in Jewkraine are being terrorised by the Ukie government’s murder battalions and are crueler than ISIS.

good4u

Not sure that the supplies of arms will stop. All these $billions do not go anywhere. Money don’t go Ukr. Money goes and will keep going to shareholders. Does not matter if the arms are destroyed in Lvov or Donbass. No difference in the cycle of money

Hjalmar

Ha ha ha. You just reminded me of how those two foolish leaders of Poland and Bulgaria just got cut off from the Russian gas supply. They now get what they deserve by trying to become heroes, for how can you become a hero when you are supporting evil? Great comment BTW.

Oy!

Poland is not looking worried. The opposite. They couldn’t stop buying Russian gas without massive penalties for breaching the contract which ends after summer. Now it is Russia breaking the agreement. Win win for Poland – plenty of gas from other suppliers. As for supporting evil… do you seriously believe Russia is a good country?

Tom Bombastadillo

“plenty of gas from other suppliers” – at the cost of bankrupcy. Gonna be a lot of cold showers in Europe this year!

Hjalmar

Everybody knows that Russia is a good country, unless, of course, you belong to the EU, as one of their zombie slaves, for then you have been brainwashed by propaganda to such an extent that you no longer can see the different between right and wrong.

MJ83

You are wrong about the Ukrainian fighting for their homeland. As this may be true for western part, it is far from being true in Donbas. People at Donbas fight for their freedom. If they lost there would be genocide by UKR as never seen before.

Edgar Zetar

Im partially with you on this one. Dont listen to the blind people who discards and rate negative your comment. I dont agree about the part about they have to fight; you should say Ukrainian Goverment forces its citizens and armed forces to fight. Also Putin doesnt have a twisted mind, he is the leader of Russia and should take care of their country not yours or everybody else country. But you are close to the truth friend, keep advancing and you will reach the truth i can assure you that because i see some reality thoughts in your comments.

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Elgar

This “slow progress” is certainly not suggesting that RF forces have inflicted “huge losses” to Ukrainian forces. That’s why it’s pretty clear now that their own losses have been higher that admitted around 6,500 and Ukie losses no way near 50,000 soldiers. Ukies surely have lost more men but not likely on 1 to 5 or 1 to 4 ratio but more likely on 1 to 3 if not even less. Ukies are still outnumbering RF/DPR and 1 to 3 that’s why loss ratio is still not enough for Russian military.

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Cyric Vigillius

Be gone Khokhol. Ukraine is not worth a pinch of coon shit.

Misti

We just don’t know real figures. But it’s obvious, Russia is able to take what they want in the pace they want

Elgar

In modern war there are on average just 5-10 soldiers per battle zone km2. That’s why even most devastating barrage and bombing might not inflict as much losses as most of military fanboyz are dreaming. Armies have decentralized their soldiers on very large are and battle zone itself is now huge compared to WW2 Eastern Front around 20 km deep front line and millions of soldiers.

Misti

It’s not like that in Donbass right now.

Samuel

Son, we’re getting a big demonstration that network-centric warfare is not a viable doctrine in conflict with a real country.

Juan

About 23k ukrop losses so far.

N.N.

Only. :(

The maharaja

The Russian army only has around 240 to 250k combat troops. Thats it. Ukraine had an army of 400k which about 100k would have been front line units geared for combat. Once the war started the UAF was using all its troops as infantry and Russian support units would also be in the fight. Russia tried a quick win. They encircled massive cities and they did it quickly hoping Ukraine would surrender, capitulate ! They did not. Russia does not have the men to conquer Ukraine hell no army has the troops for that size of a occupation. (maybe North korea has the bodies in uniform)

Truth is nobody knows what the actual goal is? Is it to free the DPR and LPR? If so they are doing that. If its destroy the UAF they are doing that. If it was do those things fast? Well maybe not but I doubt thats a real concern at this point. Yes Russia found itself in a war and refuses to mobilize and fight like it. It would however take something on the scale of WW2. The fact is Russia has about a 60 billion dollar defense budget. NATOs is around 550 billion and the US 725 billion. This is what you get for 60 billion…. in that sense its pretty damn impressive. In short yes they will need to mobilize to some degree to accomplish anything outside taking the DPR and LPR. Again who knows what they want to do? Nobody has a clue as to what Russias goals are and that may include Russia at this point.

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Elgar

Are even 20% of RF army soldiers really combat soldiers? During Vietnam War U.S had maximum 545,000 soldiers (1969) but only 78,000 (1968)were front line ground combat soldiers. Even surprisingly just 40,000 at maximum could be sent to front line combat. Besides as has been reported in March RF just around 190,000 for Ukrainian campaign. So I doubt are even 35,000 combat soldiers. In Gulf War just 5% of 500,000 GI’s were combat soldiers. RF army has serious limits when trying to emulate modern American techno warfare and results have been quite pathetic.

Misti

You can’t compare the costs. Russia can do much more with their 60 billions, if that’s the correct number. They have much lower costs for personal and for producing. And they don’t have the upkeep to maintain a lot of carriers around the world, and so many bases. And your number about Russian soldiers is just plain wrong.

Joseph Day

Actually, Russia could cut military spending this year with all the captured weapons it’s stockpiling.

Samuel

It looks, from the results of the battle, and the capture of large stockpiles of these weapons, that the NATO-supplied weapons are not very effective in real battle.

Tom Bombastadillo

But they make the MIC lots of money!

Hjalmar

Very interesting comment. Food for thought. Thanks for sharing.

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Tom Bombastadillo

“Truth is nobody knows what the actual goal is?” Putin told you and everyone else exactly what the goals are. Apparently you weren’t paying attention.

Mark

NATO member states send weapons to Ukraine to kill Russian servicemen. What do they think Russia will just watch? No, Russia will definitely retaliate with better weapons on the weapons suppliers.

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Marko from Romania

lol Russia keeps selling natural resources to all nato countries that send weapons to ukies to kill russians . how is that for a paradox?

Frantisek

Gas station needs money to keep its stumbling army alive.

Samuel

Putin, being a classical Liberal, generally opposes trade restrictions beyond those necessary to keep the society intact. I spent he also thinks it looks better if it I’d the West that takes the active steps to cut trade.

I disagree, and would have turned off the tap. But I understand the perspective he takes.

jeff montanye

oh it’s not a paradox at all. russia is succeeding in splitting up the coalition against it by cutting off some energy (poland, romania), demanding rubles and getting some but not universal cooperation, collecting far higher prices (and probably some very wide bid/asked spreads on the money changing), and yet being seen as acting with restraint and magnanimity. that’s chess vs. checkers.

Samuel

I don’t think it will come to that, as generally states avoid opening second fronts. In the longer term, the Western supply of weapons may be more effective for Russia, as it is wasted production capacity by NATO, which will only exacerbate the deterioration of their economies.

Tl;Dr. Russia attacks Ukrainian arms depot with Kalibr Missile. It’s super effective.

Problem solved.

Frantisek

This shockingly impotent Russian conventional warfare farce will go on likely next 3 years.

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TomSawyer

„Kyiv will be taken in 10 days, Mariupol even faster” – Putin, 24 February 2022

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Someone

Is that what putin said? or what your fake news channels said that putin said. BIG difference

good4u

Tom Saver: Link please!

I can send you link of his speech: “Denazify, Demilitarize, Donbass.” Nothing about “taking”. That is narrative made by MSM – nothing else. (Our good old Covid experts that overnight became War experts)

But since then the goal posts have shifted to Novorossiya because NAZIelensky&Co had better ideas

igge

link pls

Arzt Injektion

Two Americans got their just rewards today. See: https://t.me/militaryfromrussia/4776 Unfortunately, they survived. Even more unfortunate, they were not captured. At least though the injuries seem to be of a sufficient nature that their war is over. Welcome to Russian Artillery Motherfuckers. Welcome to hell.

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Edgar Zetar

Ohhh man… you get two… what an acomplishment, you should be proud of this achieving. War is over then. USA still has 350 millions citizens… whould you kill them all? *sarcasm shield off*

JayLindberg

With air superiority, strategic targeting of assets with guided munitions and the slow methodical advance of troops the kill ration should be between 5 and 10 to one.

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Edgar Zetar

Still waiting to my ration Jay? Could you send me some french fries and ketchup with my ration please?

Ilya

My opinion is that since it is clear Russia will not put up a real effort, two things that they don’t seem to do should be prioritized.

The fiasco in Kiev was impossible to sustain, but leaving Chernigov and Sumy proved to be yet another stupidity. It was exactly that which allowed Ukraine to attack russian soil. Russia needs to make a buffer zone along its borders. It is not much about holding territory but keeping the ukrainians busy with something else so they don’t randomly shoot at villages out of frustration.

The other: Transnistria is under an existential threat. Russia needs to step in and protect it. To me the best way of doing it would be occupying that “tongue” under the mouth of the Dniester that no one seems to remind that exists, even if it is not continuously connected to Russian territory. This would allow Transnistria to never again depend on the mood of Ukraine and Moldova to get its supplies. This could be a marine assault, paratroopers, advancing from Transnistria, whatever. Yes, it is not ideal, but the alternative, marching all the way from Kherson to it via Odessa is completely impossible with the paltry contingent Russia has.

Furthermore, doing this would all but landlock Ukraine. As well, looking at election records, that area had higher voting on pro Russian candidates than even Donbass itself and wouldn’t be unwelcoming.

With those things done, Russia can go on with their bullshit of “positional battles around Popasna” pretty much forever. Just keep doing your “high precision missile attacks” on Kiev and Lvov and if any new territory is conquered it is a bonus. Altogether, the area Russia already occupies in Ukraine, counting with the Donbass republics, is about the size of Ireland. It is a resource rich territory, with industries and a nuclear power plant. Focus could go on in stabilizing them and bringing them back to normal life. Make Venezuela, Syria, North Korea etc recognize the Donbass republics and try to get as much international legitimacy to them as possible.

Even this, though, requires a bit of mobilization and it is yet to be seen if the corrupt incompetent government actually cares about those people

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Thomas Turk

And, General.. from which war in which you participated, did you get such insight into modern, changing Russ. tactics?

Edgar Zetar

Really great joke Thomas Turk hahahah lol! Behold to the mighty General IIya conqueror of Ukraine! Lol!

Ilya

I probably could do a better job than the oligarch puppets fucking this up massively in a war against the poorest country of Europe.

At least I wouldn’t taken two months to find out where the ukranian railways are and stop transit of goods on them

Tom Bombastadillo

Putin gave the West a chance to come to the peace table. But they refused to do so, and now the railways of Galicia are destroyed.

Edgar Zetar

I think we got a small Napoleon here. He will smash cities strike railways and bridges and roads until all is gone and you win the war, What a great strategy General IIya!. Still living in your mother’s house?

ATBOTL

Putin and his old soviet fools are terrible military planners. They waited so long to take out that bridge becuase they don’t want to pay to replace it. So they risk the entire war for some oligarch’s yacht.

Edgar Zetar

He is dreaming. Watch lots of Hollywood movies. Russia is only fighting with a tiny force, still is the greatest country on earth must defend all their territories, only a small portion of south and west districs could enter in the battlefield General IIya. Awaiting more orders and information from you, Sir

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Ilya

Of course, just write your requests in readable English or some other language you actually speak next time.

Tom Bombastadillo

How is Mr. Solo these days? ;-)

Jean Paul France

Thoughtful and intelligent opinions like yours are welcome, without being condescending or blind to Russia’s grave mistakes.

ATBOTL

Any part of Ukraine that is not occupied DIRECTLY by the Russian army when the shooting stop will be occupied by NATO troops. It’s amazing how many Russian fools think they can win without fighting a real war. All of the comments are hair-brained schemes to do less and fight less yet still win. Doing an amphibious landing into southeast Ukraine with no land supply line would be an epic disaster.

good4u

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Neil

Sun Tzu says: “appear weak where you are strong, strong where you are weak”.

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Serb

I think Russia needs to continue the operation in the east, and needs to step up strikes across Ukraine. I would use FOAB bombs on ukranian lines, just blow them to smitherines. Use cheap dumb bombs and just drop them on the ukranian rear and decimate everything in sight.

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CrniBlack

If the west don’t stop sending arms to Ukraine I am sure this war can go to a lenght of a few years if Ukraine can supply enough hands to carry those imports. Considering that about 1-2 million of them left the country in only two months I am of an opinion that Ukraine will run out of conscripting age males before the end of this year either way by their escape, surrender or death. If it was me I’d escape.

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extratax

obesly total war on usa is the only way …. they crazy .—–

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