Forces of Russia and the Donetsk People’s Republic have de-facto liberated the city of Mariupol. The resistance of Kyiv’s forces remain in the Azovstal plant area only.
On April 21, the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced that Mariupol is “liberated” and the remnants of Ukrainian nationalist formations are hiding in the Azovstal industrial area.
“The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the people’s militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic have liberated Mariupol. The remaining nationalists are hiding in the industrial area of the Azovstal steel plant.
Mariupol is a major industrial center and the main transport hub on the Sea of Azov. In 2014, the Kiev regime declared the city the temporary capital of the Donetsk Region, and during the subsequent eight years it has been turned into a powerful stronghold and the base of far-right Ukrainian nationalists. In fact, it was the capital of the Azov Battalion.
A large amount of heavy weaponry and military hardware have been deployed in the city, including tanks, the Smerch and Uragan multiple rocket launcher systems, heavy artillery systems and the Tochka-U missile complexes. Tochka-U has a range of 120 kilometres, while the distance from Mariupol to Russia’s city of Taganrog is 94 kilometres and approximately the same to Rostov, the capital of the Southern Federal District.
The city has been stocked with missiles, munitions, fuel and lubricants, and food provisions for lengthy hostilities. The main infrastructure facilities, including the seaport and the waterway, have been mined and blocked with floating cranes. The majority of vessels there belong to foreign states.
As for armoured vehicles, there were 179 tanks and armoured fighting vehicles there, 170 various guns and mortars, including multiple rocket launchers which I have already mentioned, the Smerch and Uragan systems. When the city was surrounded on March 11, there were more than 8,100 troops of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and nationalist units in the city, as well as foreign mercenaries, who formed a large group. During the operation to liberate the city, over 4,000 of them have been neutralised, 1,478 have surrendered, and the remaining group of over 2,000 has been blocked in the industrial area of the Azovstal plant.
In their resistance efforts, the nationalists used almost all residential buildings as fortified emplacements. Armoured vehicles and artillery were placed on ground floors, and snipers took up positions on upper floors. There were separate units armed with ATGMs as well. The residents were brought to the middle floors and basements and used as human shields. It was done in almost every block of flats.
When retreating, the Ukrainian army and the nationalist battalions in Mariupol and other Ukrainian cities were using civilians as a cover. We are aware of four instances when, in order to cover their retreat, they made people leave the basements. The latest incident was literally four days ago, when we were liberating the port area and they made almost everyone leave high-rise buildings so that they could flee leaving behind ruins, including completely destroyed socially important and cultural sites,” Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin.
Russian forces in Kharkiv Region:
In response, Russian President stated that it is needed to avoid a direct storm of this fortified area. He ordered to block it and once again propose fighters remaining there to surrender.
“I believe it would be inadvisable to storm this industrial zone. I order you to cancel it.
This is the case when we have to prioritise preserving the lives and health of our soldiers and officers. Of course, this is our constant priority, but even more so in this case. There is no need to penetrate these catacombs and crawl under these industrial facilities.
Seal off the industrial zone completely,” President Putin said.
Smerch rocket launchers pound positions of Kyiv’s forces:
Meanwhile, fighting continues on other parts of the frontline in the region of Donbass. On April 21, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that forces of Russia and the Lugansk People’s Republic have taken full control of Kremennaya town. This very area was a stronghold of Kyiv’s forces, in particular nationalist formations.
The Defense Ministry added that during the night Russian operational-tactical and army aviation struck 20 areas of concentration of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment. Strikes were delivered in the areas of Shnurki, Novonikolaevka and Aleksandrovka.
A the same time, Russian missile troops and artillery hit 1,001 military assets of Ukraine. The targets included 58 command posts, 162 artillery firing positions, and 771 strong points and areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment in Mayaki, Dibrovnoe, Mazanovka, Dolina Krasnopol’e, Velikaya Kamyshevakha, Chervonoe, Vernopol’e, Pashkovka, Dmitrovka, Novaya Dmitrovka, Vysokiy, Chernoglazovka, Slatino, Zolochev, Partizanskoe, Aleksandrovka and Shevchenkovo of Nikolaev region.
In the same period, Russian air defence means destroyed 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Berezovaya, Brazhkovka, Verkhnetoretskoe, Debrovka, Izyum, Kalinovka, Kiselevka, Lozovaya, Novobogdanovka, Novoalexandrovka and Chuvakovka.
On top of this, a Tochka-U tactical missile was shot down near Donetskoe settlement.
Russia says that since the start of operation its forces have destroyed 140 aircraft and 106 helicopters, 511 unmanned aerial vehicles, 254 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,410 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 262 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,046 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,259 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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That’s a great strategy. They just need a few people guarding perimeter waiting for them to come out while some artillery work make it uncomfortable to stay there forever. Troops are seen in videos to be redeployed already on other fronts. No need to give more attention to areas than needed. Storming that place would give a PR opportunity for the opposition.
Buut, putka said to Shoigu “stop the offense on azov, let them surrender”. So, one time Russian army starts to win and putka says “no, stop”. It reminds me when putka told to commander that under no circumstances can Russian solders shoot at civilians, and then civilians started throwing molotovs at Russian vehicles.
Did you soil your pants in grief for your nazi friends. Poor guy, crimea River.
Man, I agree with you on some ideas, but here Putin is right. In other problems he’s not. But you’re right to think why a non-military leader command over the pros. Do you think Putin don’t listen to his military advisers ? I don’t think so. Also would be decent if you clear state your’s alignment about Ukraine neo-nazism
HEY FAGOT watch your mouth motherfucker…
I agree. This storming of a fortified objective can easily put Russia in the same position as Nazi Germany in Stalingrad. In close quarters and poor ventilation a lot of bad things can happen, not least from going deaf from echoing gunfire.
The defenders have a much greater advantage of knowing the layout of the underground base versus the incoming Russian and Donbass troops. The mounting losses will suck in resources needed for other more urgent areas.
Much easier for a smaller force finding and sealing every entrance, drain, canal, sewer, window, mail box, cubicle door, toilet seat (with these Azov monkeys you never know the level they can stoop to) and any entrance where supplies can be passed or exchanged.
I agree. It also heightens the psychological warfare aspect to terrorize the Azov scum down there. They will eventually run out of supplies of munitions, food and water. They will get weaker and weaker every day that goes by. The Russians can permanently seal the main entrances/exits from the tunnels and set up machine gun nests at a few to shoot them dead if they pop their heads out like a rat would. They also need to disable all signals to prevent these Azovs from being able to get messages out on the internet. Russia could always at a later date, pump chlorine gas into the tunnels too.
Agreed and if it is a mix of the Nazis, Ukie “normal troops”, foreign troops (ignore civilian hostages for now, if any); they will turn on each other.
What if they are not devoid of food? White rice stays fresh for years, they have a water source from underground springs, they have amenities so they can cook, they have a greenhouse for growing food and a goat or few. There is electricity and lighting, how about a cooker and fridge and freezer? You do not know but it may be quite luxurious down there. For SOME of them anyway. There is a MILE of underground bunkers on many levels. They have a WINE cellar and the top knobs are laughing, thinking we could stay here for years, especially when they stop bombing.
If that is the case why were they shitting themselves yesterday begging for an evacuation? All you need is 1k guys surrounding the plant ,these could be reserves,to shoot them dead if they try to break out. There is also a airport in mariupol filled with helicopters to shoot these guys . Tbh i would have pumped tear gas into the place and lit it up,branch dividian style.
Freshly brewed coffee, freshly baked apple doughnuts with cinnamon. If you are hungry, or fed up of dried foods, what smells would bring torment to you the most? Put some food trucks near to the vents for the food smells to waft down.
Total rubbish. The defenders at Stalingrad held a line on the west of the Volga with an entire country to the east, feeding men and materiel, taking out wounded, and with the potential to be relieved, which they were. The degenerates at Azovstal are like bank-robbers trapped in a building, threatening to shoot hostages unless they’re provided with a helicopter.
One cannot discount the possibility of a breakout attempt with hundreds or more than a thousand soldiers possibly. Should that happen, the “few people guarding the perimeter” will be worth precious little.
Actually, they’re intended to serve as tripwire force – if those hundreds or more try to break out, the “few people” could always call a missile strike on the enemy position. And, unlike the missiles produced by the US MIC, 3M14s tend to be very precise.
That is the bit that has both surprised and impressed me = the precision of the missiles; Quite remarkable.
and they amount of them. They were supposed to have run out a month ago according to pundits in the West.
UkroNazi shot a man dead in front of his house, just because he told them to move away from the house: https://t.me/intelslava/26146
Many more than a few are needed to lay siege. They have to control ingress as well across a sprawling site.
Dead Ukrainians and Polanders: https://t.me/intelslava/26213
Think about the smell of urine and shit. I bet toilets don’t work like clock in there. and where are Your toilet papers?
And if you put se water to drinking pipes… It’s only three days. And there is quiet.
likely they go out into the black sea. Time for a blockage!
Great idea Steiner lets sendo Moskva and the ghost crew!
Great and the Ukrains partizans are active around Mikaliov since a week.
Keep dreaming as Ukraine comes back to mother Russia. Храни Господи матушку Россию
So we won finally? So many days and nights dreaming with this moment… Mariupol finally denazified. Thanks Pudin. Victory day Yupiiiii
Russia never loses. Храни Господи русских воинов и матушку Россию
It will also be necessary to deploy enough troops with weapons of all kinds to deter NATO and UKIE attempts to rescue the Ukie scum with a sea and air assault.
Whatever is being hidden in the tunnels must be of grave importance to NATO. Rather like a wooden stake in the black heart of the US Empire of Hatred.
The tunnels were mostly built in Soviet times as airraid shelters. This being the case, there will be emergency access points that could easily be kilometres away from the main entrances. Constant vigilance of the city will need to be maintained.
Yes, but nowadays there is equipment that can “create / map” the full tunnel layout – forgotten what the thing is called, plus you can use wheeled drones. It is the potential of the civilian hostages that causes the problem; so in 2 minds if I would “bunker buster” the whole complex or wait and save the civilians – the latter only saying because the Azov and other swine, would shoot them in a heart beat.
I think they should shell and keep on shelling, layer by layer.
Maybe use some knock out gas to render the defender’s unconscious like Russia used when the Russian Opera was taken over by terrorists or lower the oxygen level for the Judeo Nazis in their bunker so again they become unconscious then move in.
Stoopid Ruskie. Azovstal defenders will never leave the plant. If anything they will tunnel out to link with the outside world and bring in reinforcements to retake Mariupol from within.
What’s behind strong pro-Russian attitudes in eastern Ukraine? The answer is historic ties to mother Russia and the birthplace of Slavic Orthodoxy
Observers say a ‘special kind of paternalism’ runs through the Russian-speaking regions full of coal mines, steel factories and chemical plants. That appears to be the primary reason Russian troops and their allies are welcomed with open arms and seen as liberators. The vast majority of ethnic Russians want reintegration with the motherland.
The tunnels may extend all of the way to Turkey.
Today I saw a russian kid being bullied by other kids with „Hahaha, russian army is such a piece of sh!t, haha everyone is laughing at putin, etc.“ – I almost choked from laughing 😆😆😆 ^^
Man, you are not normal. Pedophiles like should rot in jail or just don’t waste fucking oxygen.
Are you a simpleton?
You have to harass innocent kids when your army is losing bad in real life.
Go back to sucking dicks, you’re boring.
I fucked my mom yesterday but guess what, she has a very stinky pussy ahah!
I don’t remember that comment, somebody is trying to outdumb me!!
Ohoo new day new faces of Ukrainians being POWs: https ://t.me/intelslava/26092
Civilians after evacuation from azovstal: https ://t.me/intelslava/26102
Rubezhnoye officially liberated from Ukraine: https://t.me/intelslava/26106
Chechens did not take long to redeploy from Mariupol.
Interesting testimony from a captured Azov: https://t.me/intelslava/26130 “all the Ukrainian military are in a depressed mood, many want to surrender, but they are afraid of both their own and ours.”
Vlodymyr Struk Denis Kireev Mikhail & Aleksander Kononovich Nestor Shufrych Yan Taksyur Dimitri Djangirov Elena Berezhnaya
You’re next bitch…
Who is next?
Like I said, Gonzalo was killed for having an opinion, by Azov: https://t.me/intelslava/26133
Azovstal hangars occupied by Russians: https://t.me/intelslava/26131
De-nazification, so direly needed, is in full progress. Slava Rossija!
So many dead Ukrainians this morning: https://t.me/intelslava/26149
So it is a slaughter of Ukraine forces like many experts saying. And NATO is prolonging this pretending Ukraine is winning in their propaganda and political support to Zelensky? The NATO lies are a crime.
Once again, i would love announce, i’m in dire need of ukranian cocks to support my fellow cock sucking ukranians.
cocks,cocks and more cocks, please ukranian cocks
The orc border is only 50 kilometers away but russian orcs still can’t take Mariupol – what a bunch of laughable losers 😆😆😆 ^^
Those ukrops are going to starve to death anyways. Where is the mighty nato army then lol, so much promises spoon fed to Ukrops. then nothing lmao, laughable losers
Yes, the Avostal facility is now a de-facto prison for the inmates.
Mariupol is taken, the one plant that Ukrainian army is left to rely on is falling from within. Better continue talking about retreat from Kyiv or something tangible with reality.
Liberation of Mariupol Casualties Russian: 350 dead, 300 wounded Ukrainian: 4000+ dead, 2500+ wounded and captured, 1500 blockaded
russia could bomb them all dead in 5 minutes with vaccuum or thermobaric bombs and missiles. but russia dont want to risk the death of zivilians and of foreign mercs there.
I don’t think so. That place, Azovstal catacombs, was literally built as a nuclear shelter. You’ll need a lot of conventional ordnance to destroy it. And then there would be nothing left of the steel plant, which they might want to keep and actually put to production again.
If they don’t surrender now then don’t let them surrender later. Liquidate every one of them.
24.02 mariupol is captured
24.03 mariupol is captured
21.02 mariupol is captured
russian propaganda is better than Monty Python
i’m too dumb and brain dead, just like my nazi ancestors!
But but but, mariupol is taken by russians, only nazis in azovstal are left.
But I LOOOOOOOOOOVE COCKS!
well, mariupol it is captured, because russians cotrolling the whole city and all around, and the rats sorrounded in the steel factory can do nothing than starve and die of thirst.
Or there can be a break out or escape, another Russkies ‘cock-up ‘ like the Moskva sinking. Russkies are winning and and will win, but yea they have some spectacular cock ups on the way. Or 2 months later they go down there and there is no one. This Azovstal saga is not over.
This whole azovstal drama is a representation of the whole war,half measures on top of half measures. The foab will make short work of azovstal. It has a blast radius of 300meters ,3 of those will be enough. they
14.04 Moskova sank himslef by instant self combustion in a very special operation to the bottom of the black sea. Fishes derping boom boom goes the kalibr
15.04 Moskva did not sank had a minor fire from an accidental cygarette In a bottle of vodka but is being towed away to sevastopol and the crew evacuated just in case
16.04 Those 40K syrian fighters that left to join denazify ukraine did not arrive yet after a month of travel but are coming very xoon
16.04 fake news fake news nothing hit Moskva it os just taking longer because there is a huge storm and a tsunami and meteorite attack from Mars
17.04 it sank… And that vídeo that shows it in a calm sra is fake news. And all those wives and mothers desperate for news of their sailors in social média is also fake news
17.04 PHASE TWO PHASE TWO! But how da fuck did the ukros reinforce and rearm the east? Phase One was a success right? 8d chess?
18.04 ULTIMATUM: marioupol is 99.9% liberated and the rest hás 6 hours to surrender or else
19.04 ULTIMATUM: now it s for real! You have 6 hours to surender or else!!!!
19.04 Putin: FAKE NEWS we NEVER wanted to DENAZIFY Ukraine Government. ZELENSKY is like HITLER but I LIKE HITLER
20.04 ULTIMATUM: please please surrender or else… Please?
21.04 Putin tells shoigu those nazis in mariupol are not so bad afterall and can keep their factory for themselves
Isn’t children’s BBC on TV ?, so you can sit and watch with your tranny step Mum; please do something else at least, because you really make yourself look like a f’cking retarded prat.
we lost 20000 men to take mariapol but we will show world the thousand of foreign ss and nato officers!
You lost 20000 man thanks to corruption and bad command chain, no strategy and logistics. In fact, you lost that man for nothing, hardly any wins were made. In the last three weeks you lost less than 1000 solders but actually overtaken and control multiple cities, and got a full grip over territories you claim. I heard that commander was changed. Here is a nice relaxing video of Ukrainian patrol getting killed live: https://t.me/intelslava/26226
That is a woman on the left.
3 days Kiev, 5 days Riga and 30 days we are in Berlin. We are strong russian army, so special and very strong :D
“Seal off the industrial zone completely,” President Putin said.”
The “sealing off” is still bogging down significant Russians forces that could be used elsewhere: there need to be lines of encirclement in case of a breakthrough attempt.
This is bad strategy. The Russians are wasting the only resource they don’t have: TIME.
The more the Russians wait ATTACKING WITH FULL FORCE, the more WEAPONS, EQUIPMENT and MONEY will pour into Ukraine, fortifying Ukrainian defences.
I think the TIME is on russian side. Ukraine/West is falling apart. They are in hurry. Russia is re-building, de-globalizing. They are not in hurry – they need time to do it. Grinding West/UKR down
The Americans sent 18 pieces of 155mm artillery just the other day. You think they will stop? no, they will send more and more and more. They have already sent thousands of missiles. Same for equipment, money, training and so on.
As the saying goes: TIME is of the essence, and the Russians are running out of it.
Islamic Republic of Germany had sent them Schwerer Gustav an 80 cm railway gun.
They can send arms. The question is who is going to MAN it? I predict that outside the Mariupol area there will be more and more non hardcore nazi troops that can switch sides in a blink. Some of you are asking “why is Russia not more aggressive?” the easy answer is that the Ukro troops know that they will not be killed when/if they surrender.
Maybe then can woman them, or transgender them?
Russia could have blown up all the bridges over Dnipro river to halt all the movement to east. Russia wants to destroy as much as possible AFU in Donbass
Guess why they switched strategy vis-a-vis Azovstal: to not waste any more time. That problem will solve itself with minimal personnel deployed there. Some analyst you are. Or is it analist?
So all these men have died in vain fighting the azovites because now you’re just going to wait them out? Are you okay, Putin? Is everything still going according to plan?
Putin is a traitor of Russia, even those who are inside his @ss can’t take it anymore. Shoigu makes a good tactical decision, putka says noo just wait. The whole idea of this war in putka’s head was to just stand around ukraine with tanks and solders, and wait for them to surrender. That is how Russia lost so many man, and all of them are on putka.
Waiting gives azov time to dig tunnels outside the encirclement, destroy evidence and prepare lies.
Have you ever dug your way out of a nuclear shelter?
It’s really obvious to me that Putin is only interested in diminishing and humiliating and subduing the Russian army for his personal power. First he ordered the withdrawal from the north. Now he’s ordering the same from the south. His utmost contempt for the Russian armed forces is most evident. As far as he’s concerned this failure is on them
Spoken like a true moron, who has no clue and is well disinformed.
He is so incompetent! All he’s done is diminish, humiliate and subdue the shitty armed forces of the failed Ukrainian CIA project.
Azovstal is now a large POW camp, but without the benefit of their captors help in sustaining themselves. The fact that they refused to allow their 500 injured and the civilians to leave shows their disregard for human life. It will not be long before they turn on each other as those who want to leave are held hostage by the Azov brigade fanatics.
This is the best solution. No PR for NATO, no unnecessary RF deaths, no ‘possible civilians’ dead, Azov sequestered and out of action. Now for them to stew in their own juices and realize they re only fodder, no longer of any import, they can die or not, it’s up to them. Oh, no…now that guarantee of ‘life’ no longer applies. Too bad. Maybe they will just eat their own and save the RF the bullets. So sad. NOT.
Exactly. That’s why Putin had today the televised briefing – for the world to see that he is not a human shield killer
Another russian fighter jet is down ^^ eastern ukraine, Izium region
Dumbass listen to the video. The guy said “Bayraktar ” with russian accent
nope, its russian su-34
Ohh, im zelensky lapdog, i would love to dream only sucking his penis yum yum ^^
like my nazi ancestors
Probably Malaysian Liner
Videos like this are garbage. Something was shot down, but from the video it can be a dozen of things. Very unlikely that it was a fighter jet of either side. Chechens make a dozen of these kinds of videos, but I just skip them since that is propaganda.
There are two parachuters in the video.
Denazification and Demilitarization of Ukraine is being carried our excellently. Let the Ukrainians and their colonizers engage in virtual victory using propaganda. The Russian victory is not virtual but a real physical elimination victory. Russians aren’t famous of Hollywood type propaganda. The Russians are masters of doing the real hard fight. Intrigue too is not the expertise of the Russians. Intrigue is the very blood and flesh of the British. The Ukrainians learned the trick of killing your own people and then saying the Russians killed them from the very typical British character. 94% of the Air force and the tank force of Ukraine, 100% of the Ukrainian navy is destroyed in the real world not virtually.
The English can’t even construct decent plumbing, the hopeless faggots.
Soon the azovists in azovstal will start eating each other.
i wonder where 2000 rats get enough clean water since weeks?
Maybe the stocked up their supplies. Remember that this is supposed to be a nuclear shelter, so people are probably able to survive for a prolonged time.
The elite down there are not starving in their cavernous multi story underground bunker, larger than Buckingham place. .
underground spring and sewer into the black sea, electricity and greenhouses, freezers fridges and cookers, possibly a goat or few. Luxurious massive bunker on several underground floors.
Saying you have captured a city while there is still a small segment under enemy control is not a smart thing to do. After all, the Germans did it many times over Stalingrad and that did not work out well for them. As long as one city block still holds out the enemy can claim that that city has not fallen and will make you look stupid. Sadly, like with the Germans, the need to present a victory to the home front takes precedence over smart thinking.
Unlike Mariupol, Stalingrad was never soundly surrounded, deep in enemy country. The sixth army made the mistake of actually engaging in street fighting, and then was caught in the “Kessel”. Sure, it is important to allocate sufficient soldiers to guard the structure, but that will still free up a lot of troops. And save a lot of lives. Right call.
sorry, Kettel, not Kessel!
The German word is actually “Kessel”. In Germany one only needs to say “Kessel von Stalingrad” and all is said because everybody knows what happened there.
And just because it is so fitting: hxxps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izHOoD4WUEw&t=404s
“Alle sieben Sekunden stirbt ein deutscher Soldat – Stalingrad, Massengrab.” (“Every seven seconds a German soldier dies – Stalingrad, mass grave.”) That is, allegedly, what the Red Army played over and over for the Germans to grind them down mentally. You can even hear the Russian accent, so it might be taken from an original recording.
I fell asleep from boredom and the special olympics is still playing.
Good thing Hindus are dsitributing decent movies lately.
I love he sentence ; “RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER SAYS MARIUPOL IS LIBERATED. ” 15 year if you say it is not, that is the Russian way. mariupol is not conquered but one puppet on a string tells you it is andall history and law books must live accordenly. He will have to do the same on 9 may. Wonder how far he will go; the US, Nato, ukraine, donbas, minsk? Who knows what wed dream he has.
well, if there are 2000 rats in the azov steel factory tunnel system, why to go down there and risk killing of hundrets of your soldiers, when you can starve them without loosig soldiers, because food and water will run out soon.
Military historians will remember the Siege of Mariupol as one of the most brilliantly executed military operations ever. Russians managed to neutralize a 8k defending force by only losing around 350 men. Ukraine’s casualties are more than 4000 killed and thousands of captured and wounded.
source? ,,trust me bro” or russia today ? ^^
You’re a comedian hahahahah
We have seen Putin doesn’t care about his soldiers. He had them dig in in Chernobyl, abandoned his airborne deep inside Ukraine to get wiped out. Has classified information on the numbers of dead and wounded. (Presumably because it’s humiliatingly high) Reduced benefits to dead soldiers families etc.
Could. It finishing the job be a sign that he is running low on time and manpower.
Numbers of losses are always classified during war time, just like so many other things.
And Putin is not responsible for the on the ground operations. That is for the actual military hierarchy. He needs to trust that they know what they are doing, which is their *only* job. Don’t blame every minute detail about alleged tactical errors on Putin. If anything, he is involved in *strategy* discussions, in so far as the generals present workable plans for achieving the goals set by him. And said generals also need to be honest about the feasibility of their proposals, so he can make an informed decision.
Dear Russian Military Leadership
The Ukrainians at the steel plant need necessities. So give them water and food laced with long acting narcotics. Also bottles of Vodka, music and batteries.
Soon they will be high and start dancing. In no time, the Azov commanders will come out dancing and laughing into the warm embrace of Russian troops.
Give the civilians Narloxone to reverse the narcotics so they can go home. Keep the Azov commanders.
Good place to deposit chicken manure
So, 1-0 for the defenders so far.
RU oil exports fall 25%, no wonder panic rises in Russia.
1-0 with thousands of square km now part of the Donbas republics, millions of refugees, and tens of thousands of dead Ukrainian servicemen and martial law in the failed Ukrainian CIA project? Check your math, dipshit.