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In Ukraine, the situation on the front lines remains tense. Hostilities continue along the entire length of the contact lines.
In the Kharkiv region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) control the Prudyanka — Pitomnik — Rubezhnoye front line.
The AFU attempt to advance in the direction of Lipetsk and Cossack Lopan, aiming at reaching the Russian border. The AFU also continue attempts to cross the Seversky Donets river in the Chepil area.
Ukrainian forces are advancing from Old Saltov in the direction of the village of Ternovaya, where the battles continue. According to some reports, the village is already under the control of the AFU.
In the area of Izyum, clashes were reported in the area of Kurulka and Pashkovo, as well as in Velika Kamyshevakha. Fighting continues near the town of Lyman.
Some tactical advances of Russian forces were reported near the village of Dolgenkoe, where they took some heights. East of Oskol, Russian control of the village of Novoselovka was reported.
The work of Ukrainian aviation continues in the region. On May 12, a Ukrainian MIG-29 was shot down near Lozova.
Russian troops continue unsuccessful attempts to gain a foothold on the west bank of the Seversky Donets River near the village of Belogorovka. According to Ukrainian military sources, 5 attempts of Russian forces to establish a pontoon crossing and cross the river were thwarted.
The Russian-led units suffered heavy losses. According to drone footage taken from the spot, 73 units of Russian equipment were destroyed.
On May 13, the beginning of the assault by Russian-led forces on the city of Severodonetsk was reported by local sources. Clashes broke out on the outskirts of town. The allied forces are advancing from three directions from the north.
During their retreat, the AFU blew up the bridge between Rubezhny and Severodonetsk. At the same time, the AFU supply road in Lisichansk is almost under Russian fire control.
Russian troops and units of the LPR seek to take the Ukrainian group in an operational encirclement. Fierce battles are ongoing in Belogorovka and Shepilovo, LPR forces began storming the village of Privolye. The offensive from Popasnaya continues in the direction of Kamyshevakha. There are battles for control over the villages of Orekhovo and Toshkovo.
Positional battles continue on the Donetsk front lines. In the Bakhmut, Avdeevka and Kurakhovka directions, DPR units are massively shelling the enemy positions attempting to improve the tactical situation. The Russian-led forces are advancing on Stepnoye-Novomikhailovka, Slavnoye-Novomikhailovka and Alexandrovka-Marinka. The assault on the village of Novokalinovo and Novobakhmutovka began in the Avdiivka area.
In Mariupol, the situation remains without significant changes. Ukrainian militants are still blockaded on the territory of the Azovstal plant. Despite the attempts of the Azov fighters to mine the passages to the facilities during numerous ceasefire regimes, they fail to stop the advance of Russian forces. New territories of auxiliary enterprises along the Kalmius River were taken under LPR control. Ukrainian militants were cut off from one of the water resources.
On the southern front, the fighting continues without any advances from either side. Russian air defense systems reportedly shot down at least two missiles with cluster munition warheads over the northern outskirts of Kherson.
Russian forces in the area of Zmeiny Island are preparing for another attack by Ukrainian forces. The AFU is regrouping and transferring helicopters and S-300 complexes to the coastal areas. On May 12, the island was targeted by Ukrainian Tochka U missiles, but they were intercepted by Russian air defense systems.
Russian cruise missiles struck military targets in the Mykolaiv, Kherson, Poltava, Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Zaporizhia regions. The Kremenchug refinery in the Poltava region was hit once again.
Awww yeah, times for giving the Nazis another round of the Mariupol treatment! Can’t wait for my country’s media to somehow spin this as Russia is losing!
You mean the Mariupol that, despite being cut off for more than 70 days, is still resisting Russian orcs?
Well, that sort of treatment we can see in the whole east. It’s called the snail cannon fodder tactic. It aims to slow down the advance so far, that Russia runs out of manpower before it reached anything. 🤷🐌
ukro nazi jew !!! they can stay in the bunker till they eat each other, meanwhile your wining !!!! take your 89997282929 digital shot and try to snif all the money went to the garbage !!! its a entretainemt war till the next wave of fake covid !!!
Is that orc language? Can someone translate that into a civilized language?
Vlad butcha orc, 1200 ukrainian nazis and 400 american, british pigs and polish mercenaries in Azovstal will die by famine and diseases. It’s just only a question of time.
Time, and time again. 🤷🐌
That does not change the fate of the once so proud Azov Nazi scum! Looking forward to the execution of the manchild “Kalina”. Hehehehehehehehehehe
Has Phase II started yet?
After attack it’s retreat, right? Maybe phase II is already going on for two months, since the villages around Kiev got liberated. 🤷🤭
really? really in what fantasy wonderland you live, resistance in mariupol? the policing operation of azovtas is “resistance” meanwhile the city has come back no normal life an routine and you say those terrorists are “resisting” bwahahahahahah this deluded fucks…
You are right, in a city destroyed about 90%, supposedly with precision strikes, there is no back to normal life.
And yet people are doing the best they can to return to normalcy without ukrop nazi pigs ruining their lives.
your stupid Nazi friends destroyed the city, moron
I wish you were there in azovstal and carry out your “imaginary” snail cannon fodder tactics. The azof are crying to be help out, how many video have them uploaded pleading for your hero zelensky the comedian to come and save them. The only reason they are not surrendering because they know russian won’t pardon them. Thats why it’s Ukraine AFU are the one who surrender.
Russia run out of manpower? Thats yhe dumbest thing. Russian have like another million troops to send if they are serious.
Abortion rights in Lugansk! and Abkazia!
Kvass Boss, ukrainian nazis in Mariupol will be smashed as ordinary insects! Wait to see it.
So what is Russia’s goal at this point even? They ain’t gonna take kharkiv or dnipro and they’d be lucky to just get all of zaporizhia under control. No way that they are gonna even try to screw around in odessa at this point. So where do they even go from here? Back to the Russian border again?
Their goal is the full administrative borders of Donetsk and Lugansk republics and they have been making nothing but progress, albeit slow, towards that. Ukraine’s goal on the other hand is to pleasure the master in Washington with whatever it fancies, without any clue on their own leadership’s part about what may be next.
Weren’t there some bigger goals, that no orc wants to remember anymore?
Denazify Demilitarize Take full control of Donbas Force Ukraine into neutrality
Everything after that is just surplus. They will howver take the whole coastline and Ukraine will have to live witholut access to the black sea
The coast is important .. maybe that’s why Ukros willing to suffer losses fighting over Snake . Announced in July 2020 British signed contracts to build 2 new Naval bases complete with full NATO spec command and control centres on Black sea. And US signed contracts to build and/or upgrade “several” existing Naval dockyards to be able to cope with the larger vessels in US Navy. Russia will obviously be keen do deny them the opportunity … I’m expecting intense action around Odessa if RUF decide to gain control of the Black Sea coast having already secured the coast of Sea of Azov.
Exact. Well said. The big objectives were stated here in the west since the start.
they wanted to carry out deeper strikes to see if Ukraine would surrender, but they were equipped for each level of severity of resistance. Their withdrawals were wise, they care about losses, unlike the pool of blood that the Ukrainian military is turning into
What is said to be around, comes around… the war is fought where commanders tell you to do – if cold ration eating enemies do not catch their attention yet – no ones cares what is about them… All those guys you named and their cities be patient they will get more than they will be able to handle ;-)
That has been promised for nearly three months now. Meanwhile Russian manpower issues are just becoming more desperate.
How is that supposed to help Russia?
That’s what militaries do, things and stuff the opposite side doesn’t want them to do – years of service teach people patiente, cause nothing comes over night, but over time it will – explain to me the theory of the “Orc”, what should that even mean?
The Ukraine doesn’t want Russia to be slow? The Ukraine wants to be overrun as soon as possible? Then why did they kick out Russian orcs from Kiev?
Russian losses are mounting every day, how is that supposed to help with Russian manpower issues? You might want to explain that part? 🤷
An orc is a willing accomplice of slaughter, torture, plundering, rape, and even worse atrocities. Justifying his own atrocities with atrocities from others, while in fact is only contributing to the atrocities, not solving any.
Guess who caused the greatest atrocities with his actions in the Ukraine since its independence, while pointing at others. It got clarified at the Nuremberg trials very clearly, when the Nazi snakes got trialed.
The Russian orc chief will have to answer difficult questions one day. If not here, then in the hereafter. No one gets around that.
Your definition of “Orc” perfectly describes the Ukrainian Nazis in command of the Ukrainian military. Your observation of pointing the finger and blaming others for your own crimes perfectly describes Ukrainian and Western propaganda, and yourself (Wormtongue). Typical of Saruman to cast a delusional spell over his minions. Ukraine is the number one breeding ground for Orcs in Europe. The free peoples of Donbass will smash your Orc faces and send your master Sharky packing back to Washington, lol.
Great comment, they did not answer or reply to you because they live in fairytale land.
Taking bit by bit until Ukraine gives up or they revolt against zelenskij. If they don’t, they continue until there will be no Ukraine left.
Russia runs out of soldiers before, everyone who wants to knows that.
Furthermore, Ukraine retakes areas around Kharkiv faster than Russia in the east, while Izium obviously stalemates since Kharkiv villages get liberated.
In fact, does the Ukraine have enough forces around Kharkiv to develop an attack right behind Izium, the moment Kharkiv is secured? Quite possibly.
Kharkiv and Odessa must be taken no matter what, after they finish with donbass, they will be dealt with.
Russia has time, it grinds down the Ucrap army and when there is no enemy army anymore, you can take whatever you want.
The goal is to end the Donbass War by taking all that territory and making it Russia’s new border. Then, since Zelensky threatened to invade Crimea, and refused to make a deal, Zaporoje and Kherson are also definitively on Russia’s hands, since that land bridge really is a game changer.
For me, the talks about reaching Odessa and Transnistria were just a psy-op to avoid Ukraine from deploying too many reinforcements on Donbass, now that Kiev is no longer surrounded and the North-East is no longer occupied. Each reinforcement in Odessa, is one fewer obstacle in Donbass.
On the other hand, as a counter psy-op from NATO, they made a hysterical “free press” story about Russia reaching not only Transnístria, but also taking Moldova. This was another attempt to, again, convince another cpountry to drop neutrality and join NATO. By, hopefully, people in Moldova are by far smarter than Georgia’s and Ukraine’s people. Talking about this, let’s see later what France, Hungary, and Turkey, think about also creating another tension point in Finland…
Many dream with a Ukraine split that looks like the 2010 election results, but I don’t believe Russia will try to take Kharkiv and Dnepr, nor even Mikolaev. The extra land Russia has by the time Donbass operation is over, will be just to present leverage during the following negotiations, like: “Russia accepts to give back these areas around Mikolaev and Kharkiv in exchange for…”.
But as Putin once said, a good plan is not one that sticks to the initial text in a stubborn way, but one that adapts to the reality, to how things unfold and how the enemy counter-attacks. So, I guess in the end, Russia has probably prepared for a hot war until the next winter, but also prepared for a cold war with disputed territories for the next decades! Like Ossetia. In the end, the message is the same: threatening Russia = losing land. So if you’re stupid enough not to learn from other countries’ examples, then at least be smart enough to learn the lesson after your first mistake.
If the Odessa plan is real, then it also explains why Russia is using so few troops of the available ones: they’re prepared to refresh them for the next years offensive. The only rational justification for this would be to make to Kiev+Galicia what NATO did to Yugoslavia: a landlocked small part unable to ever get back up again. And the 2nd bird with only this one shot: Without all the South, what is the economical/militar importance of the rest of Ukraine for EU/NATO? Nothing. The Ukrainians will learn this over the years the hardest way possible. Actually, Macron already said: if EU keeps its standards (democracy, freedom, plurality, respect for minorities and human rights), then it could take DECADES for Ukraine to be accepted in the Union. Ouch… That must have hurt a lot in Kiev.
I am pro-Russian and you embarrass me because you are a coward and a crybaby, someone who, when he doesn’t like the harsh reality, invents a softer one, someone who, when he gets hit in the face, invites him to drink so they don’t hit him. another hit. Russia is doing very badly, if it doesn’t change it will lose or have a shitty Pyrrhic victory like the one you defend here.
Thank you, really insightful post
A large concentration of Ukrainian forces I tied up in the region under attack. Destroy or capturing these forces for severely weaken Ukraine. That will further for your Russian forces for pushing West and south.
Goal is to take whole LDNR and whole south back to Russia. Kharkiv counterattack by Ukies means nothing. Its main purpose was to force Russian Forces to relocate some troops from other places and weaken destruction of 2 surrounded armies near Popasnaya. And Russia didnt relocate anything they just made tactical retreat by minor forces near Kharkiv. That group is like 10 times smaller than troops near Popasnaya. And its huge win for Russia.. Cause that small amount of troops near Kharkiv just came back a little bit and counterattack failed. Meanwhile nobody cares about Kharkiv its never wanted city. to capture so big city by tiny amount of troops near – its idiotism. As well as Nobody wanted to capture Kiev using tiny amount of troops at the beginning. The main goal is LDNR and whole south where Russian ethnicity ex-Ukranians are living and welcoming Russian Army.
This is high intense high mobility chess military operation. Of course losses are there and here especially from LDNR militia. But Ukie losses like x6-8 times more. All ukies are doing are hiding behind own civilians and using it as shield. Also making false flag attacks like in Bucha
Watch less CNN propaganda LOL you are brainwashed material
Official goals are denazification and demilitarization of whole Kiev regime. Denazification = killing or bringing all nazis to a trial. Demilitarization = destroying military forces and industry, ~1/2 is done. Kiev regime will lost all sea shores, it’s minimum. Maximum — there will be no Kiev regime or any other from Mukachevo to Har’kov, only Russia and/or new people republics. Some lands can be occupied by Poland, Romania and Hungary. Real plan of RusMOD is unknown, because none will publish it. I wish total destruction of russophobe marionette regime with de-ukrainization of Malorossia. May be I want too much.
It’s all settled into a steady grind, US Russia discussions are starting as no one really wants to go the big bang way. So just keep watching the map – that is the key indicator of whether Russia can meet its goals territorially. Then we will see what the state of the conflict and the wider world is like – that will determine the next steps.
As long as the maps are correct at least. But it’s difficult to fake them these days, much to the detriment of Orcfronts FSB operatives. Otherwise Russia would have already advanced around the globe, twice! 🐌🤭
Vlad butcha orc, ukrainian nazi pigs in Azovstal underground will die by famine and diseases
If you say so. But it seems they missed the memo and simply stay. 🤷
The world owes President Putin and the Russian people a debt of gratitude for their efforts in eradicating the scourge of fahclsm and nahtzism where-ever it rears it’s ugly head.
First germany, and now 75 years later …. in uKRAPistan !
God bless you President Putin and the people you lead !
I LOVE THE SMELL OF BURNT UKRAINIAN IN THE MORNING ! ! !
You repeat this under every post like an npc
“like an npc”
Yeah, maybe he is…
LoveTheSmellOfBurntUkrainian. Putin is the greatest stateman in the world. May God help Putin to annihilate nazis in Ukraine….in Estonia….in Latvia….in Lithuania….etc
ukies defeated, amerikants humiliated—–each desperate nazi comment at SF brings enjoyment
Ukies defeated when? Maybe in a few years
Long war doesn’t favour the west, they will want a way out quite soon. Platitudes about standing with Ukraine will wear thin when people are running out of food and gas and all economic forecasts are dismal, and the solution is easy, just to get rid of the political snob group in power. In winter 2022-23, if the war is still on, we will see severe upheavals in Europe accompanied by a renewed Russian offensive that will likely be aimed at emiserating, starving and freezing what is left of Ukraine and convincing their general population that the war is lost.
Long war adds to Russias losses and manpower issues.
Kicking out western politicians is supposed to help how, when Vlad is the culprit? Or will Vlad suddenly remember humanism? Will Vlad not steal grain anymore, trying to sell it to Egypt? Or will he go on with his orc mindset?
The idea that Russia would get bitter at losses might work in Syria, but does not work in the Russian steppes of the Ukraine. Russians would be okay if every single member of their population perished in their own homeland, as long as they took the enemy with them.
No, long war absolutely favours the West lol. Open your eyes and observe the military aid packages arriving in Ukraine…
Evasion of responsibility and unfounded and reckless optimism are a crime in time of war. With Stalin, you’d go straight to the front, asshole. And unfortunately for Russia, there are too many cretins like you (many write here and also on Russian forums), who hope that divine providence, weather change or a cold German stove will bring victory.
At the crossing of the Sev Donets near Belogorovka, not all equipment belongs to the Russian army. The fervor and heat have subsided, and now think. The armed forces of the Russian Federation do not have BMP 1, we have long had BMP 1AM “Basurmanin”. The combat compartment is very different from the usual BMP 1. The equipment of the Russian Army is definitely there in these photos, but there are also many units of Ukrainian equipment here (and there are about 30 pieces of “ordinary” BMP 1. And a medical MTLB that has been in the APU since 2015). In total, three units of equipment have the symbols “O”, other units of equipment do not. There was a counter fight, an attempt by both sides to cross the river, and there were probably also LDPR here, they also have an old version of the BMP 1 in service.
Then why isn’t Russia and its propaganda mouthpiece Orcfront not correcting it? They would use every opportunity to, or not because of sudden humility?
There is no photo confirmation from the Ukrainian side from those places, or at least victorious messages from the battlefields. So this site was left to us. And the video shows how people walk and pull other tanks and equipment with tanks. There are only one third of irretrievable losses. And it’s obvious, so we also got trophies. And I am not interested in the opinion of couch analysts with foam at the mouth, the most important fact is the technique and its modifications, and not the opinion of an inattentive person. And finally, keep a link to the new corpses of Ukrainians and those who raised their paws, with documents and interrogations, there are a lot of them there. And then I saw that you made a lot of bullshit here in the chat. https://t.me/s/chub_detection
Sorry that two questions upset you so much. Well, whatever the reason you are so upset is, it’s not going to change the question why Russia isn’t clarifying itself what really happened then if it could boast about it. 🤷
“Brag”? What are you talking about? there is a war going on, fighting is going on, your general staff confirms that the coast has been captured, fighting is going on in three settlements. There was a full-fledged battalion in the village of Privolye, the LNR broke through the defense and is fighting in the city, this is the data of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, why does he not boast of victories? Yes, because the military does not brag, they work. And what you say shows that you are a small puppy who has not grown up to the front. But you have fascists there, because if you know, they then raked everyone from five years old under the tanks. So your personal maxim machine gun from the Civil War is also waiting for you. And of course a great disregard for their dead and prisoners, just ignore this FACT. have you seen the link? look for a Ukrainian by the forelock, that’s where the military “brag” and what are you? Oh, you can’t, you don’t have that many prisoners. And for the torture, someone will just hang in the end, and if he escapes, he will be poisoned, Popel (Bandera) knows that OUR poison works (who does not know this is a schmuck, a poisonous dart from our agent got into the snout, screamed when he realized that he was taken out – according to our agent). It’s their “newcomer” who doesn’t kill anyone, our “old man” kills and very quickly.
5,000 people from western Ukraine and 300 pieces of equipment were sent to Severodonetsk to prevent the collapse of the defense. Also, two counterattacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being prepared from Nikolaev and Krivoy Rog. We are waiting for them to kill themselves. How well we lured them out of the cities, right? it seems that we are attacking and they are being driven to attack. Normally pulled out to fight in the forest and field.
Ukranians are advancing faster than the russians. They captured a lot of villages around kharkiv, while russian troops are sitting duck. I can’t believe we all thought (even nato) that these Russian troops would give a tough fight against the whole nato. These loosers can’t even fight ukraine the poorest and weakest nation in the Europe.
Putin should poison himself.
Ukraine is hardly weak NATO armed and trained them for 8 years they had a 250K army 600K reserves 2000 tanks 2000 Pieces of artillery. Sure they were a bit light on Navy and Airforce but the army is 3x + the size of the UK army they had 10x tanks and 10x artillery than UK and a much superior air defense than any NATO country. And that was before a massive influx of equipment and mercenaries from 30 countries.
So what? No matter what you say as an excuse, Russians are ultimate losers. Didn’t they knew that Ukraine would get massive help. And what help actually they got? Light weapons. They aren’t even provided with the heavy weapons.
On the other hand, russia has it all. It has all kind of weapons except meaningful number of drones, which should not be a great deal at this point since they have the second largest airforce. It seems they are just throwing their troops to die. No surveillance, no air cover, no proper communication. You name it. The troops on the ground don’t know what they are doing.
I think the main problem for the russian military is in the kremlin. If the kremlin were to invade ukraine, why did they lie for months. They told that they mobilized the army for the drills, and I strongly belief that they hid their intensions from it’s own military commanders. Only a handful of high profile military officials knew what’s to come and they are not the ones who fight on the battlefields. And all of a sudden, they declare the operation and the army units caught off guard and went to the war without preparation.
They got tanks, howitzers and parts of airplanes. What big stuff you want, nukes?
NATO couldn’t defeat an army of goatherders armed with AK 47s that had no backing of a superpower in 20 years. LMFO
Sephiroth Big Mouth, Americans are the eternal losers: losers in Vietnam, losers in Iraq, losers in Syria, losers in Afghanistan, losers inside United States, etc.
They conquered and left. Your pathetic army cannot move an inch. That’s the fact.
They didn’t conquer, they carpet bombed, claimed victory and left. Not actually achieving victory.
They conquered shit. They hid in the cities, fed inbreds like you images of a “powerful American army” while the Taliban were gaining more and more land. The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in less than a week was a “shock” only for inbreds hooked on American propaganda, the rest of us knew the Taliban were winning. After 20 years fighting against NATO the Taliban got stronger than ever and now control parts of Afghanistan they never did before. LOL Total humiliation. No wonder NATO inbred losers desperatly want some sort of consolation in Ukraine which they won’t get.
war has to go slow, so those 40 billions from Murica have time to be voted in congress and spent on shell corps , some big bosses need to make some money :) What would be the point to spend so much money on a losing Ukr? They need to appear to be winning . Also Erdogan needs to sell some more bayraktars, french to test some garbage artilery and so on . Meanwhile, we (europe) buy russian gas and oil at inflated prices . Motherfucking fucks …
Ukraine is losing? Where? Around Kiev? Around Kharkiv? The failed Russian river crossing? Ghost of Moskva?
Oh, you don’t really mean the snail advance, or?
you were dropped in the head if you consider a russian voluntary retreat from kiev and kharkiv a win for ukraine. Ukies winning , when the war is taking place in their country, is their infrastructure that goes up in flames, their 5 million people leaving the country, their industry and agriculture destroyed? You think that is winning vs the cost of a few russian tanks ? lol ok … ukies are winning then
Hmm, it seems you really have no argument. But I guess that’s a voluntary act only, no defeat. 🤷
Notice that Russia made no attempt to surround the Ukrainian army in Donbas. Instead, they are just attacking straight into these fortified positions from the front. Utter stupidity.
The Ukranazi “counter offensive” is meant to stop the Russian advance, but it is not working. The Russians already took the city of Severedonetks. So retreating does not mean being defeated, just like boxing.
Also war is about not dying. The Ukranazis are thrown like cattle to the slaughter house.. If you could save a soldier’s life and take a city, I think it’s a win win situation. Rusia took Severedonetks!! WHO WINS??? WHO WINS??? WHO WINS???
RF are attacking from three directions but they tried that also two weeks ago
The Ukrarats are leaving their positions around the city.. The counter attack is just a distraction, but failing in it’s essens…
LPR forces began storming the village of Privolye.
Have they become mad? Storming a village? I don’t want to read tomorrow that they are regrouping in a tactical position.
Strategy 1. Russia is changing his strategy, now will try to part Ukraine in two pieces North and West (Kiev Lviv) and the South (Odessa),Russia first will want isolate Odessa before before capture. If Russia achieve this, Ukraine will be landocked and Black Sea secured by Russia. War would be over with a great win to Russia.
Strategy 2. Russia will try to take the Center of Ukraine and take most of the south east of the Dniper River. If war end like this would be a partially win to Russia and will secure half of the Black Sea Area. Ukraine can retaliate later in the next future with another war to retake the territory losed on this Special Ops.
Strategy 3. Russia would retreat after taking Lugansk and Donensk saying had achieved all the goals. This will be a partial match between Russia and Ukraine, but Russia will lose in the end, because USA and the West would think they won and that Russia is weak and go full berserk mode against Russia trying to remove Putin’s Goverment and install a puppet goverment ‘democratic and liberal’ and export all Rusia wealth and resources to the west.
Both contenders have to choose their path in this war and we will have to wait and see how it ends. Ukraine (and USA UK and puppets) vs Russia
Timing is everything in the end game. Putin does not want to wait until a time when UA is ascendant. Psyops are his strong point. In this case he needs to weaken the western alliance and disillusion the Ukies as to their friends.
He should declare a cease fire and offer a permanent peace. He should offer to end all hostilities and enter a stable and lasting peace if the Luhansk and Donetsk and Crimea are recognized as Russian and Ukraine is never allowed into NATO. This would be a huge win for Russia.
In the meantime while the terms are being considered and debated a much needed rest and resupply can occur for his troops. The debate in the west would be very devisive.
Alternatively the Russians can continue singing polyuska polya, and bleed all over the wheat fields and forests of the Ukraine, perhaps all the way to Moldova, or perhaps all the way to Belgorad.
Timing is everything and the time is right. It may not be next week.
I think this current Russian govt is more moral this current Ukie govt and their western backers. But today’s headlines don’t paint a pretty picture for the russkies.
As a westerner supporting the russian cause in this war, I think would be a good idea to have russian military professionals with inside knowledge on the operations going on contributing to this debate. It,s very difficult to find good info in english, other than MSM propaganda crap. Here Russia is loosing, loosing… Every nazi (called nationalist or resistance) is a hero. This is the realm of babies being eaten by russians, etc. Everything zelenky speaks is gold. …. Liberalism is not liberty. This is just the liberation of the capital to act over the body political that was free (libertarian, libertine). So… The old western liberty is sick by excessive liberalism, and the media are corrupted by this. A liberal democracy is, by defenition, pure violence over bodies, animation, empowerment.
Another thing. I guess Russia is badly served in satelite imagery. By contrast the Ukranians knows every whereabout of any mass formatiom of russian armies.
Well let’s make an experiment and let Iran fly on the Syrian and Lebanese Border to Israel and remote control hamas to attack Israeli targets.
Do you think these planes would continue to fly just like the nato planes in Poland, Romania and the Black Sea?
Or lets send Satelite Images of Israeli targets to hamas zu bomb them. Do you think these satelites will continue to stay in orbit?
Yey let’s suround them lose many soldier’s and then retreat again cause Ukraine offers negotiations for a moment.
Is this THE SAME Russian Army that HITLER LOST TOO ???
Has General Samsonov been restored to his HEROIC STATUS as the victor of Tannenburg ???
I don’t understand WHY would you FIGHT a battle EXACTLY the way your ENEMY WANTS YOU TO ??? Wait Russia actually doesn’t think they’re fighting a ENEMY they think that because they’re “Slavs” somehow they’ll come out sing some folk songs and drink Vodka.
Screw these STUPID Generals and get the KIDS who PLAY BATTLEFIELD VIDEO GAMES they would have WON THIS THING ALREADY !!!
So, hey, what happend to that Ukrop advance “to the Russian border”? Did they wipe ?did they capture belogord? Maybe they disappeared into the massive tunnel complex they are digging to finland…..maybe it was all hypoe?>
Russia is burning his professional army to achieve nothing. All the general staff should be shot on the spot due to their bad performance a and loss of lives.
A very good presentation of the situation and an objective analysis of what has been going on in the last 24 hours. Much appreciated. The honest reporting of a Russian disastrous river fording is also appreciated. No reader expects any report which attempt to lie to cover up reverses affecting its own side. However, on the whole, the Russian forces are making sound if steady advances towards closing the trap on the Ukrainian Donbass Army, In the North East the Russians appear to be luring the Ukrainian forces into a well laid trap. Let’s see how it all plays out over this coming week. High quality Armies trade ground for strategic advantage. Russia’s goal has never been to take large cities but to follow the “Von Clauswitz doctrine on War” – destroy the enemy’s Field Army as the main priority.
Putin must change things, If he really wants to be sucessfull. Stop following advices from bureaucrauts like Shoigu. He must hear shouts from mens direct involved into war, soldiers, coronels and one star generals, and send more troops, at least double the depoyment of mens into this frontline!
the incompetence and weakness of the russian army is appalling, at the same time, millions of russian revisists pick their noses and thousands of tanks, artillery and ifvs rust in depots. tactics basic course, you need at least 3:1 superior numbers for successful offensives. in ukraine it is often 1:2. why is this idiotism still ongoing???
So the incompetence is of the Russian government, not the army.
take the south and the sea and get the NAZI in a bag….
The Russians have fought this war with kids gloves, instead try fighting a war of annihilation. They should have bombed Kiev into the stone age, now you have a Ukraine military armed with NATO weapons. BRAVO ( slow clap)
We can’t take these informations seriously as it comes from “ Ukrainians military sources “ It’s biased .