📑 Speech of the Russian Defence Ministry Spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov
▫️On February 24, 2022, the Russian Armed Forces launched a special military operation in Ukraine.
▫️I want to emphasize that the special military operation is carried out strictly according to the approved plan.
▫️The absolute priority of the actions of the Russian Armed Forces during the operation is the exclusion of unnecessary civilian casualties.
▫️High-precision weapons selectively and accurately destroy Ukraine’s military infrastructure, equipment and weapons, ammunition stores and material assets of the troops.
▫️From the first days of the operation, when planning any action, special attention has been given to saving civilian infrastructure and civilians in Ukraine.
▫️Before we move on to the current results of the operation, I want to show you once again the originals of the secret cipher telegrams of the 4th brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine captured by Russian servicemen.
▫️This is the original of the secret order of the commander of the National Guard of Ukraine, Colonel General Balan, dated January 22, 2022.
▫️The document is addressed to the heads of the northern Kiev, southern Odessa and western territorial administrations of the National Guard of Ukraine.
▫️The order details a plan for the preparation of one of the strike groups for offensive actions in the zone of the so-called “joint forces operation” in the Donbass.
▫️I especially want to draw your attention. All measures of the nationalists’ combat coordination are ordered to be completed by February 28. In order to start performing combat missions as part of the Ukrainian “joint forces operation” in the Donbass in March 2022.
▫️Since February 2022, Ukrainian troops have multiplied artillery attacks on Donbass with prohibited large-caliber artillery weapons.
▫️Against the background of false statements about the desire for peace, Kiev has begun large-scale artillery preparations for the offensive of a shock group of troops drawn to the east of Ukraine with the support of aviation and missile systems.
▫️The special military operation launched by the Russian Armed Forces on February 24 thwarted a large-scale offensive by shock groups of Ukrainian troops on the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republic, which are not controlled by Kiev. This made it possible to save tens, if not hundreds of thousands, of Donbass civilians, whom the Kiev regime has been methodically shooting with large-caliber and rocket artillery for the past 8 years, driving the elderly, women and children into basements.
▫️I would like to emphasize that the Russian servicemen taking part in the operation are courageously and selflessly fulfilling their military duty.
▫️By now, more than 3.5 thousand servicemen of the Armed Forces have been awarded high state awards for their heroism in performing combat tasks during a special military operation.
▫️The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will continue to carry out the special military operation until all the tasks are completed.
▫️At the end of today’s briefing, I note that the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation will continue to regularly and through all available channels to bring truthful information to the public about the progress and results of the ongoing special military operation in Ukraine.
▫️We can see that despite the lowered “iron curtain” of information boycott by Western countries towards the Russian Federation, the truth about what is happening in Ukraine successfully overcomes these artificial obstacles. Because truth is power.
(Documents can be downloaded at this link: https://t.me/mod_russia_en/403)
There were further statements that are not as yet available formally. IntelSlava reports:
🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️Russian Defense Ministry: at the suggestion of the Ukrainian leadership, the country has become a haven for 6,595 foreign mercenaries and terrorists from 62 states, they are not subject to the rules of war, they will be ruthlessly destroyed.
🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️Ukraine has no organized reserves left – Russian General Staff
🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️Ukrainian air force and air defense system have been almost completely destroyed, the country’s Navy has ceased to exist — Russian Defense Ministry
🇷🇺🇺🇦❗️The main tasks of the first stage of the Russian operation in Ukraine have been completed, the combat potential of the Ukrainian troops has been significantly reduced – RF Ministry of Defense
🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️ LPR liberated 93% of the territory of the republic, DPR – 54%, battles in Mariupol continue – Russian Defense Ministry
🇷🇺🇺🇦 The number of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine is declining, not a single one has arrived in a week – General Staff of the Russian Federation
🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️All captured weapons and military equipment are being transferred to the LPR and DPR, 113 tanks and 138 Javelin anti-tank systems have already been transferred, the Russian Defense Ministry reports
🇷🇺🇺🇦❗️As of March 25, 2022, 1,351 servicemen were killed, 3,825 were injured” – Ministry of Defense
The quicker Russia completes their mission, the better for everyone.
The more thoroughly the Russians complete their operational objectives, the better for everyone.
Time, duration, is a factor of the depth of psychosis within the Ukrainian forces and nazis brigades.
If they pursue fighting to the death while using human shields, the operation must slow to the pace of careful extermination of the enemy.
Russia could end this in three days, if you don’t care about hundreds of thousands of civilians.
Note that the Russians have lost 1351 men with 3825 injured (many with catastrophic damage). I prefer this operation take a month or two or three if it means fewer soldiers and pilots are lost and the minimum collateral losses are caused.
This is a police action, not pure conventional war. It has its own internal criteria that determine the end point.
Does it look like Ukraine is anywhere near demilitarization? Months of destruction lay ahead to get to that goal, unless there is a formal surrender.
Does it look like Ukraine is anywhere near denazification? This process is just forming. Kherson is the first municipality to begin to form CAAs. Civilian-military administrative organizations to manage the government and cull the nazis and the corrupt.
Results determine the conclusion of the operation. Not time.
Completely agree. There is no need to rush this operation. There is no real mobilization going on in NATOstan, which would be the only motivation for mopping up quickly.
As it is, I suggest that the northern forces around Kiev are taking exactly the correct course of action. There is no point in bombing or ‘rushing’ the city. Two reasons not to do so:
1) the RF forces as arrayed prevent both the escape of UKR forces to the east and the reenforcement of those forces from the west – excellent strategic placement.
2) the UKR forces in the city are apparently probing the Russian AF positions. This is exactly what is needed to get them out of residential areas and expose them to Russian fire. Amazing to me that they seem to be taking this bait.
Quote from sputniknews, today, to add some context:
“Ukraine’s armed forces have suffered losses amounting to 30,000 people, including 14,000 killed and 16,000 injured during the same period [until March 25], according to the Main Operations Directorate chief. These losses have affected all 24 groupings of the ground units which existed before the operation began, [Russian General Staff Main Operational Directorate chief Sergei Rudskoy] said.”
Even if the ukro losses were half of that, doesn’t look like the fight gonna turn in their favor at all.
What is the name of Ukraine’s favorite actor? Volodymyr Zelensky? Wrong! Antonio Bandera ;)
I am Polish, I hate ukro-nazis or banderistas as you call them, but I do love regular Ukrainians and I do love Russians.
Central Europe should be a place of slavic influence, not anglosaxon. Anglosaxons should stay the f*co away on the fancy accent island and on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Agreed… And I am An australian ( from danish descent) living in Brazil. As a side note my father was a Palace Guard when germany invaded Denmark in 1941…. he died in 2020 after his 100 birthday ( receiving letters from both the Danish and English Queens)…. most of his comrades joined the Viking SS ….and are all buried these 80 years or so …. in the Ukraine… Rússia is after all Rússia.
So true my Polish brother! I too love all Slavic people apart from those stupid enough to kill their own brothers in the name of the Western Satanists. What sort of idiot would be against a great Slavic empire peacefully co-existing with its neighbours but adequately armed for just in case. Almost 300 million Slavs are divided and ruled by 20 times less numerous enemies. We should be working together, defending each other not slaughtering each other.
“Note that the Russians have lost 1351 men with 3825 injured (many with catastrophic damage). I prefer this operation take a month or two or three if it means fewer soldiers and pilots are lost and the minimum collateral losses are caused.”
Those numbers (if true) are actually very low, when considering what the russians did and what they achieved. A Blitzkrieg against an enemy equipped with modern weapons normally would in heavy casualities, and indeed the russians seem to have lost the most men in the first week or two. So yeah, while every casuality is a tragedy, this operation has actually been extremely efficient. More efficient than anything i’ve seen the west do in the last 50 years.
On the other hand, the above numbers are for russian military casualities only. Much of the fighting on the ground seems to have been carried out by militia, so real casualities on the “good side” might be much higher.
Also, before anyone comments “all parties in war exaggerate enemy losses while understating their own”: When one side of the conflict has been outright fabricating evidence, and the other side appears to have been “mostly honest” (i still expect a lot of lies by omission), then i’d rather take numbers from the later as a guideline.
That’s a good point although I would wager that Russia is still doing the brunt of the more difficult fighting to the extent that:
1. Kiev/Kharkov/Kherson meat grinders were areas of heavy armor utilization where Russia made large gains of territory by actually spearheading combined arms mobile groups through enemy forces etc.
2. In Donbass, a large part of the fighting is merely artillery duels from across trenches of both sides. In Donbass relatively speaking very little territory has been gained in the old frontlines. 90% of gained territory really has been from the north Mariuopl/Zaporizhzhia Oblast territory and that territory was mostly gained by RF Crimean detachment.
3. In Mariupol proper one can argue DPR is doing much of the work, but Chechen forces appear to be 50/50 with DPR in cleansing Mariupol, with (from what I pieced together so far) a smaller Russian marine detachment.
Hey that’s a great quote, the obsession with time is a psychosis solely within the ranks and minds of the Ukie military corps.
And you’re right about the gruesome part, but luckily Russian soldiers are built really tough: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Xq2140bf584y/
Unfortunately, the longer things take, the longer the Western pugilists have to re-arm Ukraine and cause greater damage.
Remember that the USA and the UK are supplying > $1bn in weaponry and apparently they ‘are not at war with Russia’.
NATO would have to sneak those weapons into Ukraine, and I doubt they can do that because the more powerful weapons are large enough to be spotted by drones, and because the Ukies would need those supplies in large quantity. No one has discussed this beyond the usual speculations, but I’d be surprised if Russia did not have a superb network for human intelligence on the ground along the Ukie-Polish border.
In the short and medium term, time is on the side of Russia and the anti-Nazi Ukrainians. Not just for the military operation, but also because the West will be feeling major pain from all those sanctions, and their publics will come to realize they were massively lied to. Long term, perhaps Big Brother could bring their populations to heel, but I think that ship already sailed.
From what I deduct, it is not going so well with the re supply of mercenaries and weaponry. As they get wiped out as they cross the border into Ukraine.
There is plenty of time as there are plenty of missiles – this conflict has been a reality for Russia since 2014, and the orderly fashion in which this special operation proceeds speaks of years’ worth of scenario planning.
Which is to say Russia has prepared well-for the best and the worst outcome.
The other side hasn’t, they might have cash but no plan – hence the reactive nature of their actions, words, stupidity and chaos. May they soon all rest in peace.
Why does Ukraine have so many Nazis? The following article deals with it well.
Everything that I read is censored. The TV channels that I paid for have been taken off the air. Censorship on Twitter. Attempting to post Nazi relationship of Christia Freeland, Canadian Deputy PM, is forbidden. Airheads on national News read what little Eichmann’s produce from what the “Poison Dwarfs” tell them. .
To do the 3D’s on Ukraine, it’s like attempting to stop a leak in a dam with your finger. In NATO countries everything is forgotten, they want to erase history and lies have replaced the truth. At the UN only three countries, the USA, Canada and Ukraine and some island nothing refused to vote to condemn Nazis.
They jail truth tellers and sanction academics, in fact may that I communicated with before are hiding fearing that they would lose their jobs. There are little that speak out, but they are never quoted or asked to comment on National Media outlets. Simpletons write on opinion pages, and editors tell me that they just reprint what comes from the wire services.
They are talking about this in elementary school –Putin’s bad NATO is good. When my 11-year-old grandson asked his teacher if she knew anything about Donbas? He told her that he saw captured Ukrainian military prisoners stop by a monument to children killed by them in the Donbas, she replied that she did not know anything about that. In our schools, its GIGO learning. Garbage in garbage out.
“ As of March 25, 2022, 1,351 servicemen were killed, 3,825 were injured” – Ministry of Defense “
May G-d Almighty bless and protect the souls and families of these fallen and injured children of Mother Russia.
It may not yet be time for Russia to put away its military toys, or recall its polite armed men, but …
Repeating myself, I think Russia should immediately start publishing and broadcasting in the Ukraine, another point of view which is not fabricated by the Ministry of Truth at Foggy Bottom. After 8 years of total immersion, the Ukraine needs an antidote to the torrent of lies from zone A.
Good point. It needs to do this ASAP to let everyone know that ukraine is losing, so that people there start demanding that the regime stop fooling around and agree to Russia’s terms so this can end.
It is fairly obvious that they are prepared for NATO to intervene, which will lead to stage III – defanging NATO. If it comes to that, Russia will fight that war in a very different and far more aggressive manner. They are showing great care in Ukraine to protect civilians whom they view as brothers, because virtually everyone in Russia has relatives in Ukraine. They will not act this way toward NATO if NATO is stupid enough to jump in.
I wonder if NATO is self-deceived about the Russian “losses” in Ukraine. Unlike Ukraine, which has been digging in at Donbass for eight years, the rest of Europe has no such deeply entrenched defensive forces to defeat.
I still expect that Stage III of Putin and Xi’s plan involved defanging NATO’s navy is some way.
Stage IV is a replacement of the Bretton Woods Monetary System. Stage IV is already underway, largely due to the stupidity of the USA and EU in their total war sanctions on Russia’s economy.
“stage III – defanging NATO. If it comes to that, Russia will fight that war in a very different and far more aggressive manner.”
This is highly likely. This is why their best troops and hypersonic missile stores are on standby. They will hit NATO as hard as they hit Iavarov and other mercenary gatherings.
“I wonder if NATO is self-deceived about the Russian “losses” in Ukraine”
I think the deciders within NATO know the score. They lie (1) to hide the capabilities of Russia from NATO civilians to prevent loss of war support, (2) to keep UkroNazies fighting to the last man through false hope, and (3) to build the narrative for generating the False Flag (that Russia is losing & desperate and needs to compensate with WMD..).
But what recourse does the US have after getting their FF? Russia is immeasurably stronger and enjoys escalation dominance.
According to Armstrong, given the correlation of forces and conventional inadequacy of NATO, “…[t]he US is clearly counting on non-conventional weapons. So have we reached the point where nukes are the ONLY line of defense?”
I still think starving them out works best over time, then energy loss, power loss, depression, could go any where from there
Anyone who has not seen any of the Nazi propaganda from the last year or so of WW2, would find it both enlightening and funny. Search for Die Deutsche Wochenschau and watch some of the 15 minute weekly newsreels. Compare those lies with what really happened. Nazi propagandists were unbelievably optimistic to the very end. Of course they were. They were paid to lie and deceive the German people. If you know what I’m talking about, you are prepared for the lies coming from Kiev, Washington, Berlin, London, etc.
Die Deutsche Wochenschau newsreels used to be on Youtube but I don’t know if they still are.
Still there. Just saw one showing the destruction of US forces, lots of prisoners.
Yes good point. German solidarity & morale was high in the Heimat. They had been through hell from WW1 through Weimar, and were hermetically sealed in a propaganda envelope. Incredibly softened up and suggestive. Then the nation was overnight fully employed, homogenous and ideologically motivated for most. Much of their youth was abroad on the front lines before they had a chance to think; they were really committed as a nation.
Would similar attempt to lie on such a scope hold for Anglo Zionists now? Their people neither trust nor will die for their worthless leaders. They are beaten down after covid and being looted for decades. The internet is not fully sealed. Many are wise to the MO of Empire.
Lying would not be enough to physically win against the Russians.. unless they lower a hard iron curtain, in all communications and even borders and have a pretend war (after a FF in a AZE country). But even there, enough already know the truth in this past month, so this will not hold for long. The lack of information sanitization and internal marshalling for war, ongoing implosion of PetroDollar system, premature demolition of their industries, economies and conventional military, along with the occult signaling in their arts indicates they are down to nonconventional means.. Have they already decided on the Sampson Option, as Ishchenko feared some years ago? It may be so if they still stick to the pointless plot of a WMD FF on the territory of the Kievan Rus. The only consideration would then be to goad Russia to launch first and decimate the West, and thereby blacken Russian name to the survivors of southern hemisphere.
PS – those German PR movies and shorts are still mind-blowing. There is something about German movies of these years. Years ago, for a period I watched Leni Riefenstahl nonstop, merely for the aesthetics and the tableu. And I would be Untermensch in their eyes!
But ours is a jaded era and would not be impressed. For us it will be camp. So AZE is doomed every which way. My fear is the Zionist part is switching Hosts. The Ukraine and all former components of Khazaria need to be obstructed to them and somehow ensured that it goes down with the West.
“My fear is the Zionist part is switching Hosts”
Ukraine to be rebranded: “The only democracy in Europe!”
The Western part of Ukraine is largely unoccupied by Russian forces. We know that in this region, the West has been active is training fighters and storing artillery/ammunition.
Not to mention that this area is the enclave of the Nazi minds.
What does this mean in context? I’m assuming there is still much work to be done.
Sputnik’s telegram post also quoted this:
“There were 2 directions for the operation: to limit itself to the Donetsk and Lugansk regions or to act on the entire territory of Ukraine, including demilitarization and denazification. The development of the operation confirmed that the decision to carry out it 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗨𝗸𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲 was right”
However I can’t find this particular quote in their website. Can anyone confirm this? Anyway, if this statement is true, then Russia just confirmed that the operation will not limit itself to the east, and they will not allow some kind of Idlib 2.0 to be established in western Ukraine.
Not neccessarily: Operating on the whole territory can simply mean striking targets across the whole territory with planes, helicopters and missiles. It doesn’t have to mean securing the whole territory with ground forces. If you have been paying attention, you will notice that’s exactly what happened thus far.
However, if the west keeps importing trouble, securing the whole territory may be the only option. IIRC the russian foreign minister hinted at something like this yesterday, when he said that “ukraine has forfeited its chance to remain a souvereign nation”.
I read somewhere that the Poles hate the Banderistas as much as the Russians. So I bet they will leave a Galicia (or West Ukraine) state in place as buffer, that way neither the Russians or Poles will want anything to do with them. Without sea access they will soon find themselves no longer the darling of the West. But they won’t want to do that until they have killed most of the ones now engaged in military operations.
Upside: Zelensky will enjoy stellar ratings when he goes back to his Servant of the People show.
Mateus: I don’t have the exact quote, but the limited incursion scenario was war gamed out by NATO in 2019. The assumption was that Ukraine & NATO would counterattack from the part of Ukraine that was not under Russian attack.
Much of the article is Western nonsense, but it is very valuable to understand how the West saw this “playing out” and Putin’s understandable decision to take the whole of Ukraine out. IMHO
Biden seems to accidentally “leak” (or is that just his leaky brain?) that U.S. troops going to Ukraine?
Phase 1 is demilitarization
Phase 2 is denazification (?)
New hit music video in Russia and more
I heard on the radio this morning here in Montreal that the famous Canadian sniper (Wally) was not killed, as mentioned by someone. They even played a short clip of him speaking a bit about his combat experience and the death of one of his coleague next to him.
Lucky him, if its true. It could be just propaganda, using an old clip of him and stuff. It literally doesn’t matter either way, it looks like by now all the merchs understand that Russia means business and “defending” Banderastan is a suicide mission.
“Canadian”, maybe his passport is that but he´s not. Quite obvious that he´s from the MiddleEast somewhere from his looks and syntax when talking.
He is alive so far though, hope the Russians treat that war-tourist as well as he deserves.
His real name is Olivier Lavigne-Ortiz and he is Canadian. The hyphenated surname name suggests he is a mix of Quebec French and Hispanic, which matches his looks.
He has a propagandized Facebook page to promote his books and he recently posted a photo with a sniper rifle laying in a children’s ball room… seriously.
https://www.facebook.com/TorcheEtEpee (Torch and Sword)
Not only did I state yesterday in another thread exactly that probably around 1000 or less Russian troops have been killed, with the “high” being maybe 1500 at the most. But in answer to someone elsewhere I stated that I correctly predicted the first MOD casualty release when in the first week of combat I said there is probably about 250 losses right now, then at the end of week 2, MOD released that there was 498 losses. So just yesterday someone was whining that MOD is no longer releasing casualties and I stated that they released them on week 2, and now we are approaching the end of week 4, so this could mean they will be releasing casualties ever 2 weeks. And not only did I almost hit the exact number, but I gave supporting evidence, which was that about a week or more ago, Russian news ran a story that hospitals in moscow released around 1,400 servicemen who had been wounded in the war and they were all eager to go back to the frontlines. So I stated how this made perfect sense in a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio of wounded/killed which is a typical ratio. And so that meant definitely the KIA were in the range of 700ish (this was a week+ ago), so now we get the official figure and it’s about 1300.
Ukraine of course has over 14,000 losses and even more wounded.
The most important part of today’s announcements by MOD however was the confirmation that of several objectives we have up to now been merely speculating on, which are:
1. they do not plan to storm any cities and are in fact using the cities merely to stifle reserves and keep them from going east
2. the Donbass is the main priority and current objective. So this proves that all other forces in Kherson, Kiev etc are merely pinning forces meant to allow the successful capture of the Donbass cauldron
3. Another very important announcement that went under the radar: according to MOD, the Ukrainians have already committed ALL OF THEIR available reserves, and the mobilizations they ‘attempt’ to do in the far west are basically for very ragged, disorganized, untrained groups.
As you see, all is going according to plan.
And I leave you with another huge confirmation that confirms everything Saker has been saying since the beginning:
“”U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russian military spy hackers were behind a cyberattack on a satellite broadband service that disrupted Ukraine’s military communications at the start of the war last month, according to U.S. officials””
More info on the cyber attack
About military cyber and space.
Historically, the state – including military – satellite communications of Ukraine, before the start of the special operation, rested on three pillars, whose names are SurfBeam2 (ViaSat), Infinity (iDirect), HughesNet (Hughes). Of this trinity, the most valuable is the first – simply in terms of characteristics. It was he who, through the KA-SAT satellite, was used, among other things, by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other law enforcement agencies of Ukraine.
In the early morning of February 24, 2022, the network control center was subjected to powerful cyber attacks, as a result of which the terminals working with KA-SAT switched to the “El Bruz” state. Those. so much firewood that modems without physical flashing turned out to not even be turned on, and many are completely unrecoverable. In fact, the network lay for weeks, and its performance has not been fully restored so far (!).
It was this loss, apparently, that was partly made up for by satellite dishes of the Starlink network (SpaceX of the famous Elon Musk) – light, easy to install, but … ultimately not military terminals. In addition, the low-orbit constellation does not cover the entire territory of Ukraine – the current generation of satellites has physical limitations on the permissible distance from the terminal to a working ground-based router (gateway) – they are in Poland and the Baltic states. Geostationary systems do not have this problem.
There will be several conclusions here.
Firstly, this is apparently a real military cyber. Friendly greetings to comrades who believe that the consequences of cyber attacks are treated by rebooting. (The famous Israeli attack on Iranian centrifuges, which resulted in Iranian deaths, did not convince you?)
Secondly, although this is an impact on the ground part of the infrastructure, but the ground part of space communications. The claws of warfare are slowly approaching space.
Thirdly, not only Ukrainian users suffered to one degree or another.
Fourth, it is worth paying attention to the fact that everyone is still very carefully attributing the attack (a wonderful code phrase US officials say). This is generally a huge legal problem of cyberwars – even when the beneficiary of an attack seems to be obvious, it is very difficult to reliably and provably tie it to some actor (and even more difficult to the state). Moreover, the physical infrastructure used for the attack can generally be located in another country. And go understand that it was done with her knowledge, without her knowledge, or even against her will.
“… the lowered “iron curtain” of information…” Excellently put.
Russian force use only old militar equipment in operation, T72 all modification, very litle T80 and T90, howitcer gvozdika 122 mm i MSTA152MM
It’s saving the good stuff for NATO
The US led propaganda machine is,of course, totally lying about the aims of the Russian military and what is actually happening. This will remain the same no matter what .But, as stated in the briefing “truth is power”. It is power for all those not brainwashed by the propaganda lies around the globe.It reaffirms and strengthens beliefs. Following on from this, is doing what is morally correct is so important. These defence briefings and other news about what Russia is doing is not aimed at the NATO public,who are denied the truth on a scale never seen before. Nor should it be. It is important for the domestic population and because large portions of the world know what is happening and this can have a momentum all of its own.
“Truth is power”, is this belief some trait of the russian culture? I love it.
Objective truth is a theme touched upon by many over the ensuing years. One of my favourites is from St Augustine…
“The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.”
Lets hope we don’t see a third month of this because the longer this drags the happier the US and UK leadership are.
I am not sure about that. Biden already admitted that there will be food shortages and yesterday almost every newspaper in the Britain mentioned “the lowest standards of living since 50s in the UK due high gas and food prices”.
They are loosing economic war so far and bleeding out.
They are not happy with the domestic situation but the longer the war goes on they get to hide behind that and say it’s not our incompetence it’s Putin being evil.
Another important info to hang on to that flew under the radar:
Since the beginning of the operation, the Ukrainian group in Donbass has lost 16,000 out of 59,000 people, or 26% – more than 7,000 of them – are irretrievable losses.”
So according to MoD there is 59,000 total elite veteran Ukie forces in Donbass and 7,000 of them have been irreparably taken out (killed or injured beyond ability to fight again, i.e. permanent incapacitation). The remaining 9,000 that means are likely “wounded” and can return to combat.
So this leaves us with about a high of 52,000 to a low of somewhere in the 47,000+ range (depending how many of the wounded can make it back) in the Donbass cauldron according to these statistics.
Numbers of missing in action (MIA) not mentioned so total KIA, WIA, MIA might be around 5,500 which is 2,8% loss rate if estimating forces been 200,000.
Interestingly Kiev is not giving its own losses likely because they have no idea how high they might be. (cirka 20,000 likely??? )
Ukraine side claimed a week ago they had “500 Russian prisoners”, take it with a grain of salt but that’s what they said.
Of course Kiev won’t give their losses which is extremely telling to anyone that actually follows military matters professionally. Total for everything, KIA, WIA, etc according to Russian MOD is 30k+ for them.
I think Russia should start broadcasting in Ukraine as part of the denazification process. Weapons alone can’t denazify.
It is already done. In liberated areas people have access to Russian tv.
Most likely 75-80% of wounded are not severe cases. 75% share was common in Red Army during 1944-45. So 2,700 of wounded can return to service during this spring or summer, some perhaps not to combat units.
“All of them have expressed willingness to rejoin their units after a full recovery to further fulfill their duties as part of the ‘special military operation,’” Red Star reported.
Any thoughts on Shoigu rumors of being sacked?
The rumor was that Shoigu hasn’t been “seen” in public in 2 weeks. Shoigu appeared on footage in a telescreen meeting with Putin just yesterday, so the “rumors” are laughable fake and desperate Ukie/CIA propaganda.
Shoigu just doesn’t answer calls from US anymore. It is yet another MSM fairy tale about him being sacked.
A new chapter in the history of warfare is being written: avoiding civilian casualties, on the one hand, and the mercilessness towards terrorists and mercenaries on the other hand; the effective but not indiscriminate use of new technology in the form of hyper-sonic weapons, etc.; the clarity and transparency of understandable goals and the methodical carrying out of those goals – it’s all very impressive.
The Russian Armed Forces are becoming the new RAF.
Looking at the larger context, bald disaster in commodities and finance and civil situations in AZE, and taking into account the negative template implications of propaganda in AZE it becomes strongly evident that there’s going to be a “doubling down” by AZE any moment…quite possibly a Chemical FF (possibly even a fake one!) that will provide for “reprisal” by crypto-nazi AZE junta factions. Probably a nuclear “reprisal”. A question of sum vector of wills and power within AZE.
AZE systemic metastatic character suggests a proximate cascade of rapid change – house of cards dipped in nitro, so to say. One might say value of “k > 1”, as in chain reactions generally, hetrodyne is built in.
Withal, this buttresses the idea that denazification and the arena of actual conflict is going to expand far beyond the geographic momentary realm of Ukie – good bet this arena will in time expand to all of AZE.
Mr Kinzal and his family is obviously designed for targets such as Mt Weather and Cheyenne Mountain…consider the implications implicit in the hardware…like propaganda, hardware telegraphs design goal.
Yes, both our local and the national news channels have repeatedly proclaimed that “Russia” may be carrying-out chemical attacks in the near future. This is obviously preparing-the-ground for a False Flag, accomplished by the usual suspects.
(In Syria, every time the Syrians were seriously gaining ground, a chemical attack on local civilians was rolled-out, allowing the US to deploy cruise missiles against the Syrians and break-up their momentum. Since the Syrians had absolutely no reason to conduct a chemical attack while they were winning, it was obviously a False Flag. Repeatedly.)
So, the only question is whether the coming False Flag chemical attack will be on Ukrainians (say, in Kiev) or on a NATO country (say, in Poland)…
As of March 25, 2022, 1,351 servicemen were killed, 3,825 were injured” – Ministry of Defense
talk about sacrifice
Young men fighting and dying so that their families and future generations may not be burdened with the same responsibility.
talk about leadership
A government that recognizes its responsibility to protect a nation and its people rather than loot assets for itself and cronies.
Is there a fund for donations to the families of fallen/injured soldiers?
“The state will take all decisions to support families, raising children up to higher education, full repayment of loans, solving the housing issue,” General Sergei Rudskoy, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, said
Good Idea … probably best to set it up in Bitcoin.
Irretrievable losses = killed in action +missing in action/captured. Normally died on wounds (DOW) are not counted as “irretrievable losses”. There are several cases in Donbas where Ukies couldn’t evacuate their wounded. This will of course increase the share of DOW. During Operation Bagration great majority of German losses (according Glantz, 440,000) were
irretrievable losses while only 21% of Red Army losses. RF could evacuate many wounded with helicopters while Ukies not at all.
I am really feeling down and sad so need some cheering from you guys
West is showing the news of “Phase one is over and focusing on Donbass only” as a face saving loss for Russia
Also USA came out as biggest winner, they got more lucrative gas contracts with Europe and will sell more arms
Europe has now completely subjugated to West
What did Russia gain out of this, not much at all
1) Lost its reserves, loss of jobs, its airline.
2) Lost precious lives of its soldiers
3) Lost future revenue due to Europe weaning away from its oil/gas
4) USA may sanction its arms sale so will lose more revenue in future
As for de-dollarization, I am really not that enthusiastic unless China and Saudis play along.
The middle east has not shown any zeal for getting rid of Petro-dollar
Do not rely on India, it is meek in those respects and is not bold like China and will play along West tunes in future
What does Russia have to lose now by not capturing entire Ukraine?
What would be the point of taking west Ukraine? its full of toxic Nazis.
Do you really not know? 1. Territory (economic, geopolitical and every aspect) 2. toxic Nazis as you say.
If Russia doesn’t take it, NATO will take it. Why would Russia want to let NATO have more part of the earth? Why would Russia want west Ukraine to be NATO’s front line? Why would Russia want toxic Nazis in the neighborhood?
Secret documents published by Russian MOD:
📑Secret documents seized by Russian servicemen from the 4th Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine
▫️The secret order of Colonel General Balan, commander of the National Guard of Ukraine, dated January 22, 2022, has been published.
▫️The document is addressed to the heads of the northern Kiev, southern Odessa and western territorial administrations of the National Guard of Ukraine.
▫️The order details the plan for preparing one of the strike groups for offensive actions in the so-called “joint forces operation” zone in Donbass.
▫️The nationalists are instructed to complete all the combat training measures by February 28. So that in March 2022 they can start carrying out combat tasks as part of the Ukrainian “joint forces operation” in Donbass.
I want an English translation of that – either via the text republished from the images or a direct translation from someone who speaks the language.
Is this the same document as was released a couple weeks ago? Because if it is, that one had nothing about an operation in March, 2022.
Now that the thousands of Russian and LDNR troops have almost totally liberated Mariupol. Those troops in my opinion should be allowed to rest and regroup in the liberated areas in Ukraine.Taking over the occupation duties for a while. And let the fresh troops currently on occupation duty take positions on the front. I think there needs to be some battle hardened troops on occupation duties. I’ve seen some videos of the fresh troops there now who seem to not be taking the security as seriously as they should. And that might allow for Ukie stay behinds the ability to operate in those territories. Having troops that have seen combat already in occupation would ensure a heightened security there.
Right now from the maps it seems that almost all Lugansk (93% they say) is liberated,and a bit over half of Donetsk (54% they say). It’s time to look a bit at the rest of the current Ukraine. Almost all of Kherson Oblast is liberated. Over 60-70% of Zaporozhe Oblast is liberated. Over 50% of Kharkov Oblast is liberated. In the other Novorussian Oblasts, Odessa is basically almost all in Ukie hands today. And probably around 90% or so of Dnipropetrovsk and Mykolaiv Oblasts are still in Ukie hands. Hopefully within weeks all the Novorussian areas can be liberated and Russia can think about the future there.
All of the Western Ukraine at present is still under Ukie control. But in the Central Malarussian Oblasts there are some liberated areas. Almost all of Sumy Oblast is liberated. Probably half or more of Chernihiv,and all of Northern Kiev Oblast.Lastly probably 10% of Zhytomyr Oblast.
In the next weeks we should see several more Oblasts fully liberated,and needing to have new administrations created there. There is talk about the Ukrainian regime evacuating themselves from Kiev. If they do they will probably set themselves up in Western Ukraine to start with. And then as the Russians move West they will flee to Poland.Unlike some people I don’t have any belief in a negotiated settlement with the current Ukrainian regime. The differences are way too far apart for that. They want to keep their nazis and get the Russians out. The Russians can’t permit that,or there was no purpose for the liberation. And after a few months they’ll have to repeat it.Plus the war is good for the US,and they won’t allow their puppet Ukrainians agree to the terms they would have to for real peace.
Once the Ukrainian regime flees to Poland and becomes a “government in exile”. Russia will be faced with the need to stop pretending that the Zelensky cabal has any future in Ukraine. And allow the creation of a new free Ukrainian government to replace them. There are quite a few Ukrainian leaders that first the maiden regime,and now the Zelensky regime have alienated.To be able to provide more than enough people to staff a new government. To me the main requirements should be,that they are,if not free from corruption,at least be less corrupt than the others. And that they are pro-Russian,and able to work with Russia to restructure a new Ukraine.
Odessa is the big one, who controls the oil facilities? have they been abandoned, are there drones spotted from the water, that place is a tinder box.
Isn’t there a desert in Australia these people could go to, blend in, and perform their magic and grade A ness all by themselves?
NEW Satellite photos seem to prove there was no missile attack on Berdyansk port.
1. If a Tochka hit a ship, it would likely crack the ship in half or completely break it apart. Like I said earlier it’s a massive 4500lbs ballistic missile, the precursor to Iskander. The ship does not appear to have “Tochka” style damage.
2. On the port itself, there appears no evidence of a Tochka hit, otherwise all 3 of those huge white fuel tankers you see would be gone/exploded.
There is a slightly interesting area on the left near the bow of the ship that almost looks like blackened/burned area of explosion but it’s far away from the main fire on the fuel tanks to the right. This blackened area may just be dirty cement or spillage of some kind. Or could it be sign of some sort of smaller missile hit (Tochka would blow up chunks of the actual cement and create massive crater).
All evidence points to a fire starting near the fuel depot and spreading to ship or vice versa. Impossible to say for certain of course.
I might be wrong, but wasn’t it said that it was pieces from a shot down missile that hit the ship/s?
that was one of the completely unfounded “theories” that had no evidence behind them, as well as the “theory” that Turkish TB2 shot it. One of the reasons this is unlikely is we have the timelapse footage of the port prior to the attack, and no where in that footage can you see any anti-air missiles being shot at any object.
From the article:
“Before we move on to the current results of the operation, I want to show you once again the originals of the secret cipher telegrams of the 4th brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine captured by Russian servicemen.“
Here we learn of the plan (Операция Месть Фюрера) recovered during the weeks that followed the liberation of Ukraine by Russian Federation military forces. The intent of the action was to continue the slaughter of the citizens of DPR and LPR and reoccupy their nascent sovereignty.
The GRU had no operatives inside Kiev that knew the details of the timetable developed by the U.S.-NATO and the AFU in order to alert the Kremlin of the embarking onslaught.
We have to ask ourselves this piercing question, “How did President Putin know to act on February 24th, four days before the Nazis were to complete preparations before the assault?”
Perhaps the answer can be found from the lips of Tsar Alexander I when Napoleon was defeated in the Patriotic War of 1812 and the human loss of over 500,000 of his armies, “In this deed we recognize Divine Providence itself.”
“The campaign of 1812 was the turning-point of Alexander’s life; and its horrors, for which his sensitive nature felt much of the responsibility, overset still more a mind never too well balanced. At the burning of Moscow, he declared afterwards, his own soul had found illumination, and he had realized once for all the divine revelation to him of his mission as the peacemaker of Europe.”
See: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Alexander_I._(tsar) .
Could President Putin be Alexander I heir apparent to secure the title of “Peacemaker of Europe”?
President Putin is a Russian Orthodox Christian; perhaps his decision to act beforehand was a thought whispered to him by the Holy Spirit and not solely on the reliance of mundane tactical or operational facts.
Today March 25 marks the first trimester (30th day) of the heroic conflict of good verses evil in Eastern Ukraine. On May 24th, Russia will decide the fate necessary to defeat the western citadel of Satan and preserve itself, the Orthodox faith and secure the multipolar world in peace.
Countdown: 60 days to go.
‘“How did President Putin know to act on February 24th, four days before the Nazis were to complete preparations before the assault?”
the tempo of the shelling was increasing. I saw a Youtube briefing by Russell”Texas” Bentley just before that date. He was standing in his garden listening to the sound of the shelling. He said that an attack must be coming as, in addition to the increased shelling, the build-up of the Ukrainian army was so great. He hoped that the Russians had a plan because the LDR militias were going to be overwhelmed if such a large army attacked. Russell Bentley has since been deplatformed by Youtube.
Russian MOD posted graphic of losses
The notable figures:
Total Ukr tanks and armor on 2/24/22 were: 2416. 1587 have now been destroyed, 65% of total
MLRS was 535 and 163 were destroyed for 29% total
Planes were 152, and 112 were destroyed for 73% of total
Helicopters were 149, 75 destroyed for 50% of total.
TB2 Bayraktar drones were 36, 35 were destroyed for 97% of total. However a new batch as I reported yesterday has already been shipped. It will presumably give Ukr another 10-12 or so.
Radar stations of various purposes (small and large) were 300. 117 were destroyed for 39% of total.
Nightvision, how do we know that the image is Russian MOD numbers? Not being difficult, just being precise.
Key word, precise.
We cannot afford to be reproducing what is not considered official, people take information lightly. If it does not have the seal of Russia’s MoD or any other Russian official entity, we cannot count it as legit. There is an ego drive to be first that said it, or forecasted it, or posted it, regardless of its legitimacy.
On another note, the Saker should approach this rumor around Shoigu, all kinds of rumors about how Russia demotes generals, that it happened in WWII, etc., or just asking “Where is Shoigu?” Well, Shoigu doesn’t hang out at the 7/11 corner, he’s busy fighting a war, which he has prepared, and this is his baby. Paskov already said he is not interacting with the press, that should suffice for now. Whether he’s been seen in a week or a month, not anybody’s business.
All numbers are from Rudskoy speech that was just published here on Saker.
That may be so KRL, but not from the Russian MOD as far as I can see. These things matter.
Russians With Attitude Retweeted
AFP News Agency
#UPDATE The Ukrainian Air Force said on Telegram that a missile strike by Russia had hit a command center in Vinnytsia, in central Ukraine, and caused “significant damage to infrastructure”
Ukraine’s entire air command is based in Vinnytsia and this is now at least the 2nd time in conflict Russia has bombed it, but reports claim the center is truly damaged now. Guess we’ll see
🏹🏹🏹Massive missile attack on the Main Headquarters of the Air Forces of Ukraine
The Headquarters of the Joint Air Defense and Air Forces of Ukraine The officer “elite” of Ukrainian aviation, navigation, air defense and strategic missile forces (what was left of them) and the entire air defense worked in this headquarters. Now it’s clear where the three sisters
flew @anna_news @akimapachev @diza_donbass
Too bad we likely won’t see the damage. I heard that after the massive bombing of their Nikolayev base, Kiev ordered for no more footage to be published of further attacks due to the demoralizing nature of the photos that came out from that blast — the dozens of dead soldiers seen under rubble being excavated and carried off, corpses with severed heads, etc. So now it seems we may not get any aftermath photos anymore.
It is refreshing – regarding truth and error – to read these official reports, accurate and devoid of propaganda. At the same time, it is very painful to see the numbers of Russian dead and injured, and all those Ukrainian soldiers that did not know or could not avoid being involved. Such personal tragedies for the sake of an avoidable war – if only the demonic western cabal [and Vatican venom] had not utterly poisoned the Ukrainian ideological wells.
If the Ukrainian military has been defeated and Russia is in mop up operations, why do attacks on Donbass civilians continue?
Probably because it appears that, overall Ukraine has been defeated at a srategic level , it does not mean that local groups have been. In fact it looks like the Ukrainian forces in the east have “lost” strategically but they certainly have not been defeated or forced to surrender.
many people have their own colorful and euphemistic definitions of the term “defeat”. Ukraine military is defeated to the extent that everything that comes after this point is just an ‘inevitability’ and a certainty simply because its back has been broken so to speak, and it has ceased functioning as a cohesive organizational force. But it hasn’t physically been entirely destroyed.
With that said, personally I’m not a fan of calling things prematurely, so I’m just telling you how others see it. Me personally I won’t call it a “defeat” until it’s a “literal” not “figurative” defeat.
Anyone have this document the Russians are citing? Is this document they’re citing the same as the original document they showed a couple weeks ago? Or is it a new document?
Because in the original document they showed, there was absolutely nothing that I could see about an operation in March, 2022. It was merely an operational order transferring a unit from one place to another.
Is this them??
As destructive as the Ukraine war is, Russia is causing less damage and killing fewer civilians than it could, U.S. intelligence experts say.
Will the truth eventually triumph over the MSM’s lies?
Russian Army targets the Tochka-U for destruction, all remaining 7 of them, 3 per division, plus one left without support. Important article on the history of the Tochka-U, its usage, killing power, and the cat and mouse game the Ukronazis have played with this weapon to hide it, and continue to use it to kill civilians in Donbass.
How to finish off the last Ukrainian “Tochka-U”
The Russian Defense Ministry called one of the main targets intended for destruction during the military special operation conducted in Ukraine. We are talking about the Tochka-U missile systems – it is with their help that the Ukrainian military continue to destroy civilians in Donbass. How are these complexes arranged – and how will they be finally finished off?
The Ukrainian military continues to indiscriminately use Tochka-U missile systems at the civilian population of Donetsk, said the head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff Sergei Rudskoy. Therefore, according to him, these missiles have become priority targets for the Russian Armed Forces. To date, seven Tochka-U launchers and 85% of the missiles of this type, which the Ukrainian military as a whole had, have already been destroyed. However, it is necessary to finish off the rest.
“Tochka-U” is a subsonic missile, created in a completely different military-technical era. It is designed to accompany the ground forces in a marching formation in the era of tactics and strategy of the 1970-1980s and therefore is based on all-terrain wheeled complexes (in the Ukrainian case – on old Soviet amphibians). The launch of the missile is easily recorded and its flight is tracked not only by modern air defense systems, but also by systems of previous generations. Taking off on a ballistic trajectory, the missile then falls to the target. It doesn’t maneuver, it just can’t.
In other words, this is a relatively simple ballistic target. The Pantsirs, the Buks, and the Torah, not to mention the S-300 and S-400, cope with it quite well. By and large, this was demonstrated: almost all Ukrainian missiles are shot down by Russian air defense forces in the air.
Another issue is that in a number of cases, Ukrainian missiles attacked objects that were not initially protected by air defense systems that would intercept it at high altitudes. Therefore, the ammunition cassettes scattered on the ground, causing large human casualties. In other cases, the cassettes hit ground targets that detonated on their own: fuel depots or ammunition for ground equipment. That is, the damage was caused not by the missile itself, but by those objects that were hit by clusters falling from a small height.
A cluster charge is a container equipped with small fragmentation munitions that independently explode with a small (3-4 seconds) delay of charges. As a result, specifically in the case of Tochka-U, the number of fragments reaches 15 thousand with a total affected space of up to 500 meters. Nothing remains alive. It is impossible to escape from them, because they spread on the ground.
The destruction of the missile at high altitude leads to the fact that the cassettes explode not on the ground or even near it, but at a height from which they cannot cause damage to objects on the ground. The cassettes explode with a delay of several seconds, which become critical to the effectiveness of air defense. Relatively speaking, if the missile is shot down at an altitude of a kilometer, the cassettes will explode at an altitude of half a kilometer and will not cause any damage on the ground. But such an opportunity is available only for modern complexes of long-range detection of air targets. And, for example, “Shells” and “Torahs” are sharpened to combat short-range and low-flying goals. It’s a “last-line defense.” That is, they will shoot down the “Tochka” itself, but not at the height to protect ground targets from cassettes.
Therefore, it was necessary for Denis Pushilin to appeal to the Russian troops to put a “dome” of long-range systems – the S-300 – over Donetsk.
A fundamentally different issue is the destruction of Tochok-U launchers on the ground. The launch of “Tochka-U” is a bright and unforgettable sight, which can be seen at least 25 kilometers with the naked eye. The columnist of the newspaper VZGLYAD saw with his own eyes such a launch from about 20 kilometers – this is a monstrous sight. A vertical column of smoke rises up until the rocket gains altitude and the main engine turns on. With modern means of reconnaissance, this is recorded almost instantly, as well as the launch site is determined.
This happened a few days ago, when one of the four battalions of the 19th Missile Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which was then shelling Melitopol, was destroyed. The division’s positions near the Zaporizhia airport were immediately destroyed by Kalibr. They didn’t even have time to bounce. Although this should be the problem: they run away too quickly.
Ukraine then lost three mobile installations of “Tochok-U”. That is minus one division. Another, it seems, broke by itself (there are no spare parts, no one else produces these installations) in the area of Krasnoarmeysk. Two more mobile installations were destroyed a couple of days ago north of Kiev.
In total, somewhere in Ukraine there are two more divisions (three launchers each) and another one left without support. That is, we are dealing with an inconspicuous ground target that moves quite quickly, but must be tied to the supply depots of the missiles and fuels themselves. Like a cockroach to water. And there is reason to believe that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will now use not divisions of three installations, and each installation can dissolve in the Ukrainian steppes and act independently.
The defeat of the underground warehouse in Ivano-Frankivsk by the Dagger reduced the possibility of using the 19th Missile Brigade. Presumably, up to 180 missiles of varying degrees of readiness could remain at the disposal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to one version, they are stored in the Khmelnitsky region, that is, the launchers must return there for recharging. Indirectly, this was indicated by the positions of “Tochek-U” in Zaporozhye.
According to another version, preparing for the start of the offensive in the Donbass, the Armed Forces of Ukraine could move some of the missiles from storage facilities in Western Ukraine closer to the front line.
This version is influenced by the fact that the strike on Donetsk was inflicted from Krasnoarmeysk, that is, from about 60 kilometers from the city. Dragging a loaded rocket launcher from Western Ukraine for the sake of one senseless strike (and we have all seen the video with cannibalistic comments of Ukrainian rocket scientists, who clearly understood that they were not hitting a military target, but simply striking at areas with maximum civilian defeat, “everything will burn there”) is strange. That is, it is quite possible that the missiles were scattered in separate warehouses throughout Ukraine. For example, volleys from the suburbs of Kiev also had to be equipped on the spot, and not from Western Ukraine.
There is, of course, a reference to the fact that in the same Kiev, the launchers were located within a radius of residential areas, but nevertheless they were hit by high-precision weapons. The problem here is with the identification of the launch site until the launch itself. Until the last days, the Armed Forces of Ukraine used Tochka-U chaotically and somewhat senselessly: to intimidate or attack rear warehouses. But according to all canons (and Ukrainian rocket scientists, specifically wanted Colonel Fyodor Yaroshevich, studied in Kazan), these missiles are designed to destroy the strategic rear infrastructure, even if they are equipped with cluster munitions. Thank God, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have no others at all.
The protection of the 19th Missile Brigade on the ground in peacetime was carried out by a specially trained 7th separate motorized infantry battalion, but now, most likely, there is no ground protection for launchers moving quickly around the terrain. In Khmelnytskyi now, if the headquarters of the 19th brigade has been preserved, then it is more of a virtual nature. Missile scientists do not have their own air defense. The 19th Brigade is directly subordinate to the command of the ground forces of Ukraine, that is, it receives orders from Kiev and Lviv. Thus, one of the main tasks facing Russian intelligence today is to intercept these orders in order to obtain accurate data on the specific location of a single mobile installation.
Another method may be the sequential destruction of all identified missile weapons depots in order to prevent the reloading of installations. The third option is to wait until this or that installation gets to this warehouse in order to destroy both it and the warehouse at once. But to do this, you need to have accurate knowledge about the places of storage. And they, we repeat, during the months of preparation for the offensive in the Donbass, the Armed Forces of Ukraine could create almost anywhere.
Thus, in the fight against the remaining installations of the Ukrainian “Tochok-U”, the most important element is electronic and satellite reconnaissance, which can reveal their movement and possible positions for launch. This does not negate the need for total destruction of missile and artillery depots throughout Ukraine indiscriminately. Another thing is that the storage of missiles could be carried out in relatively unsuitable premises and even in civilian facilities.
No one cancels human intelligence either. It is difficult to catch this target now precisely because of its stealth and chaotic movement. Although it is already clear that most likely new positions of “Tochek-U” will appear in the Zaporozhye region and in the vicinity of Kiev.
I wonder if today’s new footage was one of these strikes
OK, I just downloaded the original set of documents and the current set of documents that the MoD is referring to.
They Are The Same Documents! 100% the same. no caps. mod.
In the original English translation of those documents, there is NO MENTION of “All measures of the nationalists’ combat coordination are ordered to be completed by February 28. In order to start performing combat missions as part of the Ukrainian “joint forces operation” in the Donbass in March 2022.”
Unless someone can show me an English translation of those documents where the date March, 2022, is specified, let alone a “joint forces operation”, I call bullcrap on this Russian claim.
Sorry, but that’s the way I see it. The Russians are claiming they preempted a Ukrainian attack on Donbass. That is probably true. But this document DOES NOT prove that – unless you can show me a direct English translation where it does.
This is the original document English translation done by someone on Telegram as reported here. Someone pointed out that it appears to be missing page 3, but I can’t be sure since the formatting of the translation is utter crap. Someone needs to take the original documents and properly translate and format them! This was supposed to have been done here earlier, but nothing came of it as far as I can tell.
Please! This needs to be done! If one is to rely on these documents to support the MoD’s case, then we need a correctly translated and formatted document.
The Russian Ministry of Defenсe: original documents – planned offensive
operation against Donbass in March of this year
Here is the official order of the Ukrainian military to attack Donbass in March,
2022 (PDF download): https://function.mil.ru/files/morf/dokumentynua.pdf
NOTE: I can’t download it and I expect neither can you since the Russian MoD is
blocked in both out countries. It wasn’t yesterday but it is now.
This is a translation from someone on Telegram:
Fourtoo, [3/8/22 10:47 PM] [In reply to Sputnik News US] Page 1
NATIONAL GUARD OF UKRAINE MILITARY UNIT 3018 Collection of copies for Nikonists
ENTRY ENCODING TELEGRAM NO To the commanders of military units 2269, 3018, 3077
3 for the purpose of organizing the preparation of a battalion tactical group 4
combat (special) tasks in the operation of the Joint Forces as part of the
brigade of the 3rd Armed Forces of Ukraine “from 22.01.2022 4t. order Appendix:
file “Preparation Plan BTGr 3018 (3) TLG” doc, 59 KB. secretly. Ne 27/2/1 /
2-53t-E 22.01.2021 First Deputy Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine
(Chief of Staff) Lieutenant General Volodymyr KONDRATYUK
Note I ORDER OF THE COMMANDER OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OF UKRAINE 22.01.2022 Kyiv
On the organization of training of the battalion and tactical troupe from
19.01.2022 No. 39/304/78/1 in order to increase the capacity of the combined
forces in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions I ORDER: 1. To approve the
organizational and staffing structure of the battalion tactical group 4 brop of
the National Guard of Ukraine that is added. 2. To the First Deputy Commander
of the National Guard of Ukraine (Chief of Staff) to organize: interaction with
the command of the assault troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine until January
24, 2022. with the Command of the Assault Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
on Combat Coordination at the ICMB (STARYCH) as part of the 80th Infantry
Regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine; : to 05.02.2022 transfer of BTGr 4
brop to MCMB of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (STARYCH);
‘unification of the Armed Forces of Ukraine) on the transfer of forces to the
from 07 to 28.02.2022 carrying out combat coordination as a part of 80
detachments of DShV of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 4. To the Deputy Commander
of the National Guard of Ukraine (from the staff) to organize: by January 23,
2022, a thorough selection of personnel to the B11r 40rop. according to which
it is possible for full-time psychologists to plan and carry out measures to
identify and neutralize factors that have a negative psychological impact on
servicemen; until January 23, 2022, providing the necessary cultural and
educational property. visual agitation, information materials, printing
products, flags for placement in the base camp and in the area of aeration of
the joint forces; to 25.01.2022 provision of medical property in accordance
with the organizational and staffing structure and membership card; 26.01.2022
inspection before planning the moral and psychological support for the movement
of armored personnel carriers 4 brop and participation in combat coordination at
the IMC (OLD MAN); effective system of moral and psychological support of BTGR
4 brop, internal communication of commanders with subordinates, informing and
providing explanations to the personnel of management decisions and the
importance of performing tasks as assigned. 5. Deputy Commander of the National
Guard of Ukraine (from service) to 05.02.2022 in accordance with the
applications (calculations) Commander 4 brop to organize transportation by rail
of military equipment BTGr 4 brop from the point of permanent deployment in the
area of the IMCB (STARYICHI) and IMCB (STARICHI) area of execution of
combat (special) tasks (according to the application of the commander of 4
brop). 6. To the Deputy to organize: by January 23, 2022 comprehensive
provision of BTGR 4 brop according to the organizational and staffing structure
and membership card for combat coordination at the point of permanent
deployment, IMCB (STARICH) and combat (special) tasks in the joint operation: on
January 28 .2022 provision of two ammunition for all types of weapons BTGr 4
brop and 9 food supplements, of which 5 boiler, 4 dry; lo 28.01.2022 check
readiness to move BTER 4 brop to ICMB of the Land Forces 3C of Ukraine
(STARICH): to 01.02.2022 interaction with the command of the DPB with the SSU
regarding the transfer to the operational subordination and the order of
comprehensive provision to 01.02.2022 concentration at the post
Fourtoo, [3/8/22 10:47 PM] [In reply to Sputnik News US] of posting deployment
of 4 brop trawls for the transportation of armored vehicles at the rate of -tank
trawl (1 unit from the Northern GR), double trawl (3 units -from the Northern
OTGO), single trawl (1 unit from the VTI Base) commander (3 rear chief of
logistics) from the Western General Staff, 1
to 012022 to draw up a plan of combat coordination BTGr 4 brop to Rog Inclusive
and send it in the prescribed manner to the Main Directorate of the National
Guard of Ukraine for approval by the Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine:
3 24.01 to 03.02.2022 to carry out combat coordination B11 r -material base
(funds of the National Guard of Ukraine): to 04.02.2022 to equip the base camp
(tent camp) at the MCM of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
(STARICHI) to accommodate BTGr 4 brop (31 creating living conditions in winter);
by January 28, 2022, submit for approval to the Commander of the National Guard
of Ukraine proposals for the transfer of BTGr 4 brop to the MCM of the Land
Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (STARYCH); by 05.02.2022 to organize the
transfer of BTGr 4 brop to the ICMS of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of
Ukraine (STARICHI); 06.02.2022 to organize the transfer of BTGr 4 brop to the
operational subordination of the commander of the 80th DShV DSh Armed Forces of
Ukraine: 3 07 to 28.02.2022 composed of 80 odshbr DShV Armed Forces of Ukraine
and further combat missions in the Joint Forces operation. Prohibit travel to
the area of combat coordination and places of combat (special) tasks of
servicemen who have shown unsatisfactory results of psychological testing for
readiness for risk, have results of low adaptation to assignments, suicidal
behavior or depression (as a result of screening assessment) and those who
year, the courts found guilty of criminal offenses, are currently participants
in criminal proceedings as suspects (accused), committed administrative offenses
related to drug use, or their analogues 13. Control over the execution of the
order to put the first deputy commander of the National Guards of Ukraine
(Chief of Staff). 14. Order to announce to the personnel in the part concerning
it. to ensure the conduct of combat coordination in the performance of combat
missions for the Commander, Colonel-General Mykola BALAN
Apologies for my caps. Should have used my usual *text*.
Why are you pouring so much energy in to attempting to disprove Russia’s claims?
And if the claim is disproved, never mind the massive Ukie military formations in place at the time, what do you suggest happens? Should the Russians pack up and go home?
Seriously mate, you need to calm down.
You’re reading entirely too much into my request. All I want is a properly translated and formatted document, so we can see whether in fact the Russian claim, specifically that a Ukrainian operation was scheduled for March, 2022, can be verified.
Because based on the translation I saw, it is not verified. It is not an operational order to conduct an operation in the Donbass. It is a military unit transfer order, nothing more. That does not prove Russia’s case.
As for the rest of what you wrote, I never said any of that and don’t intend any of that. Stop reading my mind.
The first Military Commandant’s Office of Russia in Ukraine.
The first month of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine ended with a bang (no pun intended), operational plan on schedule, and plenty of achievements. Mostly focused on the military progress and prowess of the Russian/LDNR/Chechen armies, one of the most important events was sidelined, that is, the configuration of civil-military administrations in liberated towns, CAA or CAAS, depending on the translator used, also called military commandants.
“This is a very important decision that should have been made from the first days of the special operation in Ukraine.”
The first Military Commandant’s Office of Russia was established in the city of Semyonovka, Chernihiv region. Even though information on this achievement is sketchy, we can predict this is the beginning of the end for Ukraine’s statehood.
…In the city of Semyonovka, Chernihiv region, the first military commandant’s office of Russia appeared. Before its appearance, russia’s humanitarian aid was demonstratively taken from people by the patriots of Ukraine and burned in the square. Under the new administration, there was not even a hint of such actions of local “horses”…
Most beautiful ! “… the beginning of the end for Ukraine’s statehood”.
Richly deserved. Novorossia and Galicia. Or whatever. Maybe add one or two more. We’ll see, soon enough.
And what poetic justice, that Uncle Sam should, sooner rather than later, suffer the same fate as his English predecessor with the inexorable – perhaps imminent ? – loss of the reserve currency status by virtue of a seizure of sanctions boomeranging back upon him.