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Sitrep Operation Z: collapses and progress

By Saker Staff for the Saker Blog Military Summary Channel reports on the collapses and the progress.  Soon after the start, he relates the sorry story of the sorry Ukrainian attempt to bribe Russian pilots to fly their battle aircraft out of Russia, in an attempt to steal them and stage a media victory for the Ukraine. Defense Politics Asia Channel has more information. The SMO is making steady but

Sitrep Operation Z: How Goes The War

From Saker Staff for the Saker Blog A few notes: Zakharova:  Russia has completed preparations for retaliatory measures against Lithuania and the EU in response to the blockade of Kaliningrad and will apply them in the coming days. It’s good to report that the EU now recognizes that they’ve lost the battle of the narrative.  https://www.rt.com/news/558748-borrell-g20-russia-sanctions/ NordStream 1 is now offline for annual maintenance until July 21st. Will Russia turn

Sitrep Operation Z: A small pause

By Amarynth for the Saker Blog By popular demand, a SMO Sitrep open thread a few days before I planned for it. After Lisichansk, it looks like a small pause and consolidation of positions.  The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation held a conference call with the leadership of the Armed Forces (https://t.me/mod_russia_en/2598), where the current results of the special military operation were summarised.  No doubt the future and

Sitrep Operation Z: SloMo Collapse

By Saker Staff for the Saker Blog Let us deal with Snake Island first as the level of noise is unbelievable. Snake Island in the Black sea will remain under Russian naval and air control. Russian Politician Alexei Chernyak. End of story Russia can take that piece of serpentine rock and missile it to non-existence but they’ve just used a rock to remove the Ukraine’s biggest impediment (lie) about the

Sitrep Operation Z: Cauldrons and Fatigue

.For the Saker Blog by Saker Staff Best again today, is Military Summary and worth listening to and watching.  He is ‘predicting’ a ‘riot’ in among the Ukie troops in the cauldron.  There is an update on Snake Island (Serpent Island). What does become clear is that the map is going to turn very red in large areas very soon. Yes there is a cauldron with estimated 1,500 to 2,000

Sitrep Operation Z: 💥 Theme Kalibr Kaboom!

By Saker Staff for the Saker Blog This is about the most significant of the last two quiet days. But the silence is over. Some may remember that Military Summary said about two days ago, that there is little to report as there is very little movement on the front. Wait for it, I think we now know why. Let’s take some extracts, somewhat cleaned up, from the Russian MoD

Sitrep Operation Z: Messy Grind again and more Great Walkback

By Amarynth for the Saker Blog We start with the broader environment: It is Zelensky’s decision, says the Chorus of the Great Walkback. “The people and the government of Ukraine, led by President Zelensky, must decide on their own the issue of the possibility of territorial concessions.” – US Secretary of State Blinken. According to the head of the State Department, the United States does not intend to impose its

Sitrep Operation Z: Seppuku

For the Saker Blog by Saker Staff An interesting weekend is shaping up for those that watch the minutae.  Military Summary Channel is now at this time standing head and shoulders above the rest in reporting. As of the end of the day, June 2nd, where Russia is preparing the field to take Lysychansk on the high ground, difficult terrain and a river runs through it.  (Severodonetsk and Lysychansk) https://rumble.com/v17489l-ukraine.-military-summary-and-analysis-02.06.2022.html

Sitrep Operation Z: + consequences = petty Tabaquis howling

For the Saker Blog by Saker Staff After the Russian forces took POPASNA, the pace increased. There are still battles, but the Russians are now rolling over everything else in the Donbas. The Ukrainians are being annihilated, more and more soldiers are refusing to fight, reports of mass surrenders pour in, and the Russian strategy of cauldrons and partial cauldrons is proving incredibly effective. It is a bloody war in

Sitrep Operation Z: ‘The Grind’ is mainly done for now – Donbas Arc lights up like a solar storm

For the Saker Blog by Saker Staff This is an open thread on the entire Donbas Arc where the ‘grind’ is now paying off and the Russians are running and counting coup, working like a well-orchestrated orchestra.  (Unforgivable hyperbole in writing, but it is quite a thing to watch!). Over to the commentators to give us the details. Keep eyes on for confirmation:  UNCONFIRMED but oh boy this would be

Sitrep Operation Z: The Ukrainian fighters’ will to resist is deteriorating fast

For the Saker Blog by Saker Staff Khodakovsky’s (commander of Vostok Battalion) noted that they have +1,800 prisoners of war in custody. Another 80-90 surrendered over the past 24 hours and the estimate is that a few hundred is still in the hole. It is visible! It is palpalable! Morale in the both the Armed Forces of the Ukraine as well as in the general society is dropping like a