National Centre for State Defence Control in Moscow hosts another teleconference of Defence Ministry with the leadership of the Armed Forces, chaired by General of the Army, Sergei Shoigu
🔹 As for today, 97% of the territory of the Lugansk People’s Republic has been liberated.
🔹 Residential areas of Severodonetsk have been fully liberated. The takeover of its industrial zone and neighbouring settlements continues. The offensive in the Popasnaya direction is developing.
🔹51 units of foreign military equipment have been destroyed during the last 10 days of the special military operation.
🔹 In five days, 126 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine surrendered, their total number is 6,489 people.
🔹 In Mariupol, water and electricity supply to residential areas is being restored in stages, streets are being cleared and the first social facilities have started to function.
🔹 The Azovstal plant, including its underground facilities, has been completely cleared of mines.
🔹 Berdyansk sea port has started to operate. On behalf of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief they are ready to load grain at these ports.
🔹 The largest nuclear power plant in Europe, Zaporozhye, which can generate up to half of all nuclear power generation capacity of Ukraine, is operating normally.
🔹33 coal mines, 2 oil fields and 14 gas fields taken over by Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics during the special military operation continue to operate normally. The liberated territories are home to 57% of Ukraine’s steelmaking capacity.
🔹 While retreating, Ukrainian nationalists seek to cause maximum damage to these industries. In turn, the Russian military, while liberating the Donbass, is taking industry facilities under its protection, thus preserving the potential for the development of the region’s economy.
🔹 Joint efforts of the Russian Ministry of Defence and Russian Railways have created conditions for the resumption of full-fledged traffic between Russia, Donbass, Ukraine and Crimea on six railway sections.
🔹 The restoration of transport infrastructure and water supply creates favourable conditions for the development of agricultural sector in the liberated territories.
🔹 More than 27,000 tons of goods have been handed over to civilians.
🔹 During the summer training period, we will pay special attention to new ways of conducting combat operations based on the experience of the special military operation and other armed conflicts, army tactical shooting and first aid on the battlefield.
🔹 47 warships, boats and submarines will take part in the Main Naval Parade to be held in St Petersburg on July 31. Also for the first time, the female crew of the patrol boat Raptor will take part in the parade.
Interesting to note, Medvedev asked the Ukrainian delegation to come to negotiations sober…..off the coke eh!
I fully understand the issue of dealing with people high as kites and devoid of reality unable to fully understand what is going on around them.
Like setting ones hair on fire, calling the fire department, then trying to cook hot dogs over it while waiting for them to arrive.
By the sounds of it RF forces are gaining lots of experience, the real heavy lifting is still down the road a ways.
Medvedev was president, but it looks like he has now been designated as “heavy hitter” (more than an influential person). It’s no ascension, but I think he likes it, loves it. Putin “let the dogs out” (three).
What are the chances that Medvedev is being groomed again to be the next President, being now properly tutored by Putin and the Security council Secretary Nicolai Patrusev.
There will be continuity and Medvedev seem to have shed Atlanticist ideas now based on his writings and interviews.
Putin and Patrusev can still work behind the scenes for full birthing of Multipolar world.
World War III grinds on. The Russian Federation grows stronger while the Empire of Lies spends itself futilely in the Eastern Ukraine.
Based on the notes above, it looks like the Russian Armed Forces have recognized some areas in need of improvement in the tactical area. Specifically small unit tactics/marksmanship(?) and first aid. I suspect this may refer to lessons being learned in the heavy urban combat during the liberation of Mariupol.
The real question IMO is; how much more can the Ukrainian military take before it breaks?
I don’t think that what was said about training necessarily indicates that those are areas that need improving.Training can be “fluid” and “positively reactive”and where location specific best practices can discussed and taught to others. For example “we have discovered this way works great and let’s do it this way all the time”
presumably plans are being drafted confirmed to comprehensively defend and hold these areas… placement of air defence maybe localised air and military bases etc etc.
Will Rus . set up kind if neutral zones beyond the borders…so any military vehicle …infrastructure.. MLRS .howitzers with 50 km ranges… missiles ranges can instantly be vanquished??? Presume Rus could ensure there are no Grad and Tochka remaining?
A peacekeeping mission of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) could eventually be deployed in the “liberated” regions of Ukraine, the head of Russia’s State Duma Defense Committee Andrey Kartapolov said Monday.
“It cannot be ruled out that peacekeepers from the CSTO countries will be needed in the liberated territories of Ukraine, as well as the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics,” Kartapolov told reporters.
After giving some thought to what is developing. Few Russian forces in LDNR, mostly LDNR doing the majority of ground fighting along with Chechens, Russia supplying heavy equipment and Spec. Ops.
I’m thinking that once the Donbas is secured, as best it can be, that would be the territorial limit of the Donbas grouping. Asking them to go further into the Ukraine, while they likely would, may not be in the cards as they have no claim to it. It is at this point I believe the RF MOD, with the majority of the demilitarization completed, will bring forward the denazification groups made up of mainly RF forces…….unless they can flip several thousand POWs to take up territorial defense positions.
A good new natural border would be Dnepr/Inhulez.
Great news to hear that efforts are being made ASAP to get the liberated areas and towns back up and running in terms of their economy (jobs) and social infrastructure.
I can’t begin to imagine how thankful these people must be after what they’ve endured these past eight plus years. Brings a smile to my face this morning!
The largest nuclear power plant in Europe, Zaporozhye, which can generate up to half of all nuclear power generation capacity of Ukraine, is operating normally.
33 coal mines, 2 oil fields and 14 gas fields taken over by Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics during the special military operation continue to operate normally. The liberated territories are home to 57% of Ukraine’s steelmaking capacity.
More than 27,000 tons of goods have been handed over to civilians.
Lovely stuff! 😄
There’s still a ‘Summer training period’ during a war:
“During the summer training period, we will pay special attention to new ways of conducting combat operations based on the experience of the special military operation and other armed conflicts, army tactical shooting and first aid on the battlefield.”
This reminds one that less than 20% of their forces are being deployed in Ukraine. I have read about Ukrainian snipers but not Russian ones. I wonder if sharpshooters (snipers) are part of “army tactical shooting” or are it.
“Joint efforts of the Russian Ministry of Defence and Russian Railways have created conditions for the resumption of full-fledged traffic between Russia, Donbass, Ukraine and Crimea on six railway sections.”
“It ain’t funny how time slips away” (a favorite song).
“The liberated territories are home to 57% of Ukraine’s steelmaking capacity.”
You think about such things before you reject the Minsk agreements, before you insist about joining NATO no matter what (to say after the war starts that you are “sensitive people” who know that’s not possible), etc. You might as well be glad that you ever had those Russian-filled regions to begin with.
“The largest nuclear power plant in Europe, Zaporozhye, which can generate up to half of all nuclear power generation capacity of Ukraine, is operating normally.”
Good-bye, plant. It’s not funny.
“Berdyansk sea port has started to operate. On behalf of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief they are ready to load grain at these ports.”
What?…I guess I understand.
“Residential areas of Severodonetsk have been fully liberated. The takeover of its industrial zone and neighbouring settlements continues. The offensive in the Popasnaya direction is developing.”
I don’t know if The New York Times will quote this. It should, “Defense Minister said…”
“As for today, 97% of the territory of the Lugansk People’s Republic has been liberated.”
The U.S. has a negotiations policy right now (or when pres. Biden wrote his NYT article). It is based on achieving a stalemate in order to be in a stronger negotiating position. The stalemate is clearly not possible (one of the contenders is simply too strong). In order to be in a stronger or better negotiating position, the sooner the negotiations to end the conflict begin the better the position is. A delay only makes the negotiating position “weaker.”
Strange, I was always taught that the one who had control of something was the one who was the strongest, so the longer Russia continues to clean out Ukraine and controls it the stronger at the negotiating table it will be.
weaker at the negotiating table for U.S.-Ukraine.
Why hasn’t MoD reported RF military losses since late March? Anyway the precise figure of captured Ukies (6,489) is suggesting that Zelensky downplayed real losses of POWs more than 60%. It’s suprising that no armed force organization (UAF, RAF, LPR, DPR) is reporting numbers of missing in action soldiers.
Praise God! God bless Russia, President Putin, and all Russian people. Some of us God fearing people in the west (Babylon America) love and pray without ceasing for Russia. Much love and respect. Praise God!
Really interesting video analysis of the situation in and near Severodonetsk laid out clearly with maps. I’ve seen several reports from this blogger. He is pretty neutral,not siding with Russia or Ukraine. Which in my opinion makes what he says more believable:
And another great video analysis from the Dreizen Report. He does seem more pro-Russian but pretty neutral in his coverage of the military matters:
And likewise a great video analysis on the current situation by the awesome The New Atlas site:
And finally a couple of great videos by Patrick Lancaster:
The first is showing Russian troops (garrison troops I assume) doing physical and close hand to hand training. They let Patrick train a little with them (haha,he needs to not quit his day job,lol).
Russian Army Hand To Hand Combat Masterclass In Kherson Ukraine
The second is a report from a farm on the challenges of farming in Kherson today.
Kherson Ukraine Farming Industry’s Problems NOW (special report)
Thanks for posting the links.
C’mon, Uncle $hmuel. Send your feminized, lgtbq, but not racist military to Ukraine to help them defeat the evil Russians. I dare you.
Shoigu, still weak and pale after a heavy heart attack, recovering and reporting from the National Hospital Centre for State Defence Control.
In the Teleconference Shoigu underscored, that he had taken more than 33 coal mines, 2 oil fields, 14 gas fields and 2 gold mines from Ukraine in only 2 weeks, to fulfill the Prime Commander’s demand for gobbling new value based landmasses with commodities home to Russia.
Exhausted from leading the Teleconference Shoigu ended the Statement by asking for forgiveness from the Prime Commander for the silly way he had handled the first 3 month. (sarc)
Thank God for General Shoigu. Thank God for Russia! Someone or something has got to stop the international crime spree being waged worldwide by the U.S. regime and its megalomaniacal monsters.
The Washington snake pit knows that its power is weakening, and is being caught in a “Thucydides trap,” where it wants to unleash a major war in order to prevent losing its preeminent control over Europe and other regions. It needs to lose this conflict in eastern Europe, and lose dramatically.
When you move point by point you begin to comprehend what the whole SMO package entails to date.
Think about the genocide reaped on the earth by America-NATO. Did we EVER ONCE hear, Build Back Better?
Brandon’s Bill, signed/adopted before the 117th Congress.
What a Whore-fest all round Shit-show America is.
Very interesting report by Patrick Lancaster on a Russian artillery battery firing on Ukie positions. He was allowed to tag along with an artillery battery on a combat operation. This must be one of the less modern batteries. They aren’t self loaders and are hauled artillery. But it’s an interesting look at how they operate in combat:
Artillery Battles Rage In Southern Ukraine (Russian Artillery Special Report)