Bloomberg: Half of the tactical groups of the Russian army have already taken their positions near Ukraine


United States intelligence services are reporting that Russia is building up large forces near the Ukrainian border in preparation for a swift and widespread offensive. According to Bloomberg, the US military handed over maps to European counterparts showing Russian units ready for invasion. "Aggression" can begin in January or February next year.


American data describe a scenario according to which Russian troops, supported by aviation, will cross the Ukrainian border from the Crimean Peninsula and Belarus. The invasion army will consist of 100 tactical groups of about 100 thousand soldiers. Currently, about half of these units have already taken up their positions near Ukraine.

According to Bloomberg, Moscow has already drafted tens of thousands of reservists into the army. They will be engaged in restoring order in the occupied regions at the next stage after the tactical battalions of the Russian Federation go deeper into the territory of Ukraine. However, no major call for reservists was announced publicly.

In addition, the Americans report the use of special agents by Moscow for subversive work in Ukraine in order to destabilize the situation.

Despite the data of the American intelligence agencies, earlier analysts of the Modern Diplomacy had expressed the opinion that Russia would not take aggressive actions against Ukraine. Moscow understands that the countries of Europe and the United States, which have been supplying Kiev with weapons systems for several years, may enter the war. In addition, a large-scale war will hurt the budget of Russia and the image of the Kremlin, both inside the country and abroad.
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 22 November 2021 18: 07
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    In addition, a large-scale war will hurt the budget of Russia and the image of the Kremlin, both inside the country and abroad.

    On a budget, maybe. But in the long run, it doesn't matter. And now billions are going into this black hole. But about the image, Bloomberg is very mistaken.
    The Kremlin's image within the country will rise. And outside the country, Russia is not interested in image. One would think that Russia is now being treated well?
  2. Peter Sergeev Offline Peter Sergeev
    Peter Sergeev (Peter Sergeev) 22 November 2021 18: 08
    +4
    I wonder what kind of reservists))
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 24 November 2021 15: 13
      0
      The reservists are the local Ukrainian population who will be called up voluntarily for money to establish a pro-Russian order. Part of the Ukrainian army, as in the Crimea, can also go over to the Russian side.
  3. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
    Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 22 November 2021 18: 22
    +2
    VUSushny rabble will be destroyed by the forces of the Aerospace Forces "in the Syrian scenario", as well as by Iskander, TOS and MLRS, with active actions of the militia on the ground, this will exclude unnecessary losses of personnel of the RF Armed Forces. There is no point in moving beyond the borders of Donbass. concerns a large grouping of forces on the border with Ukraine, it was created in case the "partners" decide to take a direct part in the punitive operation in Donbass, or will be quickly deployed to the Bellorus-Polish border in the event of a threat to Belorussia and Kaliningrad.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 22 November 2021 23: 31
      -4
      Do not spare the VSUshnikov. You will be the first battalion commander who will burst into Kharkiv or Odessa on the shoulders of the fleeing Pravosek and mercenaries. Good luck in battle!
      1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
        Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 22 November 2021 23: 34
        +1
        Did he understand what he said?
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 23 November 2021 00: 17
          -2
          I wished you good luck in the upcoming battles with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. laughing battalion.
          1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
            Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 23 November 2021 00: 48
            +1
            Uncle, in this case in Russia there is a regular army, in which I have already served, by the way, and it will fully cope with the task without me. I have never hid from the military registration and enlistment office and am not going to do this in the event of a serious kipish, so come through by with your wishes
            1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
              gunnerminer (gunner miner) 23 November 2021 00: 51
              -3
              You are an experienced warrior, and you will not run for the Urals in the event of a serious kipish with NATO, and with their Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Baltic henchmen. The Pravoseks and the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be defeated by you. Victory will be yours.
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        2. General Black Offline General Black
          General Black (Gennady) 23 November 2021 14: 50
          0
          He's like that Gurvinek.
  4. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 22 November 2021 18: 58
    +4
    There is no point in moving beyond the borders of Donbass.
    There is! Having lost Donbass, Ukraine will immediately join NATO. And they will take it (with restrictions, but they will take it). Rockets near Kharkov and Sumy are provided. Five minutes flight to Moscow!
    You have to take everything except Galicia. Odessa, Nikolaev Zaporozhye, Kharkov - for sure.
    1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
      Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 22 November 2021 19: 15
      -8
      Climbing further than Donbass is risky, given that most of the duped Ukrainian population considers Russia to be aggressors and will definitely not welcome our army with flowers. already can, from the territory of the Baltic States and Norway
      1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
        gunnerminer (gunner miner) 23 November 2021 00: 20
        -4
        And the National Guard for what! Cossacks will also come in handy with whips, not everyone will pile bespectacled lashes.
    2. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
      Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 22 November 2021 20: 01
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      You have to take everything except Galicia. Odessa, Nikolaev Zaporozhye, Kharkov - for sure.

      Donbass paid a high price for the desire to be with Russia, so it will be with Russia, unlike these "khataskrayniks" who are waiting for Russia to come, feed, warm and free them, and all at their own expense. then they live with their tail between their legs and crawling, apparently this suits them completely
    3. Veiko Põltsamaa (Veiko Põltsamaa) 23 November 2021 11: 32
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      Yes, we do not need this impoverished Ukraine and the missiles you named will already be targeted and whether they will be able to take off
  5. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 22 November 2021 19: 19
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    If we have to fight with the "collective West", that is, the NATO bloc and the US army, then the alignment for us is not very popular - there are 1 billion of them, and we, together with the slippery Father, will be only 160 million, and who completely abandoned Russian military bases on its territory, not to mention the murky CSTO, which at the first opportunity will stick a knife in our backs, and we should not discount Japanese militarism and Padishah Erdogan, so the mobilization resource of the Euro-US far exceeds our capabilities, only the whole point is that war will be inevitable, and Ukraine will start it with another Gleiwitz, but this will soon spill over into a global nuclear war - the West needs our underground storerooms with all polymetals, oil and gas, and the main thing is all water resources Russia .... Well, Mr. Guarantor, if there is a fight, you need to hit first, or not?
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 23 November 2021 00: 19
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      You will not have to fight the "collective West", i.e. the NATO bloc and the US army. If you break them to smithereens, there will be no one to sell gas and oil, logs, to anyone.
  6. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 22 November 2021 19: 37
    -3
    Well, Mr. Guarantor, if there is a fight, you need to hit first, or not?
    This is what he says to the girls-correspondents. Like macho. In fact, everyone has already seen this macho: both in 2008 (40 km from Tbilisi) and in 2014 in Ukraine.
  7. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 23 November 2021 01: 04
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    In order not to interfere with the United States to deal with its internal problems. In order for them to have more desire to fight poverty within their country, fight against rising fuel prices, pay salaries to their soldiers on time without delays of several months - Russia needs to stop solving the problems of the United States instead of the United States itself. They do not need to urgently send tankers with diesel fuel, so that the price of fuel at the gas station does not suddenly rise. And in return for this, receive new sanctions. Let them somehow focus on their own problems. And then they will have less time to climb into other people's houses with their claims. Give the Americans the freedom to fight with themselves. And then their ambassador will mutter about something completely different, because the problem in the United States is not a crank, but we have our own in bulk. You need to solve your problems and not American ones.
  8. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 23 November 2021 10: 58
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    And which of the reservists received an order to report to the military registration and enlistment office?
  9. Adyuga Offline Adyuga
    Adyuga (Andre) 24 November 2021 14: 27
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    Already tired of these efforts of the US godep to play off Russia with Ukraine and start active hostilities there. I hope the leadership of both states and rebellious republics will have enough wisdom and endurance not to succumb to these provocations
  10. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 24 November 2021 15: 19
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    United States intelligence services are reporting that Russia is building up large forces near the Ukrainian border in preparation for a swift and widespread offensive. "Aggression" can begin in January or February next year.

    And if you look from the other side:
    Russian intelligence services report that the United States is building up large forces near the border with Russia in preparation for a swift and widespread offensive. "Aggression" can begin in January or February next year.
  11. swan49 Offline swan49
    swan49 (Alexander) 24 November 2021 22: 22
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    Sometimes it is advisable to read the state press, at least the headlines)). On October 17, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported that since September 22, in southern Russia, about 20 thousand people of the country's combat army reserve have improved their combat skills (BARS are reservists who signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense for specific service in reserve). They received the necessary training for the protection and defense of especially important state and military facilities. Retraining classes were held at nine training grounds of the Southern Military District. On TV they showed a couple of interviews with the commanders of the reserve regiments - career majors, just like in the war. The men were called up from privates to lieutenant colonels.