Not only military significance: why it is important for Russia to liberate Odessa

For the second week in Russia and Ukraine, they are waiting for the start of the operation to liberate Odessa. The units of the RF Armed Forces are confidently advancing in the direction of the northern regions of the Nikolaev region in order to get the fastest blow to the border with Transnistria to cut off the Odessa region from the rest of Ukraine.

of his order is waiting and a group of at least 9 large landing craft located off the coast of Crimea. However, what is the importance of this glorious city for Russia?

Firstly, Odessa is not just a beautiful historical southern resort city. This is a symbol, the Hero City, which once endured the hardships of the occupation by the Germans and their henchmen the Romanians, and at the same time survived. The city where the population most loyal to Russia has always lived - the Russian people, for whom our country did not become a stranger after the collapse of the USSR. It is for this reason that the Kyiv junta decided to appoint Maxim Marchenko, a hardened Nazi, the former commander of the Aidar battalion, as head of the region. The neo-Nazis set out to repeat the scenario of Mariupol, where another nationalist Azov battalion, being surrounded, took thousands of people hostage.

Secondly, the Odessa region is a large transit point. Three sea trading ports, as well as the largest railway junction in the south, make the Hero City strategically important in terms of military planning.

Thirdly, in Soviet times, the headquarters of the Odessa Military District was located here - the operational-strategic territorial association of the Armed Forces of the USSR, which included the territories of the current Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson, Zaporozhye regions, as well as Crimea and modern Moldova. In Odessa, there is still a corresponding military infrastructure, which is undoubtedly used by both the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the national battalions.

And the last. The Odessa region is the gate to Transnistria, to the republic, which found itself surrounded by completely unfriendly forces and, at the same time, cut off from Russia. The liberation of the southernmost region of Ukraine will allow the resumption of the provision of material, humanitarian, and, if necessary, militarytechnical assistance to Transnistria.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 4 March 2022 21: 10
    30 years of open "Ukrainization" and latent (before the "overcome of the Euromaidan") "Banderization", especially the last 8 years of already quite ardent total Russophobic "Banderization" have played their detrimental role.
    As well as the fact that Odessa was flooded by the "zapadentsy" who came in large numbers with their Bandera "manners" and the local outcasts enthusiastically picked up the "ideas of Svydonazism", as well as visiting Banderonazi gangs recruiting locals settled in separate Odessa sanatoriums!
    So, not a very Russophile "climate" is now in "Odessa-Mama" - alas, there are enough Bandera-fascist militants and sympathizers with them! negative
    Moreover, on the 8th day of the "demilitarization and denazification operation" among the local population, liberated from the "Maidan" Banderonazis, there is no clarity in the motivating "picture of the future", and Moscow is "in no hurry" (because, probably, itself does not clearly imagine, has not developed, "the ideology of the future world order", they say, "what is there to think and present, it is necessary to" cowardly "the Nazis, and then it will be seen where the curve will take" ??!) to publish their "vision of prospects", only everyone "started" - like "for everything good, against everything bad", because many residents of the resort city, as well as "under the Romanians", have adapted very well to live both "under independence" and "under Bandera", although now, without the previous influx of Russians and Belarusians, their summer incomes have dropped!
    If "such a booze" has already begun - such "contradictions with common people (former" respected partners ")", then maybe it's time to "announce the entire list", including according to the ideology of the Construction of the Union State, on what principles is it planned to be done and is it planned , or is it just a "beautifully legendary" redistribution of the "grabbed", and Russian nouveaux riches "squeeze out" the share of Ukrainian nouveaux riches by military means?!
    What is it with the common people, what should they prepare for, why is the Kremlin silent on this topic, why is it not doing anything to motivate popular support?!
    Today, finally, a Russian plane flew low above us, was it difficult to scatter leaflets from it along the way, fanning out leaflets with the Kremlin's appeal to the local population, from primary sources, the most, that neither is "first hand", so to say ??! People would have jumped out into the street and picked them up (I would have already read such a leaflet, I would have passed it on to others to read, and even here I would have written - "gave feedback" to the Great Land about the neighbors' reaction to Putin's words addressed to us - or from Moscow, which claims to the role of the leader-dominant, instead of the US hosting "Ukraine", there is nothing to say to people (after all, many Russians, I see, do not have this clarity of the "common idea" either ?!)??! what
    1. shvn Offline shvn
      shvn (Vyacheslav) 5 March 2022 18: 00
      We will return the entire Zapadenskaya barefoot home and give it to the psheks. They will remember everything. And again, Ukrainians would come to Lviv only for work.
    2. Pilot Offline Pilot
      Pilot (Pilot) April 29 2022 04: 15
      All right
  2. Plumber Sun Offline Plumber Sun
    Plumber Sun (San San) 4 March 2022 21: 52
    Comrade Krupsky appointed the great Russian city "Ukraine" .......
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  4. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 5 March 2022 02: 19
    Yes, there are now visiting Banderlogs and their sympathizers, probably more than adequate pro-Russian residents. The Nazis were entrenched. Time was lost, everything had to be decided in 2014-2015. No, the Russian government gave up then, now it will be much harder to achieve the same result .. But it is necessary.
  5. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 5 March 2022 08: 29
    The neo-Nazis set out to repeat the scenario of Mariupol, where another nationalist Azov battalion, being surrounded, took thousands of people hostage.

    But what about the famous Odessa catacombs, which start from almost every basement?
  6. Vlad Petrov Offline Vlad Petrov
    Vlad Petrov (Vladimir) 5 March 2022 15: 49
    No doubt Odessa is a Russian city. Odessa Transnistria is an advanced strategically important Russian defense base and commercial port. Russia will never give up Odessa. And the Nazi commanders need to prepare for the ground.
  7. 9ander9 Offline 9ander9
    9ander9 (9ander9) 5 March 2022 17: 34
    How long can you wait, it's time, Kadyrov is right, you need to be more active. Greetings from France from Odessa.
  8. Miffer Offline Miffer
    Miffer (Sam Miffers) 5 March 2022 17: 49
    ... Odessa ... The city where the population most loyal to Russia has always lived - Russian people, for whom our country did not become a stranger after the collapse of the USSR.

    To put it mildly, it is not. For more than 300 years of existence of Odessa, the population of the city and the region has become so nationally mixed that people there generally find it difficult to name their nationality. Just like in Transnistria.
    In Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and many others, too, there are "Russian people", but for some reason the Russian army is not met with bread and salt.

    ... Transnistria, into a republic that was surrounded by completely unfriendly forces and at the same time cut off from Russia. The liberation of the southernmost region of Ukraine will allow resuming the provision of material, humanitarian, and, if necessary, military-technical assistance to Pridnestrovie

    I can agree that Pridnestrovie is a republic. But not recognized by anyone. And no one attacked the PMR: neither Moldova nor Ukraine. The Romanian-Moldovan-Ukrainians bark something there from time to time, but nothing more. On the published map, Moldova is shaded in red. Is it also necessary to carry out a special operation against the Moldovans? - I strongly disagree with this.
    They live and live. They steal billions from themselves, leave for permanent residence in all countries of the world, send their labor (and not so) money to the rest, do not solve some of their internal problems very quickly, but in general they are not at all dangerous for Russia. Therefore, the thesis "Paint it red!" I will not accept in any way.
  9. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 6 March 2022 15: 14
    You don't have to think that it's not. Odessa is the oldest city on the planet. In order to dig the Black Sea6 and the Mediterranean Sea, the ancient Ukrainians had to have a base for storing shovels, picks and crowbars. Odessa became such a city. First of all, they dug ponds in Odessa and launched frogs and fish for food. Then, when the seas were dug out and the water was launched into them, Odessa was buried again until better times. When people grow wiser, they will dig it up again to the delight of the ukrov already living today. The city was born from the sea, like the goddess Athena from the head of Zeus. For an accurate understanding of how this happened, you need to read Ivan Kotlyarevsky's Aeneid. Everything is accurately described down to the micron. This is a historical book that is not forbidden to read, both for newborns and for those who have not mastered the letter.
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