Guardian: Putin personally takes part in the operation in Ukraine at the level of brigadier general

Russian President Vladimir Putin has become so personally involved in the special operation in Ukraine that he is directly involved in it at the level of a brigadier general, thinking through operational and tactical decisions. The British Guardian newspaper informed the public about this on May 16, citing Western military sources.

We believe that Putin participates in tactical decision-making at the level we would normally expect from a colonel or brigadier general.

one of the military sources told the publication.

The newspaper explained that colonels in the US army and brigadier generals in the UK army usually command a brigade, a unit of several battalions that is equivalent to the smallest operational unit in the Russian army. At the same time, the RF Armed Forces operate to a greater extent in comparison with their Western counterparts from top to bottom. Certain difficulties of the campaign forced Moscow to send generals closer to the front line, and now Putin is helping them.

The head of state should have more important things to do than make military decisions. He must determine political strategy, and not get bogged down in everyday affairs

- said the publication of the former brigadier general of the British army and the current military expert of the London International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Ben Barry.

At the same time, Putin continues to work closely with the head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, despite strange reports from Kyiv that the military leader in question has been removed from his post. However, no further details were provided to support these claims, as the assessment of Putin's close personal involvement is based on the intelligence obtained.
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  1. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 17 May 2022 14: 45
    The Commander-in-Chief fell so low? I do not believe!
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 19 May 2022 11: 04
      Or maybe Baba Liza was bending over a map of Ukraine in the basements of the Tower and, by the light of a smoke lamp from a shell casing, was sorting out the front line?
  2. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 17 May 2022 15: 12
    What a game.
  3. NNikolaich Offline NNikolaich
    NNikolaich (NNikolaich) 17 May 2022 15: 24
    And why not, if he is interested, someone plays chess at his leisure, but he has such a joke.
  4. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 17 May 2022 15: 37
    We found someone to quote, to believe in all this Caudle of Western journalists - do not respect yourself !!!
  5. Human_79 Offline Human_79
    Human_79 (Andrei) 17 May 2022 15: 54
    Listen to different nonsense "from there" less. Remember what was rushing "from there" when the Malaysian plane was shot down by the Ukrainian military. One of their versions, voiced publicly by one of their politicians, "Putin shot him down." Aha!, Wait, I personally sat at the Buk console.
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 19 May 2022 10: 59
      One of their versions, voiced publicly by one of their politicians, "Putin shot him down"

      It was just the Malaysian Boeing that was mistaken for Putin's plane, and therefore shot down. And then the pilot Voloshin was liquidated in Nikolaev.
  6. consultant Offline consultant
    consultant (Vladimir) 17 May 2022 16: 04
    Let your wife be taught to cook cabbage soup! The wise men from Afghanistan scrabbled, but the mind did not seem to increase. Their president, I suppose, even goes to the toilet on a prompt.
  7. dkuznecov Offline dkuznecov
    dkuznecov (Dmitry Kuznetsov) 17 May 2022 16: 50
    Yeah, they sit - they put out potatoes, like
    Petka with Chapaev.
  8. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 17 May 2022 17: 27
    Fresh tradition, hard to believe

    If V. Putin takes part in an operation at the level of a brigadier general, then, logically, he must obey the orders of ... a higher command!
  9. Mikhail Novikov Offline Mikhail Novikov
    Mikhail Novikov (Mikhail Novikov) 17 May 2022 18: 59
    I still think that he takes part at the level of the president. generals (including brigadiers) are responsible for the army, and the president is responsible for the country.
    1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
      Pat Rick 18 May 2022 08: 58
      generals (including brigadiers) are responsible for the army

      In the modern Russian army there is no rank of brigadier general.
      The title of brigadier was in the Republic of Ingushetia between the reigns of the emperors Peter and Paul.
      Kombrigs were in the Red Army until the early 40s.
      This rank is above colonel and below major general.
  10. Lesnik Offline Lesnik
    Lesnik (Lesnik) 17 May 2022 20: 25
    The gentlemen do not know the traditions of the Russian army! It was and is in our army to go to the "front end" and push the command post closer to the front line! Suvorov crossed the Alps with an army, Kutuzov thought in Fili, Zhukov kneaded mud in the swamps of Belarus. Putin "loves" to congratulate the army on the New Year, arriving like Santa Claus in a fighter plane! The Gostomel airfield near Kyiv was not taken by chance! Christmas tree in Vologda for the square. Kalinin in Kyiv has already been chosen!
    1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
      Pat Rick 17 May 2022 23: 35
      It was and is in our army to go to the "front end" and push the command post closer to the front line!

      "What did I discover in the 43rd Army? The commander of the army, Lieutenant General Golubev, instead of taking care of the troops, took care of providing for his person. He kept one, and sometimes two cows (for the production of fresh milk and butter), three to five sheep for personal allowance (for kebabs), a couple of pigs (for sausages and hams) and a few chickens... This was done in front of everyone, and the front knew about it.
      KP Golubev, as a cowardly person, is located 25-30 km from the front line and is a fortified knot with an area of ​​1-2 hectares, surrounded by two rows of barbed wire. In the middle - a brand new chopped, with Russian carving of five-walls, downright boyar tower. The house has four rooms, decorated in the latest fashion, and a dungeon of two rooms.
      In addition, a house was built for messengers, orderlies, kitchens and guards. The dungeon and the entrance to it are finished better than the Moscow metro. A small smokehouse was built. Golubev is very fond of smoked meats: sausages, hams, and especially fish, he keeps for this man, who knows the craft of smoking well.
      A lot of effort and money was spent on this construction, two engineering battalions worked for almost a month to build such a command post. This was done at a time when there was an acute shortage of sapper units for engineering work at the forefront. And the rears are neglected, the roads look especially bad ... In this army ... from the commander to the unit commanders, everyone has their own personal kitchen and a large number of people seconded for service ... This had a very bad effect on the combat effectiveness of the troops.
      How the fattest general in the Red Army, who weighed 160 kg, actually fought.
  11. guest Offline guest
    guest 17 May 2022 20: 41
    As I understand it, in order to write articles for the Guardian, you need to have a certificate from the relevant institution.
  12. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 17 May 2022 22: 02
    It's time to ask the Commander-in-Chief on the results of the operation.
    It has been going on for 3 months, but it is still not clear on what territory it is being held - in Ukraine or in Russia?
    Reports of the Russian Defense Ministry indicate that the fighting is going on in Ukraine, but for some reason bombs and shells fall on Russian settlements.
    Maybe it's time to change horses at the crossing, or just the crossing itself?
  13. opportunist Offline opportunist
    opportunist (dim) 17 May 2022 22: 53
    Putin was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last Wednesday, and on Sunday he was diagnosed with cancer, according to British intelligence agencies. laughing
  14. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 17 May 2022 23: 51
    At the same time, Putin continues to work closely with the head of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov ...

    In my opinion, these are all fairy tales of English journalists.
    As far as I know, since April 8, General Dvornikov has commanded the entire NWO.
  15. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 18 May 2022 14: 28
    Haha, they definitely cheered me up, and they also saw him in the tank as a mechanic driver, a sniper in Marik and, of course, in deep reconnaissance of the GRU General Staff in Lemberg, he set beacons there laughing It seems that not only the Fashington senile suffers from dementia, a contagious disease however
  16. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 19 May 2022 01: 22
    enemy propaganda, they try to play with images from the past and in this way attribute the "mistakes" of starting the company to the president personally. Cheap enemy propaganda. It's more like revenge. Revenge for the fact that RIA wrote that the British advisers developed a failed operation to capture the Serpent's Island, so that Johnson and Zelensky would announce victory together on May 9. The disaster of the operation was attributed to the British. In general, there is a war, propaganda is one of the fronts.