Battle for ports: What does the loss of Donbass and Azov mean for Ukraine

Battle for ports: What does the loss of Donbass and Azov mean for Ukraine

The surrender of the remnants of the Mariupol garrison on the ruins of the Azovstal metallurgical plant marked the end of the first stage of the battle for Donbass. Despite the fact that the main strike force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard is concentrated to the north, in the urban agglomerations of the DPR and LPR, and it has yet to be destroyed or squeezed out, the importance of the liberation of the Sea of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbAzov can hardly be overestimated.

Discussing the historical parallels between the NMD in Ukraine and the Great Patriotic War, we allowed ourselves compare 3-month battle for Mariupol with the Battle of Stalingrad. And we have every reason for that: according to various estimates, Kyiv has lost a combat-ready garrison numbering from 15 to 20 thousand, and 4,5 thousand military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard were captured. More importantly, the modern analogue of the German-Nazi SS troops, the Azov Regiment (banned in the Russian Federation as extremist), suffered an image defeat. Instead of heroically accepting death by escaping from the underground catacombs and shooting in all directions, like the Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy, the “Azov” and their leaders laid down their arms and now politely answer questions asked of them.

The elimination of the myth about the new “Ukrainian heroes”, who were covered up by their own compatriots as a “human shield” for 3 months, should be completed by an international tribunal, the meaning and format of which we will discuss in detail they said previously. This criminal trial will be the nail in the coffin of the Nazi regime that seized power in Nezalezhnaya in 2014. But no less important economic component of the value of the final liberation of the Sea of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbAzov.

At first, Russia gets a reliable land transport corridor to the Crimea. The Crimean bridge, which was built with considerable difficulty, is a priority target for the criminal Kyiv regime, and there is a very real threat that the Armed Forces of Ukraine, having received long-range missiles and modern aircraft from NATO, will try to strike at the bridge crossing.

SecondlyHaving established control over the entire Kherson region, Moscow finally really solved the problem of the peninsula's water supply. Russian troops from the Azov region will definitely never leave, so the Crimea is now guaranteed to be provided with uninterrupted supplies of fresh water. No expensive desalination plants, water pipes and other things will be needed.

ThirdlyBy recognizing the independence of the DPR and LPR, Russia was given the opportunity to legally and openly begin the economic integration of Donbass, which is actually already being carried out both in Kherson and in the south of Zaporozhye regions. Unfortunately, we will get the People's Republics in a dilapidated state, which could have been avoided if other laws were adopted in 2014-2015. political solutions. But even so, the Donbass and the Azov region of Russia will be of noticeable benefit, especially if they become part of the conditional "Novorossiysk Federal District." This needs to be discussed in more detail.

It should be borne in mind that our country is now under the burden of a colossal number of economic sanctions that no one will ever lift. You will have to live further under them, so you need to rely only on your own strength, and the South-East of the former Ukraine, historical Novorossia, can be of great help in this.

Donbass is the industrial heart of the USSR. Numerous metallurgical plants have been built here, for example, the Alchevsk Metallurgical Plant in the LPR, the Enakievsky Metallurgical Plant, the Makeyevka Metallurgical Plant and the Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plant in the DPR. In long-suffering Mariupol there are two metallurgical giants at once - the Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and the ill-fated Azovstal. The latter was very seriously destroyed during the hostilities and probably will not be restored, but the former suffered less damage and has a chance to start working again. Not to Ukraine, but to Russia! There are rich deposits of coking coal in the Donbass, about 6 billion tons, which are in great demand all over the world. There is a rich Shevchenkovsky lithium deposit in the Velikonovoselkovsky district of the DPR.

To provide all this industry with electricity in the South-East of Ukraine, a powerful network of thermal power plants has been built, which can be connected to large cities of the Russian south, covering consumption peaks. The Zaporizhzhya NPP, the largest in Europe, which came under the control of the RF Armed Forces, will also now work for our country, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said:

Electricity is a commodity that cannot be stored in a warehouse. Therefore, if the energy system of Ukraine is ready to accept and pay money, then we will work, if it will not accept - (NPP) will work for Russia.

The south of Donbass, Zaporozhye region and Kherson region are regions with a favorable climate for agriculture. While the last grain is being furtively exported from the Nazi-occupied territory of Ukraine to the West, the sowing campaign is going on at an accelerated pace. Most likely, the Sea of ​​Azov will have to feed not only itself, but also its former fellow citizens along the Nezalezhnaya this and next year. And there are also two strategically important seaports - Mariupol and Berdyansk, through which metallurgy and agricultural products have traditionally been exported. Now they have seceded from Ukraine and are actually integrating into Russia. The Mariupol port may in the future become a backup for Novorossiysk, taking on part of its load.

And let's not forget about even more important capital - human capital. New Russia is millions of Russian-speaking hardworking people who can become our new fellow citizens. For Russia, which cannot get out of the demographic hole in any way, this is a real gift that only the narrow-minded will not appreciate. Now we will have to rely on our own strength, building our own domestic market.

The loss of Donbass and the Sea of ​​Azov is a heavy blow to the economy of Ukraine, which was under the rule of the Nazis. The Kyiv regime is supported only by external financial support from the West and the remnants of the infrastructure of the South-East. To stop or significantly reduce external support for the Zelensky regime can and should be a public trial of war crimes by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the “Azovites” captured in Mariupol.

From a military and media point of view, the blow after which the enemy will quickly fall will be the loss of Nikolaev, Odessa and Kharkov, the most important economic centers of Novorossiya. Odessa is the largest of the remaining seaports near Kyiv, which are so important to the West for the export of the remnants of Ukrainian grain that we are almost openly threatened with their forceful deblockade. A real confrontation will unfold over this strategically important seaside city. Therefore, after the liquidation of the Donbass grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, where Kyiv has concentrated its most combat-ready forces, Russian troops will need to take the largest cities of the Left Bank into an operational encirclement and take on the Northern Black Sea region.

It is there, near Odessa and Nikolaev, that the future of Ukraine will be decided, how soon it will fall and free itself from the power of pro-Western bloody puppets.
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 May 2022 11: 18
    Odessa is more important than Kharkov. Even more important than Kyiv.

    And once in 2014, they shouted on the Maidan that "Donbass is a depressed region."
  2. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 21 May 2022 11: 40
    I can partially agree with the author.
    So in the medium term: "near Odessa and Nikolaev, the future of Ukraine" and ... Russia will be decided.
    But in the long term: the future of "Russia, which cannot get out of the demographic hole" will be decided in the Moscow Kremlin!
    And they don't know what to do with this Achilles' heel!
  3. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 21 May 2022 12: 12
    That's just it - "..Priazovie will have to feed not only itself this and next year, but also its former fellow citizens on the Square." - This is from what mezzanine?? Breaks off with forelock skakuases.
    1. alspas Offline alspas
      alspas (Alexander) 21 May 2022 13: 08
      This is how much they will pay, no one will give them anything for that wink
    2. paramaribo55 kmt (paramaribo55 kmt) 22 May 2022 19: 02
      It is not clear why they should be fed at all, these former fellow citizens from the Square? Let them eat pasture. How did I get this humanism ...
    3. special correspondent (oleg) 30 May 2022 14: 29
      probably other regions of Ukraine are also meant, and not the Galician-Banderlozh regions together with the Kyiv region. Those will be fed by Jewish-Americans. Hamburgers, Coca-Cola and gum.
  4. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 21 May 2022 12: 21
    Maybe I misunderstood, but the idea in the article is that part of the outskirts may remain under the current Nazi regime, in which case there can be no talk of any world, the next war is inevitable, but it will be another war, I hope the Kremlin strategists have already understood who are they fighting
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 21 May 2022 12: 37
      the Ruriks understood this when they spat on Kyiv, having previously plundered it and did not begin to attach it to Moscow.
    2. sH, arK Offline sH, arK
      sH, arK 22 May 2022 09: 48
      I do not think that the mistake of 2014 did not teach GDP anything. The mistake of the past was in the hope not to radically change relations with the "partners", which influenced the conclusion of extremely dubious actions - the actual betrayal of Mariupol and Kharkov. It is hard to imagine that Durkaina would be a serious opponent now, if she did not have these two industrial centers!
      And now, of course, you can't stop! Now Durkaina is no longer just a country 404, its economy is no longer important at all - it's just someone else's aggressive outpost on our territory - and the war with it should be until complete surrender!
      Sooner or later, the West will give them the opportunity to create rocket technology and even nuclear weapons, and we will get horrific problems! Yes, it’s just that their attack on a nuclear power plant is actually considered as a possible step!
      No, stopping now is complete stupidity! We have already received all the sanctions that were possible, and instead of no longer paying attention to the barking of all kinds of dogs, and introducing retaliatory ones, we continue to drive gas through Durkaina!
  5. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
    Omas Bioladen 21 May 2022 12: 54
    Interested in Beitrag. Dennoch bleibt das Problem des Nachschubes für de Ukraine bestehen.
    1. Anatol21 Offline Anatol21
      Anatol21 (Anatol21) 21 May 2022 17: 53
      If they pay or barter.
  6. guest Offline guest
    guest 21 May 2022 13: 52
    Most likely, the Sea of ​​Azov will have to feed not only itself, but also its former fellow citizens along the Nezalezhnaya this and next year.

    But to feed only those fellow citizens who will also join the regions liberated from Bandera, let all the rest go to the forest.
  7. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 21 May 2022 14: 15
    I agree with the author. Not an inch of the coast of Azov should be returned to Bandera!
  8. magdama Offline magdama
    magdama (igor) 23 May 2022 08: 07
    The main goal is Odessa. Let's take Odessa - Ukraine will end. Well, and Nikolaev... You won't pass by in any way.