Possible tactics of the RF Armed Forces during the liberation of the cities of Novorossia

The special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine turned out to be, unfortunately, not such an easy walk as many had thought lightly before. Managed by NATO military experts, the enemy puts up serious resistance. The situation is complicated by the fact that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are forced to act with relatively modest forces, many times inferior in number to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard. Now there is a lot of arguing whether the Ground Forces of the Russian Army will be enough to liberate all of Ukraine or not.

And this is a very good question. You can try to answer it by referring to the history of the Great Patriotic War. In 1943-1944, the Red Army already liberated the Ukrainian SSR from the German-Nazi invaders and their accomplices from Italy, Romania and Hungary. Fierce fighting took place in the same places as today.

History lessons

It is interesting that, as now, the city of Kharkov, a large industrial center and railway logistics hub, which the Nazis clung to, became a big problem for the Soviet troops. Kharkiv is in many ways the key to control over the entire Left Bank, which makes it a priority target for the RF Armed Forces immediately after the defeat of the Donbass grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In 1943, it was not possible to take the city occupied by the Germans on the move, the Red Army suffered heavy losses. Elite SS tank units were deployed to help the garrison, which did not allow it to be completely encircled. The Nazis were not so much driven out of Kharkov as squeezed out.

The city was taken in a semicircle, leaving the invaders a corridor to the west, and our troops began to enter it from the north and east. Realizing the futility of further sitting still, the Germans themselves withdrew and hastily rushed to the Dnieper. The liberation of Kharkov allowed the Red Army to secure the rear and deploy a bridgehead for crossing the river and further offensive.

During the liberation of Zaporozhye, the problem of the security of the DneproGES was acute. The Nazis mined it, and there was a risk that they would undermine it, flooding our troops with cities and towns during the offensive. One special-purpose platoon was enough, which promptly took control of the hydroelectric power station and carried out demining. After that, Zaporozhye was taken in four days.

In a similar way, our grandfathers and great-grandfathers Nikolaev and Odessa were liberated. Both the ground forces and the Black Sea Fleet took part in the operation, which sank enemy ships and prevented the Germans and their Romanian accomplices from bringing ammunition, food and reinforcements. First, the city of Nikolaev was blocked and taken. In its port, an assault force was landed and fought heroically, which held out for two days against numerically many times superior forces. Having crossed the Southern Bug, the Red Army regained control over the city of Ochakov and moved towards Odessa.

The largest port of Ukraine was intended to be blocked from the sea and land. The ground armies from the northwest and northeast went to the connection, but it was not possible to tightly close the encirclement ring. Part of the garrison was able to break out with a fight in a westerly direction to the Dniester. The Germans also tried to evacuate by sea, but the Black Sea Fleet and aviation sank more than 30 enemy ships. Thanks to the help of the Odessa underground and partisans, it was possible to avoid undermining the infrastructure mined by the Nazis. In general, the complete destruction of the city was avoided.


It is impossible to avoid drawing parallels with those events. The only difference is that the enemy does not speak German, the contingents in modern Ukraine are fighting much smaller in number, but heavier weapons are used. Can the experience of the liberation of the Ukrainian SSR by the Red Army be applied by the RF Armed Forces?

Why not? The Russian army, as far as possible, tries to avoid civilian casualties and unnecessary destruction, but, alas, it does not always work out. A sad example of this is the port city of Mariupol, turned by the Nazis from "Azov" (banned in the Russian Federation as extremist) into their stronghold. To knock them out of there, almost half the city had to be demolished to the foundation. It's sad, but with all the negativity, this event has its own positive side.

The most effective and sparing tactic is to recognize the encirclement of cities, followed by squeezing the garrisons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine out of them. The enemy must be given a choice: to leave on time himself or “evacuate to the Rostov pre-trial detention center” later, or even go for long-term storage in the refrigerator, like at Azovstal. Zaporozhye, Nikolaev or Odessa should be taken into the operational environment, but the corridor for the exit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine should be left. To make it better, to continuously deliver pinpoint strikes on its infrastructure, and to speed up the decision-making, enter the outskirts of the city from the opposite side of the corridor and gradually crush it, grinding the most passionate forces of the defenders.

As a matter of fact, something similar has already happened in practice in the Donbass in the city of Krasny Liman, from where the APU-shniks preferred to leave while they were given such an opportunity. So, the sad fate of Mariupol and the well-deserved punishments for the “Azovites” who settled there will become a clear example for all other city garrisons. The choice is simple: “like in Mariupol” or “like in Krasny Liman”.
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  1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 28 May 2022 15: 44
    Theoretically, it is true, especially since there is practical confirmation by Mariupol.
    But is such a template suitable for all occasions of military life?
    1. Smilodon terribilis nimis 28 May 2022 16: 21
      It's good if we follow it clearly.
    2. guest Offline guest
      guest 28 May 2022 18: 19
      If necessary, the template can be corrected or even completely changed, the main thing is to act and continue to liberate the territories.
      1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
        Michael L. 28 May 2022 18: 37
        Actually, mentioning Mariupol, I was mistaken.
        He didn't mean it.
        Confused with the city, the name of which I heard briefly on TV.
        But this does not change the essence.
    3. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 1 June 2022 12: 33
      Quote from Mikhail L.
      But is such a template suitable for all occasions of military life?

      The template is good when there are no counter forces. On the other side, no fools. Why don't VKS destroy cement plants, enterprises for the production of ready-mixed concrete, which are currently of military importance? These are long-term firing points, bomb shelters, which make you spend huge amounts of money on ammunition, equipment, human resources, while neutralizing fortifications.
      Why is not an alternative put to Kyiv, for the destruction of the infrastructure of the civilian population of the eastern part of Ukraine, to destroy the industrial infrastructure of western Ukraine? Ukrainian officers, gunners must be aware that every shot in the east is reflected in the destruction of jobs in the west. Nobody talks about the destruction of the residential sector and the population.
  2. Remigius Offline Remigius
    Remigius (Remigiusz) 28 May 2022 17: 22
    The expulsion of Ukrainians to the west of Ukraine poses a threat to the future. We must not give the enemy the opportunity to reactivate, because a regular army, battle-hardened and re-equipped in the West, will pose a serious threat. It is necessary to destroy the supply lines from the west, and then once and to the maximum to break the retreating troops. Military commanders know best how to do this. In my opinion, this is a strategy for success.
    1. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 28 May 2022 19: 44
      Quote from Remigius
      It is impossible to give the enemy the opportunity to reactivate,

      Only Yelstone can annul the global threat. The rest will resolve itself.
  3. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 28 May 2022 20: 09
    A sad example of this is the port city of Mariupol, turned by the Nazis from "Azov" (banned in the Russian Federation as extremist) into their stronghold. To knock them out of there, almost half the city had to be demolished to the foundation. It's sad, but with all the negativity, this event has its own positive side.

    It is not entirely clear what this most positive side consists of ...
  4. spectr Offline spectr
    spectr (Dmitriy) 28 May 2022 20: 47
    I wonder why non-lethal means are not used in urban battles. Once wrote about them. To fit such a fool to a problematic building, turn on (what kind of ultrasound or microwave or something else), so that the blood comes out of the ears and they start running out of there like cockroaches
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 28 May 2022 20: 53
    I have a friend who is a military pilot. Now he is a pensioner. Two months ago, I had a strong argument with him on SVO. Our opinions agreed only that the NWO had started correctly and victory would be ours. But the actions of our commanders, we understand differently. Does the General Staff know better!? Called him again recently. So he generally refused to discuss CBO. A regular military man, and even then he cannot explain what kind of NWO is there and how much longer will this continue?
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 28 May 2022 22: 41
    Boilers. Known tactic.
    But perhaps there are known counteractions.

    By the way, since the partisans were mentioned. Something does not write anything about the promoted new Z-partisans and blacks - volunteers.
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 30 May 2022 13: 17
      What are partisans? They just promised to partisan from the other side, but everything that that side gives out is just a pathetic imitation of ISIS.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 May 2022 17: 22
        She doesn't care. Media even sensible horror stories could not throw.

        And blacks and Odessa partisans are both useful and PR. But 3 months have passed, but there is not even PR from Africa ...
  7. Vnadn Offline Vnadn
    Vnadn (Vlad) 28 May 2022 22: 56
    Where is the money, Zin,)) For such plans, a military economy and many times more troops are needed. In the fall, a positional war will begin, which will end first with a ceasefire, and then with a peace treaty.
    1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 29 May 2022 14: 20
      It will end with a peace treaty: which Ukraine will sign and then, as always, will comply with?
      1. Vnadn Offline Vnadn
        Vnadn (Vlad) 29 May 2022 15: 01
        A military trick is one of the methods of war, the Kremlin also needs a respite and save face, because it is obvious that there is no strategic success and is not expected. So we need to save face and pass off what we have as a victory.
      2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
        Bulanov (Vladimir) 30 May 2022 13: 14
        This peace treaty will look especially interesting given the shortage of grain in Ukraine.
    2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
      Sapsan136 (Alexander) 30 May 2022 15: 33
      3 months have passed since the beginning of active hostilities and you have lost 21% of your territory and the best personnel and volunteer units. Why suddenly such confidence that it will be better further and a positional war will begin? What wave of mobilization do you have on the account? The 8th, it seems, but the Russian Federation has not even carried out partial mobilization so far ... and not all reserves of the personnel army of the Russian Federation entered the battle.
  8. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 29 May 2022 16: 43
    The most effective and sparing tactic is to recognize the encirclement of cities, followed by squeezing the garrisons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine out of them.

    An excellent tactic if the opponent suffers from a severe brain disease. If he does not suffer, then his troops will keep the settlements until the last opportunity. And new Mariupoli will appear.
    1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 29 May 2022 17: 24
      Will there be new Mariupoli?

      Will be!
      Will appear: with death or shameful captivity "not suffering from a serious brain disease"!
      1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 29 May 2022 22: 33
        Quote from Mikhail L.
        Will be!
        Will appear: with death or shameful captivity "not suffering from a serious brain disease"!

        Do you think they should not defend their cities? Such is the logic of war (in this case, NWO), regardless of the nationality of the warring parties.

        Quote from Mikhail L.
        It fits in some ways.
        Only: "Winners are not judged!". (Catherine II)

        Is the author a winner? Oh well...

        Quote from Mikhail L.
        And most importantly: ... "A pig will find dirt everywhere"! ;-(

        I already told you about your rudeness and how it correlates inversely with intellectual abilities. You even rude stupidly.
  9. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 29 May 2022 17: 30
    in my opinion, almost everything is obvious: we don’t go ahead, we protect our fighters. to the best of our ability, we grind the Nazis and their weapons, of course, including those "gifts" from Western partners.
    Still, war is a costly business. the Ukrainian economy, of course, will not pull out such a muddle on its own. The help of the West is not endless, over time it will also stop. and only later, when the main part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is either evacuated to the Rostov pre-trial detention center from this grinding, or gets a little crazy and dumps them in their Khatysk region, then it will be much easier for us to reach the western borders.
  10. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
    ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 30 May 2022 11: 05
    Do they read this publication in Russian "decision-making centers"? ))
  11. guest Offline guest
    guest 30 May 2022 13: 20
    Quote: Oleg Rambover
    Do you think they should not defend their cities?

    These are not their cities, they are occupiers there and behave accordingly. Ask the people of Mariupol what they think of these Ukronazis.
  12. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 6 June 2022 19: 54
    Everyone needs a long-term war in Ukraine. Putin to secure his power forever, NATO to expand, the United States to capture the European market for itself. In order to win, the Russian Federation must name its enemy, that is, the NWO, but there is no enemy.
    We need a law for Ukraine.
    It is necessary to legislate that the territory of Ukraine, seized by the separatists with the help of NATO, is the property of Russia. NATO is an enemy of Russia.
    Then, in accordance with the Law, the military operation carried out by Russia in Ukraine is the liberation of the territory of Russia occupied by separatists, the restoration of the territorial integrity of Russia, the reunification of peoples.
    The presence of the Law will designate the goal, give certainty about the future to the citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of Ukraine. Citizens living on the territory of Ukraine will not have to be afraid in the future for themselves, for persecution by the fascist regime.
    All actions of the Russian Army on the territory of Ukraine will comply with the Law. The law will not allow NATO to intervene, to bring troops from Poland, Romania, Hungary into the territory of Ukraine, and the annexation of Ukraine by these countries will automatically disappear.
    The unilateral appeal adopted on December 5, 1991 by the Supreme Council of Ukraine “To the Parliaments and Peoples of the World”, by which it announced that “Ukraine considers the 1922 Treaty on the Establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with respect to itself null and void” is void, since in 1936 a new The Constitution of the USSR, with the entry into force of which the Constitution of the USSR of 1924 ceased to operate, including the Treaty on the Formation of the USSR of 1922. The Treaty on the Formation of the USSR of 1922 did not exist as an independent legal document.
    The withdrawal of the Republic of Ukraine from the USSR was possible only with a positive decision received at the USSR Referendum and the implementation of the USSR Law of April 3, 1990 No. 1410-I “On the procedure for resolving issues related to the withdrawal of a union republic from the USSR”.
    The USSR Constitution of 1977 was adopted by all the peoples of the USSR, and only the entire people of the USSR could give permission for Ukraine to leave the USSR.
    The exit of Ukraine without a nationwide referendum in the USSR and the failure to comply with the law of April 3, 1990 No. 1410-I is a criminal offense that has no statute of limitations.
    The Treaty "On Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between the Russian Federation and Ukraine" dated May 31, 1997 ceased to be valid on April 1, 2019 due to its denunciation by Ukraine. The termination of this Treaty releases the Russian Federation from any obligation in relation to Ukraine.
    The USSR - the successor - the right successor of the Russian Empire, and the Russian Federation-Russia the successor - the right successor of the USSR. All of them are the same subject of history and international law (RF), which has a new name and a different socio-political system. The Russian Federation-Russia and the USSR paid off all debts, including those of the Russian Empire, for which there are court decisions or other supporting documents. For example, between 1997 and to 2000 From the budget of the Russian Federation, payments were made in the total amount of 400 million US dollars in favor of the Government of the French Republic for the debts of the Government of the Russian Empire. In August 2006, the Russian Federation fully repaid the lend-lease debt to the United States. There are no outstanding debts, we do not consider modern loans. This is a fact that the Russian Federation has unilaterally assumed obligations to be the successor - successor of the Russian Empire and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
    Russia did not transfer, sell or donate to the former Soviet republic of the USSR Ukraine its territories, as well as its foreign assets.
    It is urgently necessary for the Russian Federation-Russia, as the successor of the Russian Empire and the USSR, and as the owner of the territory of the former USSR republic of Ukraine, to secure Russia's ownership of this territory by legislative means, unilaterally.
    For example, in 2005, China passed the "Law on Anti-Secession of the State." According to the document, in the event of a threat to the peaceful reunification of the mainland and Taiwan, the PRC government is obliged to resort to force and other necessary methods to preserve its territorial integrity.
    The absence of a law stating that the territory of Ukraine is the property of Russia allows Russia's enemies to interpret the ongoing special military operation as aggression and occupation by Russia and allows NATO countries to annex this no man's territory.
    There is only one decision on Ukraine in favor of the people of Russia. The state of Ukraine must cease to exist. The entire territory of Ukraine should return to Russia, in the form of regions and republics. There is no need to ask permission from anyone, everything must be done unilaterally. There is no state of Ukraine, there are no debts, there is no government of Ukraine in exile, there are no Ukrainian participants in various international organizations, there is no hostile state on the border of Russia.
    If the state of Ukraine is left, then today and in the future, Russia will always have a headache. Ukraine will definitely join NATO. Everything that is promised and will be spelled out in the Constitution of Ukraine, in its documents, Ukraine will change, in the way that is beneficial to the United States and its satellites.