Ukrainian "expert": Even if it is not possible to save at least part of the Luhansk region, the Donetsk region must be defended

Recently, it has become fashionable in Ukraine to talk about the transition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the counteroffensive, since the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation "are running out of steam and have not achieved their goals." However, the Ukrainian video blogger, “military expert and reserve colonel” Oleg Zhdanov does not share this point of view. He expressed his conclusions during a conversation at the FreeDOM - UATV Channel telethon.

In his opinion, to begin with, it is necessary to prepare well for a counteroffensive, i.e. you need to attack with serious forces and means so as not to fall under the blow of the defending side. He noted that it is still very early for the Armed Forces of Ukraine to go over to counteroffensives, since there are more important tasks in the short term. Zhdanov believes that it is necessary to at least maintain Kyiv's control over part of the Donetsk region - this is a top priority for the near future.

Even if we fail to save at least part of the Luhansk region, then we must defend the Donetsk region without fail

- he said.

The second task is to transfer the hostilities "into positional warfare" in order to gain time. This must be done in order to finally wait for the heavy military equipment, which should be measured by echelons, train military personnel and coordinate units. Only after that, when Ukraine actually has a new army and a powerful group of troops is ready for combat operations, will it be possible to launch a counteroffensive in any direction.

This readiness will not be until the second half of summer (after mid-July - ed.)

- summed up Zhdanov.
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  1. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
    svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 4 June 2022 12: 08
    There, soon all Ukrainian holopuziki in the Donbas will be boiled in a cauldron. As I understood Khodakovsky, for all the shelling of civilians, everyone sitting there will be boiled.
  2. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 4 June 2022 12: 09
    Are they broadcasting from a parallel universe?
  3. Opozdavshiy Offline Opozdavshiy
    Opozdavshiy (Sergei) 4 June 2022 12: 51
    Colleagues, do you know at least one precedent in history when the West, more specifically the Anglo-Saxons, successfully implemented proxy war plans, pumping a foreign state with real military equipment?
    I dont know.
    The Anglo-Saxons came as close as possible to such a strategy in Afghanistan. There, an absolutely devoted, loyal and US-controlled regime was pumped up with money and weapons many times more significantly.
    What ended - everyone knows. The US military-industrial complex and financial structures affiliated with it remained a huge winner.
    Americans are very fond of repeating successful experiences.
    Will everything end differently in Ukraine than in Afghanistan?
    1. Alexander J. Offline Alexander J.
      Alexander J. (Alexander) 4 June 2022 23: 20
      So this is what they have a chip! Pump up the military-industrial complex, cut yourself, you can take a break, and then again they will stir up some
  4. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 4 June 2022 14: 17
    These strategists should take care not of the Donetsk region, but of Poznan, the capital of the Greater Poland Voivodeship, where the whole Caudle will soon sink. It's time to equip your huts THERE. For, in containers, as in Bulgaria, you won’t last long.
  5. Alexander J. Offline Alexander J.
    Alexander J. (Alexander) 4 June 2022 14: 41
    Mariupol has already been defended! Kherson lay back! Lions almost gave! Crimea has been taken! What else?
  6. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 4 June 2022 15: 01
    100 days of SVO. The essential result of these hundred days - the EU and the West as a whole completely squandered and merged their influence on the Russians. The Russians no longer want to be like the "Western" world, to strive to imitate. The perception of the West in Russia has changed from "geostrategic opponents, but how well they live, how well everything is arranged there" to "hypocritical enemies, God forbid them democracy in Russia." This is perhaps the most important result of what is happening - Russia is embarking on its own civilizational path, focusing on itself, when just 100 days ago everything was uncertain and vague, especially in the context of 2024.

    The same goes for Ukraine. Russia does not need a military victory over Ukraine. Ukrainians themselves must realize what the West is for Ukraine. We will get an enemy who is not defeated by force, but who hates us, and not defeated by force, but a fraternal people who have regained their sight (within some regions, unfortunately it is not destined for everyone to see the light). For this insight, the actions and decisions of the West in relation to Ukraine and the actions and decisions of the Kyiv regime in relation to the Ukrainians are sufficient.

    The EU has miscalculated twice. At the beginning of the SVO, they entered the sanctions war against Russia and did not achieve a result - Russian society rallied around the president, the economy is taking a hit. Against the background of the losses of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation at the beginning of the company, the EU believed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine could win and miscalculated again. This misjudgment of the situation led to calls for European politicians to fight to victory. The EU thus drove Ukraine to war, promising it victory, which significantly helped the Russian narrative - the West is fighting with Russia Ukrainians as pawns. Now that the EU can no longer supply arms, support Ukraine financially, calls for negotiations (after the promise of victory and 35 dead Ukrainians), the perception of the EU in Ukraine itself is also changing.

    Now the EU is openly calling on Ukrainians to get rid of the Kyiv regime themselves - through constant public reminders of the impossibility of Ukraine joining the EU and even obtaining candidate status, which for Ukrainians means one thing - the EU no longer supports the Kyiv regime.
  7. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) 4 June 2022 15: 16
    How is it in Ukrainian: an unintelligent person with a thought is wealth! (It denotes the type of people who are unable to earn money, and therefore dream all their lives that wealth will fall on their heads.)
  8. Zubkov61 Offline Zubkov61
    Zubkov61 (Eduard Zubkov) 4 June 2022 18: 48
    Dumka gets richer.
  9. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 5 June 2022 13: 26
    Quote: Siegfried
    The EU has miscalculated twice. At the beginning of the SVO, they entered the sanctions war against Russia and did not achieve a result - Russian society rallied around the president, the economy is taking a hit.

    They did what we ourselves could not do on our own. The loot of the oligarchs began to return. Slowly. But that's not the point - stopped flowing new money there. We need to take the second step - to force them to invest in their economy, and not keep them on deposits in anticipation (what?).
  10. Luenkov Offline Luenkov
    Luenkov (Arkady) 5 June 2022 20: 00
    The author used paleonka ... In the Lugash region, it’s even better.
  11. Offline (Irina Gorskova) 5 June 2022 22: 57
    Yeees. Ukrvsushniki very well "preserve". They thrash as if cut off at home, schools, hospitals .... Is this what they call "save"?
  12. vik669 Offline vik669
    vik669 (vik669) 6 June 2022 13: 23
    It is still very early for the Armed Forces of Ukraine to go on the counteroffensive - yes, of course, it is necessary to "lure" the Muscovites to the Polish border and dump them into a geyropa themselves and turn out like in a song: I'm attached - tebe nema, pidmanula, pidvala.
  13. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 9 June 2022 06: 10
    In principle, this colonel says the right "things". But, he perfectly understands that what he thinks is practically not feasible. Ukraine is already in its fourth or fifth wave of mobilization. So Russia can partially carry out its mobilization of people. Russia has complete dominance in the air, at sea, Russian artillery is considered the best in the world. The superiority in artillery pieces is simply overwhelming. The MLRS promised by the Americans to Ukraine will not have a significant impact on the war. In order to accurately direct installations on Russian troops, information from satellites is needed, in real time. If the Americans provide it, Russia will have no choice but to hit the Polish arms depots and logistics. The morale of Ukrainian soldiers without victories is very low. So there is no confidence and it does not give courage to go forward. Do not forget that more than 50 thousand Ukrainian soldiers have already died. Hundreds of thousands were wounded, 7 thousand were captured, 10 thousand were missing. And these were elite Ukrainian troops.