Special military operation: the general plan of the command


The beginning of the military special operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine came as a surprise to the Russian society. The Russian people have been waiting for open armed support for the Donbass republics since 2014 and have already lost faith in the leadership of their own state. Political and business circles were convinced that the pulling of troops to the border with Ukraine was nothing more than “saber rattling” as part of the next round of confrontation with the West. The start of hostilities by the Russian Federation led to the largest shifts in Russian society in recent decades and significantly changes the configuration of international forces.


In the Western press, the case is portrayed in such a way that the whole world opposes Russia, and inside the country the actions of the authorities are in sharp conflict with public opinion. Coverage of the special operation finally transferred the information resources of the West to the rails of the new Cold War and made analytics a hostage to military propaganda. After several months of hostilities and a powerful shake-up of the world economics due to sanctions, the tone of gloomy forecasts from the battlefields, the political and economic situation in Russia, was forced to begin to change. Each successive month of confrontation poses increasingly difficult challenges for Western politicians and the media to explain the resilience of the Russian economy, political system, and offensiveness. Each time, a new predictive delay of the inevitable collapse of the Russian Federation is given. In terms of the scale of disinformation and fakes, the civil war in Ukraine and the special operation of the Russian Federation sharply surpass all conflicts and political processes over the past fifty years.

The decision to launch a special operation is subject to the greatest speculation. According to the official version, the Russian Federation provides assistance to the LDNR, in which, firstly, the population is subjected to genocide, and secondly, part of the territories is controlled by the Kyiv regime. This decision was forced in connection with the policy of the United States and NATO countries to approach the borders of the Russian Federation and the deliberate escalation in the Donbass. Later, information was made public about the preparation of a large-scale offensive by Ukrainian armed forces. In other words, the decision to launch a special operation was of a preventive nature.

It is not easy to reliably assess the seriousness, degree and scale of Ukraine's preparations for an offensive war with the LDNR and the Russian Federation on the basis of the available facts. However, this concept fits perfectly into the overall logic of US policy both in the international arena after the declaration of a new cold war against China, and specifically in the region. In this sense, it is important to emphasize that clarifying and detailing the validity of the first strike by one or another side of the conflict is scholastic in nature. Who fired the first shot is important only for a legal point of view completely out of touch with life. All parties to any conflict prefer to consider themselves a victim of aggression or circumstances that threaten aggression. Truth is not to be found in the realm of subjective decisions. The only question is: to what extent are objective contradictions on the verge of being resolved through violence? And the procedure for exchanging strikes and counterattacks is entirely related to the tactics of the parties' actions.

Of course, the above cannot cancel the formal responsibility of the Russian Federation for the outbreak of hostilities. However, this responsibility means little in the event of the inevitability of an open confrontation, especially in the context of systematic long-term shelling of civilians. I repeat once again, the opinion of the peoples of Russia and Donbass has been stable and unchanged over the past eight years - the Ukrainian troops must be defeated and driven back, and the Ukrainian fascists must be held accountable for numerous war crimes and terror against the civilian population. There is no doubt that such a position is also close to healthy forces within Ukrainian society.

The official goals of the special operation of the Russian Federation were deliberately formulated rather abstractly: "demilitarization" and "denazification" without detail and specifics. One got the impression that the authorities themselves did not quite clearly understand the final results of military intervention in the civil war in Ukraine, leaving themselves considerable room for political maneuver. Several parallel processes unfolded, on the one hand, the borders of the control of the territory by the armed forces of the Russian Federation went far beyond the borders of the LDNR, on the other hand, there were fruitless negotiations with the Ukrainian authorities. In the future, the length of the front line was sharply reduced, the fighting was localized in the Donbass.

The nature of the development of the initial phase of the special operation gave rise to a number of ideas and expectations.

Blitzkrieg or protracted hostilities?


Thus, the concept arose that the calculation of the Russian authorities consisted in a lightning strike deep into Ukraine, which would cause the collapse of the armed forces and a rapid change of political leadership. All this was fueled by the uplifting and hat-giving moods of the first days. Plus, the military commander Sladkov told the whole world in secret that there were some agreements with the local authorities of a number of Ukrainian regions on the surrender of cities that were betrayed.

The fact is that the attitude towards modern Ukraine in the Russian information space turned out to be hostage to careless propaganda. An absurd, inexperienced president, a quarrelsome parliament, the omnipotence of the oligarchy and rampant anarchy on the ground, the economy on the verge of collapse, the control of the US central government, etc. - all this set off an objective assessment of the military and political potential of the enemy. The opinion about the armed forces of Ukraine in general was rather condescending.

On the one hand, a number of controversial and dubious decisions in the first weeks of the operation, such as not firing at the barracks, stretching the front from Kyiv to Odessa, calling on the military to overthrow Zelensky, trying to swoop down on cities, etc., are signs the fact that there was some calculation for a quick outcome of the operation. On the other hand, it is important to understand here not the presence or absence of situational forecasts, but what the general plan of the operation was. The practice of three months of hostilities in Ukraine shows that the general plan of the Russian command was counting on a long, protracted nature of the conflict.

What does it say about it?

Firstly, the large-scale use of expensive high-precision weapons, which became the main factor in the superiority of the Russian Army in firepower, and information about the production capabilities of the industry indicate the impossibility of replenishing ammunition during the operation. Hence the numerous, long-suffering statements of Ukrainian propaganda that the "Caliber" will end any day and "Russia will have nothing to fight with." However, this did not happen. This means that the preparation of the special operation was not in the format of the notorious "blitzkrieg".

Secondly, despite the high dynamics of the regrouping of troops and the protracted nature of hostilities, there are no problems with supply and rear, which were also predicted by Ukrainian propaganda on a weekly basis. If the calculation was for a monthly operation, then significant pauses would be required to organize the appropriate logistics, but there were none. This means that the preparation of supplies and logistics was carried out taking into account the protracted nature of hostilities.

Thirdly, it became obvious that the active recruitment of contract soldiers and PMC fighters was carried out long before the start of the special operation and assumed a sufficiently large replenishment to ensure rotation at the front and make up for losses.

In addition, there is no real evidence that the Russian authorities were relying solely on the scenario of a quick end to the special operation.

Thus, the general plan of the command comes down to active offensive and assault operations with the pushing back of the armed formations of Ukraine and their gradual “grinding”. The problem is that, despite the qualitative superiority of the Russian army in terms of firepower, it is numerically inferior to the enemy. This makes large-scale maneuvers to encircle groupings of troops impossible and dangerous.

The strategic plan of the Ukrainian command, in turn, involves relying on defense in the urban environment. This is an obvious choice, given the balance of power, which could not but be known to the Russian authorities. This approach itself excludes a quick outcome of the operation, since the practice of modern warfare shows that for a long and stubborn defense of the city, small arms and light anti-tank weapons are enough.

Nevertheless, the main fortress of the Ukrainian fascists trained by the USA - Mariupol - was taken and almost a third of the garrison surrendered.

The question arises: is it possible to quickly end hostilities by sharply increasing the military grouping through mobilization? Experts, including those from the battlefields, are confident that the effect of the large-scale influx of recruits to the front will be insignificant, and the losses will be huge. This explains the fact that the fighting is carried out by the forces of contractors.
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  1. Spasatel Offline Spasatel
    Spasatel 12 June 2022 09: 56
    -7
    Of course, the above cannot cancel the formal responsibility of the Russian Federation for the outbreak of hostilities.

    The only true phrase...
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 12 June 2022 15: 38
      +1
      and you would like: "it is impossible to cancel the formal responsibility of the United States / Ukraine / NATO for the outbreak of clashes in the territories of the LPR / DPR and Crimea (and possibly other territories of the Russian Federation)". So????
      well, figs to you, vvp-hammer!
    2. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
      Kofesan (Valery) 12 June 2022 21: 25
      -1
      A broad "Ukrainian" is immediately visible. He is not interested (and never will be int...) in arguments, facts, forecasts for the future, and even the future itself.

      He is trying to change this very future, right now, the next second into "trochs for sebe" and ..., trochs in his favor. At least a little bit. At least in my personal worldview. Squeeze out (a favorite word of Ukrainians) for himself, deprived of other abilities except his throat, otherwise he will mutter nasty things to everyone about everyone!

      Conclusion: All of them (Ukrainians) understand. Everyone hears. But they will never admit it (even if I get upset, I won’t admit it). So "Ukrainian" is not a nationality. And not even a territorial affiliation.

      "Ukrainian" (or more precisely, although "intolerant" - crest) - this is a way of thinking to achieve any enrichment, plucked out of the throat, in the absence of any other talents. After all, it would never occur to anyone to name nationality ... for example, - "zhlobov".

      Just as there was no "nationality" among the "Muscovites" (serving, serving) ...

      If you look closely, this explains any and every movement of the crests.
      1. Valentine Offline Valentine
        Valentine (Valentin) 13 June 2022 08: 35
        -2
        Quote: Kofesan
        So "Ukrainian" is not a nationality.

        ??
        Ukrainian-outskirts-outskirts resident is the concept of geographical affiliation, and this, as usual, is the inhabitants of precisely Orthodox, now, Ukraine, to which the Catholic subjects of the inhabitants of the Galicia-Volyn principality, but simply Galicia, have nothing to do with, with their religion, customs, rituals and Polonized mentality. It was they who put forty million inhabitants of "cathedral" Ukraine in 2014 on their knees, having carried out a coup d'état there and unleashing a civil war with Donbass that disagreed with them .... yes you You yourself understand this very well, Valera, so the Galicians are an ethnic group artificially bred by Austria-Hungary, in spite of imperial Russia, and then the USSR and new Russia.
        1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
          rotkiv04 (Victor) 13 June 2022 12: 06
          0
          I totally agree, I have the same opinion.
        2. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
          Kofesan (Valery) 13 June 2022 17: 50
          0
          Once - ... yes. And now? Haven't you met rednecks and ... in modern Russia? Not to mention the "Ukrainians"? Yes, they can be seen from a distance. Including speaking in Russian. And even without a passport with a residence permit.

          So it’s impossible to blame everything (although this is partly true) on the Westerners.
          1. Valentine Offline Valentine
            Valentine (Valentin) 14 June 2022 06: 02
            0
            Read "Talerhof and Terezin" - from there this whole thread of Galician banderization stretches.
    3. Patrick laforet Offline Patrick laforet
      Patrick laforet (Patrick Laforet) 13 June 2022 18: 57
      0
      The pro nazi OSCE provided the following data that clearly shows the war was started by Ukraine, not Russia. Russia responded when it became clear the war has already started.
  2. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 12 June 2022 09: 57
    +10
    We should have learned long ago that today's Ukraine is not a country, it is a diagnosis with an etiology unknown on our planet, on the verge of psychiatric insanity, growing on the rise, with deadly bloody relapses that have already passed into a constant phase of destruction of their own kind, which they and they don’t recognize them as people, and we, Russia, have only one way out - to finish everything that Judas Khrushchev didn’t allow to finish in 1955, amnestying all Bandera-Galicians, which led to today’s consequences - this is a complete cleansing by the bodies of the newly recreated SMERSH these non-humans to the last knee, and this will be the key to the survival of all of Russia and its people, and we have no other way.
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 12 June 2022 10: 41
      -6
      when u. Khmelnitsky with the Tatars massacred their own kind, and sent the survivors into slavery, was the diagnosis different?
    2. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
      Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 12 June 2022 13: 13
      -6
      Have you ever thought that it is not others who can be diagnosed, but you?

      Quote: Valentine
      this is a complete cleansing by the bodies of the newly recreated SMERSH of these non-humans to the last knee, and this will be the key to the survival of all of Russia and its people, and there is no other way for us.

      "To the last knee" is it children? Why are you better than the Nazis?
      1. Valentine Offline Valentine
        Valentine (Valentin) 12 June 2022 14: 39
        +2
        Quote: Oleg Rambover
        Why are you better than the Nazis?

        Yes, stop playing this fake "pacifism", you are tired of your lamentations on this topic. If we are not them, then they are us ... How many moanings from you about this are addressed to me - you would be under their bombing and shelling when you rush around the apartment and don’t know where to hide from the roar and explosions of shells, when from an explosion 152mm. the floor and ceiling change places, and you only have one single thought in your head, what if something, so immediately, so as not to suffer later, have you ever experienced such wild horror? Or "how am I better than a Nazi"?
      2. Dart2027 Offline Dart2027
        Dart2027 12 June 2022 18: 05
        -1
        Quote: Oleg Rambover
        Why are you better than the Nazis?

        The fact that we did not start this game.
    3. Vdars Offline Vdars
      Vdars (Victor) 12 June 2022 15: 57
      +1
      I absolutely and completely agree with your thoughts and conclusions!
    4. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
      Kofesan (Valery) 13 June 2022 17: 54
      +1
      Because we've been through all this before. And we have already seen those about whom Vasily Simonenko wrote 60 years ago:

      ...
      When fire reached heaven
      And the blackened dome of the sky
      The roar of enemy planes tore apart.

      Then people called you dogs,
      -Because you licked the Germans shoes
      Shouted "Heil" hoarse bass,
      They roared "Not yet dead" from longing.

      Where did you go - deserts and ruins,
      For the corpses, there were no more pits.
      Spat blood "Nenka Ukraine"
      In your masters, right in hari - to you.

      You would drink it, forgetting about God,
      You would have survived us from your land,
      When would Ukraine help?
      "Muscovites" did not return from the east.

      Now you again, having tied up the bones,
      Haggling like a fucked bitch
      Nazis new click on a visit
      -Ukrainian bread and fat to eat.

      Until the devil takes you to himself.
      You will roam around foreign lands

      If persuasion is not perceived, it's time to apply the laws of both Human (crime and punishment) and God's ("an eye for an eye" Gospel according to Matthew, chapter 5 (Matt. 5)).
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 12 June 2022 10: 56
    -4
    Yes, as all the same under Putin, the level of education has degraded. No wonder you are called victims of the exam. Not a single world army and state is preparing to wage war for a long time. The goal is always to defeat the enemy as quickly as possible! And only our "brilliant" commanders are ready to fight for years, it turns out!
    I understand that war and drugs are the most profitable "business". Therefore, the US and the EU are trying to drag out this war. It also brings huge profits to our oligarchs. Oil and gas have grown in price and no one is going to stop trade. And what is the "profit" for us ordinary citizens? The fact that our children can be taken to this war at any time! How will a long war increase the well-being of the people? And in my opinion it's the other way around. The welfare of the people is falling, while the oligarchs are growing!
    1. Valentine Offline Valentine
      Valentine (Valentin) 12 June 2022 11: 50
      +3
      We do not live in the Stone Age, although something is still present in our world and from it, but ... tactics and strategy, both in politics, economics and military operations, have always undergone changes, the calculation for "cheers" with a cavalry charge by the crowd is no longer passes, as it was before, and the priority in this war in the first place is the life of our soldiers and officers. Remember how long the countries of Europe held out in WWII - from 6 hours to a little over a month, but the Brest Fortress held out for a whole month in its casemates, and for 8 years of banderization of Ukraine, they even turned a small town into a kind of fortress, so now the war is not going on by force, but by the ability to save soldiers' lives and equipment, while freeing our ancestral lands captured by the enemy .... I often read yours here comments, some kind of slippery, one-sided, anti-Russian, and you are also looking for some kind of "profit" from this, but we Russians need only one profit so that Russia and its people can live peacefully on their land and not be afraid of shouting " neighbors" "mosca lyak on gilyak "..... The General Staff knows better than we what to do with our army, and the advice of couch experts is not needed there, and we can only wait for the complete and final defeat of the Bandera-fascists of Galicia, who brewed this "bloody mess" on the fertile lands of Ukraine .
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 12 June 2022 13: 55
        -2
        so that Russia and its people can live in peace on their own land, and not be afraid of the shout of the "neighbor" "moskalyak to gilyak" ..

        Why was the USSR destroyed then? Money! The people are second. If Putin had thought about the people and their peace of mind, then in 2014 this Ukraine no longer existed. Silly you. You all believe in fairy tales about fortress cities. Everything you eat is what you are told. "Make a fool pray to God, he will hurt his forehead"
        1. Valentine Offline Valentine
          Valentine (Valentin) 12 June 2022 14: 18
          -1
          If Putin thought about the people...

          He thought about him when he revived our entire army, drunk by Yeltsin and cut into scrap metal, otherwise we would now be the 51st state of the USA, and I don’t believe in fairy tales, although I once believed, but I “eat” what I prefer myself in their 74 years of life and the North taught a lot.
          1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
            steelmaker 12 June 2022 15: 11
            +2
            "I told him about Foma, and he told me about Yeryoma." I have a pension of 12300 rubles. And Putin still does not sleep, he thinks about pensioners, he worries about the people. The minimum wage raised 13 rubles. "Dear father" could not acquire his "galoshes" in 890 years, he wears everything Soviet.
            1. Valentine Offline Valentine
              Valentine (Valentin) 12 June 2022 15: 36
              -3
              So I tell you about Thomas and Yeryoma right away - I have a pension of 27000 + regression of 30000 = 57000 rubles, which I don’t hide, and I earned them with my work and health, although you can’t buy it anywhere, even in Israel for any money , although .... Your pension of 12300, like that of 13% of Russians, gives you a reason to grudge Russia, but I just don’t understand why I have such a pension, but you have one, so what’s the matter?
    2. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 12 June 2022 15: 42
      0
      steelmaker, but where in the article did you see the word "profit" ????
      for me, this is the normal work of government agencies, namely the president and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to prevent an armed attack on our country. and the economic war has been fought with us before, since the days of the USSR
    3. Vdars Offline Vdars
      Vdars (Victor) 12 June 2022 16: 10
      0
      If the distance of the race is not known in advance, then you should always count on the Straer distance in order to have a reserve of strength! In order not to die before the finish line!!! It’s not worth remembering the exam here ...
    4. Dart2027 Offline Dart2027
      Dart2027 12 June 2022 18: 07
      -1
      Quote: steel maker
      Not a single world army and state is preparing to wage war for a long time. The goal is always to defeat the enemy as quickly as possible! And only our "brilliant" commanders are ready to fight for years, it turns out!

      Is it like the eve of WWII? "With little blood, in foreign territory"? And why did it turn out "great blood, on its territory"?
    5. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
      Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 12 June 2022 22: 41
      0
      Zaputins even in the eyes ...
  4. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 12 June 2022 13: 09
    -4
    Yeah. A new word in strategy. Frontal grinding of enemy troops in the hope that he will run out of infantry faster than yours. Previously, illiterate military leaders bypassed strongholds and cut off supply routes, and accordingly, these points left in the rear without supplies quickly lost their ability to resist (as in Mariupol), but now it’s like that.
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 12 June 2022 15: 49
      +1
      do you specifically "throw on the fan" or do you not want to fully accept the information?
      if on purpose, then either an employee on a salary from the stsno (or whatever your Poles call it), or a victim of the exam with a narrow field for analysis (well, they still support bulk). if you don’t completely take the information, then again it’s a question of education and upbringing (there are those who still crawl before everything Western and see in their wet dreams how we (as a country) will join there - this is education only IMHO) .. .you were also shown documents and fortified areas and analytics on the readiness and composition of the Armed Forces in the territories of the LPR and DPR, what’s incomprehensible then ???? slow grinding is the end of the most combat-ready backbone of the APU and the national battalions, while reducing losses on our part
      1. Valentine Offline Valentine
        Valentine (Valentin) 12 June 2022 16: 19
        0
        Quote: GIS
        you specifically "throw on the fan"

        This is his credo, as if so meanly, stealthily, hoping that it .... will remain in someone's gray matter - the regular costs of the "profession".
      2. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 14 June 2022 01: 47
        0
        I was graduating from a Soviet school. He was no longer a Komsomol member, but he was a pioneer. Reading you, I find it hard to believe that you also graduated from a Soviet school. There must be at least a drop of critical thinking! The author's absurd attempts to pass off the inability to break through the enemy's defenses (most likely due to a lack of personnel) as a new word in tactics and strategy are ridiculous. But they delight you.
    2. Dart2027 Offline Dart2027
      Dart2027 12 June 2022 18: 08
      -1
      Quote: Oleg Rambover
      Yeah. New word in strategy

      This is the development of the art of strategy, that you need to create something new.
  5. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 12 June 2022 14: 25
    +2
    Quote: Oleg Rambover
    Yeah. A new word in strategy. Frontal grinding of enemy troops in the hope that he will run out of infantry faster than yours. Previously, illiterate military leaders bypassed strongholds and cut off supply routes, and accordingly, these points left in the rear without supplies quickly lost their ability to resist (as in Mariupol), but now it’s like that.

    Yeah, you go and surround the Donbass, which is all turned into a solid fortified area, anika-warrior. Here you are, Olezhka, and all our guards, but to the front.
    By the way, "illiterate" - what are they? Could it be the commanders of the Red Army, who, according to your evil liberal tales, threw corpses at the enemy?
    1. Valera75 Offline Valera75
      Valera75 (Valery) 12 June 2022 18: 05
      -1
      Quote: Marzhetsky
      Yeah, you go and surround the Donbass, which is all turned into a solid fortified area, anika-warrior. Here you are, Olezhka, and all our guards, but to the front.
      By the way, "illiterate" - what are they? Could it be the commanders of the Red Army, who, according to your evil liberal tales, threw corpses at the enemy?

      I stopped trying to convey something like that, since they are on their own wave.
    2. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
      Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 12 June 2022 18: 27
      -1
      Quote: Marzhetsky
      Yeah, you go surround the Donbass,

      What is it me. I, unlike you, did not call all these years for an imperialist war. Once called, so you go, grind the APU.

      Quote: Marzhetsky
      which is all turned into a continuous fortified area, anika-warrior.

      Was it different during WWII?

      Quote: Marzhetsky
      By the way, "illiterate" - what are they? Could it be the commanders of the Red Army, who, according to your evil liberal tales, threw corpses at the enemy?

      Is that what I said? It was different. The Koenigsberg operation is quite competent (in my inexperienced opinion) with minimal losses (by the way, what happened with the fortification), but the Berlin one can easily fall under the definition of "thrown corpses" (see they were in a hurry by May 1).
  6. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 12 June 2022 16: 20
    +4
    Where are the promised retaliatory strikes against the power infrastructure b. Ukraine and key objects of the leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / SBU??
  7. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 12 June 2022 20: 26
    0
    Ukraine could benefit from normal relations with Russia, including trade. Obviously it could. But she was promised: she would win even more if she became a filter between Russia and the West. It was not even necessary to divide Russia - Ukraine isolated it. This kind of relationship has always led to war. The West understood this and prepared Ukraine. Ukraine could not start a war. It was important to keep. No equal trade relations with the European Union are envisaged for us. It is not always easy to do this on paper: courts, interests, and no one has canceled bribery. Ukraine had to decide all this. Therefore, we need our own outlet to Europe. And this exit is through Romania.
    1. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
      Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 12 June 2022 22: 29
      +1
      We do not need to look for any way out! We are a self-sufficient country. We only need to create fairer relations, and then everyone will again be drawn to the Union.
  8. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 12 June 2022 22: 27
    +4
    A clumsy attempt to whitewash the military-political leadership of the Russian Federation, in the light of outright failures and miscalculations. It was necessary to cut in 2014 and no one would even have time to utter a word. We waited .... and when the fried rooster pecked, we started with mistakes. Everything is like at the beginning of the Second World War ...
  9. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
    Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 12 June 2022 22: 36
    +3
    And why then advanced to Kyiv? Then, after an attempt to enter Kyiv, units were withdrawn from near Kyiv, if they did not count on a quick capture of Kiev. Why did they try to capture Gostomel? And why the constant change in the goals of the war? First, the fight against the "Nazis", then "regime change", then "the fight against US hegemony, and at the end" the liberation of Donbass ". place, however, like everything that has been done in the last 30 years
    1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
      NikolayN (Nikolai) 12 June 2022 23: 32
      -3
      What the? Literally: protect Donbass, demilitarize and denazify Ukraine. Nothing else is said.
      1. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
        Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 13 June 2022 20: 02
        +3
        Is there no talk of a change of leadership? "A bunch of drug addicts and Nazis"? It seems that the Supreme Commander called on the Ukrainian generals themselves to "take power into their own hands"?
        1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
          NikolayN (Nikolai) 13 June 2022 20: 27
          -2
          What guidance? Not to trifles.
    2. Dart2027 Offline Dart2027
      Dart2027 13 June 2022 06: 53
      -2
      Quote: Spiritual
      And why then advanced to Kyiv?

      Because there were two options. Either fast (ideally, but no guarantee of success) or slow (guaranteed). At first, they tried to implement a fast one - it did not work out. Then we moved on to the second.
      1. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
        Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 13 June 2022 19: 40
        +3
        Like in a movie: "first the celebrations were planned, then the arrests. Well, then they decided to combine"
      2. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
        Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 13 June 2022 20: 05
        +3
        Or maybe intelligence reported to Putin that everything would be like in the Crimea in 14g? Zelensky will run away, disguised in a woman's dress. The Armed Forces of Ukraine will scatter, and we will crush the Natsiks of Azov. Will the population kiss the liberators? Most likely it was so
        1. Dart2027 Offline Dart2027
          Dart2027 14 June 2022 07: 04
          -1
          Quote: Spiritual
          Or maybe intelligence reported to Putin that everything would be like in the Crimea in 14g?

          If this were so, then they would not have waited 8 years. All these years, Russia has been preparing for war, quietly, without loud statements, continuously building up stocks of missiles and shells.
          1. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
            Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 14 June 2022 20: 25
            0
            For just 8 years they showed that the Ukrainians were preparing the army, and the Zaputins annually held ostentatious parades, Aviadarts, Biathlons. They rebuilt the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. They endlessly modernized the fleet.
            1. Dart2027 Offline Dart2027
              Dart2027 14 June 2022 22: 47
              -1
              Quote: Spiritual
              For just 8 years they showed that the Ukrainians were preparing the army, and the Zaputins held ostentatious parades every year

              Tell the surviving Azov militants about this.
  10. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
    Indifferent 13 June 2022 05: 27
    +3
    And what? Should not be continued? The author took a breath and ... So what are the goals of the operation? The army will come to the Dnieper from the left, and then what? Smash into dust all the big cities? Or negotiate with local activists so as not to worsen the situation for the population? How will the operation proceed? What are the goals anyway? And so such articles can be printed in batches. What was, what is and how the heart will calm down. Somehow it turned out gypsy.
    1. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
      Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 13 June 2022 19: 59
      +2
      Nobody knows what will happen next. Like the Verkhovny himself. At first, he even called on the generals of Ukraine to "take power into their own hands." Much depends on the state of the economy.
  11. Patrick laforet Offline Patrick laforet
    Patrick laforet (Patrick Laforet) 13 June 2022 17: 43
    0
    In fact the war was not started by Russia on Feb 24. Ukraine has already started the war some time before that. The data of the OSCE for the period before Feb 24 clearly shows that the military activities (bombings...) in Donbass increased dramatically.
    The February 15 report of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded some 41 explosions in the ceasefire areas. This increased to 76 explosions on Feb 16, 316 on Feb 17, 654 on Feb 18, 1413 on Feb 19, a total of 2026 of Feb 20 and 21 and 1484 on Feb 22.
    1. cooper Offline cooper
      cooper (Alexander) 14 June 2022 06: 10
      +1
      Back off with your English. This is Russia, a miracle.
  12. Mks7 Offline Mks7
    Mks7 (Maksim) 14 June 2022 00: 34
    +2
    Some kind of muddy article, the blitzkrieg was allegedly not planned, but how then to explain the strange campaign against Kyiv. For some reason, nothing was said for the failed attempts to storm Kharkov and Nikolaev. Kherson, Berdyansk and Melitopol managed to be taken due to the effect of surprise, Mariupol already had to pay a price. Apparently, the price for Kramatorsk and Slavyansk will exceed Mariupol. Well, the intrigue of autumn will decide whether the Kremlin will decide to expand or go to the world, which is the most realistic.
    1. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
      Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 18 June 2022 21: 26
      +1
      If we discuss in hindsight, then the stronger "Kharkov" grouping of the Russian troops could well capture Kharkov and there would be much less of today's problems. The miscalculations of the General Staff are obvious. If Kharkov were ours, then everything would be easier for Donbass.
  13. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 14 June 2022 06: 07
    +2
    Bomb and bomb positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Grind remotely. Destroy their General Staff and leadership of the SBU. Why this is not done is unclear.
  14. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
    aslanxnumx (Aslan) 15 June 2022 13: 12
    +2
    There was a plan that there were agreements when the troops were sent in, there would be help from the local population, it turned out that everything was wrong and there were big losses at the beginning. I had to change the plan and so on.
    1. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
      Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 18 June 2022 21: 32
      0
      Well, where was the foreign intelligence service. Even for me, based on the results of conversations with Ukrainians before the invasion and long before it, it was clear that the bulk of Ukrainians under the age of 50 would be against Russia. Hope only for the Donbass and partially, possibly for Kharkov and Odessa.
      1. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
        aslanxnumx (Aslan) 19 June 2022 13: 24
        0
        She studied the degree of Russians' trust in the existing government in Russia.
  15. Ivanushka-555 Offline Ivanushka-555
    Ivanushka-555 (Ivan) 15 June 2022 18: 31
    +1
    In short, the author smeared the screwed-up General Staff and no less brilliant Kremlin characters. But we saw and heard that, the Kremlin noodles told us the FAQ there - two weeks and the Armed Forces of Ukraine will crumble. Didn't fall off. After the end of the SVO, Gerasimov will be politely sent to a well-deserved rest, and the Kremlin wise guy will definitely find extreme and switchmen in order to smear his holy person for the umpteenth time!