Russian Aerospace Forces Focus on Ukraine's Northern Borders as Kyiv Threatens to Retake South

In the past few days, there has been increased activity of Russian Aerospace Forces in Belarus near the borders with Ukraine. Thus, sources report the arrival on July 9 at the airfield in Machulishchi near Minsk of an A-50 radar detection aircraft and combat aircraft.

The next day, three more Russian Il-76s arrived there (two of them flew back). In response to this, an air raid was announced in the regions of Ukraine bordering Belarus (as well as in Kyiv).

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian authorities announced the need to gather forces and retake the south of the country. So, the head of the defense department, Oleksiy Reznikov, said in an interview with The Times that Kyiv is gathering an army of about 1 million troops to intensify hostilities in southern Ukraine - in particular, to “de-occupy” economically important coastal areas. Volodymyr Zelensky stated this the day before, once again urging the West to increase arms supplies.

In this regard, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for Reintegration Irina Vereshchuk spoke to the press, announcing the need to evacuate civilians from the southern regions of the country.

Our army is launching a counteroffensive. I don’t know what time frame it will be, but I know for sure that there definitely should not be women and children

- said Vereshchuk.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 11 July 2022 09: 32
    Of course, Nikolaev and Zaporozhye are very dangerous areas from which the assault on Kherson can begin. If the Ukrainians make Donetsk 2 from Kherson with numerous arrivals from artillery, then nothing good will come of it. And if there are not enough troops, then maybe it's time to form people's armies or corps in each region, as was the case with the Polish army, in which half of the soldiers were from the USSR? But the propaganda effect here is enormous. And then the people will definitely catch up. For example, in the Crimea, before the liberation from the Germans, in 1944, the partisan movement among the people increased by more than an order of magnitude.
    1. Lusis Offline Lusis
      Lusis (lucis) 11 July 2022 14: 50
      Not enough troops? Why did it happen? In our NWO, only 18% of the RF Armed Forces are involved.
      1. ALMO66 Offline ALMO66
        ALMO66 (Alexey Maslov) 12 July 2022 01: 04
        And you count properly: we don’t count conscripts, we don’t count sailors (except for marines), logistics, Strategic Missile Forces, Air Defense (not all), cadets and teachers of military schools, and this is not a complete list of those who do not participate in the NMD. Why then do we need volunteers, Wagnerites, Chechens, insiders, SOBR and OMON in the NWO? And then, that the troops are not enough. And these troops need to be changed in a good way in a month, a maximum of two intense hostilities. And you do not believe so unconditionally everything that is said in the media.
    2. Geo73 Offline Geo73
      Geo73 (George) 12 July 2022 07: 16
      Everything is complicated, but it is high time to form the liberation army, from the word yesterday
  2. Misha Mihalkov Offline Misha Mihalkov
    Misha Mihalkov (Misha Mihalkov) 11 July 2022 14: 32
    And the whole point is that ours will take Kharkov under the guise, it was precisely there that the troops gathered.
    1. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
      Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 18 July 2022 13: 39
      will look at the operational situation. Khokhols are promoting about the south - what will they go with, from 20 pcs. "Khimars" and M777 ..? they just need to remove pressure from Bakhmut, and then from Slavyansk / Kramatorsk, buy time, create a more layered defense there. The troops have already been brought in, plus one or two divisions (how many will remain "on the move") will withdraw from their current positions. And there they hope to wear down ours. Actually, they write about it openly - the states announced the termination of assistance in the event of the loss of Slavyansk.
  3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 11 July 2022 16: 20
    Our number of troops is not enough to do without the involvement of additional military units, or we urgently need to form and train military units from the military reserve, since we have many well-trained highly professional military personnel who until recently served in the Russian army under contract.
    1. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
      Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 18 July 2022 14: 00
      We must eventually stop "testing" and start churning out drones. Where are all these "Uranas" and why not start remodeling old tanks ..? (they are still capitalized from storage).
      It is necessary not to protect iron, but people.
  4. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline Yuri Bryanskiy
    Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 12 July 2022 05: 41
    It's time to make decisions on Kharkov, Nikolaev and Odessa.
  5. bsk_una Offline bsk_una
    bsk_una (Nick) 12 July 2022 11: 10
    I listened to Colonel Kvachkov, although in years, not a match for modern military personnel, but he correctly says: the size of the army should be at least 2 million, our country is not so small, military formations should not be brigades as the basis of army formations, larger like the Armies, and it must be protected like the apple of an eye; the service life should not be 1 year, but at least 2 years for the ground forces, while the course of studying the charters, getting used to it, and then there is already a demobilization on the nose, there is nothing more needed there, I am packing my suitcase; to improve, and not rest on the old laurels of the USSR, equipment, weapons. The lack of reconnaissance assets has a detrimental effect on orientation in the situation. Where are the GLONASS systems, why aren't NATO reconnaissance equipment and long-range radio reconnaissance aircraft jammed? You need to think, not ride yachts. The management should have talents, not relatives.