How the 3rd Army Corps and PMC "Wagner" are preparing reinforcements for the battles for Ukraine

Undoubtedly, the main problem faced by the RF Ministry of Defense during the special military operation is the shortage of manpower. The territory of Ukraine corresponds in size to some kind of France, the front line is huge, and the enemy initially outnumbered the RF Ground Forces involved in the NMD by several times. Despite this, the Russian army is advancing in the Donbass, which has been turned into one continuous fortified area, and is consistently achieving success. However, it is impossible even for her to be strong at the same time in all directions.

The idea to carry out mass mobilization, which suggested itself, did not find support either in society or in the authorities. The process of increasing the strength of the grouping of the Ground Forces involved in the special operation in Ukraine has taken a different path.

3rd Army Corps

Sadly, information on this burning topic has to be obtained from frankly hostile sources. According to the American Analytical Institute for the Study of War (ISW), the volunteer battalions currently being formed throughout Russia may become part of the 3rd Army Corps, which belongs to the Western Military District. Such nominal battalions of a colleague from the Kommersant publication counted already 40 pieces. They are formed exclusively from volunteers under the age of 50 on a territorial basis.

So, in St. Petersburg, three volunteer battalions called "Kronstadt", "Neva" and "Pavlovsk" were created at once, consisting exclusively of residents of the northern capital, in the Leningrad region - artillery divisions "Nevsky" and "Ladoga". The Yakut detachment is called "Botur" in honor of the first ancestor of all Yakuts. The battalion from Primorye "Tiger" was created and trained on the basis of the Pacific Fleet Marine Corps Brigade. The Tatarstan detachments are called "Alga" and "Timer", the Chuvash - "Atal". The Parma motorized rifle company was formed in the Perm Territory, the Amursky motorized rifle battalion was formed in the Amur Region, the Tobol sapper battalion, the Taiga sniper company and the Siberia artillery battalion were formed in the Tyumen Region.

Two motorized rifle battalions came out of Bashkiria at once - named after Minigali Shaimuratov and named after Alexander Dostavlatov, two from the Chelyabinsk region - "South Uralets" and "Southern Ural", as well as from Ulyanovsk - "Sviyaga" and "Simbirsk". The volunteer battalion from the Tomsk region is called "Toyan", from the Irkutsk region - "Angara". The Kursk battalion of logistics "Seim" will be engaged in the delivery of fuel, food, ammunition. Omsk formed the repair company "Irtysh", the company of material support "Avangard" and the medical unit "Om".

From the Kuban to Ukraine, the Yermak and Tavrida units, the detachment named after the ataman of the Black Sea Cossack army Zakhary Chepiga, the Kuban detachment, and the Don brigade will go. Nominal units from Chechnya have been participating in the special operation from the very beginning - the OMON and SOBR detachments "Akhmat", the battalion "South" and the 141st motorized regiment named after Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov. Now four new volunteer battalions have been created in Grozny - "North-Akhmat", "South-Akhmat", "West-Akhmat" and "Vostok-Akhmat".

All volunteers undergo training and combat coordination together, and they will also fight shoulder to shoulder. For participation in the special operation, the fighters will receive very decent salaries - from 130 to 300 thousand per month, depending on the region, plus a daily allowance of 8 thousand rubles "for each day of the offensive" and bonuses for the successful conduct of hostilities. In the event of death during the SVO, the families of volunteers will receive an impressive amount of payment. For example, in Bashkiria, regional authorities have promised up to 12,3 million rubles.

Apparently, these volunteers from all over Russia will join the 3rd Army Corps, whose strength in ISW ​​was estimated at 15,5 thousand people. Perhaps they will be involved in the operation to liberate Kharkov and the entire territory of the Kharkov region or on the Southern Front.

"Shadow Warriors"

It should be noted that all volunteers from nominal battalions go to the front officially, having concluded fixed-term contracts with the RF Ministry of Defense. Serious requirements are imposed on everyone who wants to take up arms to fight the Nazi regime that occupied Ukraine, and all relevant social guarantees apply to them. However, there is an opportunity to get to the war through the so-called Wagner PMC.

De jure, the activities of such paramilitary structures in our country are not regulated in any way, but de facto "musicians" have long become one of the most recognizable "brands" of modern Russia. If you wish, you can find ads with a proposal to enlist in PMCs for owners of the following military specialties - shooters, machine gunners, grenade launchers, snipers, doctors and paramedics, repairmen, drivers, ATGM operators, ATGM operators, MANPADS operators, mortarmen, gunners, tankmen, crew of infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers , UAV operators and technicians, signalmen, electronic warfare and electronic intelligence specialists, artillery spotters, aircraft controllers, Pantsir-S and S-300 crews, combat aircraft and helicopter pilots. The office promises to find work for everyone, emphasizing that military activity in the interests of the Russian Federation is not mercenarism.

Who might be interested in this offer? In the public PMC about this it is said following:

If you have already participated in the SVO, but you are not satisfied with the attitude or incompetence of the commanders, you broke the contract or you were considered a deserter, but you are ready to work and want to bring real benefits - get a job in the company.

Candidates over 50 years of age can get into the “Wagnerites” if they are valuable specialists in their field. There are also certain employment options for those with a criminal record, with the exception of those who have committed sexual offenses. There is no place for such people either in the Russian army or among the “musicians”. The salary is 240 thousand per month plus bonus. Impressive bonuses ranging from 150 to 700 thousand are possible, depending on the results achieved.

An important nuance is that for this money you will have to go to the front line. The PMC honestly warns in advance that the enemy does not take its fighters prisoner. It should also be taken into account that the losses of the "Wagnerites" are not taken into account in the reports on the line of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, remaining in the shadows.
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  1. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 8 August 2022 20: 01
    However, it is impossible even for her to be strong at the same time in all directions.

    In none of the "directions" it was the APU that showed "no strength", but is methodically utilized and constantly retreats.
  2. syndicalist Offline syndicalist
    syndicalist (Dimon) 8 August 2022 20: 12
    It should also be taken into account that the losses of the "Wagnerites" are not taken into account in the reports on the line of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, remaining in the shadows.

    And whose losses are taken into account in these same reports? As in March, the RF Ministry of Defense reported 1351 dead, and so far there are no other figures.
  3. bobba94 Online bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 8 August 2022 20: 15
    In any country there are people for whom the day is spent in vain if you didn’t punch someone in the face or didn’t get it yourself. Such people go to places where there is a drive, there is a risk - to rescuers, to the opera, sailors, geologists, crime. This is psychology. In the West, this has been understood for a long time. The American PMC Academy (former Black Water) numbered more than 150 thousand people in other years.
    1. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
      ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 9 August 2022 10: 11
      I am a former sailor and a geologist at the same time. I went there not because I wanted to punch someone in the face.
    2. komandir8 Offline komandir8
      komandir8 (Alexander) 9 August 2022 22: 46
      150 thousand is without 50 thousand - the entire personnel of the US Marine Corps. The number of Academy employees exceeds 20 thousand people. Of these, about 2,3 thousand are professional mercenaries in active service, and the rest are reservists.
  4. Romutis 1 Offline Romutis 1
    Romutis 1 (Romutis 1) 8 August 2022 20: 57
    The dead don't need money. Another thing is that not only everyone will be able to understand this.
    1. Vova Zhelyabov Offline Vova Zhelyabov
      Vova Zhelyabov (Vova Zhelyabov) 8 August 2022 21: 22
      Fights manpower Shoigu banned. And the Armed Forces of Ukraine are unable to wet the wall of fire.
    2. a67 Offline a67
      a67 (Alex) 9 August 2022 07: 49
      the dead do not need them, the living will never have them ... a vicious circle
      and in general, why fight, they can kill there ...
    3. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 10 August 2022 16: 52
      The main thing here is what to fight for, But here for Russia, basically. Ukraine, the only expendable material of the West in the war against Russia ... Who created the Armed Forces of Ukraine and for what purposes over the past 18 years, NATO instructors and NATO weapons for the war with Russia ... When the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass begins is a matter of time. There were only a few months left for the offensive in the Donbass by the created powerful grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russia went ahead of the curve ... That is why there are such stubborn battles in the Donbass, with the powerful offensive grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine assembled to attack the DPR and LPR. In fact, Ukraine is an aggressor preparing for a war with the DPR and LPR, and Russia is a defender, standing up for the DPR and LPR at the last moment. Without defending these republics, knowing the Ukrainian nationalists, there would be a bloody massacre of everyone ...
  5. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 8 August 2022 21: 34
    ... Aleksey Arestovich said that "a serious force could move to Kharkov, because of which the Ukrainian army in this area would be bad." Arestovich also mentioned a specific formation - according to him, he allegedly refers to the 144th Guards Motorized Rifle Division, parts of which are located in the Bryansk and Smolensk regions.
    According to the CNA think tank, this formation may be armed with at least 350 tanks, modern armored vehicles, several companies to control strike and reconnaissance drones, its own air defense system, as well as several regiments of GRU special forces. The latter, according to the CNA, are the most professional among all special forces units in Europe ...
    ... that in the event of a rapid development of the situation, the 144th MSD can also be involved in a larger operation, for example, to encircle Kyiv, Chernigov and Kremenchug, since the main forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are involved in the Donbas region and cannot quickly leave the region of Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and Dnepropetrovsk to regroup
    1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
      Pat Rick 8 August 2022 21: 38
      that the 20th Guards Army, which had been deployed for many years in the GDR, and then in 12 regions of central Russia, began to be transferred to the western approaches long before the start of "Operation Z". However, the coup d'etat in Ukraine in 2014 made its own adjustments to the formation of Russia's "western shield", and by 2016 the formation of a new army was actually completed.
      In fact, the 1st and 20th armies have turned into a "fighter division", which operates according to the "All Inclusive" tactics: if two armies receive an order to block Kharkov (or any other large city within reach), then the grouping of the RF Armed Forces in these areas will be enhanced by a factor of 10–20. At the same time, the size of the army grouping under the peacetime regime will still not be exceeded.
      The third army, which is capable of completing the liquidation of the Ukrainian army, is also part of the Western Military District. This is the 6th Combined Arms Army, protecting the western borders of Russia. Not only Ukrainian officials, but also American experts are trying to speak carefully about the combat capabilities of this formation. In 2018, US analysts Katherine Harris and Frederick Kagan concluded that, despite the remoteness of this formation from the rest, the most combat-ready units of the army can be transferred "to any part of Russia in two days."
      1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
        Pat Rick 8 August 2022 21: 41
        The purpose of these units was to break through the defenses of NATO forces, turn around and smash everything in their path. These formations can carry out full-scale ground operations quickly and efficiently, they were breathed new life many years ago, they were equipped with new equipment, so they are maximally tuned to win.
        Scott Ritter
        Former UN weapons inspector.
  6. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 8 August 2022 21: 45
    Well, I support volunteers. You can't win a war without soldiers. I hope that the authorities will not betray the people and end the NWO near the border of Poland. No gestures of "good will" and "peace treaties" !!!
    1. Vova Zhelyabov Offline Vova Zhelyabov
      Vova Zhelyabov (Vova Zhelyabov) 9 August 2022 02: 22
      Do you crave guerrilla warfare beyond the Dnieper? That's how you get it. It is necessary to stop where Russia is welcome.
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 9 August 2022 07: 31
        Chechnya has already shown that with modern technology and the right policy of the state, guerrilla warfare is impossible! There is no need to frighten us with State Department propaganda here.
        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 9 August 2022 08: 33
          Chechens remained faithful to the oath of the Russian Empire to the end. Ukrainians are always the first to run away. with ball joints only a whip. a comparison of the experience of Poland and Russia proves this.
          1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
            Bulanov (Vladimir) 9 August 2022 08: 57
            with ball joints only a whip. a comparison of the experience of Poland and Russia proves this.

            It is somewhat reminiscent of the story of the Scythians, who came home after many years from a military campaign, and their wives were already living with their slaves ... No matter how much they fought with these slaves, they could not defeat them until they picked up a whip.
        2. Benjamin Offline Benjamin
          Benjamin (Benjamin) 12 August 2022 11: 53
          Take Chechnya to the fullest!
      2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
        Bulanov (Vladimir) 9 August 2022 08: 54
        It is necessary to stop where Russia is welcome.

        Russia will be welcome where it provides food, jobs and social programs. Especially after the onset of the upcoming cold winter.
  7. Oleg Dmitriev Offline Oleg Dmitriev
    Oleg Dmitriev (Oleg Dmitriev) 9 August 2022 07: 52
    Quote: Vova Zhelyabov
    Do you crave guerrilla warfare beyond the Dnieper? That's how you get it. It is necessary to stop where Russia is welcome.

    And then live all your life under arrivals because of the line of demarcation? Nonsense. Ukraine as a territorial entity must be wholly, within the existing borders, become part of Russia. You can’t even share with the Poles and Magyars - because provocations, penetration of the DRG and shelling from the adjacent side will be constant. Another question is that the uprooting of Bandera on the territory of Western Ukraine will be difficult, bloody and will take at least ten to twelve years. But for the sake of peace and security of our country, our children, this must be done. Although I have no idea who and how in our leadership is able to clearly and responsibly organize and do this.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 9 August 2022 08: 35
      Poles in Lviv, Rusyns and Hungarians in Transcarpathia where? do with them as the Ukrainians wanted to do with the Russian Donbass?
      1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
        Bulanov (Vladimir) 9 August 2022 09: 00
        In Russia there is even an autonomous Jewish region in the Far East. You can create in the West.
        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 9 August 2022 13: 33
          Hungarians with Romanians want to go home and not to the reservation. Jews preferred Israel over the JAO. offer the Russian Donbass an analogue of the JAO as part of the ruins. or is it different? Rusyns, Hungarians, Romanians are not people? what are you better than Svidomo?
        2. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline Yuri Bryanskiy
          Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 10 August 2022 17: 40
          It is possible, around Uman.
      2. kot711 Offline kot711
        kot711 (vov) 9 August 2022 10: 12
        You ask, how many peoples live in Russia? I worked with Poles and Germans, and they are all citizens of the Russian Federation.
        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 9 August 2022 13: 29
          Russia annexed part of Poland and Germany? compared ... with a finger ... Not for that, the Hungarians of Transcarpathia received Hungarian passports, so that some sofa warrior dreamed of annexing them to Russia.
  8. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 9 August 2022 10: 54
    And to create volunteer battalions from citizens ... The Ukrainian SSR is a thin gut?
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 9 August 2022 13: 38
      do they have a burning desire? these citizens, hiding behind their wife's skirt, dispersed in neighboring countries .. in Russia alone, only these "brave" Ukrainian soldiers arrived for a couple of armies.
      1. Marciz Offline Marciz
        Marciz (Stas) 10 August 2022 03: 38
        It’s good to tryndet when the family is safe and everything is fine with them, but you try to live under bullets with a child in your arms !!!????
        1. guest Offline guest
          guest 11 August 2022 00: 50
          Who are you talking to? In Donbass they lived like this for 8 years, while bullets are still the most harmless thing there.
  9. opportunist Offline opportunist
    opportunist (dim) 9 August 2022 14: 14
    The losses of the Ukrainian army exceeded 200 thousand people. The Ukrainian army lost almost 60% of its original strength. The big problem is that the United States, in addition to the constant supply of weapons, also sends various mercenaries to Ukraine. east to Africa and Latin America. And what we just did not see in this war Arabs Koreans Africans Brazilians Colombians are on the side of the Kyiv regime. Unfortunately, if this time Russia does not seriously threaten to strike Ukrainian supply chains from NATO countries, then this war will last much longer than we expected.
  10. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline Yuri Bryanskiy
    Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 10 August 2022 16: 40
    Sergei, well done. But he is wrong in one thing, the idea of ​​mobilization did not receive support in the authorities, and not in society. When appealing to the people, our people would support the mobilization. By the way, a part of the name of F.I. Tolbukhin is being formed in Yaroslavl. It is necessary to liberate the Russian lands as far as Poland. By the way, in Poland there is the city of Yaroslav, founded by Yaroslav the Wise. This is also Russian land. Therefore - for the Russian world.
  11. Pacer Offline Pacer
    Pacer (Pacer) 10 August 2022 22: 44
    As the observers say, there is no information about the formation of volunteer battalions from the Sverdlovsk region and E-kat.
    Are they blocking the liberal governor and the Yeltsin Center?
  12. Vadim Sharygin Offline Vadim Sharygin
    Vadim Sharygin (Citizen) 13 August 2022 01: 23
    Well, another eight, ten, or a year will pass, American and European missiles, attack aircraft and strategic drones will grind our current volunteer battalions, the front line will shift towards the enemy by several tens of kilometers, and then what? By this time, the Ukrainians will have already managed to blow up the nuclear power plant, feed our guys with nuclear dust, the NATO fleet will be pulled up to Nikolaev and Odessa, under the pretext of protecting grain, Poland will come to Western Ukraine and bring with it fifty thousand armed people. Belarus will be drawn into a military confrontation and Lukashenka will beg for help. And then we will still have to, moreover, in an emergency mode, carry out general mobilization, and even remove regular divisions from strategically important areas, under the threat of exposing the approaches to St. Petersburg and Moscow, to Murmansk and Vladivostok. As a result, by the real beginning of the third world war, we will have no advantage either in the Ukrainian theater or in the rest, only a stretched front line that requires soldiers, shells, missiles, money ... That is, not NATO, but we ourselves are now leading ourselves to the need at some point, so as not to screw up with a roar the whole thing in principle, the use of nuclear weapons, first of low power, and then, how it will turn out ... Then the price of the mobilization postponed for later and the price of our delayed actions by a contingent limited in composition, forces and means ... There will be Repin's painting "Sailed" ...