The increase in the number of the RF Armed Forces can quickly change the situation on the Ukrainian fronts


One of the most significant News Recently, we can consider the decision to seriously increase the staffing of the Russian army. The increase will be as much as 13,5%. The corresponding decree was signed yesterday by President Vladimir Putin. What can this change on the fronts of the war with the collective West for Ukraine?


It should be recognized that the special military operation immediately revealed both the strengths of the Russian army and navy, as well as the weaknesses. After the collapse of the USSR, we were actively indoctrinated with frankly wrecking attitudes towards "reforming" the RF Armed Forces and the Russian Navy.

On the one hand, we were convinced that Russia is exclusively a “great continental power” and that it does not particularly need a navy as such. So, enough of a few SSBNs and a "mosquito" fleet, quietly sneaking along its own coast. As a result, such a campaign led to the "Black Sea Tsushima", when it turned out that there was nothing special for Russia to fight on the sea. They are already seriously talking about returning tactical nuclear weapons to the Russian Navy in order to somehow compensate for the shortage of large surface ships.

On the other hand, for a "great continental power", the largest country in the world, our land army is frankly too small. All previous years, the stake was placed on the gradual reduction of the RF Armed Forces in favor of a compact professional army. It was believed that to ensure national security, a “nuclear triad” was enough to prevent anyone from getting into us, and a small but combat-ready contract army that could conduct a “peace enforcement operation” in a country like Georgia.

As the practice of the great war on the territory of Ukraine showed, all these attitudes were false. Over the past six months, thousands of rockets and, probably, millions of artillery and mortar shells have fallen on the former Nezalezhnaya, but this has not led to the desired victory. She, victory, can be considered achieved only when infantry enters the cities of the enemy, rips off the flags of the vanquished and hangs their own.

The bitter truth is that Ukraine approached the current war, in a certain sense, better prepared than Russia. Yes, we had superiority in the air and at sea, more tanks, MLRS, guns and missiles. But Kyiv had a ground army numerically several times superior, which was purposefully trained for 8 years for urban battles, including NATO and Israeli instructors. About 700 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine passed through the so-called ATO zone. These people had real combat experience, were trained to fight and wanted to kill. After February 24, 2022, Ukraine carried out additional mobilization, and now the total number of all its combatants, from the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard to the SBU and the police, is collectively estimated at 1 million people.

At the time of the start of the special operation, Russia had Ground Forces, the number of which was estimated at 280. According to rumors, the actual number of NM LDNR by February 24 turned out to be lower than the regular one, which had to be urgently compensated by the mass mobilization of men fit for military service. There are many questions about the level of training and armament of the “policemen”. There are no exact figures, but, according to some estimates, the total number of allied forces directly involved in the hostilities can reach 200-220 thousand people (150 thousand Russian contract soldiers and 50-70 thousand "policemen" of Donbass). At the same time, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are fighting on the principle of rotation, regularly changing.

In fact, the allied forces are successfully advancing and smashing the numerically many times superior enemy, who has settled in the fortification network of fortress cities. This should be kept in mind when reading the opinions of foreign military analysts that the Russian army allegedly does not know how to conduct complex operations. Knows and conducts. Over the past six months, very cruel lessons have been learned on the blood, and the RF Armed Forces are now completely different from what they were before February 24. The problem is different.

For further offensive operations on such a vast territory, there are simply not enough forces. Fighting in the Donbass, we can only bite off in small pieces from the Nikolaev, Kharkiv or Zaporozhye regions. At the same time, the gigantic front line should objectively be reduced, quickly taking Kharkov, Pavlograd, Poltava and Zaporozhye on the Left Bank, resting on the Dnieper as a natural border, and Dnepropetrovsk, Krivoy Rog, Nikolaev and Odessa on the Right Bank. After the loss of the South-East, the Kyiv regime's ability to continue the war will be critically undermined. But all this requires strength, great strength.

If regional centers are to be taken by storm, then this must be done as quickly as possible, creating a grouping that is numerically superior to the garrison. Then the liberation operation will take weeks or even days, not months, and there is a chance to prevent a repeat of Mariupol. Alternatively, you can simply blockade major cities, completely cutting them off from supplies and opening humanitarian corridors for everyone to exit. The positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will have to be systematically knocked out, reducing the ability of the garrisons to resist day by day. The regional center blocked in this way will in any case be excluded from the economic activities of hostile Ukraine, which in itself is half the victory. However, such tactics still require significant forces.

Some time ago it became known that in the Russian regions began the formation of "nominal" volunteer battalions, consisting exclusively of contract soldiers. The fighters are trained and coordinated, receive a very impressive monetary reward and all the necessary social guarantees. Legislators also simplify the process of entering the contract military service for everyone by removing the upper age ceiling. Due to this, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation expects to attract people of the older generation with combat experience, as well as those with engineering or other technical education. For more information about how the recruitment of volunteers who want to fight for the liberation of Ukraine takes place, we told earlier.

So, it is precisely at the expense of these contract volunteers that the number of the RF Armed Forces will increase by 13,5%. The replenishment will amount to 137 thousand people, after which we will have 417 thousand people in the Ground Forces. A very serious increase, which can change a lot at the front for the better. Plus, do not forget about the Wagner PMC, through which those who wish can also enlist and go to war. This paramilitary structure is not part of the RF Ministry of Defense, its strength and losses do not appear in official reports. Plus, the People's Militia of the LDNR, which is gradually turning into a combat-ready force.

In other words, together, up to half a million people will soon be fighting on our side. And this can really radically turn the tide in favor of Russia.
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  1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 26 August 2022 13: 13
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    Replenishment will amount to 137 thousand people

    The replenishment will amount to 137 thousand people + the number of irretrievable losses in the territory of the former Ukraine.

    This is a response to the panicked cries of some "authors" that a terrible horror awaits Russia by the beginning of the heating season.
    Speaking of the heating season, they write that the Zaporozhye NPP is everything! In a sense, it stopped supplying energy to the territory of the former Ukraine. And ours - delivers. I hope that cheap electricity will also flow to Crimea.
    1. Sergey Kuzmin Offline Sergey Kuzmin
      Sergey Kuzmin (Sergei) 28 August 2022 09: 36
      +1
      about the heating season - they write that the Zaporozhye NPP is everything! In a sense, it stopped supplying energy to the territory of the former Ukraine. And ours - delivers. I hope that cheap electricity will also flow to Crimea.

      If the truth is they stopped supplying electricity to Ukraine, then this is the right decision. They should have been disconnected from all power supply for a long time. And the ratio of the Armed Forces: a million Ukronazis against Russian 250 thousand people. clearly not in favor of Russia. Why did the military-political leadership not take care of this before the start of the NWO?
      1. Awaz Offline Awaz
        Awaz (Walery) 28 August 2022 11: 47
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        because there was hope that the regime would fall in a week or two. The operation was launched on the eve of the anniversary of the annexation of the Crimea, so that by this date and adjust the victory. Troops were introduced around the perimeter only to scare the regime. Nobody was going to fight. Even on the Donetsk-Luhansk front line, only local "policemen" went on the attack, albeit with the support of aviation and artillery of the RF Armed Forces. And yes, it is a failure. But it was also caused by the fact that all Western intelligence services knew what forces were being concentrated around Ukraine and so as not to irritate them, the number of contingents was minimal. Well, they thought that there were fools in the Pentagon and they would believe that 150 thousand would not climb into the 250 thousandth army of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
      2. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
        Grei grin (Gray Grin) 28 August 2022 17: 20
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        The military-liberal-political leadership complains about the wind, blowing in the wrong direction!
  2. Krilion Offline Krilion
    Krilion (Krilion) 26 August 2022 13: 29
    +10
    the bitter truth is that there are stupid people and suckers in the General Staff, which was brilliantly demonstrated in February-March ... the supreme one is no better ..
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 26 August 2022 15: 26
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      wow, this is a twist. maybe you always plan to work in life?
    2. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
      Grei grin (Gray Grin) 28 August 2022 17: 27
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      here we should not forget about the fifth column, their propagandists are beginning to return slowly with the help of the power of the hucksters, the biggest patriot of Rasei Urgant is already cutting money on TV, broadcasting his obscenity to young people, grandmother Pugachikha rolled under guarantees that they will not touch the fagot Galkin, who spat on Russia and the people , her fake husband and the fact that the acquired "overwork" is not touched, others are on the way, so fight for their thick muzzles!
  3. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 26 August 2022 13: 31
    +9
    The article is generally correct, only the conclusions do not correspond to reality. An increase of 130000 will not give a turning point, especially for contract soldiers, with a motley army in ages. There is a war going on with a state that is equivalent in territory to almost the whole of France, and fooled by propaganda and motivated with a MILLION armies, and with a reserve of two million. Here the battles are to the full, if frankly, and the mobilization of the entire state is needed, because this is already a different level of confrontation, especially with the replenishment of weapons and other things by NATO countries, that is, we have a proxy war with NATO ... That's why we draw conclusions.
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 26 August 2022 15: 35
      +3
      Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
      need to mobilize the entire state

      May be so. But with the beginning of mobilization (both in industry and with conscription for service to be sent to the army), the popularity of this war will fall by at least half. If now the SVO is supported by 75% of the respondents, then with the beginning of mobilization, God forbid, that there will be 35 ... 40% of them;. And the longer the war goes on, the more its popularity will decrease.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 26 August 2022 19: 35
        +7
        Replica. So it is necessary for the people to tell the truth, and not something indistinct, about the NVO and the protection of Donbass. There is a full-scale battle with a million-strong army supplied by NATO. So win and quickly without the mobilization of the entire state will not work. Either a victory, or a delay in the so-called NWO with an incomprehensible ending, and possible further aggravations.
      2. Sergey Kuzmin Offline Sergey Kuzmin
        Sergey Kuzmin (Sergei) 28 August 2022 09: 44
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        If now the SVO is supported by 75% of the respondents, then with the beginning of mobilization, God forbid, that there will be 35 ... 40% of them;. And the longer the war goes on, the more its popularity will decrease.

        This suggests that the current Russian government is not able to competently build an information war for the minds of Russians, not to mention winning the information war on the outer perimeter.
        1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
          k7k8 (vic) 28 August 2022 13: 57
          +1
          Quote: Sergey Kuzmin
          This suggests that the current Russian government is not able to competently build an information war for the minds of Russians.

          This suggests that for most people, war is disgusting as such. It becomes even more nasty when it touches you directly. And mobilization affects everyone. And nothing informational and ideological pumping can help here.
    2. Sergey Kuzmin Offline Sergey Kuzmin
      Sergey Kuzmin (Sergei) 28 August 2022 09: 42
      +1
      we need the mobilization of the entire state, because this is already a different level of confrontation, especially with the replenishment of weapons and other things by NATO countries, that is, we have a proxy war with NATO ...

      It is quite obvious that mobilization is needed in order to quickly end this SVO in Ukraine with the complete defeat of the US-NATO-Ukronazi armed formations. It is impossible to successfully fight with a limited contingent with the whole pack of coming out-NATO-shashnikov ...))) We need to take this more seriously
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 26 August 2022 13: 55
    +4
    In other words, together, up to half a million people will soon be fighting on our side. And this can really radically turn the tide in favor of Russia.

    - How soon will it happen??? - And will the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation begin to conduct military operations with the composition of larger units - at least divisions (I'm not talking about the corps) ??? - The length of the line of hostilities has already amounted to more than 2 thousand km - to fight further with the composition of brigades and battalions is just to lose people! - Only units, not less than a division (which includes missile and artillery battalions; not less than a VKS regiment; units of armored and motorized equipment at the level of regiments, etc.) - can crush the fronts and defenses of the VKS with their strikes, their directed firepower and surround and liberate the cities - Nikolaev, Kharkov, Odessa, and so on! - Brigades and battalions are too weak and few for that! - It was NATO that set such a task for the Armed Forces of Ukraine - to fight with the composition of brigades and battalions (this is NATO's American tactics)! - And the Commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine simply do not know how to fight with large military units - at least at the level of divisions! - This APU was shown back in 2014-2015. ! - And then the Americans all this time (8 years) did not teach the Armed Forces of Ukraine to fight in divisions and corps - but taught them to use NATO tactics - to command brigades and battalions!
    - And the sooner our Armed Forces of the Russian Federation begin to operate as units at the divisional level, the faster all the tactics of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will crumble and the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be defeated in all sectors !!!
    1. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
      Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 27 August 2022 00: 08
      +1
      In general, if the land army is 417 thousand, then it will not be all at the front. This is clear. The rear, the sick, the wounded, repair services, conscripts. There will be no more than 250-300. However, we still have the Airborne Forces - more than 40 thousand, and I don’t know how many Marines. The National Guard will ensure the protection of the rear on Ukrainian territory.
  5. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 26 August 2022 15: 09
    +3
    Until we start daily, methodically, regularly bombing Kiev, until then there is a bloody game of giveaway. Stupid generals of the Russian Federation, in fact, do not destroy the enemy's infrastructure (bridges, electrical substations, flyovers, thermal power plants, warehouses, etc.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 August 2022 15: 12
    +2
    What explanations have come to

    Ukraine approached the current war in a certain sense better prepared than Russia.

    The number of articles explaining, IMHO, equaled the number of notes about ... Z, there is still no war ...
  7. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 26 August 2022 17: 33
    -1
    If there are even half a million bayonets on the Russian side, this is two times less than in the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.
    But that is not the problem.
    Let's remember the story: the USSR won the war, but ... lost the peace!
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 27 August 2022 01: 28
      +7
      But if you lose the war, then the world will definitely not be won.
      1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
        Michael L. 27 August 2022 10: 49
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        Formal logician, is a Pyrrhic victory a victory or a delayed defeat?
  8. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 26 August 2022 22: 44
    +3
    We hope that in practice this increase will be quickly implemented and they will gain relevant military experience.
  9. Spasatel Offline Spasatel
    Spasatel 26 August 2022 22: 49
    +4
    ... the allied forces are successfully advancing and crushing the enemy, which is many times superior in numbers ...

    Yes uuuu...!!
    Some people think it's a failure...
  10. Vova Zhelyabov Offline Vova Zhelyabov
    Vova Zhelyabov (Vova Zhelyabov) 27 August 2022 02: 54
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    We don't know shit. So we reflect. There are laws of war. According to them, the side that has less space and resources will lose.
    1. Victorio Offline Victorio
      Victorio (Victorio) 27 August 2022 12: 21
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      Quote: Vova Zhelyabov
      According to them, the side that has less space and resources will lose.

      are you talking about afghanistan?
  11. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 27 August 2022 11: 30
    +2
    The problem is not the amount of manpower, but the quality of technology.
    And military operations are primarily a competition of resources and economies.
    Mobilization can and will correct the situation on the line of contact, but it will definitely ruin the economy. One we treat - another we cripple. Moreover, we cripple what is more important even in the medium term.
  12. depavel Offline depavel
    depavel (Pavel Pavlovich) 27 August 2022 11: 39
    +1
    The most treacherous to the population, the country, the army, I consider the existence of apartheid to fellow migrants, B. Gryzlov's initiative, 2002. Sometimes it seems to me that once again I will wake up as a foreigner, and these are not only geographical signs dubbed into English for new masters. I went to the border with Kazakhstan every 180 days to get a migration card, the return on the same day cost me 100-200 rubles in a bribe, now the trip is in 90 days, and how much is the bribe? Prohibition on professions, work on a limit, payment for employment by the employer. The purpose of arrival "permanent residence" is not in the map. How many ruling pidormeriya, the army of the first persons of the state with European values ​​in the ass, did not let people through, did not give citizenship and simply ruined it? Including the mobilization contingent.
  13. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 27 August 2022 11: 57
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    It's time, it's time to extinguish Nazi Ukraine.
  14. Benjamin Offline Benjamin
    Benjamin (Benjamin) 27 August 2022 12: 02
    -3
    Pre-trial detention centers are 98 percent full, security forces, convicts and pensioners will soon remain in the country, what kind of development are we talking about in an authoritarian country?
    1. Victorio Offline Victorio
      Victorio (Victorio) 27 August 2022 12: 28
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      Quote: Benjamin
      Pre-trial detention centers are full by 98 percent, soon security forces, convicts and pensioners will remain in the country, what kind of development are we talking about in an authoritarian country?

      2 percent credited
  15. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 27 August 2022 12: 05
    +3
    The collapse of the USSR predetermined the need to reform all components of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and during the reign of V.V. Putin this was done.
    The composition of each type of troops must correspond to the general strategic tasks, the tasks facing them and the conditions of specific theaters of military operations - there are some conditions in Afghanistan, others in Syria, and others in Ukraine, and it is impossible to have a universal army for all occasions.
    The cruiser Moscow, the flagship and pride of the Black Sea Fleet, was sunk by Ukraine with two missiles, estimate their cost and effectiveness.
    Aircraft carriers are not needed for defense - in the north there is ice and a narrow strip for navigation, accompanied by icebreakers, and in the Pacific Ocean they have practically nothing to do. As if the Russian Federation is not going to attack anyone. If the use of force to conquer foreign territories is still not excluded, then at least 3-5 AUGs and all the necessary infrastructure should be available, and this can only be done at the expense of other types and types of troops. A similar situation was before the 1st World War, when they were chasing fashion and the mistress of the seas, the lion's share of the budget was swelled into the construction of an armored fleet, and the land army paid for it with blood on the battlefields.

    Victory is when the enemy is defeated or surrenders, admitting defeat and accepting the terms of the winner. In Ukraine, there is not and will not be either the first or the second.
    Blitzkrieg failed, there is a stubborn positional war for every village, and there are tens of thousands of such villages in Ukraine.
    This put an end to the original plans for the denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine.
    As Mr. Medinsky said at negotiations with Ukrainian nationalists in Belarus, in order to end the war, the Russian Federation even agrees to Ukraine's entry into the EU, which is almost 100% NATO members and is the other side of the coin.
    Even if all 100 thousand are sent to the war with Ukraine, this will not fundamentally change anything.
    The NVO of the Russian Federation in Ukraine shows the unpreparedness of the army for urban battles. Apparently, understanding this led to the persistent desire of the Russian Federation to complete the NWO with an agreement with Ukrainian nationalists - let them denazify and demilitarize themselves, recognize Crimea and the DPR-LPR, and in exchange for the Russian Federation, perhaps return some territories occupied during the NWO and allow them to join the EU, which is actually the flip side of NATO.
    1. Smilodon terribilis nimis 27 August 2022 12: 16
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      Not ready? What about Mariupol, Popasnaya, Severodonetsk?
      Maybe they wanted to before, but now it's not realistic. And without a security belt, neither Crimea nor Kharkov will have peace.
      1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
        Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 27 August 2022 18: 21
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        The security belt does not solve the problem of denazification and demilitarization.
        Where should it pass in order to protect Crimea, the DPR-LPR from rocket attacks, how wide should it be and how will it protect residents or republics on the territory of this belt?
        1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
          k7k8 (vic) 27 August 2022 20: 55
          +1
          Quote: Jacques Sekavar
          The security belt does not solve the problem of denazification and demilitarization.
          Where should it pass in order to protect Crimea, the DPR-LPR from rocket attacks, how wide should it be and how will it protect residents or republics on the territory of this belt?

          Do you discount the border regions of Russia and Belarus with Ukraine? God bless them, let the crests have fun. Now mark on the map of Ukraine a security belt at least 300 km wide along its northern, eastern and southern borders. What is left of Ukraine? So it turns out that the result of all this bodyagi should be the occupation of the entire territory of Ukraine. Otherwise, it's not worth it to start. But the worst thing in this situation is that Moscow does not have the strength to occupy the whole of Ukraine.
          1. Smilodon terribilis nimis 25 November 2022 05: 44
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            Remained the most ragulya regions. These regions will eat each other.
        2. Smilodon terribilis nimis 25 November 2022 05: 42
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          In the North - along the Dnieper River. In the south - the border of the Nikolaev and Odessa regions. I think this belt is quite guarantees our safety.
  16. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
    soloist2424 (Oleg) 27 August 2022 12: 39
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    The main thing in the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine is not that the initial plans of both sides did not work, but that at the moment Russia can build up its grouping without resorting to mobilization. It will be necessary, the president will sign one more decree, another hundred, two hundred thousand will be called; the volumes of produced ammunition, weapons are generally sufficient. But Ukraine has announced a general mobilization, partly calling on women. There are few planes left, guns, tanks around the world are begging; forced to hide behind civilians. So who is stronger? But it must be taken into account that the matter may not end with a confrontation with Ukraine, so let's not rush to pay Ukraine with a lot of blood. Moreover, the cold perfectly cools the hot European heads.
  17. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 27 August 2022 13: 11
    +4
    When there is no goal, there is no strategy, when the Russian Federation does not know what it wants in Ukraine. When the "elite" sleeps and sees itself in the golden life of the NATO countries. The question arises. How can you win in such conditions? What need to do? Maybe first put things in order in his Kremlin? Does the "elite" need it? NO! An increase of 137 thousand people. okay, but that's a deadweight loss closure. A contractor fights for money. In the Second World War, the USSR could defeat the Wehrmacht of Germany with a contract army? NO! A soldier must be ideologically prepared, he defends his Fatherland, his Earth, his relatives, and not fight for money. War only brings death to a soldier, and money is needed by the living. A contract soldier has no motivation to win at any cost. The number of servicemen in the Army must correspond to the goals set.
  18. Marciz Offline Marciz
    Marciz (Stas) 27 August 2022 15: 21
    +2
    Say thanks to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the "protection" of drugs !!! There are no men who were killed by drugs, there are no their children, since 2010 I have been swearing at VO on this topic with both cops and former military men and active ones, and now I would like to spit those scum from VO in the mug who banned me !!!! Well, why did the warriors screw up with their missiles, there are few people, so you need to respect your people and take care of them and not get rich due to their deaths!!!!!! And if you don’t cover up the drug trade even now, then in 10 years Russia simply won’t exist !!!!!
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  20. sacha1960 Offline sacha1960
    sacha1960 (Sasha Anton) 27 August 2022 15: 53
    +2
    Russia has a serious problem, NATO was initially hesitant to support Ukraine, fearing the special weapons that Russia had warned about. Then successively the red lines turned green. So now NATO knows that it is dealing with a cowardly and fearful player. So maybe it's too late to change that perception and really scare NATO in Ukraine. Will the player need to be more daring? Or will it have to be replaced by a stronger and more resolute one?
  21. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 27 August 2022 16: 00
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    One of the most significant news of recent times can be considered the decision to seriously increase the size of the Russian army. The increase will be as much as 13,5%.

    This is our usual "solution" to the problem in parts. Ideally, taking into account the situation, the Armed Forces should have numbered 2,5-3,0 million people (military personnel + civilian personnel), but the economy and demography will not pull such a number ...
  22. Sergey Kuzmin Offline Sergey Kuzmin
    Sergey Kuzmin (Sergei) 28 August 2022 09: 32
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    The bitter truth is that Ukraine approached the current war, in a certain sense, better prepared than Russia. Yes, we had superiority in the air and at sea, more tanks, MLRS, guns and missiles. But Kyiv had a ground army numerically several times superior, which was purposefully trained for 8 years for urban battles, including NATO and Israeli instructors. About 700 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine passed through the so-called ATO zone. These people had real combat experience, were trained to fight and wanted to kill. After February 24, 2022, Ukraine carried out additional mobilization, and now the total number of all its combatants, from the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard to the SBU and the police, is collectively estimated at 1 million people.

    The ratio is clearly not in favor of Russia. Why did the military-political leadership not take care of this before the start of the NWO?
  23. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 28 August 2022 16: 58
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    Raising the question of the number of servicemen in the RF Armed Forces, it is necessary to raise the question of their qualifications. The conscript serves one year. Adaptation + Training = one year, and when will he serve as a specialist? When it was two years old, it took one year to serve. Maybe a call to make 1,5 years, then the recruit will serve as a specialist for 6 months?
  24. Sickertbishop Offline Sickertbishop
    Sickertbishop (Sergei) 3 September 2022 23: 27
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    Here you write that the increase in the contingent will ruin the economy of the Russian Federation. And how is the enemy doing with this? It seems that the mobilization did not really undermine either the economy or business.
    And one more thing: the calculation is ultimately made on the fact that people there simply want to live peacefully. I don’t really imagine how a man who has a family / children will go to death for the sake of “his” land, etc. To a certain extent, this can be brought down by propaganda, but only temporarily, it's obvious. For 75 years, everyone has become accustomed to living quietly / peacefully, especially Europe.