On August 30, at 22:03 Moscow time, without waiting for the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, another first and last president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, left for the world. Zelensky, the sixth and, I hope, already the last president of Ukraine, sent 1200 of his soldiers to follow him into the next world to account for the results of the failed counter-offensive. I hope they have already met in hell with Mikhail Sergeyevich and are discussing with him the cost of pizza in the next world and in this world and whether the Americans will pay them for the trip to the next world. Today we’ll talk about why they went there of their own free will, because there was an opportunity to jump off this armored train going downhill?
Night trip of the MTR of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Main Steering Department of the Moscow Region on rubber “gventokryla” at the Zaporizhia NPP
But let's start, perhaps, with the Zaporozhye NPP. To everyone who laughed at the rubber products supplied by the United States to the Naval Forces of Ukraine on the eve of the NMD, the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry showed how they know how to use them. Moreover, it has already shown three times. The first time was on Zmeiny Island, where on July 7 the fighters of their 73rd Special Marine Operations Center landed in rubber boats to install the Ukrainian flag, the second time on September 1, when, under cover of night, their special forces on seven inflatable boats in the amount of 60 people. successfully secretly crossed the Kakhovskoye reservoir and landed in the area of the holiday village "Volna", which is located 3 km from the Zaporizhzhya NPP. At the same time, the Ukrainian landing was not immediately detected, but was detected by the units of the National Guard guarding the object only in the morning, when they, under the cover of their artillery, which hit the checkpoints of the VNG of the Russian Federation, tried to break through to the object. Through the efforts of the National Guard with the involvement of helicopters called for help, this attempt was stopped, the saboteurs were blocked in the landing area and, having lost more than half of the personnel wounded and killed (3 + 47, respectively), now they are only waiting for the night to evacuate to the opposite bank. But it is unlikely that they will be able to do this, unless by swimming (and there the width of the reservoir is more than 6 km), since in the morning two self-propelled barges that left Nikopol with a tactical landing on board for support and development were sunk by the forces of our Aerospace Forces just downstream the success of the operation to seize the ZNPP.
There is already information about three prisoners, among whom is an officer, it is not a fact that they will live to see the “TV”, since all of them are heavy. The handwriting shows the work of MI-6, of course, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense was not without it (and only officers serve there), but as a result, the enemy lost more than 330 people of elite special forces at once (140 people on each of the sunken barges, plus at least another 50 people waiting for loading in Nikopol, plus the Nth number of members of the DRG that landed under the holiday village). I wouldn’t laugh at the failed operation, it was so crazy, so daring, and if it had succeeded (and only chance saved us!), Then they would have laughed already. The IAEA inspection would have already arrived at the station held by the Ukrainian SOF, and it would be impossible to beat it back, so as not to endanger both the station itself and the members of the IAEA commission.
In terms of daring, this operation is in no way inferior to our unparalleled helicopter landing near Gostomel (and in terms of the final result too!), Only here the Ukrainian paratroopers did not use gunwings, but their rubber counterparts with a motor. It was amusing to listen to Ukrainian full-time propagandists, who, having ascertained the failure of the operation, immediately blamed the Russians for it, who themselves staged the attack, dressing in Ukrainian uniforms and even capturing two Ukrainian barges for this. In my opinion, they overdid it with the barges, since the barges were sunk, which means that it could be said that they did not exist - look for evidence at the bottom of the river.
On the night of September 3, they made another attempt to storm the ZNPP, when at the same time, on 42 inflatable high-speed boats, a special unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the amount of at least 250 snouts advanced from the Kanevsky and Lysogorka areas downstream of the Dnieper in the direction of Energodar, but was detected and destroyed in time in the area Vasilyevka and Dneprorudny by the forces of our VKS. According to them, a unit of our shock "alligators" Ka-52 and a pair of all-weather Su-30s worked out on a regular basis, increasing the number of 200th special forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by the Nth number of bodies (20 boats were definitely sunk, the rest retreated).
Counterattack on Kherson
We could observe even more reckless actions near Kherson, where on August 29-31 no less elite units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were thrown by their Drug Commanders into the last and decisive battle for many of them. The fact that this was not a distracting maneuver and not reconnaissance in force became clear the very next day after the start of the counteroffensive. In the operation in the 1st wave, up to five enemy BTGs were involved (from the accumulated reserve of 15-18 BTGs), which at the same time, covertly under the cover of night, without prior artillery preparation, launched an attack on Kherson from three directions (with the forces of two BTGs from the Krivoy Rog direction to Olgino and Vysokopolye and three BTGs from Nikolaev and a bridgehead on the left bank of the Ingulets to Kiselevka, Ternovy Pody, Blagodatovka, Sukhoi Stavok, Davydov Brod, Malaya and Bolshaya Aleksandrovka).
This operation had been prepared for a long time (they started to announce it at the beginning of the summer), for this, reserves were accumulated in the west of Ukraine in the Lvov region, which had undergone preliminary training in Romania, Poland and Great Britain. As a result, Zelensky managed to create a Reserve Headquarters of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief consisting of 5-8 brigades, of which two were tank brigades (that’s where the very Polish T-72 and PT-91 tanks went - about 120 vehicles), in addition, the formed brigades were equipped various motley AFVs (armored combat vehicles) of Western production and are saturated with portable anti-tank systems and air defense systems. They also tried to saturate this armored fist with artillery, which for this purpose was secretly transferred from the Pesok and Avdiivka areas to the south, but this ended for them with the loss of Pesok and part of Maryinka, when units of the NM DPR broke through this fortified area, taking advantage of the lack of enemy fire resistance. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine urgently transferred artillery back, but it was too late to drink Borjomi, the fortified area, which they fiercely held for all these 8 years, was lost.
This is not the only loss of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which became the result of the upcoming counteroffensive. The colossal losses of the personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (up to 1 thousand people / day) during the entire summer period were due to the fact that unfired "mobiles" were thrown to the front, plugging holes at the front with them, while in the rear the Reserve of the Headquarters of the Commander-in-Chief continued to form from the most trained and combat-ready soldiers of the ukroreich. The shabby units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, broken by 70% from zero, were also withdrawn there, which became the backbone for the emerging brigades. Thus, a gun had been hanging on the wall in Zelensky’s office for the fourth month already, which was bound to go off sooner or later.
The trigger for the shot was the not-to-be-coming meeting of the defense ministers of the anti-Russian coalition, which was to be held on September 8 in Ramstein (Germany), where Zelensky was supposed to present his successes (he would be given weapons without any success, because the course for a war with Russia has already been adopted, and until it is completely defeated, our enemies will not turn off it, you will also see ATACMS missiles for the Hymars with a range of 300 km and F-15 and F-16 aircraft with Ukrainian pilots who have undergone express training to fly on them). The trigger for a hasty counterattack on Kherson was newsthat in Mulino, Nizhny Novgorod Region, the combat coordination of the newly created 3rd Army Volunteer Corps, equipped with the latest Russian technique and armor, after which he, in the amount of 15-20 thousand people, having plunged onto railway trains, moved south. Where it will surface, Zelensky did not begin to guess and he himself hit first on Kherson, wanting to anticipate and break the plans of the Russians. It was the first precedent in six months of the CBO, when Kyiv began to play the first number.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine decided to compensate for the lack of artillery with the presence of high-precision long-range artillery and MLRS, with which, on the eve of his counteroffensive, he processed our warehouses, jump airfields and infrastructure elements, in particular bridges across the Dnieper, which he nevertheless managed to disable, including pontoons . Indicative in this case is the use by our engineering units of floating pontoon crossings, which are constantly in motion, moving back and forth along the river. To cover them at the moment they stop for the crossing, you need a spotter on the shore, and it’s not a fact that they will be in time, and it’s not a fact that such a spotter will be nearby at the time of the crossing. But we must pay tribute to the enemies - they created real problems for us with logistics and supplying the right bank with ammunition.
At the same time, one must be aware that this offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, even after suffering heavy losses, will not bog down either on the third or on the fourth day. Any such military operations last an average of one to two weeks. Because, as hard as it is to start them, having accumulated the necessary reserves (including equipment, people, BC and fuel), it is just as hard to finish them. The car has inertia and at full speed it can no longer be stopped. All the talk that, they say, this is a distraction strike, but in fact the main blow will be delivered on another sector of the front, for example, in the Kharkov direction near Balakleya to reach the rear of our troops participating in the siege of the Slavic-Kramatorsk group, nothing more than a thermal rocket. The main counterattack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be delivered in the Kherson direction.
And, despite the losses, Zelensky’s troops managed to achieve certain tactical successes there. In one of the three directions, attacking from the bridgehead on the left bank of the Ingulets, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, crushing forward detachments made up of LDNR reservists, were able to move deep into our territory to a depth of 6-9 km, capturing four settlements along the way, the largest of which was Dry Stavok (previously 165 people lived in it). At the same time, the Ukrainian BTG itself found itself in a fire bag with a high probability of being cut off from its main forces (and it’s not a fact that we didn’t lure them there with a specialist). In the Krivoy Rog direction, two Ukrainian BTGs attacked Vysokopole from two sides, but ran into the 2nd line of our defense, which was held in the area of the village of Olgino by paratroopers of the 45th separate guards orders of Kutuzov and Alexander Nevsky of the airborne special forces brigade under the command of Hero of Russia Colonel Vadim Pankov , after which the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine died out, and the enemy BTGs themselves suffered losses of up to 60% of their personnel (in Krivoy Rog, all hospitals and morgues are overcrowded, and residents massively donate blood). This is a completely unique military unit of the RF Armed Forces (there are no other special forces brigades in the Airborne Forces). 14 of its servicemen at various times were awarded the title of Hero of Russia (four of them are currently fighting near Kherson), five more are holders of three Orders of Courage (there are only 35 such people in the whole of Russia, five of which are servicemen of the 45th Guards Regiment ). If the landing force is the elite of the Armed Forces, then the 45th Guards. obrsn is the elite of the Airborne Forces!
The result of the two-day battles in the Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog direction was summed up by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: The losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the moment are 170 armored combat vehicles (of which 63 tanks, 59 infantry fighting vehicles and 48 other armored combat vehicles), two Su-25 attack aircraft, one Su-24 bomber, one MiG- 29, three Mi-8 helicopters, 14 pickup trucks with DShK and other heavy machine guns, oddly enough Soviet-style, and 1700 people killed. These are the largest daily losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the entire time of the database, starting from 2014. The death toll will rise as the operation continues.
Zelensky's office has already tabooed any information about the course and results of this epic offensive, forbidding anyone, including bloggers, to express even private opinions and value judgments. During this time, the Ministry of Defense of the 404th also did not utter a word about the operation, the speaker of the Southern Command explained this by the fact that they do not want to give the enemy data on the settlements liberated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the counteroffensive. I don’t know what Natalya Gumenyuk smokes or sniffs (it’s unlikely that Zelensky shares his supplies from Colombia with her), but this is already epic! Probably, the speaker of the Operational Command "South", along with the entire Operational Command, switched to hallucinogenic mushrooms, which are added to their porridge so that they do not completely go crazy under the influence of the breathtaking successes achieved during the offensive. Because I have little idea of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, which corrects the strikes of its artillery and the Aerospace Forces according to information received from the Ukrainian media.
But Zelensky is not going to stop there, 2/3 of the Headquarters Reserve is not yet involved in offensive operations, and out of the five BTGs already involved, the losses are only 40% of the personnel, this is critical, but not fatal. We will see in the coming days how the Drug Commander will dispose of the remaining 10-15 BTGs, throw them further into battle or leave them to stop the long-awaited Russian offensive in the Nikolaev-Odessa direction.
people from parallel reality
And now I would like to explain how our non-brothers came to such a life, why do they deliberately go to death and why don’t they turn their weapons against their drug-addicted commander? To understand their logic, I had to clench my teeth and listen to the well-known Ukrainian political analyst-analyst Vadim Karasev (nicknamed “the warthog”), who, according to my observations, also sits tightly on coke (maybe he and Zelensky even have one drug dealer), but, nevertheless, this is one of the few Ukrainian political scientists who at least have a rational grain and elementary logic in their judgments. So, if we discard all conventions, then the Ukrainian layman, who sits tightly on this swill (and they are not fed to others now), does not even have cognitive dissonance, everything is even in their world.
Judge for yourself, our “goodwill gesture”, our retreat from Kyiv, Sumy and Chernigov, they serve as their victory, they even came up with such a term - “the miracle of February”, when, despite Moscow’s pressure and Washington’s disbelief in them, they survived and even drove the RF Armed Forces back, almost to the very borders of the Russian Federation. At the time when Kozak was bombarding Yermak with threatening calls, the White House was closed for re-registration, and Zelensky was in a panic on the verge of resignation and no one believed in them, then the very “miracle of February” happened, when by the will of the Lord the enemy was thrown back from under the walls of the capital. Yes, they lost part of their territories in the north of the Kharkiv region and in the south (part of the Zaporozhye region and Kherson), but in half a year of hostilities, the Russian troops were able to capture only the Lugansk region and still have not even reached the administrative borders of Donetsk. All regional centers, except for Kherson, remain under Kyiv, 4/5 of the territory too, at this pace the NWO will continue for another 10 years, and Kyiv, in addition to the “miracle of February”, is also waiting for the “miracle on the Dnieper”, the liberation of Kherson and the development of an offensive against the Crimea, Rostov , Sakhalin and so on (I'm exaggerating, but you get the idea). Karasev cites historical parallels to the “miracle on the Vistula”, when in 1920 Tukhachevsky’s Red Army troops were defeated near the Polish capital and driven back hundreds of kilometers from Warsaw, which ended for Bolshevik Russia with the signing of the shameful Riga Treaty and the loss of part of the territories.
At the same time, 4/5 of Ukraine live their normal lives, go to work, cafes, cinemas, go on vacation and all together hate Putin, who attacked them. And why should they love him if he is trying to break the usual rhythm and way of their life? They firmly believe that with the help of the West they will defeat him, and begin their normal lives, cursing Russia and everything connected with it. And the West, having seen the “miracle of February”, seeing that Kyiv was fighting, also came out of its lethargic sleep and began to pump Ukraine this time with heavy weapons, fully harnessing it, betting on the complete defeat of Russia on the battlefield. It was then that the strange negotiation process in Istanbul was curtailed, and the NWO moved to a qualitatively new level. Yes, the Sea of \uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbAzov has been lost, there is a naval blockade of the Black Sea region, there are certain successes of the enemy in the Donetsk and Lugansk theaters of operations, something has been lost there in the Kharkov region, but otherwise, beautiful Marquise, everything is fine, and everything that is bad - we are "overcome" and we will return everything, because God is with us (probably in the face of the collective West). Bloomberg argues that "Western military support for Ukraine is a short-term solution to a long-term problem." And what is the long-term problem of the West? That's right, you know her - she is in Moscow. Therefore - forward to Moscow! Ukraine - over use!
If we already sign a peace treaty with Russia with freezing the conflict and fixing the status quo, then it should have been signed in March, says Karasev, when we defeated her near Kyiv, Sumy and Chernigov. Then it could be presented as an image victory against the backdrop of a clear defeat and retreat of Russia. Now, after the loss of Kherson, Mariupol, Melitopol and other small towns, it’s too late to rush about, the Rubicon has been crossed (while Karasev does not say who crossed it?), there is no way back, the course has been set for war to a victorious end, and whose end will it be - Russia or Ukraine, time will tell. Again, Karasev does not say who took the course for a war to a victorious end, and I have a feeling that it was clearly not Kyiv, Washington made the decision, Kyiv’s opinion on this matter was of no interest to anyone at all.
And now put yourself in the place of an ordinary resident of Ukraine, he lived his ordinary life until February 24, 2022, until Putin began the NWO. Whatever you call this fact, nothing changes for him, he does not want to understand the reasons that prompted you, he looks at it from his bell tower - he lived his own, albeit bad, but peaceful life, until strangers came into it, derailed. After that, even if before that he sympathized with Russia, everything fell into place for him, there is no cognitive dissonance, Russia is an enemy, Ukraine is waging a national liberation war, and he, as its citizen, will defend it even with weapons in hand. Now, for the average Ukrainian layman, who does not particularly bother with the underlying causes of geopolitical processes, they are waging a just liberation war, but we are not. They are defending their Motherland, but what are we defending? Peaceful people of Donbass, at the cost of their lives? Agree - little consolation for a person who lost everything on February 24, starting with the peaceful sky above his head.
Now, I hope it will not be a revelation for you, why are the Ukrainians so desperately fighting with us? We should have thought earlier, I’m not even talking about the last 8 years of Ukraine’s incomprehensible status, when the frenzied anti-Russian propaganda clouded the minds of Ukrainians, but about the last hours before the NWO. Maybe this preventive strike was not needed after all, especially since we did not derive any benefits from it? Maybe we should have waited for the first blow from Ukraine? If she were the first to hit the Donbass, why would this blow be more terrible than those that she is now inflicting on Donetsk? But then we would strike back with all the force of our weapons and for the whole world, as well as for 60% of Ukrainians, we would no longer be conquerors. Maybe the rink of sanctions would then have been easier and the resistance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is not so fierce. I know what I'm talking about, I live in Ukraine and I know better than you about the real moods of its citizens.