Was the pre-emptive strike on Ukraine on February 24, 2022 a mistake?


After six months of a special military operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, which gradually transformed into an “operation to liberate Donbass”, publications began to appear, the authors of which are trying to reflect on the events that have taken place during this time and identify the mistakes made. We will also contribute our “five kopecks” to this thankless task.


Mistakes in the Ukrainian direction


I was inspired to write this article reasoning about why the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard are so fiercely opposed to the allied forces. It has been argued that Russia's pre-emptive strike was a mistake, as Ukrainians now see us as invaders and themselves as liberators. Within the framework of this logic, Kyiv should have been allowed to strike the first blow, and only after that "reach Berlin." This position is now popular among the citizens of the former Nezalezhnaya, who managed to keep their minds even after more than 8 years of propaganda processing and are now bitterly watching their "crazy" compatriots. However, I still cannot agree with her.

The dispute about whether the preventive strike of the Russian Armed Forces on Ukraine was correct or not, involuntarily refers us to the events of 1941. Many historians still cannot agree on the question of what would change on the fronts the blow that the USSR would strike on the Third Reich first. Perhaps the main hostilities would then go on the territory of Europe. But, perhaps, then it was the Soviet Union that would have been recognized as an “aggressor” country and the entire collective West would unite against it around “poor and unfortunate” Germany. However, despite the external similarity, there is still no complete identity between the events of the 40s of the last century and modern ones.

The fundamental difference lies in the fact that the further fate of Donbass became the formal reason for the start of the special operation on February 24, 2022. For 8 long years, the Kremlin did not recognize the independence of the DPR and LPR, which were under constant shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the threat of a large-scale offensive. The decree recognizing the DPR and LPR as independent states was signed on February 21, 2022, but for Kyiv, and for the entire collective West, it is still de jure part of Ukraine, like Crimea and Sevastopol. This is a very important point!

Let's imagine for a moment that there was neither recognition of the DPR and LPR, nor a preventive strike within the framework of the NWO. What then could happen?

Nothing good. Over the past six months, even the last Russian jingoistic patriots have realized that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have learned how to fight well in 8 years. All this time, they were consistently trained to walk around the Donbass with a steam skating rink, prepared for urban battles, supplied with exactly the weapons that were needed for this. If the Ukrainian army had received an order, in just a few days it would have swept away the entire defense of the DPR and LPR, which was provided by the few and much worse armed People's Militia. And there would be "Bucha". With all the desire, the Russian army simply would not have had time to intervene, since it takes time to deploy it. It is not at all a fact that later there would be someone to save in the people's republics. An attempt to recapture Donetsk and Lugansk would have led to Mariupol. Even in the event of a successful liberation operation by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the Armed Forces of Ukraine would simply return to their original positions in their fortified areas, from which the allied forces have not been able to pick them out for half a year already.

But let's get back to the attitude of an ordinary Ukrainian to a special operation. They don’t like what is happening today, but what would fundamentally change if the Armed Forces of Ukraine had first “rolled out” the DPR and LPR, and only then the RF Armed Forces would have intervened by entering the territory of Donbass? As we noted earlier, both for Kyiv and for the collective West, the DPR and LPR are Ukraine, and for Moscow until February 21, 2022, “Separate districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions” were legally part of the Independent. In other words, Russian troops for Ukrainians in any case would be "aggressors and occupiers", right?

Speaking seriously, the decision to start the special operation on February 24 was the only correct one against the backdrop of numerous gross mistakes.

The mistake was the admission of Crimea to the Russian Federation, leaving the rest of Ukraine under the rule of the pro-Western Nazi regime.

It was a mistake to recognize this regime, which came to power in Kyiv through a coup d'état, as legal.

It was a mistake not to recognize the independence of the DPR and LPR in 2014 and not accept them into the Russian Federation according to the Crimean scenario, instead trying to push them back into Ukraine through Minsk-1 and Minsk-2.

It was a mistake, having inflicted a defeat on the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2014 in a multitude of "cauldrons", leaving most of the Donbass under the control of Kyiv and allowing the line of demarcation to be drawn in fact along the suburbs of Donetsk, which allowed Ukrainian artillerymen to calmly shoot the capital of the DPR from Avdiivka, Maryinka and Pesok for more than 8 years .

It was a mistake all the past years to trade with the Kyiv regime, instead of systematically trying to strangle it economically.

It was a mistake to maintain the hatred mood and look somewhere to the side, while right at your side, for all 8 years, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were created as a serious combat-ready army.

It was a mistake to start a special operation with small forces against a vastly superior enemy operating on a vast front.

It was a mistake to make a heroic rush to Kyiv, not being able to take it by military force, and then leave, abandoning all the gains in the North of Ukraine, which led to the fictitious "massacre in Bucha."

It was a mistake to go to Ukraine without formulating for its inhabitants any clearly defined constructive agenda for arranging its post-war life, getting off only with general words about “demilitarization” and “denazification”.

These are, yes, real bugs that need to be worked on. Against their background, the recognition of the independence of the DPR and LPR, as well as a preemptive strike, look like exceptionally reasonable steps.

Some errors


For half a year a lot of water has flowed under the bridge, but even now you can still try to fix something.

At first, it is necessary to finally clearly articulate what exactly the Kremlin wants to get as a result of the special operation in Ukraine. What will go to Russia, what will remain outside of it, what will be the status of these territories. What will post-war Ukraine be like, what languages ​​will be state, according to what system will education be conducted, what will happen to Russian culture, monuments, and so on. We need to create an image of an attractive joint future and start fighting for the minds of those 60-70% of Ukrainians who have a chance to mentally rebuild.

Secondly, it is necessary to give a chance to those citizens of Ukraine who themselves fiercely hate the Kyiv regime, take up arms and start fighting shoulder to shoulder with the RF Armed Forces and the NM LDNR. The so-called Odessa brigade has already been created. We need Kharkiv, Zaporozhye, Sumy, Kyiv and others. The territory of Ukraine is huge, and there are not enough Russian forces to cover it all. We need a united Ukrainian Volunteer Army, of course, under the strict guidance of the RF Ministry of Defense. In the future, she will take over the protection of borders and police functions.

Thirdly, after the completion of the special operation with Victory, everyone who participated in the brainwashing of Ukrainians will have to answer for this on an equal basis with Nazi criminals. We need a big tribunal, where all the lies told by Ukrainian propagandists over the years will be dissected. This will be the most important step towards the return of the citizens of the former Square to normality.

Let's hope that our geopoliticians are able to admit their mistakes and work on correcting them.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 6 September 2022 15: 35
    +7
    Was the pre-emptive strike on Ukraine on February 24, 2022 a mistake?

    - It was NOT a mistake - a preventive strike on Ukraine on February 24, 2022!
    - And it would be a monstrous mistake - NOT to strike such a blow !!!
    - Everything else - "how it should have been done" and why they did not show "sufficient rigidity" and why they did not use more "radical means and methods" - this is another conversation, a conversation "on a very big topic" !!!
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 6 September 2022 16: 26
      +2
      Quote: gorenina91
      It was NOT a mistake - a preemptive strike on Ukraine on February 24, 2022!

      The criminal mistake of the Kremlin was to put the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation "in strife" between the economic, political and military goals of the operation - "Here you can, but don't you dare" ...

      The analogy is, of course, harsh, many can condemn me for it, but I remember that when the possessed Fuhrer got into purely military affairs with his "political expediency" - things at the Wehrmacht became terribly bad ...
  2. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 6 September 2022 16: 02
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    It has been argued that Russia's pre-emptive strike was a mistake, as Ukrainians now see us as invaders and themselves as liberators. Within the framework of this logic, Kyiv should have been allowed to strike the first blow, and only after that "reach Berlin."

    There is another option that is stubbornly not considered.
    The pitting of the two peoples was carried out by the Anglo-Saxons by the hands of the authorities under their control, which they "imprisoned" in Moscow (1991) and Kyiv (2014, maybe even earlier). The goal is to create a situation for drawing Russia on the territory of Ukraine into a war with the NATO bloc, whose countries are also controlled by the United States.
    US goals (I repeat, because all this is very important):
    - avert the danger of using Russia's strategic nuclear weapons on its territory when it is defeated by proxy
    - weaken the blood of Russia and completely subjugate (enslave) the European members of NATO, tk. The United States is having problems returning production from China, while Europe has kept them on its own territory and has a decisive competitive advantage in the new world
    - deprive China of potential allies in the face of Russia and Europe
    - with minimal forces and without risk, if necessary, finish off Russia and take possession of its resources
    - to deprive Europe of the opportunity to claim a fair share of Russia's resources
    - remove possible obstacles before the fight with China
    - earn on the supply of weapons to all
    - earn on the restoration of Europe
    - etc. etc.
    In the light of the foregoing, the main goal, and even before February 24, 2022, was to be a forceful pressure on the United States (the threat of a nuclear war on their territory) with coercion to fulfill the conditions of our Ultimatum (which many expected from the authorities). There would automatically be no need to conduct a NWO, or it would be limited to the LDNR.
    The existing NWO, therefore, in my opinion, wittingly or unwittingly, is in line with the US plans to involve Russia and Ukraine in a fratricidal war, dehumanize Russia and, with its help, ignite a war between Russia, NATO and Japan, in which the States themselves will not participate. They're probably planning to finish off what's left of us and collect trophies.
  3. Vadim Sharygin Offline Vadim Sharygin
    Vadim Sharygin (Vadim Sharygin) 6 September 2022 16: 07
    +5
    Well, what now to procrastinate the topic: "a mistake is not a mistake", to pour from empty to empty, what's done is done. A more pressing question is how not to bring things to the forced use of low-yield nuclear weapons, and then, high-yield ones. If someone still has hopes of success while maintaining the current composition and strength of forces and means, and also has faith in the ability of the military-political leadership of Russia to think and act strategically, then so be it. If someone has hopes only for shelters and for a set of protection against weapons of mass destruction, then you can’t forbid to adequately meet the thermonuclear finale of the Russia-NATO confrontation. It can be assumed that with any development of events, a nuclear finale is inevitable. That is, even if Russia begins to really overcome the Ukronazis, then NATO will aggravate the situation in other theaters to the limit and still bring the confrontation to the point where our choice will be: a humiliating peace with the loss of the army and sovereignty, or according to Ostrovsky in "Dowry": "So Don't get to anyone!" There was a springboard for NATO, it became a trap for Russia. But in any case, we must complete the story with dignity, remaining to the last: with our country, with our loved ones, friends and convictions.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 6 September 2022 22: 38
      +1
      Quote: Vadim Sharygin
      "Our troops have reached the outskirts of Avdiivka!"

      So already after all WAS!
      Not in the "Reporter", however, but from the messages of "Abkhaz", for a long time, perhaps back in July.

      But that's it, nothing. According to reports, we took Mariupol seven times ...
  4. Agrofena Offline Agrofena
    Agrofena (Agrofena) 6 September 2022 16: 22
    -6
    Reading the author, the words of Lavrov are recalled - DB
  5. Siegfried Online Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 6 September 2022 17: 05
    +9
    what the United States and Britain did in Ukraine, such as the entry of the British Defender into the waters near the Crimea, overflights of aircraft, the construction of bases in Odessa, the shelling of Russians in the Donbass and the training of Nazi formations by Western instructors on primordially Russian territory - all this caused enormous damage Russia's position in the world. It was a concrete humiliation, a demonstration of Russian weakness, but first of all it was a challenge to the ring, a provocation like an old witch's visit to Taiwan, only permanent, time after time.

    Sooner or later, Russia would have to react. And the reaction came at just the right moment, the energy crisis, Biden in the US.

    The fact that the Russian Federation does not announce its final goals gives it freedom of maneuver. It is not yet clear how this conflict will end. Either the West admits its defeat, or they will escalate.

    As many have noticed, the West has begun to send signals in the direction of a "negotiation." This is a decrease in supplies, criticism of the Kyiv regime. But Russia did not accept these signals and did the right thing. This would show that Russia is looking for ways to end the confrontation, which is not the case.

    It makes no sense for Russia to return to the situation before February, where the hostile West imposes sanctions, but where it wants, it makes money on Russia.

    Russia needs to reorient its economy towards Asia, and this takes time, and also to increase its production. This can be done in the conditions of a break with Europe. If this gap is removed, then there will be less incentive for businesses to reorient. We'll be stuck in the west again.

    The United States, in turn, realizing that it was not possible to eliminate Russia quickly, and in front of the confrontation with China, they may try to "make friends" with Russia, try to lower relations between the Russian Federation and China by increasing relations between the Russian Federation and the West. And here Russia needs to be very careful. Relations with China are much more important for Russia than with the West.

    Russia will ideally become an independent pole, which will be like a beholder on the planet. In the conflict between the US and China, Russia will be able to balance the interests of both sides. But for this, the West must recognize Russia as it aspires to become, treat it like India, for example. Otherwise, Russia will not be able to "freeze" what it started in February, because the goal there is not Ukraine at all
  6. kot711 Offline kot711
    kot711 (vov) 6 September 2022 17: 40
    +3
    And was the Russian Federation ready in 14? As for economic ties with the Ukroreich, I fully support it. Someone wanted and wants to sit on two chairs.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 7 September 2022 14: 17
      +3
      Quote: kot711
      And was the Russian Federation ready in 14?

      Ready for something - a war with Ukraine, or to resist sanctions?
      There would be no "war", as such, in 2014, but sanctions ... And what about sanctions?
      What now, what then, you just need to work ...
  7. Art Pilot Offline Art Pilot
    Art Pilot (pilot) 6 September 2022 18: 01
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    We need to finish the operation.
    And only after that put this question.
  8. Nelton Offline Nelton
    Nelton (Oleg) 6 September 2022 18: 21
    +4
    If the Ukrainian army had received an order, in just a few days it would have swept away the entire defense of the DPR and LPR, which was provided by the few and much worse armed People's Militia

    Um, arm the police, work out the interaction of the cutting edge - artillery / aviation of the Russian Federation.
    accordingly, in urban areas, the Armed Forces of Ukraine get stuck in the same way, in open areas they are carried out by artillery / missiles / aircraft.

    yes, this is not done in 1 day - and the forces for the operation did not occupy the initial lines in 1 day.

    once again, all the textbook victories of Russia-Russia are to wear down the enemy in defense, then strike with an ambush regiment.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 6 September 2022 18: 52
      +3
      Quote from Nelton.
      Uhh, arm the militia

      For eight (!!!) years you have not done a damn thing to rearm and form strong combat units on the basis of the 1st and 2nd AK, and then - bam! , suddenly, with lightning speed, we were re-equipped with all the most modern, and not with the rubbish from the storage bases that were secretly supplied earlier, and we are all so fashionable, entirely in the "Warrior" - will we trample with terrible force?

      What about learning to fight?

      Your "advisers-curators", for all 8 years they didn’t do a damn thing, they only cracked Donetsk vodka, since it is cheap and at the same time of high quality ...
      1. k7k8 Online k7k8
        k7k8 (vic) 7 September 2022 09: 01
        +1
        Quote: Corsair
        Eight (!!!) years you haven't done a damn thing

        I wonder who "you" is? I'm afraid to guess, but, probably, Moscow?
        1. Corsair Offline Corsair
          Corsair (DNR) 7 September 2022 14: 18
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          Quote: k7k8
          I wonder who "you" is? I'm afraid to guess, but, probably, Moscow?

          Naturally, not the "blogosphere" laughing I just summarized...
          1. k7k8 Online k7k8
            k7k8 (vic) 7 September 2022 16: 09
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            In 2014, Putin personally asked Donbass not to hold a referendum on self-determination (this was repeatedly shown in all the media. And I personally saw Putin’s speech on TV, like many of those present here). He openly said that there would be no Crimean scenario. He and his analytical services accurately calculated what it would result in. Donbass listened to Putin and did it anyway. And now Moscow is to blame?
  9. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 September 2022 18: 37
    -5
    Ha. No mistake.
    Everything is precisely calculated. Imperialism, money does not smell, Rising prices, the collapse of orders - we must distract everyone.
    Do not spend money on some miners, normalization of relations, recognition of the republics BEFORE this.

    And the opinion of any simple ... but who asks them. It is better to name the ship after Gazovik and the Ambassador to Ukraine.
    He already knew how to pump gas and money through Ukraine ....
  10. k7k8 Online k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 6 September 2022 20: 05
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    Quote: Sergey Marzhetsky
    Was the pre-emptive strike on Ukraine on February 24, 2022 a mistake?

    Definitely and categorically - YES.
    Why? Yes, because if

    Quote: Sergey Marzhetsky
    If the Ukrainian army had received an order, in just a few days it would have swept away the entire defense of the DPR and LPR, which was provided by the few and much worse armed People's Militia

    would Moscow really give Kyiv these few days? Who said that the People's Militia would be left face to face with the invading forces? Does everyone (both here, and in the press, and in the TV box) believe that the SVR, the Foreign Ministry and the General Staff are idiots who have absolutely no information about the situation near the LDNR? Wouldn't they have noticed the concentration of invasion forces on the border? Would it really be embarrassing in this case to cross the border and wipe these forces off the face of the earth, not embarrassed in the means? Yes, Kyiv did not have several days to destroy the republics - there would not even be a day. And this is a very real assumption, in contrast to the ranting of the author and local turbo-patriots about why the pre-emptive strike was right.
    And yet no one has been able to clearly prove that this is not so - neither here he could, nor anywhere else.
    And if there were no mistake of a preemptive strike, then there would not be most of the other mistakes.
    Now this article looks like nothing more than a pathetic attempt to justify the fallacy of this decision.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 6 September 2022 21: 01
      +3
      Quote: k7k8
      would Moscow really give Kyiv these few days?

      So with the same - PREVENTIVE STRIKE, Moscow just did not give the dill these few days.

      You are aware that the VFU stood right next to Donetsk, Gorlovka. Yasinovatoy. Makeevka?

      They, a 5-kilometer throw, and that’s all = they are in the cities ... Such a throw, before the arrival of help from the Russian Federation, we ourselves would not have restrained.
      , because, contrary to the image that official propaganda told about the "corps", in reality, only weakly fortified and understaffed HP GPs were present on the first line ...
      It would be an epic tragedy, a disaster.
      1. k7k8 Online k7k8
        k7k8 (vic) 6 September 2022 22: 04
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        Quote: Corsair
        So with the same - PREVENTIVE STRIKE, Moscow just didn’t give the dill these few days

        And where did I say that Moscow would intend to give Kyiv these few days? Or do you start scribbling a post without reading mine to the end?
        1. Corsair Offline Corsair
          Corsair (DNR) 6 September 2022 22: 30
          +3
          Quote: k7k8
          And where did I say that Moscow would intend to give Kyiv these few days? Or do you start scribbling a post without reading mine to the end?

          And there would have been no need for days if the dill had decided on a strategic offensive.
          To draw their forces, for example, into the millionth Donetsk, or almost half a million Makeevka, they would have had HOURS ...
          1. k7k8 Online k7k8
            k7k8 (vic) 7 September 2022 09: 05
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            Oh! And on the eve of the war, Moscow, knowing what was happening on the border, in your opinion, should have calmly picked its nose, and not pulled up personnel, built a palisade of artillery and missile troops of army subordination, and put troops on full combat readiness? Yes, it is very likely that only this could cool the hotheads on Bankovaya.
            1. Corsair Offline Corsair
              Corsair (DNR) 8 September 2022 12: 18
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              Quote: k7k8
              Oh! And on the eve of the war, Moscow, knowing what was happening on the border, in your opinion, should have calmly picked its nose, and not pulled up personnel, built a palisade of artillery and missile troops of army subordination, and put troops on full combat readiness?

              And you still haven’t noticed that out of everything you have listed, absolutely nothing has been done?

              Can what is happening at the front now be called a concentration of efforts?
              1. k7k8 Online k7k8
                k7k8 (vic) 9 September 2022 21: 35
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                I don’t know how it was in the south, but here in Polissya since the end of January, under the guise of exercises, this is exactly what has been done. At all railway stations from Gomel to at least Zhidovichi, dozens of echelons with equipment of the RF Armed Forces were unloaded.
          2. Nelton Offline Nelton
            Nelton (Oleg) 7 September 2022 09: 39
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            To draw their forces, for example, into the millionth Donetsk, or almost half a million Makeevka, they would have had HOURS ...

            what did ours and Mariupol fiddle with for 3 months?
            1. Vdars Offline Vdars
              Vdars (Victor) 7 September 2022 15: 07
              +1
              So after all, neither Donetsk, Yasinovataya, nor other cities of the DPR were as fortified as Mariupol !!
              1. k7k8 Online k7k8
                k7k8 (vic) 7 September 2022 16: 19
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                So Mariupol was not fortified. Any industrial city, by virtue of its capital development, is a serious fortified area. And near Mariupol, the industrial zone was also one huge pillbox. Or are you sure that someone specially built long-term fortifications there? I can assure you, in the city it is unnecessary. Don't believe? Go to the basement of any high-rise building. There, concrete walls a meter thick, winding passages and ventilation windows will work quite well, like loopholes.
            2. Corsair Offline Corsair
              Corsair (DNR) 7 September 2022 18: 37
              +3
              Quote from Nelton.
              what did ours and Mariupol fiddle with for 3 months?

              So "ours" are not only your contractors
              and PMCs, but also ours, absolutely unprepared, completely unfired "reservists" mobilized with the start of the SVO ...

              And ... And the dill was ready ... They were trained for 8 years, in the city every corner was shot, a competent defense system was built.

              For me personally, Mariupol is an "interesting question" laughing , I was there, in street battles, I was wounded, from which I still have not fully recovered ...

              And in general, do not compare our forces with which we entered Marik with the number of troops that the dill could bring, for example, to Donetsk ...
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      2. Vdars Offline Vdars
        Vdars (Victor) 7 September 2022 14: 12
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        That is it. People, including the "peacekeeper", would have died much more !!
        1. Nelton Offline Nelton
          Nelton (Oleg) 7 September 2022 17: 06
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          In February there was news that people were being evacuated.
          https://iz.ru/1293626/2022-02-18/nachalas-evakuatciia-zhitelei-dnr-v-rossiiu
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  12. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
    DeGreen 7 September 2022 10: 47
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    Sorry, 2 days ago you claimed that you should have waited for the attack
  13. badavim Offline badavim
    badavim (Badavi Musaev) 7 September 2022 12: 31
    +1
    I agree with the author about the listed errors. Most of the fact that there were pro-Western liberals and oligarchs in power. They stopped in 2014 the accession of the DPR and LPR to Russia.
  14. Rinat Offline Rinat
    Rinat (Rinat) 7 September 2022 13: 00
    +1
    Was the pre-emptive strike on Ukraine on February 24, 2022 a mistake?

    No. It would be a mistake to leave everything as it was
  15. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 8 September 2022 02: 14
    -2
    ...We need to create an image of an attractive joint future...

    - But this will mean - to hang around the neck of Russia / its people / restoration, re-education (not the fact that it is successful) and the full maintenance of new-Ukraine, with all the consequences that are lethal for Russians, an unbearable burden, a critical decrease in the standard of living of the people. No options. So... don't.
  16. VladZ Offline VladZ
    VladZ (Vladimir) 9 September 2022 17: 27
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    In the form in which the SVO began - undoubtedly a mistake! And not only in military miscalculations, but also in political ones. Well, the DLNR was recognized, right. Further, what prevented after that, having concluded an agreement on a design bureau with the republics, to quickly send troops to their territory?! Since February 17, the junta did not hesitate to start massive shelling along the entire front line and deep into the territory of the DPR. After entering the troops, announce an ultimatum on a ceasefire within a day, which, of course, the junta would refuse to comply with. And then Russia would already have a legitimate reason to hit Nenka with missiles (throughout the entire territory) and ground forces, but of course only on the territory of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. And, of course, no attacks on Kyiv, Kharkov and Kherson either. I am sure that then the perception by the West of these actions of Russia would be completely different. And in the case of persistent foreign policy actions (which, oh, how we lack), the consequences of this SVO could be minimized, almost the same as in August 2008. Yes, perhaps there were no quick breakthroughs and seizures of Mariupol and Slavyansk, but the hands would not have been tied by any promising statements about the denazification of Ukraine, which the GDP no longer even stutters about. And what happened on February 24 is absolutely not thought out in all aspects - an adventure! I'm sorry, there's no other way to call it...
  17. vsart Offline vsart
    vsart (Valery) 10 September 2022 11: 40
    +1
    A preventive strike, especially when it is prepared, cannot be wrong a priori. It is important here what primary and subsequent goals this strike pursues. On the other hand, in order to assess and draw conclusions in order to make a decision on delivering this strike, it is always important to have objective data on the combat readiness and combat capability of both our own troops and the troops of a potential enemy, taking into account all factors of the external environment. So a comprehensive, detailed analysis of the situation, as a rule, already at the preparatory stage, makes it possible to exclude serious mistakes.

    And here one cannot but agree with the author and some comments that the level of training of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, concentrated on the line of contact with the Donbass and directly on the western and southern borders of Russia with Ukraine, is largely due to 8 years of purposeful work under the supervision of the United States and NATO, in terms of quality and quantitative indicators was expectedly significantly higher than that of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, including in the ideological mood, called wild Russophobia.

    These military-technical advantages were the result of the fact that Russia, in fact, until December 2021 did not set as its goal the entry of its troops into the territory of Ukraine and until the last
    hopes continued to negotiate with Western "friends-partners", reducing all the training of its troops to conducting planned, mainly command and staff exercises, including with the participation of friendly Belarus, naively hoping for the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the peaceful settlement of the growing military conflict, directed already and directly against the Russian Federation.

    As the facts of the development of further relations with the collective West and, above all, with the United States, showed, the trusting peace-loving policy of Russia was clearly erroneous and the real situation on the western borders of the Russian Federation developed into an obvious operational and tactical advantage of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, frankly supported and pumped up with finances and weapons by almost all NATO countries. In such a situation, Russia, against the backdrop of intensified shelling of peaceful cities, recognized republics of Donbass, no longer had any other choice but to urgently evacuate the civilian population of the LDNR and the subsequent operational preparation of a preventive strike, with the aim of further conducting the SVO to demilitarize and denazify the Russophobic-Nazi Kyiv regime throughout Ukraine.

    The results are known, the number of bloody losses and destruction, as well as the insidiousness of the actions of the Russophobic-aggressive West, exceeded all possible expectations, which means that the goals of the Russian Armed Forces and the Donbass People's Militia should be adjusted in the direction of the complete liberation and annexation of all the original Russian territories on the borders of the unforgettable USSR. And here, historical Truth is on the side of Russia, starting with the official results of the Great Patriotic War, which again must be sealed with genuine justice and equality for all peace-loving and prudent indigenous peoples fighting against any manifestations of fascism and neo-Nazism.

    We are RUSSIAN and have always glorified and will glorify LAW and JUSTICE! Being the heirs of our glorious Victorious Ancestors, we have repeatedly, at the cost of great losses, convinced ourselves who the Anglo-Saxons, fascists and other heirs of the Western colonialists are, who continue today to dictate their predatory will to all other countries and peoples of the world under the false slogans of pernicious LGBT-but-satanic values. Our Strength is in Unity and Justice, and Victory in Deeds!

    To overcome Nazi villainy in the world
    And eliminate the domination of parasites forever,
    We all need to become one good force,
    Capable of Justice and Truth triumph!

    People of the World, join hands,
    And hear the voice of Mother Earth.
    Stop in the hellish darkness of enmity,
    And open your souls to Light and Love...


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