Politico is trying to figure out what is the dangerous trap of the retreat of the Russian Armed Forces from Kherson


How should the world interpret the highly controversial statements, actions and signals of Russian President Vladimir Putin? For years, Russia's leader has linked apparent "defeat" with real victory together, making it difficult to distinguish evasiveness from fiction, and the fusion of very cunning moves masquerading as a retreat has often been used to discourage, divide, and confuse opponents. Jamie Detmer, columnist for Politico, tried to figure out what the retreat of the RF Armed Forces from Kherson meant.


In recent days, Russia withdrew from the Black Sea grain agreement and then returned to it, issuing chilling threats of a nuclear attack before changing the discourse and supporting the language of peace and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. This week, Moscow ordered its troops to withdraw from Kherson, just weeks after the city became part of Russia in a referendum.

There are always reasons to doubt that Russia is doing what it seems at first glance to an inexperienced layman

writes Detmer.

For external policy Russia's concealment of its true agenda is an essential part of its strategy, especially under Putin, Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council staffer, has bluntly stated. Therefore, the situation around Kherson requires more and careful study, and not the stupid "joy" of the West. This move could be a dangerous trick or trap on the part of the Kremlin, prepared for the gullible, self-confident anti-Russian coalition.

According to Western analysts, the withdrawal from Kherson was forced, perhaps even inspired by pressure from China. However, given this circumstance, it should be expected that Moscow will return to its positions, those that determine its intentions, aspirations, goals and objectives. And this means that the reverse attack on Kherson and, perhaps, even Nikolaev, will definitely take place in the near future.
  • Used photos: kremlin.ru
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  1. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 13 November 2022 11: 38
    +12
    Politico is trying to figure out what is the dangerous trap of the retreat of the Russian Armed Forces from Kherson

    Everything is much simpler and more complicated at the same time: CBO is not going according to the scenario we wanted. Therefore, the next search for witnesses of (very) cunning plans begins ... winked
  2. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 13 November 2022 11: 48
    +4
    Leafing through the old pages ... We take the "MK".

    Retired Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Davis analyzed the ability of the Ukrainian armed forces to return the Kherson region. He expressed his point of view in an article for the magazine 19Fortyfive. According to the expert, no army in the world can do this at the moment. while the desire of Ukraine to go on the counteroffensive will lead to the loss of even more of the territory. The Russian military will simply have to wait for the enemy to use up striking power, and then launch an offensive. They will calmly push the weakened troops to the west, Davis believes. (30.07.2022)

    problem in geography. The Ukrainian army will not be able to capture Kherson, since the territory near the city is guarded by the Russian military. As a result, the APU will have to cross almost 20 miles of open steppe. But when the Ukrainian troops attempted an offensive, the Russian military "will hit their armored vehicles and infantrymen in open areas". noted Davis earlier (07.08.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX).

    And how many other experts and deputies of the State Duma before the referendum everywhere wrote about the reliable protection of Kherson. There isn't enough space here.
    And in Zelensky’s office, I remember publicly admitting to the fake counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Kherson. Reports and statements by officials about the upcoming counter-offensive on Kherson were part of the information and psychological operation of the Ukrainian army against Russia, Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the presidential office of Ukraine, said in an interview with the BBC. (09.08.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX).
    And if TOMORROW they make the same statement, what will you tell people?

    A simple question from the layman to the Russian State Duma)
    Why was it not protected at least for August-September-October? Tricky move?

    For some reason, the authorities do not understand that if at least someone in the Ukrainian or Turkish administration simply makes a reservation or even comes up with the idea that there was a conspiracy or a fake offensive in Kherson, then Putin is all. No one will wave secret protocols, even if they were not in nature.
    1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
      steelmaker 13 November 2022 20: 41
      +2
      People who have neither honor nor conscience will never leave! And they never lose elections!
  3. borisvt Offline borisvt
    borisvt (boris) 13 November 2022 11: 59
    +2
    Leaving to return is a sign of hysteria. We will go the other way, let them guess))
  4. UAZ 452 Offline UAZ 452
    UAZ 452 (UAZ 452) 13 November 2022 12: 24
    +5
    For Russia's foreign policy, hiding its true plans is an integral part of its strategy.

    It should be added that quite often our multi-move players played out to a result that was directly opposite to what was desired. And how we can bluff! Take, for example, about the "second army of the world", which they themselves believed in, having seen enough of the pompous parades and tank biathlons from the air show.
  5. Watching Offline Watching
    Watching (Alex) 13 November 2022 12: 39
    +8
    Unfortunately, this publication does too much credit to the "Russian unpredictability" and the cunning of the leadership. If what happened in Kherson looks like a defeat, feels like a defeat, and is interpreted as a defeat, then it is a defeat. Shame on the "second strongest army in the world" and the Kremlin's empty talk.
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  7. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 November 2022 13: 15
    +3
    Ah, the famous constant reference to HSP.
    And in fact, everything is simple so far. "judge by their deeds"
    And the media are trying to monotonously describe the promises and the promised "wins"
    And then they instantly forget ... who now remembers the promises made 10, 5, 2,1 years ago by the authorities?
  8. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 13 November 2022 14: 49
    +2
    Political scientists are already jumping out of their pants trying to prove it. that the explosion of the dam would be inevitable and this would lead to thousands of victims. And for this they left Kherson. What vulgar nonsense. Why weren't any hydrologists invited as experts?
  9. silviu Offline silviu
    silviu (Silviu) 14 November 2022 00: 04
    +1
    The trap is that when the Kakhovka dam is blown up, the left opposite bank from Kherson will be completely flooded, which will lead to the flooding of the newly built three defense lines and the trap will turn into a trap because the left bank opposite the Kherson one is 16 meters lower than the right one.
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 14 November 2022 18: 44
      +1
      Quote from silviu
      The trap is that when the Kakhovka dam is blown up, the left opposite bank from Kherson will be completely flooded, which will lead to the flooding of the newly built three defense lines and the trap will turn into a trap because the left bank opposite the Kherson one is 16 meters lower than the right one.

      judging by the reasons for leaving Kherson voiced by Surovikin during the report to the plywood marshal, this was unknown to them at that time, now they will have to move further, it seems to the Crimea
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  11. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
    Omas Bioladen 15 November 2022 01: 37
    -2
    Umso weniger Rußland kämpft, desto weniger hat Israel in Schatten seinen Völkermord an Palestinensern fortzuführen, denn das passiert in aller Regel während Fußballweltmeisterschaften und Weihnachten. Happy Hanukka.
  12. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 15 November 2022 07: 57
    0
    Politico is trying to figure out what is the dangerous trap of the retreat of the Russian Armed Forces from Kherson

    In the betrayal and brainlessness of the leadership of the NWO.