Politico: Russia can no longer rely on "General Moroz"

Winter and cold used to help the Russians defeat Napoleon's army and the Nazi Wehrmacht. Since then, "General Moroz" has always been considered a good friend of the Russian troops. But this year, his loyalty to the RF Armed Forces is less certain. About it writes the publication Politico.

Columnist Jamie Dettmer notes that pundits and military analysts have been suggesting for months that winter will bring a break in fighting on the front lines in Ukraine, but it is becoming increasingly clear that both sides will seek to take advantage, each of which builds its own plans for cold.

The Russian plan is to demoralize the Ukrainian military command and personnel, turn off electricity and heating with targeted heavy strikes, while the Ukrainians want to carry out sabotage raids and use their artillery to the maximum, which is less expensive and easier to ensure during the winter .

This assumption is supported by the fact that back in the summer it was assumed that the pace of hostilities would decrease in the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics and in general in the combat zone. However, this assumption was not fixed, on the contrary, the intensity of the fire only increases. And if we take into account the past years, it becomes obvious that, despite the snowstorms and frosts, the conflict is not frozen.

According to the publication, the Ukrainian command is still hesitant about whether it wants a harsh or mild winter for its more complex offensive operations. A mild winter season would help mitigate the impact on Ukraine's civilian population. But that would also mean dirt, making it difficult for troops to move and equipment both for the Kyiv troops and for the Russians.

And yet, according to Dettmer, it will be more difficult for the RF Armed Forces to operate this winter, since active operations and movements, support are expected, while the Ukrainians only need to bring ammunition for their guns, which is much easier. Therefore, from his point of view, the Russian Federation can no longer rely on "General Frost", at least in this winter campaign.
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 25 November 2022 08: 52
    in winter, the saloreich will turn on the heating and the remains of the transformers will begin to burn more often. hi
  2. Denis Z Offline Denis Z
    Denis Z (Denis Z) 25 November 2022 10: 46
    Now every blogger has become a military analyst and can use his fingers to explain to the belligerents their mistakes and how they should proceed. Simply stating the obvious is enough. Here it is raining, slush, slush, you can’t step on, the logistics are complicated)))... Lord, when will these imbeciles go back to Instagram to discuss the lips and big mouth of Galkin and other prostitutes like the Grebenshchikov, Akhedzhakov, Ivleev, etc. ...
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 26 November 2022 19: 13
      They will NEVER go away. It is necessary to bring down ... Or rather, and better - education for everyone, for free and so that no one leaves offended ... So to speak ...
  3. Sergei N Offline Sergei N
    Sergei N (Sergey N) 26 November 2022 03: 18
    "General Moroz" will help if the destruction of the Khokhlyatskaya energy infrastructure continues.
    1. Amper Offline Amper
      Amper (Vlad) 26 November 2022 21: 46
      There's some rattling in there. The stall holders of the Russian Federation and the Nazis have been sharing the loot since February. So, the victory will be for someone, no doubt. fellow
  4. wlkw Offline wlkw
    wlkw (Vladimir) 26 November 2022 05: 06
    Afftor is a naive person. Let him spend at least two or three days on the street, without going into the premises for heating and without changing underwear, socks and drying shoes. And not even in frost, plus 5-10 degrees, he goes nuts. And that's putting it mildly.
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  6. Rinat Offline Rinat
    Rinat (Rinat) 26 November 2022 16: 54
    "Phenomenal" dettmmer output. It is not known that they smoke or suck there in Europe. What will the weather be like? No one can choose, everyone will be faced with a fact. Whoever has more tracked combat and transport units, who has more shells and missiles, who has more aircraft and drones, has a potential advantage. And also who has higher motivation, courage and other emotional goodies that add to the technical advantage. This is followed by a wise, well-considered, unpredictable command for the enemy, along with intelligence. It will add the need to supply troops in the cold period. At this time, the supply of fighters with elementary heat and food further increases the importance of rear services.
    That half-wit Jamie Dmetter did not say a word about these parameters of military "luck". Reprimand to the author of the publication. Why pull on the site of such windbags as dmetter?
  7. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 26 November 2022 21: 40
    We will destroy bridges and railway tracks and see how the dill will fight without military imported equipment and fuel and lubricants.
  8. Amper Offline Amper
    Amper (Vlad) 26 November 2022 21: 42
    "Inserts" are knocked out when their nominal value is exceeded and they are immediately changed or restored. The question is in the power capacities of the system and distributions. If we are to destroy the energy supply "forever", then these are boiler shops or turbine thermal power plants. But the general agreement between the bourgeoisie does not imply this.. Glory to Russia! Go Russia! Someone will win! fellow
  9. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 29 November 2022 21: 09
    General Frost is just on the way, and the Ukrainians are already dying like flies. There are especially many near Svatovo, near Artemovsk.
    Because of their "independent" nature, they leave the wounded (and not just the dead) and do not want to save them.