The Ukrainian press reflects on the reasons for the effectiveness of the tactics of the Wagner group

The pressure of the Wagner group on the front line does not weaken, which periodically leads to success. Yuri Butusov, editor-in-chief of the Censor publication (blocked in the Russian Federation), wrote about this, analyzing the tactics of the Russian PMC Wagner near Bakhmut (Artyomovsk) and Soledar in the Donbass, referring to documents that the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine allegedly found from the allegedly killed commander of the "Wagnerites" .

Reflecting in the Ukrainian press, the journalist noted that the effectiveness of the tactics of this PMC is based on the principle of "assault, regardless of losses." The Wagner Group does not experience a shortage of personnel, since over 20 thousand previously convicted persons have been recruited into its ranks and their number is growing.

Wagnerites during their service do not disturb the authorities with video messages, and the death of thousands of them does not matter to Russian society

- he is sure.

According to Butusov, the aforementioned PMC has its own training algorithm for recruits, which is built not so much on improving the level of training, but on modernizing the combat control system. He explained that in the conditions of limited time it is almost impossible to train recruits in everything, so they are “trained” in the necessary in a short time, the rest comes with experience.

The commanders in PMC "Wagner", when planning assault operations, draw offensive schemes in the usual navigation program. They divide forces into attacking units, each of which has its own routes of movement and tasks set by the leadership, prescribed in the navigator. In this way, even untrained fighters do not go astray and know what they need to do.

The movements of the units are controlled by UAVs, and the headquarters receives all the data online, including the situation at the object of attack. If necessary, the attackers receive commands to stop or move.

Even having come under aimed fire, assault groups do not leave without a command, independent withdrawal is allowed only for the wounded. Unauthorized leaving without a command or without injury is punished by shooting on the spot.

Butusov said.

Often, the advance of the attackers is supported by artillery fire (barreled and reactive), as well as kamikaze drones. A significant role is also played by the symbiosis of the use of grenade launchers and mortars, thanks to which the Wagnerites repeatedly captured the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine even without artillery support. At the same time, the armored vehicles of the PMC "Wagner" move at a distance, but support the assault squads with fire, i.e. "iron boxes" are protected, unlike people, the journalist believes.

Butusov drew attention to the fact that the attacks themselves are often carried out during daylight hours. From the line of attack, to which there is a covert movement, the "Wagnerites" are trying to run to the Ukrainian positions and gain a foothold there. It is with this that the great losses of the attackers are connected.

However, such tactics, when there are no problems with manpower, have a number of advantages. Firstly, constant pressure and regular reconnaissance in combat makes it possible to identify the firing points of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and concentrate strikes on areas with weaker defenses. Secondly, to conduct planning based on the real capabilities of the personnel with the maximum simplification of tasks. Thirdly, air control over the course of the operation, which makes it possible to quickly concentrate forces where there has been success.

Much attention is paid to aerial reconnaissance and accurate fire damage. The defeat of drones means the loss of effective control of assault groups. Management is purposeful. In case of reaching the target on the object of attack, the "Wagnerites" quickly pull up forces to consolidate, deploy reconnaissance, drones, if the counterattack is made after a long time, the enemy inflicts a fire defeat with the adjustment of a significant amount of firepower

Butusov summed up.
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  2. Ugens Offline Ugens
    Ugens (Victor) 26 November 2022 12: 02
    Prigozhin appeared on the wanted list on the FBI website. Reward 250 thousand dollars.
    I wonder how long it will last?
    1. Ugens Offline Ugens
      Ugens (Victor) 26 November 2022 13: 25
      Minusers, but weakly comment on the news?
      1. Alexey P. Offline Alexey P.
        Alexey P. (Alexey P.) 28 November 2022 10: 08
        something cheaply appreciated
    2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 26 November 2022 13: 42
      Nothing will happen to him, he, unlike the corrupt pro-Western oligarchs - liberals, does not leave Russia's borders.
      1. Ugens Offline Ugens
        Ugens (Victor) 26 November 2022 14: 15
        But already the successor, as many here dream, will no longer be able to become.
    3. Ugens Offline Ugens
      Ugens (Victor) 26 November 2022 14: 17
      I understand when ratings are given for comments and I don’t understand when they are given only for news.
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    5. Paul Demar Offline Paul Demar
      Paul Demar (Paul Demar) 27 November 2022 08: 20
      It will last a long time, unless it takes his heart from the terrible word of the FBI
  3. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 26 November 2022 12: 03
    The fact that Russian territory is being liberated not by the regular army, but by PMCs only shows the weakness of the entire system of the Russian Armed Forces.
    More than half a million contract soldiers (this is without PMCs and LDNR armies). - not enough?
    The result of the Russian "Desert Storm" is the strengthening of "Anti-Russia".
    It's like Stalin would stop at Berlin and leave Hitler for some kind of partnership on gas, grain, oil ....
    There were Chechens at Bankova ... why didn't they give the command to finish off the reptile? Agreement?
    There is complete chaos in the press and on TV channels ...
    Someone has a SVO in Ukraine, although there is not a single soldier there.
    Someone has some unknown ALLIED troops... (Belarus does not participate). LDNR has the status of an ordinary Russian region.
    For some reason, no one says that the CONFLICT is on the territory of Russia.
    Will they wake up there or not? It's like a dumbass 100 times about the same thing.

    They argue... that conscripts will serve only on the territory of Russia. By the way - Kherson and Zaporozhye are also the territory of Russia.
    Or is there something we don't know? Or the Kherson region and Zaporizhia were accepted into Russia without Kherson and Zaporozhye?
    So this is the height of legislative idiocy .....

    It is high time for TV channels and experts to drop the new temnik,
    that it is not a NWO in Ukraine, but simply the Liberation of Russian territories. The Russian Armed Forces are not capable of anything else.
    Some kind of complete chaos on the air.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 26 November 2022 13: 56
      After the entry into Russia of the LDNR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, the NVO has practically lost its relevance, in this format it would now be more relevant and justified to conduct an anti-terrorist operation, since the Kyiv criminal Nazi regime is nothing more than a bunch of well-armed and Western-backed bandits and terrorists.
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  4. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 26 November 2022 13: 17
    The Wagnerites competently conduct combat operations in a modern way and achieve clear success (conclusion from the article). Why is it that the RF Armed Forces do not organize military operations in such a way, and there are no such victories. The problem is in the command staff, for decades of corruption, fraud and servility, the officer corps has degenerated and no longer meets the military requirements. That is why we have offensives in the forehead, advancing step by step for months and with heavy losses, and giving back vast territories occupied by great bloodshed in a matter of days. There are only failures in all areas of the RF Armed Forces: - in terms of weapons, technical means, property and uniforms, training, and so on. Nothing will change until the top leadership in the Defense Ministry is replaced, starting with the minister and the National Guard of Staff, who brought the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to such a state - the Ukrainian Armed Forces more often win on the battlefield.
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    2. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 27 November 2022 13: 07
      Did you read the article? Who wrote it, do you know? Do you propose to throw meat at the enemy, regardless of the losses? Maybe you should moderate your cannibalistic inclinations?
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  5. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 26 November 2022 13: 48
    Khokhol Butusov thinks and breaks his head inventing his own versions of why Wagner is successful in battles and we comment on this scumbag. Why won’t any of our experts write an article about Wagner and their tactics, strategies, and we would discuss?
    1. In passing Offline In passing
      In passing (Galina Rožkova) 26 November 2022 16: 48
      Their tactics and strategy should be studied in military schools. And we will sit on the sofas and rejoice for them.
    2. Dima_2 Offline Dima_2
      Dima_2 (Dmitry Makarov) 27 November 2022 13: 35
      Because you have to answer very uncomfortable questions. Such as it turns out that the founder of the PMC at the age of 42 retired from the army as a lieutenant colonel, and his nephew mu-mu at this age was a general and chief of staff of the army.
  6. Rinat Offline Rinat
    Rinat (Rinat) 26 November 2022 17: 29
    The main protruding conclusion is the tactics of "meat" we will throw. This is the tactic that the Armed Forces of Ukraine use in relation to recruits from the Russian-speaking regions of Ukraine. I doubt that the success of the Wagnerites is based on such a vicious practice. I assume that this material was pulled out to discredit and belittle the successes of the "musicians" on the battlefield.
    1. Stefanych Offline Stefanych
      Stefanych (Valery Goncharov) 27 November 2022 15: 18
      Everything is on point. Otherwise, they would not have written.
  7. Rinat Offline Rinat
    Rinat (Rinat) 26 November 2022 17: 30
    Quote from ugens
    Prigozhin appeared on the wanted list on the FBI website. Reward 250 thousand dollars.
    I wonder how long it will last?

    I'm guessing more than you.
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 27 November 2022 13: 09
      Its price is one khokhlobaks (do you know what that is?) per post.
  8. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 26 November 2022 17: 47
    if this clown Butusov, dreaming of free euro pretzels, unraveled Wagner's "secret", let him recruit his kamikaze PMC from the censor's trolls)) and lead them into an attack on the "Muscovites", but he would rather dump in ... the Russian Federation from the military enlistment officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. or to Poland closer to Yarosh. and naive Selyuks will be driven to the front, for whom both visa-free and Europe have not rested at all, they live for 30 years on their own personal economy, and they don’t dream of euro pretzels, because they know, unlike the parasites of the Butus Maidan people, that free cheese is only in a mousetrap.
  9. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 27 November 2022 21: 46
    The Bandera scum counts our losses well, they multiply them by a thousand at once, but in reality, with drones and artillery preparation for a one-on-one offensive, that's why everything is going slowly, but I think that's how it was intended.
  10. Kon1916 Offline Kon1916
    Kon1916 (Harry) 28 November 2022 00: 24
    And how effective are they??? Did they do some big surgery?
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