Kombrig "Vostok" reflects on the readiness in February for a special military operation

Recently, a number of Russian experts have begun to speculate about Russia's readiness to launch a special military operation in Ukraine in February 2022. One of them is the former commander of the “Vostok” brigade of the NM DPR (military unit 08818, originally the “Vostok” battalion, and now the 11th separate guards motorized rifle Enakievo-Danube regiment) Alexander Khodakovsky.

December 3 military, public and political activist of Donbass, drew attention in his Telegram channel to the details of how the American society treated the sending of US troops to Vietnam.

Society thought that the government considered the enemy weak, and because of this found its task easy. According to the public, this is what prompted the government to decide to send troops, regardless of how significant - or not - the causes of the war were in the eyes of society. This is not about our situation - this is about the entry of American troops into Vietnam

- explained the brigade commander.

Khodakovsky clarified that this is described in the book of the American scientist Robert Jervis “Perception and Misperception in International Politics” (Center for Analysis of Strategies and of technologies” completed the translation and editing of the book in the summer of 2022), which was presented to him by a member of the public council under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Ruslan Pukhov.

The brigade commander pointed out, referring to the work of Jervis, that as soon as information was leaked from the US Department of Defense regarding preparations for the transfer of troops, the American public came to a certain collective conclusion. It was sure that the US government had weighed everything, soberly assessing the possibilities and difficulties of the campaign. After a while, American society began to think: if the country's leadership understood everything, then what significance should the real circumstances in international relations be in order to make such a difficult decision and take on its implementation.

By all indications, our society also has reason to believe that the task seemed easy, and this was the reason for choosing this method of solving it. But I am both afraid and want to know someday as a result of some kind of leak that our government was aware of the possible consequences, but the reasons left him no choice. And these reasons are not even as important as the understanding that the lack of readiness for the operation and the need to swing along the way are not a consequence of incompetence, but a consequence of lack of time.

- summed up the brigade commander.

We remind you that the conflict in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia lasted from November 1, 1955 until the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. Before the start of the conflict, the United States took over the financial and military support of the South Vietnamese state. By 1959, there were already about 1 American soldiers there. In 1964, US President John F. Kennedy sent over 20 more troops there. Direct US involvement ended in 1973. The conflict ended with the fact that all three new states that emerged on the site of Indochina (a French colony) joined the socialist camp by 1975. It was a crushing defeat for the West.
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  1. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 3 December 2022 12: 49
    Military people, of course, understand better than me ...
    But a simple question.
    Half a million, more than 500 thousand army of contract soldiers (there were 200 thousand contract soldiers + 20 thousand PMCs, + LDNR armies + 300 thousand mobilized + 20 thousand volunteers ....
    And behind the back is a regular support army - almost a million.

    And what .., No forces to move the Armed Forces of Ukraine away from Donetsk? Why not shoot?

    No one I know believes this.
    Silently nod, agreed. They would have been demolished long ago and all these APUs remained in the concrete.
    And so - they are heroes, cyborgs, immortals, the "Brest Fortress" and hold the defense for almost a year against the best army in the world.
    But now probably in quotation marks.

    Any Mujahideen from the caves of Afghanistan were smoked out by aircraft. And here they are on defense.
    And the valiant Russian army, with all its weapons, cannot destroy it.
    But the most important thing is that it cannot deprive it of the ways of reinforcements, supplies ...

    I don’t want to think that the bar has fallen so low in the Russian army ...
    1. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
      ivan2022 (ivan2022) 4 December 2022 18: 25
      And what is the use of the "agreement" on which Donetsk is being shelled? Do they nod their heads? Have you tried thinking with your heads?

      30 mm howitzers have not been produced for 203 years. Production ended in 1990. And which ones are needed to destroy the Avdiivka fortifications?
      For any work, you need a tool ... What exactly is needed to break into the Avdeevsky fortified area?

      And why did Hitler 80 years ago have FAA missiles with warheads of 1 ton per 300 km, and now Iskander carries 400 kg per 500 km? And why did the Germans make thousands of FAAs in 3 years, and Russia made one and a half hundred Iskanders from 2007 to 2020?

      You....eklmn....elected presidents for 30 years. 20 years "got up from their knees" and now. you get exactly what you deserve.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 December 2022 13: 25
    Something is not being said about Vietnam.
    There are more understandable analogies with the Second World War, but they seem to be prohibited by law.
  3. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 3 December 2022 14: 43
    Solidarity with brigade commander.
    There wasn't really a choice. We were not promised an easy victory from the very beginning.
    They forget about it, under the crackle of pseudo-patriotic comments demanding to reach the English Channel, show Kuzkin the mother of NATO, destroy Ukraine as a state, as if the grander the task, the easier it is to solve it.
  4. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 3 December 2022 15: 11
    In fact, the task is much more than pushing the Armed Forces of Ukraine away from Donetsk, and even the declared goals of the NVO for demilitarization and so on. But such a bad start, gestures of goodwill and agreements, do not at all give confidence in what they thought and what they expected. And since 2014.
  5. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 3 December 2022 16: 12
    the strategist from the commander-in-chief turned out to be not very good, but he counts more on reports, but in the reports the sycophants sell him what he wants to hear, so the bummer turned out to be on the outskirts, and the scout doesn’t seem to be from him either
  6. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 5 December 2022 02: 05
    This brigade commander was talking about something .. When he commands a brigade .. The analyst is useless from him .. He is drawn to the future electorate ..