NYT finds a sign that Russia is preparing a new offensive in Ukraine


The Russian army is preparing for an offensive in Ukraine. This is written by the American newspaper New York Times. According to the newspaper, the recent visit of Vladimir Putin to the joint headquarters of the armed forces participating in the NMD is a clear proof of the impending offensive.


Vladimir Putin visited the joint headquarters of the military branches participating in the NVO at the end of this week. The Supreme Commander heard reports from Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov and Commander of the Joint Russian Group of Forces in the Special Operation Zone Sergei Surovikin.


According to the foreign press, the very fact of such a visit is evidence of the impending offensive of the Russian army. The New York Times believes that Vladimir Putin will now almost personally direct the actions of military units.

According to the publication, in the fall, the Russian President was focused on solving economic issues in the country. And now I decided to take on the outside policies. As confirmation of its theses, the New York Times cites the words of Russian military analyst Yuri Fedorov.

“Vladimir Putin wants to take the situation at the front under his own responsibility. This step may be another confirmation of Russia's imminent offensive against Ukraine,” commented Yury Fedorov, the visit of the President of the Russian Federation to the joint headquarters.

One would like to recall a quote from the famous Soviet film “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears”: “With such an analytical mind, you need to work in a forecasting bureau.”
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  1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 18 December 2022 15: 19
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    Well, why shouldn’t he personally take the leadership of his own. And the kings did not disdain. There the bloody Nikolashka took command of the army and the front began to stir. Brusilov nailed the Austrians. But as always, liberda spoiled everything .. soldier
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 18 December 2022 15: 24
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      Quote: Aleksey Alekseev_2
      Nikolashka bloody took command of the army

      Remind me how it ended for him?
      1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 18 December 2022 21: 42
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        Yes, we remember ... But Nikolashka was not a KGB officer .. and he didn’t want to admit a single mistake, unlike GDP, even on his deathbed ... Although you are right. He reigned for 22 years. . belay
        1. guest Offline guest
          guest 19 December 2022 01: 54
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          Quote: Aleksey Alekseev_2
          And GDP also corrected 22

          Why is it in the past tense? Putin will rule longer.
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          1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 22 December 2022 07: 15
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            KGBists have their own specifics. To retire as a polkan from the post of head of the club at that age, well, you need to have a furry paw. Which he didn’t have
  2. Yuriy_7 Offline Yuriy_7
    Yuriy_7 (Yuri) 18 December 2022 15: 33
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    And in my opinion, it smells of serious confusion here - when it is necessary to make responsible decisions. That's why the president was invited. No one wants to look like an idiot and take responsibility in case of failure...
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  3. Ignatov Oleg Georgievich (Oleg) 18 December 2022 15: 46
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    If anyone does not know, then our president assumed responsibility at the front on February 24th.
  4. borisvt Offline borisvt
    borisvt (boris) 18 December 2022 15: 50
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    I understand the newspapers, it must be assumed that this information was voiced by us not in vain. It is unlikely that in order to simply scare a NATO layman with airbags, you must agree.
    The first, indeed, comes to mind some future intensification of active hostilities. - Why, then, one wonders, tryndet about it publicly?
    The second - to demonstrate the vigilance of the commander-in-chief, such as: "I've been working on the economy, now it's time to turn our eyes to the front"? - Perhaps, but it’s too small, frankly, in order to hang out at the command post all day long, it’s not known where, together with the country’s top military leadership, one could frown over a video link.
    In my opinion, a multi-tasking was pursued that combines the above and carries additional content in the form, firstly, of preparing society for the fact that not only the strengthening of the NMD is brewing, but something surprise, and secondly, that both the commander-in-chief and the Moscow Region are involved in future decisive and necessarily victorious action. After all, if, more than aspirations, both decisiveness and victoriousness triumph, then it is necessary that this happen not due to some kind of “Armageddon”, but we all did it! Arrived, indicated, well, everything went in the right direction.
    It would be nice, of course, but where were you before? Eh..))
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  6. Ilya 22 Offline Ilya 22
    Ilya 22 (Ilya) 18 December 2022 22: 44
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    Now comes the decisive moment. Mobilization has been carried out, the economy is tuned to a war footing, We must achieve results at the front. Until Ukraine was armed to the teeth. And the fact that Putin decided to listen to the opinions of all military leaders is normal. And such meetings are not held by videoconference.
  7. Muscool Offline Muscool
    Muscool (Glory) 20 December 2022 08: 31
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    Quote: Ignatov Oleg Georgievich
    If anyone does not know, then our president assumed responsibility at the front on February 24th.

    From that moment, he almost did not comment on anything about his course. The only thing I heard from him was "we haven't started yet" after which the regroupings began.
  8. DeadPahom Offline DeadPahom
    DeadPahom (Eugene) 20 December 2022 12: 13
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    If you believe the newspapers, and the President of the Russian Federation really decided to personally lead the offensive, then the result of the offensive is a foregone conclusion. Putin will not lead the operation if success is not 100% guaranteed - this is obvious.
  9. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 22 December 2022 23: 40
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    Well, the fact that there will be an offensive is clear even to my wife, an accountant, well, very far from all this. Winter for the Russian army has consistently served to prepare them at all times. But what form the offensive will take, here the intrigue remains, yes.