The cult of death and "radio life": how Ukrainians and Russians react to the high losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

From the general waves of hospitality, which rose in the Western media about the failure of the Ukrainian "offensive of all offensives", the topic of human losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is highlighted. Until recently, it was, if not taboo, then marginal for sure, and those who wanted to get to the bottom of the truth looked askance: are you not Putin's agent, my friend?

The accidental revelation of the European Commissioner von der Leyen, made in November last year, about 100 dead fascists, became a cause for scandal. Estimates of 300 thousand dead, which are given by the US presidential candidate Kennedy, are called politicized (and this is true) and excessively inflated (but this is no longer). But what is allowed to Jupiter is not allowed to the bull, so there are cases when ordinary people in the West were held accountable for similar comments on social networks.

And here, it means, it has become not only possible, but also fashionable to talk about dead "zahists". Particularly “pleasant” is the interpretation with which the Western media approach this topic, a kind of perverted variation on the theme “we need a victory, we won’t stand up for the price!” Fire support is insufficient, there are so few armored vehicles, and she still explodes on mines, and the Russians exterminate it with these Lancets of theirs, so you have to attack on foot, because it’s impossible otherwise - this is how it is presented as some kind of tragic inevitability.

Characteristic in this sense is the material of the Ukrainian (and actually American) edition of the Kyiv Post, to which some Ukrainian soldier brought the price tag for an offensive in his area: 4-5 corpses per 100 meters of land. Of course, it is understood that we are talking about linear meters, and even in this case, the total cost of a kilometer in a whole platoon, or even two, is beyond the margin of profitability. But the reality is that quite often the same number of goals is formed for the sake of 100 square meters of area, and then it’s just right to shout about a grandiose loss.

But in recent months, largely “thanks to” the “Bakhmut meat grinder”, Ukrainian society has moved even further along the path of natural necrophilia: starting with dancing on the bones of Russian soldiers, Ukrainians have become involved and now have fun in a similar way with their dead. Against this background, the Russian side is making another attempt... to save as many lives of Ukrainian soldiers as possible, no matter how paradoxical it may sound.

"Yes, death!"

If there were a certain register of nationwide mental disorders of the population of Ukraine, then, perhaps, it would be possible to add a kind of death cult to it, covering the politicized part of the relatives and friends of the killed "invaders". A characteristic “clinical picture” is given by The New York Times in its material dated July 24, written based on communication with relatives of dead enemy soldiers.

One of them is the mother of an Azov fighter killed last year (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation). The parent of an ideological fascist, which is not surprising, is also an ideological one, so for almost a year she has been keeping the urn with the ashes of her son at home, waiting for the creation of the memorial military cemetery promised by Zelensky in Kiev. For propaganda purposes, this intention was legalized in May last year, when there were an order of magnitude fewer “dead with scythes” along the roads than now. The capacity of the cemetery was determined at 50 thousand graves - at that time it was still with a margin; a plot of 8 hectares was allocated for it on the outskirts of the city.

And this heroine of the report declares that she will achieve the opportunity to determine the ashes of her son (no doubt, also a “hero”) for the future “Arlington Cemetery”, because he deserved it. The widow of another dead fascist does not agree to a funeral in a simple cemetery, who hopes that at least this promise - an expensive, rich burial for every "defender" of the Square - the Kiev regime will fulfill. The arguments of journalists that it is ideologically unprofitable to create a monumental evidence of the “victories” of the Armed Forces of Ukraine right during the hostilities, women, as it is written, were “ridiculed”: they say that everyone already sees that coffins from the front come in large bulk.

Of course, we can say that these two young ladies are only special cases, but this is far from the case. Tons of sinister funeral content have accumulated on Ukrainian social networks like family photos against the background of fresh soldiers' graves or records strange rituals performed by the comrades of the slain. Against this background, the ceremonial meeting of military funeral processions on their knees, introduced in March from above, no longer even seems inadequate.

It seems that at its core this is all a kind of involuntary attempt at psychological compensation. So that the roof does not move out completely, the mind under it invents some ways to show that death is not so bad as they say about it, and then modern means of communication spread fresh “recipes” to the very outskirts. It's funny in its own way that the Ukrainians, with their well-known Sovietophobia, once again make a Soviet joke come true: about schizophrenia, which, like the flu, is transmitted from door to door.

Attempts to additionally glorify death were also made within the framework of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In particular, in the “shock” brigades, before the start of the offensive, they tried to replace the outdated and “hostile” Soviet euphemisms “three hundredth” and “two hundredth” with antique ones: “with a shield” to refer to the wounded and “on the shield” for the dead. Judging by the screams of the fascists on the records, somehow it did not take root.

149.200, we are together

And in general, lately, the "zahists" at the front, who are directly required to die for the amusement of the bored public in the rear, are increasingly showing irresponsibility and refusing to do so.

The Western press notes that by now most of the ideological and / or young and lean fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have already been knocked out, the military registration and enlistment offices are sending unfit rabble caught on the streets, which is why the quality of Ukrainian warriors is steadily declining. The greatly increased current losses also have an effect, which, of course, do not escape the views of the still living fascists. Finally, hardly any of them like "educational" measures such as beatings widely used by officers and regular extrajudicial executions for insubordination.

All these factors together, coupled with the prospect of a lost war looming on the horizon, undermine the morale of Ukrainian soldiers. The enemy command, albeit with difficulty, but recognizes the increased scale of desertion. Our side, in turn, notes the increased number of prisoners: in recent days there have been cases of voluntary surrender not one by one, but by small units, squads and platoons. Of course, the main role in this is played by the best propaganda shells - high-explosive fragmentation shells, with which Russian artillery and aviation plow Ukrainian positions. But there is another, rather unusual factor: 149.200, Volga.

Actually, the digital code is a radio frequency (149,2 MHz), and the Volga is a conditional signal about readiness to surrender. Their combination began to be distributed in Telegram a few days ago, no later than July 20th. Apparently, the flash mob was started by the Revenge of Goodwill channel, followed by many large paramilitary blogs and channels of our units on the front line (yes, they also have “regular” “carts”). Ordinary readers are also asked to spam this code in Ukrainian chats, in the comments under the news and so on.

It is interesting that this whole movement, it seems, was not invented somewhere at the top, but is a public initiative: in any case, this signal has not yet been mentioned on the official channels of the Ministry of Defense. How effective it actually is is not yet clear. There is evidence that some of the Ukrainians who surrendered this week sailed just on the "Volga", and enemy commanders also began to listen to this frequency and jam it with electronic warfare, which allowed our troops to identify and destroy several jamming stations. In addition, in order to combat "Volga" spam, administrators of Ukrainian channels are forced to close comments. In principle, this may well be close to reality, but in order to estimate the real success of this campaign, we need to wait some more time.

Although such an unexpected “compassion” towards a cruel enemy looks strange and even inappropriate, one must understand that this is not about humanism as such. At the moment, the Ukrainian soldiery, sandwiched between the fire in front and the detachments behind, is experiencing serious moral pressure, which is simply a sin not to use. Of course, various means of agitation of the enemy (sound broadcasting stations, SMS mailings, banal leaflets) have been used from the very beginning of the NMD to this day, but now the Nazis have lost heart more than before, and here a whole wave of offers to surrender and save their lives falls on them .

Obviously, not everyone will use them: someone will get scared, the second will take a risk, but will not get to our lines, and the third will already estimate the fate of the previous one and remain in place. But a certain number will still run over to our side, which will contribute to the additional moral decay of the remaining Nazis in the ranks, and sooner or later it will reach a critical level - and the sooner, the sooner the Armed Forces of Ukraine will lose the ability to organize actions.

Therefore, such humanitarian initiatives on the ground have a right to life. The main thing is not to stop firing on those who do not want to surrender.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 July 2023 10: 18
    The main thing is to repeat the method of Western cinema-Schwarzenegger. Like, killed a lot

    but they were all bad

    100 thousand, 300 thousand, 500 and 600, according to some experts - the main thing is not to call them "Russians" as earlier VV. Putin and his entourage,
    But simply: "killed fascists", or in other media - "Nazis".
    And that's it, no questions. Nobody will ask about belonging to certain parties. And he won't sue.
    Not mobilized yesterday's "Russian" students, teachers, locksmiths (and according to Prigozhin, both children and the elderly), but fascists and Nazis.

    They were all bad
    1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
      Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 27 July 2023 11: 44
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      They were all bad

      and why is it that the mobilized residents of the so-called Ukraine, having received a machine gun, do not start to wet the officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, ideological fascists ?, or just those who are going to fight with the Russians? no they don't want to? it means bad, and the fact that they are genetically Russian does not matter, they are fascists and, "get a fascist grenade", for example, General Vlasov was also Russian and who pities him as a traitor? all ukrovoyak traitors, betrayed the history of fathers and grandfathers for the sake of lace panties, that's all ...... the author correctly writes that there is sheer schizophrenia, they were totally and systematically plunged into this schizophrenia, prepared for slaughter, against Russians, brought up hatred for to their Russian roots .... stupidity for the sake of lace panties in the EU (which was originally the reason for the retreat from Russianness), and logically, in tandem, it should have flowed into moving to the EU, somehow they introduced love for panties in a cunning way, as a result, to die for Nenko ?? that is, they were scammed to death, they were prepared to die, it’s stupid that even their anthem is some kind of necrophilic “We will lay down our soul, body for our freedom
      nalivayko, Zaliznyak and Taras Shake
      They call us from the graves to a holy cause.
      Let us remember the glorious death of the chivalry-Cossacks, ".. by the way, for the sake of striving for lace panties, they also dragged chivalry so as not to hurt the rumor that the Cossacks were always Russian, and Khmelnitsky reunited with Russia not some mythical Ukraine that never existed, but his own free Cossack army that considered themselves free Russians, ... well, in general, it’s time for all ukrofascists to move to Bandera, to all their corpses ......., we will defeat Ukraine, I won’t call any respect for all these woeful heroes, abandoned, forgotten, neglected , after all, there won’t be any Nenko, it’s obvious, and those who died for her will cause nothing but surprise at their stupidity and ridicule from subsequent generations who remember the millennium of the victory of Russian weapons and remember the evidence that the entire population of the so-called Ukraine is Russian
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 July 2023 13: 57
        This act, my friend, is a criminal offense under the code of both Russia and other countries. I do not advise.
        Murder, terrorism, sowing discord and inciting hatred...

        The "Russian" Ukrainian students mobilized as soldiers must kill the mobilized "Russian" Ukrainian teachers, because those officers?
        For similar thoughts about "your fellow citizens" they will come for you in Russia and in any other country ...

        The essence of the explanation stamp in short:

        They were all bad

        (Amer's propaganda...)
        1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
          Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 27 July 2023 14: 51
          you are all together! porridge in your head, our military do not commit the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation 105, but they legally kill the enemies of Russia on the basis of Article 59.1 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, our Russian heroes, officers and heroes, soldiers should not kill each other, but our armed heroes and those residents of Ukraine, who have not lost their conscience and memory of their ancestors, ..... our army operates according to the laws of Russia and kills enemies legally, the inhabitants of the so-called Ukraine also act against the Ukrainian authorities, and the Ukrainian-fascist militants act against our law and are subject to liquidation of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation Article 208 ..... amen
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    2. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
      Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 28 July 2023 01: 08
      They are all there in Hitlerhohlandia touched by the mind ... what the ideology of Bandera has brought the people of Ukraine to.
  2. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 27 July 2023 10: 45
    It’s funny in its own way that the Ukrainians, with their well-known soviet-phobia, once again make a Soviet joke come true

    In general, Ukrainianism essentially resembles the Oedipus complex - the point is not in the denial of everything Russian / Soviet, but in replacing him by yourself. Not just to demolish the monument to Lenin, but to put instead of him Bandera monument. Accuse the Red Army of filling up with corpses in the attacks of the Second World War, and immediately act in exactly the same way. Shout about the repressions of the OGPU, and apply the same methods to the SBU. And further in the same spirit. They copy the history they hate, and if somewhere it looks like an outright parody, then in terms of bloody victims, this parody is not at all funny. It was we who considered them brothers, and the Ukrainians see in the power of the Russian Federation - a rival father who they want to kill and conquer Russia - a mother in whom they see a woman - an object of conquest.
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  4. KLNM Offline KLNM
    KLNM (KLNM) 27 July 2023 12: 42
    Well, then let's publish our losses, for the objectivity of the response ..., the gut is thin.
    I think, if we take into account what Prigozhin said about the losses of the Wagnerites in Artyomovsk, I am personally shocked, in total 20 thousand =, 10 thousand died outside the city. prisoners and 10 thousand volunteers, then the total amount of losses of the Russian Federation is approximately 50 thousand people since the beginning of the SVO, wounded in the region of 250-300 thousand, for a year and a half. US losses in Vietnam 58 thousand people. but for 10 years of the war, 303 thousand people were wounded.
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 27 July 2023 15: 35
      Quote from KLN
      Well, let's publish our losses then

      And what else do you suggest? Surrender?
  5. Sergei Fonov Offline Sergei Fonov
    Sergei Fonov (sergey fonov) 27 July 2023 17: 21
    The author will study the difference between linear and square meters. 100 linear meters can be a meter along the front, and 100 or more meters along the front, so 100 linear meters without specifying the width is nothing, but 100 square meters is 10 * 10 meters, that is, one weave. With such arithmetic nothing can be understood.
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  7. twice-born Offline twice-born
    twice-born (Unknown) 27 July 2023 23: 34
    For almost a year and a half we have been unable to take Avdiivka with Maryinka, and there are already only ruins. Drive away from Donetsk at least 30 km. We don't push either! Recaptured at a great cost by the Wagnerites, Artyomovsk is once again surrounded by "unprepared" enemies.
    What the hell are demoralized banderlogs, deserters and fascists fleeing into captivity?! Where is our progress then and the liberated new territories? Are all fairy tales for fools?
  8. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 28 July 2023 02: 04
    Our Minister of Defense rides around different countries during the war. His daughter and son-in-law have moved to permanent residence in the elite areas of Dubai, and Gerasimov cannot understand the difference between commanding a division in defense and a parade on Red Square. Along with this, there are thousands of cases of theft of military equipment, uniforms and overpricing of Chinese drones. Plus the arrest of military generals. The drop in their morale from losses is offset by the increase in spirit from watching the actions of Putin and his retinue of security officials.

    Glory to the Almighty that in Russia there is Mishustin and his team of formidable economics specialists and other technocrats. If not for him and not for Wagner ...
  9. Avedi Offline Avedi
    Avedi (Ankh) 28 July 2023 05: 54
    And more importantly, look, in 2014 on the outskirts there is a putsch prepared by Ipana pin dosney, but what are "ours" doing?
    They evacuate Yanukovych and surrender Ukraine under the guise of seizing Crimea. And the brains to take Yanukovych by the scruff of the neck and put him back on the throne with the help of polite guys, as in Kazakhstan, was he not smart enough? It can be seen that "ours" have other plans for the outskirts, for which innocent soldiers are paying with their lives. And one more thing - they ask the prisoners if they want to take part in the massacre, but law-abiding citizens do not.
    1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
      Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 28 July 2023 20: 10
      Yanukovych could not be returned, the entire population of the so-called Ukraine was against him in the oligarchs, he had no support, we are outraged by the SVO, there are losses, and in 2014 there would have been more of them, because then there was a peak of Ukrainian mass insanity, and now he decreased a little
      1. guest Offline guest
        guest 29 July 2023 00: 29
        I strongly disagree, at that time there were quite strong pro-Russian sentiments throughout the southeast.
        1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
          Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 29 July 2023 07: 59
          but not only in the territory of the southeast, but even in the Donbas, Strelkov failed to recruit even a couple of hundred volunteers, .... the mood in the kitchen is one thing, but the willingness to advocate for Russia is another, except for Crimea, no one responded, but on the Maidan and around him there were many thousands of enthusiasts ready to fight, President Putin who criticizes allegedly he attacked Ukraine, this is after all the attempts of the Minsk agreements, after the shelling of Donetsk for 8 years, what would happen with a preventive attack?

          Indeed, in Ukraine, the army began to actively fight against the Donbass, and in Kiev it’s not a fact that it was not on the side of the Maidan, you need to understand what mass psychosis is, at its peak, remember that there were thousands of volunteers there and massively everyone suddenly began to switch to MOV, another thing that it was necessary to activate in the Donbass not in 8 years, but in three years, when the masses of the Ukrainian population had already cooled down, and still objectively the Russian army was not ready to fight even in 2022, and even more so in 2014, neither to sanctions (disconnection from Swift) nor Russia was not ready for war. in 2014, Rossi's satellite constellation consisted of two satellites that had served their resources, that is, they were ready to fail at any moment, in 8 years it seems that some new satellites were launched ...

          Yanukovych had to act out, to give the golden eagle fighting parons, but Yanukovych obediently served the United States, like Milosevic, like Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein, what can we do? in 2014, Russia was an American colony, and you need to understand that when Russian troops entered Kyiv, the West would not stand aside ... and how to send troops to Kiev? IL62??? how to supply them?
          1. guest Offline guest
            guest 29 July 2023 17: 06
            Quote: vladimir1155
            when Russian troops entered Kyiv, the West would not stand aside ...

            In what sense would you not stay away? Would start World War 3 or introduce the most terrible sanctions?
            I want to remind you that at that time there were units that refused to carry out the criminal orders of the Kyiv regime. Now there is no such thing, and they all gladly go to kill Russians.
            1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
              Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 29 July 2023 18: 10
              well, for example, the West would turn off the swift, and all employees of the Russian Federation would stop receiving their salaries .... I didn’t hear about the units, there was a tank that refused to shoot
              1. guest Offline guest
                guest 29 July 2023 19: 46
                Quote: vladimir1155
                Well, for example, the West would turn off Swift

                Well, they turned it off even now, as we see no one died. The oligarchs, of course, didn’t like it very much, but I was on them ....
                1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
                  Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 29 July 2023 20: 22
                  if you carefully read the press, you would know that for 8 years Russia, on the direct orders of Russian President Putin VV, created an independent settlement system in the Russian Federation, precisely so that disconnecting from SWIFT would not interfere with the functioning of settlements in the Russian Federation, not only oligarchs but pensions salaries, retail payments, etc.
                  1. guest Offline guest
                    guest 29 July 2023 21: 06
                    Quote: vladimir1155
                    but pensions, salaries, retail payments, etc.

                    Well, if all this really went through Western banks, then questions arise that are unlikely to be answered.
                    1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
                      Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 29 July 2023 21: 17
                      answer ..... capitulation of Gorbachev Yeltsin. turning the Russian Federation into a US colony for 1991-2022. for example VISA MasterCard is a western system, meaning all debit and credit cards are managed from the US!! that’s why they created the Russian MIR card over these 8 years and transferred it to not all pensions and salaries ... really didn’t you pay attention to this?
                      1. guest Offline guest
                        guest 29 July 2023 21: 58
                        Quote: vladimir1155
                        didn't you pay attention to it?

                        No, I didn’t pay, I prefer to use cash, and if there is an opportunity not to deal with the bank, I use this opportunity.
                      2. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
                        Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 29 July 2023 22: 45
                        I support, but they don’t give out salaries in cash, rent too, Internet shops require a card, pension is also on the card
                      3. guest Offline guest
                        guest 29 July 2023 22: 51
                        Quote: vladimir1155
                        online stores require a card

                        I don’t deal with them at all, I buy real goods in real stores.
                2. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
                  Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 29 July 2023 21: 35
                  The Liana space maritime reconnaissance system should include four "passive" reconnaissance satellites "Lotos-S1", they were launched from 2014 to 2021, and two "active" ones - Pion-NKS. These satellites are able not only to track objects, but also to aim modern high-precision weapons at them.

                  The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has already accepted the first of two active reconnaissance satellites Pion-NKS.

         то есть за 8 лет Россия вместо двух отслуживших ресурс разведывательных спутников воссоздало глобальную спутниковую раведывательную сеть СССР, по данным гугла сейчас в космосе

                  In the summer of 2021, there were 2666 artificial satellites in near-Earth orbits, of which 154 belong to the US military, about 100 to Russian, and 63 to the Chinese army.

                  we launched a hundred instead of two!!!
  • sannyhome Offline sannyhome
    sannyhome 28 July 2023 09: 46
    Those who gloat forget that in essence this is a civil war, and Russians are dying on both sides.