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This strange "Donetsk" war


What is the essence of today's war in the Donbass? No, it is not to assemble a strike force and in one blow decide the outcome of the collision in your favor. The main thing is to make your opponent give up on his chosen path.

No, I'm not joking. In the Donbass, despite the fact that shells are still being torn there and ambushed by the DRG, the main struggle is to destroy the enemy’s desire to defend their development path. That is why now in the theater of military operations, not classical battles, but infrastructural terrorism, mostly unfold.

We all remember the epic with the so-called blockade of Donbass by the organized criminal group under the command of People's Deputy of Ukraine Semen Semenchenko (aka Konstantin Grishin). The blockers didn’t try to hide the main goal of their actions: to strangle the economy of the region not under their control, to make people suffer, rather than try to provoke social protests in the republics. Formally, at first, Kiev even allegedly tried to fight these actions of “activists” not controlled by it, and then, after the very first retaliatory actions by the leadership of the DPR and the LPR, he led the blockade.

The same logic was in the actions of Kiev, when he tried to smother the Crimea with various blockades. But here the effective actions of the leadership of Russia allowed to quickly neutralize the threat, and today the inhabitants of the peninsula remember this time as a temporary, but necessary difficulty in their lives.

This strange "Donetsk" war

In the Donbas everything turned out completely different. Even now, residents of the republic feel the effects of the economic blockade. Yes, intermediary firms established in South Ossetia have been created and are expanding their work. They are constantly increasing their sales volumes of the main goods, coal and metallurgy products produced in the DPR and LPR. Today, up to a third of coal is finding its buyer abroad. Approximately the same amount (from the production volume a year ago) manages to sell semi-finished steel products. Relations are gradually being established, the schemes are running around, and therefore there is confidence that already in 2018, the enterprises of the republics will largely overcome the crisis phenomena caused by the blockade of their territory from Kiev.

At the same time, the regime, wherever it can, calls on its European “partners” to stop this “smuggling”, but does not find in this understanding. Apparently, they forgot the works of the classics of socialism. Not a single capitalist will resist super-profit, and enterprises of the republics that are not taxed by many taxes and fees will provide them with just such profit.

The second most important front of psychological pressure on the population and the leadership of the republics was Kiev’s attempts to create conditions under which the social infrastructure of the region would collapse.

Again, everything is written off from the Crimean tracing paper: water, electricity, gas.

It so happened that the front line in the Donbass froze not where someone planned, and not where it was “convenient” for public utilities. As a result, the settlements near the contact line became a kind of hostage of the goodwill of the opposite side.

We all remember the epic well with the division of the electrical facilities of the two parts of Donbass. The Kiev regime has invested large sums in these projects, and, as soon as such an opportunity appeared, it disconnected parts of the republics not controlled by them from the power supply. It was the same with gas. And if for most of the 2015, in 2016 and 2017. there were no large clashes at the front, then the “engineering units” in the adjacent territories worked quite actively.

It would seem that the Donetsk filtering station, located between Avdeevka and Yasinovataya and located in the so-called gray neutral zone, should not have been subjected to shelling. But in practice, everything turned out exactly the opposite. It is the filtering station that is repeatedly subjected to shelling, and time after time, the residents of Donetsk and the surrounding settlements experience water shortages.

Why is it Donetsk itself (as claimed in Kiev), I do not understand. But I understand the logic of Kiev agitprop. The regime needs to be done so that the residents of Donbass suffer, it is necessary to create an unbearable situation for them, so that the people of Ukraine, whom the current regime could not ensure a tolerable existence against the background of Donbassians, understand that they have something to lose, and dare not shake the “democratic” power injured.

Yes, Kiev is interested in the problems of Donbass not only, or rather, not so much from the point of view of the return of territories, but from the point of view of creating a visual aid for Ukrainians. Residents of the part of Ukraine under their control must see that everything in Donbas is very bad, much worse than their own. They should maintain confidence in the population of Ukraine that it was the residents of the DPR and LPR who made the wrong choice, and not those who rode on the Maidan.

Today, it makes no sense to tell the Ukrainians that everything is bad in Russia. Almost no one believes in this anymore, especially since it looks frankly stupid against the background of a sharp increase in the flow of Ukrainian workers here. Well, do not go to work in a poor country.

Also, Kiev almost came to terms with the fact that Ukrainians could not be fooled with the real state of affairs in the Crimea. The bridge, despite dozens of apocalyptic forecasts, does not collapse, the population does not suffer from water shortages and has almost ceased to notice the energy blockade from Kiev. On the contrary, gradually the inhabitants of the region become accustomed to life in a new country, and its level is constantly increasing.

That is why today Kiev agitprop is gradually phasing out its activities in the Russian and Crimean directions and concentrates on the last, as it seems to him, winning part, Donetsk. And in order for this propaganda to be as effective as possible, these artificial and even inhuman living conditions are created for the inhabitants of the unconquered republics.

Here it is, a hybrid war, in one single example. Terrible, vile and in something, at first glance, strange. But only up to that moment, until we understand its real goals.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 18 December 2017 07: 12
    and therefore there is confidence that already in 2018, enterprises of the republics will largely overcome the crisis caused by the blockade of their territory by Kiev.

    ... God forbid! ... but it will be very difficult in the current realities ...
    1. dSK
      dSK 18 December 2017 07: 55
      Quote: aszzz888
      God forbid!

      Hello Sergey! The entire population of the "Donbass wedge" prays for the arrival of official "Russian peacekeepers." soldier
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 20 December 2017 12: 28
        dsk December 18, 2017 07:55

        Hello, namesake Sergey! Sorry, I could not ... I agree with you completely!
    2. 34 region
      34 region 18 December 2017 08: 31
      aszzz888, 07:12
      *** but because there is confidence that already in 2018, enterprises of the republics will largely overcome the crisis caused by the blockade of their territory by Kiev. *** I think this is not the case. The point is tactics. But such a tactic is to destroy the structure of life support and mow the civilian population. This is the standard tactics of the Anglo-Saxons. Dresden, Hiroshima, Iraq, Syria, .... They use this tactic everywhere. At VO neigh at the bombing of water pipes and excavators. But it is in vain. It makes sense. From the point of view of the West, do not try to beat the face of a boxer if it is easier and safer to beat his wife and children! In the event of a hot war, the most dangerous area is civilians. The LDNR zone shows well the tactics of war according to the logic of the West.
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 19 December 2017 13: 59
        You have written very correctly. Their goals are clear and understandable, and especially not hidden - extermination. The speeches of the leadership of LDNR against this background are nothing more than “threats from the locker room”. The enemy must be beaten hard and non-stop. And only in this way to victory and salvation of civilians.
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 21 December 2017 08: 00
      Poroshenko profitable sluggish war. Due to her, he holds on to power and earns on it. If Ukraine launches a large-scale offensive, it is not known that this will end well for it. If the offensive goes LDNR, then to Kuev. Otherwise, their borders will stretch significantly, which is not comme il faut.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 December 2017 07: 28
    Connections are gradually being established, circuits are running in
    In Kiev, therefore, they understand this and are angry with a vengeance.
    ... until we figure out her real goals
    So, in my opinion, the goal is clear as day - Ukraine is anti Russia, a hotbed of tension and a blind executor of the will of the West to destabilize the situation and attempts to drag our country into a direct armed conflict with the ensuing set of all the consequences.
    1. boboss
      boboss 18 December 2017 16: 39
      Ukraine is not only anti-Russia ... but also anti-Ukraine ...
  3. Alber
    Alber 18 December 2017 07: 31
    The fraternal Slavic peoples pitted against each other, this is incomprehensible to the mind!
    And in the last century, twice pitted Russians with Germans. Who has a gesheft from this?
    1. alekc75
      alekc75 18 December 2017 08: 21
      brothers with the Nazis, we have never been!
      1. solzh
        solzh 18 December 2017 11: 08
        And what about the fascists?
    2. solzh
      solzh 18 December 2017 11: 07
      Fraternal Slavic peoples pitted among themselves

      As I think, one of the reasons why the Slavs are at war with each other is the lack of modern Pan-Slavism, as well as the presence in power of people for whom collaboration is a means of achieving their mercantile goals.
      Who has a gesheft from this?

      Washington and London. Those. eternal enemies of the Slavs.
    3. Nikolay Fedorov
      Nikolay Fedorov 18 December 2017 13: 04
      Quote: Alber
      The fraternal Slavic peoples pitted against each other, this is incomprehensible to the mind!

      Yes, we are not fraternal peoples. We are one people, artificially divided.
      1. Oleg Tolstoy
        Oleg Tolstoy 18 December 2017 17: 02
        And what will we do with our Horde branch, with Muscovites, whether we accept it or not, into “one people!”? laughing
        1. Puma
          Puma 19 December 2017 03: 59
          Have you already caught us Muscovites? To do something with us? In fact, only the "Horde branch" was able to take its rightful place in world history. The rest of the Slavs were just lying around ... I’m thinking about this - should I say "thank you very much" to the Horde ...
      2. Konstantin Yu
        Konstantin Yu 19 December 2017 13: 13
        Are you talking about the people who went over to the Swedes near Poltava or hid and shot before the age of 53? For me, this is an ordinary walk field at all times. In general, the passenger neighbors, where a freebie beckons, there and jump ..
    4. BAI
      BAI 18 December 2017 13: 37
      Brotherly ... peoples

      The fraternity came up with a fraternity to avoid paying debts.
  4. lukewarm
    lukewarm 18 December 2017 09: 24
    On the contrary, gradually the inhabitants of the region get used to life in a new country, and its level is constantly increasing.

    Well, this is why? He correctly said everything about the under-state of the Ruin. And he ruined everything with one sentence. Well, our standard of living does not increase. At least kill me. Make ends meet, yes. But not more.
    1. Yurasumy
      18 December 2017 10: 46
      In addition to the fact that there are statistics, there are many friends. Although I cannot rule out that there are people who do not increase incomes.
    2. V. Salama
      V. Salama 18 December 2017 18: 53
      Already the title of the article ruined everything. The “strange war” the essence of which is specific in that the main thing is not to strike at the enemy, but to strike at the infrastructure, population and arrange an economic blockade, and thereby make the opponent disappointed in his chosen path. How thoughtful. Why not assume the obvious? That it’s all from weakness and (or) from cowardice. The Germans also organized the blockade of Leningrad with the aim of disappointment in the chosen path?
  5. 18 December 2017 10: 02
    The United States and its “lackeys” have never been able to fight honestly. Always: terror and tactics of “scorched earth”. Oh, to live to see the moment when they are responsible for all the misfortunes (called "democracy") that the United States is carrying around the world.
  6. Curious
    Curious 18 December 2017 14: 46
    "But only until we figure out its real goals."
    Indeed, the secret behind seven seals. Money is the real goal, moreover, it has long been well known to everyone.
  7. Antares
    Antares 18 December 2017 14: 48
    It is the filter station that is subjected to shelling over and over again, and over and over again, residents of Donetsk and surrounding settlements experience water shortages.

    The DFS shelling is as much an information front as the whole war.
    Ordilo accuses the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Kiev accuses the Ordilo. Who is right who is to blame, no one knows. Shell on both sides.
    Why is it for Donetsk itself (as they say in Kiev), I don’t understand. But I understand the logic of Kiev agitprop

    And why is Kiyev?
    The DFS partially supplies water to Avdeevka, Krasnogorovka and the village of Verkhnetoretsk, which are under the control of the Ukrainian military.
    With the logic of the author, you can write that it is not beneficial to anyone, but everything is done for the war. Any arguments for accusing the enemy are also applicable to the prosecutors themselves.
    Shell Avdeevka-peaceful die. So the Ukrainians themselves are firing at Avdeevka for a picture. They fire at Donetsk - "curse the Ukrainians", kill the peaceful people (the Ukrainian version is similar to Avdeevskaya-themselves)
    The war of lies and untruth.
    And Yurasumi is a famous propagandist of this war, one of the fugitive Ukrainians at a new job.
    No side of the moral right to be called right is both to blame. They do the same thing. Just shift to each other. The war of creating the desired picture ....
    1. Bo Yari
      Bo Yari 18 December 2017 17: 37
      the war itself did not start, that’s the question ....
      1. Anasti
        Anasti 18 December 2017 18: 33
        This is not a question, but the answer, BoyAr.
    2. V. Salama
      V. Salama 18 December 2017 19: 38
      There is no moral right to be called right - both are to blame. Do the same thing
      How cleverly twisted. And the casket just opens: any war is immoral, even the most just. Like any murder of man by man. And in every war civilians die. And what if the enemy comes - will we give up?
      If you came to your house, and you are sure that you came to kill, kill first. Torah.
      So who is right, do not see the obvious? On the one hand, the illegal fascist government decided to use its power (the ability to carry out violence, dictating its will, not bothering to kill the dissent), on the other hand, the dissenters who decided to disagree and took up arms.
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    4. Puma
      Puma 19 December 2017 03: 51
      In Avdeevka, Krasnogorovka, and Verkhnetoretsky, they live the same "separs" as in Donetsk. And their comfort and well-being are not interested in either Ukraine or its nationally-Svidomo citizens from the word "completely." Therefore, DFS are firing at yours. No one else.
      In your reasoning, logic and common sense are completely absent. However, for Ukrainians this is usually the case. In fact, Ukraine is vitally interested in shelling uncontrolled cities - driving away the disloyal population and convincing those who remain that it is better to become a living "banderlog" than a dead quilted jacket. The counterargument - “we should restore later” - does not work: restoration is a klondike for kickbacks, cuts and other things. In addition, the "warriors of light" may just itch their hands to take revenge on those who, in their opinion, brewed this porridge. And there is nothing for the armies of the republics to pay the population; there is nothing to frighten and worsen their lives for. Consequently, there are no targeted attacks, and theoretically only an answer with one degree or another of accuracy can fly. Explain available? Or chew?
    5. Konstantin Yu
      Konstantin Yu 19 December 2017 13: 48
      Quote: Antares
      No side of the moral right to be called right is both to blame. They do the same thing. Just shift to each other. The war of creating the desired picture ....

      You tell the people of Donetsk about the shelling of TochkaU and forgot about the planes .... it’s not worth all to be smeared with one shit.
  8. bald
    bald 18 December 2017 16: 34
    Honestly, this is the complete stupidity of humanity.
  9. boboss
    boboss 18 December 2017 16: 35
    Ukram does not read the article!
  10. Pavlyuk Vladimir
    Pavlyuk Vladimir 18 December 2017 16: 44
    It’s interesting, what’s there in LDNR? In the sense, do some Russian enterprises work with anyone there?
  11. Anasti
    Anasti 18 December 2017 18: 31
    The truth is that this “strange” war aims to reduce the number of Slavs in New Khazaria. Chabad functionaries of Ukraine, America, Europe and Russia support the conditions of genocide, direct murder, and physical and informational suppression of the population.
    Perhaps the fear of transferring into the reality of the hidden is not the best mode of action for the reasonable.
  12. Akexandre Fedorovski
    Akexandre Fedorovski 18 December 2017 21: 10
    This is a “strange war”, because everything could have ended in 1914, if not for the treacherous policy of the Russian political oligarchy ... In Kiev, there has long been a different, pro-Russian, and not crypto-Zionist pro-American government. How many lives are lost, how many destinies are broken! This cannot be forgiven
  13. andrew xnumx
    andrew xnumx 18 December 2017 21: 26
    It is necessary to somehow save the Donbass. How to make these shelling cease? Maybe there is an opportunity to push the border from Donetsk?
  14. Suhow
    Suhow 18 December 2017 23: 03
    well, don’t say, here (Ukraine) and now they show how badly the tyranny of Putin and the FSB live in Russia, but they just don’t get to show them the reach of the current regime. The transfer is called civil defense, GO abbreviated, but mine doesn’t have enough letters mn in the middle ... Look and understand what I mean ....
  15. Mikhail Zubkov
    Mikhail Zubkov 19 December 2017 00: 19
    I personally am a disabled sofa grandfather, but politically I have a very good idea. In the USA and Poland he worked in the embassies of the USSR. The state of our Armed Forces in 2014 was UNCERTAINTY. Without confidence in a military victory, getting into the Donetsk MISCELLANEOUS would be EXACTLY PREMATURE. Even in Crimea, far from all NON-MISSIONS have already been understood and have been overcome even now, on the eve of the Kerch Strait being blocked by the Crimean handsome bridge. Not even external, but internal NON-CONCEPTS. The real combat capability of the KChF, its coastal defense, aviation and air defense have been restored to the required level only now, after the launch of the Novorossiysk base with a flotilla of submarines. The potential of Southeast Military District in 2014 also desired much better and more. It was necessary to win TIME by diplomatic maneuvers. And this TIME by 1918 can be considered won. Crimea is provided with everything vital, it is protected, and the situation inside and around the Russian Federation has changed in favor of the Russian Federation. After the defeat of ISIS in Syria - all the more so, after overcoming the economic crisis - all the more so, after a number of productive years - all the more so, after the "sedimentation" of the Arctic - all the more, after the launch of the EAEU and the CSTO - all the more so. Guys - now we can TIGHTLY deal with the Donbass and Priazovye, the situation on the theater of which can be fundamentally changed ONLY by force and skills. Moreover, the enemy is inebriated and climbs himself to clash. HAVE TO FORCE FOR PEACE. The officers from the JCCC were taken out on time, it was time to dissolve the OSCE on holidays - well, mobilize the LPR People’s Civil Defense by 100%. I think that neither the Olympic Games nor the World Cup will allow us to watch peacefully. It will be a miracle if they let us live peacefully before July, but after July 2018 it certainly won’t work out. That’s how I, the sofa-grandfather with a disability, have a political guess.
    1. dSK
      dSK 19 December 2017 02: 16
      Hello Michael!
      Quote: Mikhail Zubkov
      after July 2018
      The championship will open the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia - the meeting will be held on June 14, on Thursday in the Luzhniki Stadium. Tens of thousands of foreign tourists will come. All security officers will be busy securing the championship. If there is a sharp aggravation on the Donbass Wedge, the introduction of Russian peacekeepers is inevitable. But not more. Storming ISIS in Syria, honing the skills of the VKS and bombing Kiev - these are completely different things. hi
  16. Puma
    Puma 19 December 2017 03: 07
    Does the author believe that he discovered America? Poroshenko himself openly voiced the entire contents of the article back in 2014. If someone in the Kremlin or the analytical community believed for at least a second that Ukraine would perform Minsk as it was written, they should be driven with a wolf ticket and replaced with those who at least understands a little Ukrainians. Which, I’m not afraid of this word, oddball with the letter “m” left DFS in the gray zone? Who did not consider it necessary in August-September 2014 to drive off the APU at least from large agglomerations at least by distances exceeding the range of the main types of their artillery? The front line, I'm sorry, did not freeze itself. It was "frozen" by very specific people in very specific documents. Now let the author now ask these people for the consequences. And from his beloved, too - as far as I recall, in 2014 he very actively "drowned" for his cunning plan ...
  17. Shurale
    Shurale 19 December 2017 06: 10
    It is the filter station that is subjected to shelling over and over again, and over and over again, residents of Donetsk and surrounding settlements experience water shortages.

    I asked my friend in Ukraine, why did they hit the filtering station? They want to leave the city without water? It's not beautiful!
    To which he answers me in a human voice:
    There the problem is solved simply, you just need to remove the mortar batteries from this station and the VSU will stop shooting there, but for now it constantly flies to them - they will answer.
  18. E.S.A.
    E.S.A. 19 December 2017 08: 10
    Quote: rotmistr60
    So, in my opinion, the goal is clear as day - Ukraine is anti Russia, a hotbed of tension and a blind executor of the will of the West to destabilize the situation and attempts to drag our country into a direct armed conflict with the ensuing set of all the consequences.

    Russia already has one "anti-Russia" - this is Poland. But the second "anti ..." is an attempt to create a new belt that will tighten our country even tighter (there are no hopes for geyvzheopeyts, Arabs and Turks, these fangs broke their fangs at the time).
  19. Valery Saitov
    Valery Saitov 19 December 2017 09: 47
    But only until the moment we deal with its real goals.
    But the real goal is Russia, to undermine, bring the “Christmas trees” or yellow ducklings to the revolution, and even there the grass doesn’t grow. And of course, divide everything or just snatch it.
  20. Valery Zapotylok
    Valery Zapotylok 19 December 2017 14: 25
    The USA needs the war in Donbass in order to put pressure on Russia with the help of sanctions and justify its actions in the eyes of the world community. However, in fact, peaceful people suffer, and in Russia these sanctions are in one place
  21. tank64rus
    tank64rus 19 December 2017 19: 38
    While we bastards blaspheme at their cinemas to glorify the fascist punitive in the Donbass with the connivance of the authorities that we can answer Donbass.
  22. Kapikuk
    Kapikuk 19 December 2017 21: 39
    the dill hucksters themselves and profit from this ...
  23. kunstkammer
    kunstkammer 20 December 2017 05: 15
    Quote: rotmistr60
    and attempts to draw our country into a direct armed conflict with the ensuing set of all the consequences.

    Let's not let the adversary draw us in ... let him damn even get to Masva ... nor let us get involved and that’s it!
    Completeness, Mr. Haroshy, they forgot how a few years ago the entire civilized world branded with a pasor a Russian unprovoked aggression against a small and defenseless Georgia?
    Yes, at least you close all the Russian troops with the Russian Police Guard with barbed wire in Kamchatka and place NATO overseers in the corners ... all the same, the whole world will be horrified by the unprovoked brutal aggression of the Buryat tankmen against peaceful Ukrainian Nazis.
    The lessons of Dr. Goebbels did not pass without a trace.
    Just at the moment, our corrupt bosses are afraid that local partisans will not vote for EdRossov.
    And their Western partners, on the contrary, are afraid that in Ukraine Russian liberators will be greeted with flowers.
    So they think ... maybe everything will resolve itself by itself?