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Exercises on the Black Sea for Ukrainian and other kamikazes

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Exercises on the Black Sea for Ukrainian and other kamikazes
Source: nato.int


Quite often they write to me that Russia pays little attention to training the personnel of units and subunits located in the Crimea and on the Black Sea coast, repelling a possible attack, and establishing control over the Black Sea during a special period. And so on in the same vein.

Now the number of such questions has increased due to the fairly frequent exercises conducted by ships and aviation NATO. In 2020, compared to 2019, the number of exercises actually increased by a third.

Moreover, it is strange, but for some reason Russian readers consider live firing or the deployment of some complexes, the landing of troops and similar events of the Russian army to be the usual work of the military. And any actions of the countries of the alliance with a loud English name are perceived as global teachings of the whole of Europe.

The latest example is a NATO naval exercise involving Ukraine, Turkey, Spain and Romania. These exercises are of the PASSEX type, which were conducted according to the standards of the North Atlantic bloc quite recently - at the beginning of March. When ships of foreign countries entered the port of Odessa on March 10. Moreover, this is the second such exercise with the participation of Ukraine. The first ones took place in early February. Only then did the Ukrainians study together with the US Navy.

The magic of the English acronym


Seafarers, especially those who have served or have served more recently, understand what a PASSEX-type exercise is. For the rest of the readers, I will explain. Such exercises on land are called combat coordination. It's just that instead of ground units of different types of troops or different countries, ships of different states or fleets are used.

Simply put, this is a test of crews and ships for their ability to effectively interact when solving any combat missions. And the name itself was invented by our overseas partners, the US Navy. Thus, any joint actions of even two ships or boats of different fleets fall under the teachings of this type.

Although, in my opinion, Ukraine is no longer worthy of the loud name "fleet". Rather it is flotilla... By the number of available floating facilities.

The Americans are now actively looking for options to strengthen their influence in the Black Sea. Those who grew up in the USSR remember the thesis that the Black Sea region was called the underbelly of Russia. It is from here that you can quickly and effectively reach the steppe expanses and, without any problems, launch an offensive against Moscow and the Central Region of our country. The terrain allows it.

Theoretically, NATO already has enough forces and means to put pressure on Russia. Even fulfilling the conditions of the Montreux Convention on the status of the Bosporus and Dardanelles, the alliance has enough forces and means to cope with such pressure. I mean the fleet of Turkey, a member of the NATO bloc. Only here Erdogan is not very keen to expose his ships to Russian missiles.

Why are they escalating the situation in the Black Sea


Indeed, why is NATO aggravating the situation?

Isn't it easier to just finance the fleet of the Turkish Republic, strengthen it with modern ships, create a powerful coastal grouping, modernize ports, etc.?

Or, on the contrary, to spit on the Black Sea and put pressure on Russia in the Baltic, where the Americans are at ease, where most states are ready to do whatever the United States demands.

The "pincers" that NATO is now trying to strengthen on Russia's western maritime borders have not yet been created. The northern direction is more or less controlled. And the actions of the Russian fleet can be stopped there. Except, probably, the submarine fleet of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy.

But the southern one has collapsed since the collapse of the USSR. Largely simply because of what happened in Ukraine in 2014. As long as Crimea was Ukrainian, there were restrictions on the Russian fleet and ground forces. Now they are gone. Therefore, Russia has strengthened its military grouping on the peninsula quite seriously. And not only the fleet, but also the coast guard, air defense and missile defense, aviation and other units.

Meanwhile, for southern Europe (for the Mediterranean region), the presence of the Russian Navy is extremely dangerous. NATO's southern borders are practically unprotected. The hope that Turkey will be able to close the straits for Russian ships during a special period is rather illusory. This is understood in the alliance, in Ankara and in all the Black Sea countries.

Naturally, in this case, in a special period, American ships must have time to enter the Black Sea. That is, the straits must be closed by NATO troops.

Is it possible to carry out this task by the troops of the alliance at the present time?

NATO needs kamikaze


So, will NATO troops be able to take control of the straits and deprive Russian ships of the ability to enter the Mediterranean?

Does the bloc have enough forces to destroy the grouping in Crimea or completely neutralize it, at least for the duration of the tasks of capturing the straits?

The existing plans of operations to seize the straits have been known for a long time.

Blocking the Black Sea Fleet in ports and bringing in NATO ground forces to guard the straits. This is short. It is clear that the main role here should be played by the Turkish fleet and assistance from US ships and aircraft. The valiant sailors of other Black Sea countries will act "in the wings." Take it, bring it, stay here.

But in the changed situation, these plans are practically impracticable.

Already today, the Black Sea is almost completely controlled by Russian coastal defense assets. Any ship, regardless of nationality, can be destroyed as soon as it leaves the port. And aviation will not be able to provide special assistance due to the serious Russian air defense.

The only thing left for the Americans is to link the Russian units and formations by fighting with their allies. In practice, this means that the task of the United States is to incite those whom it does not feel sorry for against the Russian troops. After all, it is clear that the ships and military units that participate in the attack will be destroyed in a short time. And this time should be enough for the American, more precisely, the NATO army and navy to complete the task of capturing the straits.

Kamikaze, suicides, assault battalions ...

The name of the US allies can be different. Good история wars knows many names for those who went to their death.

Well, if people, military men of the Black Sea countries, including Ukrainians, want to sacrifice their soldiers, sailors and officers for the sake of the interests of the United States, this is their choice.

We have never divided enemies into good and bad. They beat everyone in a row. In their graves, no one will disassemble them according to their nationality.

Short conclusion for the future


Exercises, especially at the borders, always arouse a certain interest of the military.

Usually, the military practice certain operations, solve certain tasks in those conditions that are as close as possible to the conditions of the planned hostilities in the future. Each soldier must know his own maneuver and be able to act precisely in the conditions of the terrain and the infrastructure that will be in a real battlefield.

That is why there are reports about the interest of the LDNR in the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, prepared for military operations in large settlements. That is why, just these compounds will be destroyed in the first place during the offensive.

The ravens, represented by the ships of the United States and their allies, circle our coast.

Not just circling, but with a loud croak, with a lot of noise. They want to intimidate us with this fuss, flapping of wings and other attributes of crow's tricks.

And these crows behave so brazenly simply because someone assured them that we still have a boy's slingshot in our pocket, and not a hunting rifle.

Well, for each "car" we have our own "bang" ...
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 19 March 2021 04: 08
    +6
    Although, in my opinion, Ukraine is no longer worthy of the loud name "fleet". Rather, it is a flotilla. By the number of available floating facilities.
    But the quantity is compensated by the quality! Oh, I wanted to write aggravated ... laughing
    1. Profiler
      Profiler 19 March 2021 04: 35
      -1
      Ravens, represented by the ships of the United States and their allies, circling our coast.

      It is extremely important in the word "crows" to place the stress correctly.
      Stress on the first syllable - the sentence has one meaning, on the second - completely different.

      CROW



      RAVEN

      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 19 March 2021 04: 38
        +1
        Quote: Profiler
        It is extremely important in the word "crows" to place the stress correctly.

        It is important, yes, the raven is the United States, and the rest of the ravens are ravens - but those and these scavengers, and Russia is far from it, will not wait!
        1. Profiler
          Profiler 19 March 2021 04: 43
          +1
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          It is important, yes, the raven is the USA, and the rest of the ravens are

          In general and fundamentally, you understood the meaning correctly yes
          Raven , he can bite yes , you need to be on your guard with him. AND crow except for a loud clamor and mutilation of the terrain, nothing else can.
        2. domokl
          19 March 2021 08: 03
          -4
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          It is important, yes, the raven is the United States, and the rest of the ravens are ravens - but those and these scavengers, and Russia is far from it, will not wait!

          Linguists, however. And the point is to put stress? All the same, both birds are not edible .. Garbage, frankly speaking, birds
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U 19 March 2021 08: 07
            +4
            Quote: domokl
            Both birds are not edible anyway ..

            You just don't know how to cook! laughing
            1. Ingvar 72
              Ingvar 72 19 March 2021 09: 59
              +6
              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              You just don't know how to cook!

              The French know the recipe at the level of genetic memory! laughing
              But seriously, we also caught crows in wartime, and afterwards, and ate them.
            2. Alien From
              Alien From 20 March 2021 11: 27
              +2
              Not to cook, but to write!) The author himself will put the stress good
          2. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 19 March 2021 12: 19
            +3
            Quote: domokl
            All the same, both birds are not edible .. Garbage, frankly speaking, birds

            In Lithuania, crows are bursting behind their ears.

          3. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
            Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 19 March 2021 19: 32
            +1
            Quote: domokl
            All the same, both birds are not edible .. Garbage, frankly speaking, birds

            If so, they should circle around your writing. For it is pathetic and garbage.
            1. Alien From
              Alien From 20 March 2021 11: 29
              +4
              I rarely agree with you, but this time for sure!
  2. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 19 March 2021 05: 23
    +3
    I read and as if I got into the 19th century.
    The author seriously talks about tying up in battles, blocking straits ...
    Although he himself wrote a little earlier that in the Black Sea any ship will be destroyed immediately.
    And it doesn't matter whether he left the port or not. He is NATO, or Russian.
    Whoever shoots first will win.
    1. Profiler
      Profiler 19 March 2021 06: 22
      0
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      The author seriously talks about tying up in battles, blocking straits ...
      Although he himself wrote a little earlier that in the Black Sea any ship will be destroyed immediately.

      I forgot what I wrote, or - "Fluctuates with the party line"?
    2. domokl
      19 March 2021 19: 05
      -3
      I like to read comments from people who think staktergically. Only it is necessary to be more global, wider and deeper. Why, in general, these ships - shmaragli, tanks - shmushki, cannons - shmushki ... You have to be simpler. Foreigners attacked us, and we hit a TNT stick under our nuclear bombs. Well, scatter from our territory. And then we will bang and the ball will fall apart. And space on the drum how many belts a star called the Sun has. That one, that two ... And the enemies scatter, as the wind blows away ...
    3. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 20 March 2021 10: 05
      +1
      Do not worry. As noted, the articles and predictions of this author are usually far from being realized. Well, it's not forbidden to fantasize laughing .
    4. spolo
      spolo 21 March 2021 04: 48
      0
      No, I would clarify who will shoot louder and win ...
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 19 March 2021 07: 19
    +10
    They want to intimidate us with this fuss, flapping of wings and other attributes of crow's tricks.
    ..... Eeeee, forgive us, who are we? Us, munching McDonald's hamburgers, driving Russian-assembled screwdriver Fords, knocking on the keyboard of laptops, smartphones, computers with American programs, drinking, Pepsi and coca, re-filming TV shows, according to American scripts, or us who can barely make ends meet, or us who live below the poverty line? Or do we have real estate abroad, yachts are the best in the world, there are also accounts, children who study there? Indeed, we are not intimidated by the flapping of crows' wings. smile
    1. bandabas
      bandabas 19 March 2021 10: 00
      0
      You were right about "us". I would add, "We are all approved."
  4. Undecim
    Undecim 19 March 2021 07: 31
    +9
    And this time should be enough for the American, more precisely, the NATO army and navy to complete the task of capturing the straits.
    The author, in an ornithological impulse, completely flew away from reality.
    What straits does the author mean? Genichesk and Kerch? Or Ravine and Chongarsky? And why does the NATO army need these straits?
  5. Alexander Kopychev
    Alexander Kopychev 19 March 2021 08: 45
    0
    The Americans are now actively looking for options to strengthen their influence in the Black Sea. Those who grew up in the USSR remember the thesis that the Black Sea region was called the underbelly of Russia. It is from here that you can quickly and effectively reach the steppe expanses and, without any problems, launch an offensive against Moscow and the Central Region of our country. The terrain allows it.

    It's good that history does not know the subjunctive mood ... Otherwise, it's scary to even think that Crimea is "not ours" !!!
    1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 19 March 2021 20: 50
      +2
      Quote: Alexander Kopychev
      Those who grew up in the USSR remember the thesis that the Black Sea region was called the underbelly of Russia.

      I grew up in the USSR, but I haven't heard such shit. "Underbelly" has always been associated only with Churchill's metaphor about the Balkans, and even then - this is exactly the form of his phrase was given by journalists. He spoke of the "belly" of Europe.
      Quote: Alexander Kopychev
      It is from here that you can quickly and efficiently enter the steppe expanses.

      The author, I think, cries every time, reviewing "Kuban Cossacks" at the weekend
      Quote: Alexander Kopychev
      and without any problems to attack Moscow and the Central Region of our country. The terrain allows it.

      The delusional nature of this maxim is not even commented on. Wonderful area. And not a single military unit. And from the armed forces - only a dozen district police officers and a club of reenactors with replicas of the Mosin rifle.
      In general, the author is a pretentious coupletist. With a touch of alarmism.
      One question - which place it related to analytics?
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 20 March 2021 11: 34
        +4
        None. ........!
    2. 1536
      1536 20 March 2021 11: 32
      -1
      Once upon a time, the Black Sea was also called the Russian Sea on all maps. So one should strive for something new, because it is known that the new is the well-forgotten old.
      1. magdama
        magdama 22 March 2021 15: 44
        -1
        There is only one option: from Azov to Romania.
  6. Revival
    Revival 19 March 2021 12: 12
    0
    “And this time should be enough for the American, more precisely, the NATO army and navy to complete the task of capturing the straits.

    Kamikaze, suicides, assault battalions ... ".

    Of course, I'm not an expert, but do they really need to capture the straits !?
    Are these straits under our tight control?
  7. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 19 March 2021 13: 27
    +1
    An interesting article by Alexander. Only - by coincidence (?) - NATO exercises in the Black Sea coincided with the aggravation of the situation in / in the Donbass. Accidentally?
  8. BAI
    BAI 19 March 2021 17: 21
    0
    The hope that Turkey will be able to close the straits for Russian ships during a special period is rather illusory.

    The author can name at least one reason that will prevent Turkey from closing the straits? Erdogan's personal relationship with Putin is ignored.
    1. prior
      prior 19 March 2021 17: 42
      -1
      It is also difficult to answer this question, how to answer the question: "In how many minutes after the beginning of the conflict between Russia and NATO, this conflict will develop into a full-fledged nuclear war?"
      And then there will be no time for the straits ...
    2. domokl
      19 March 2021 18: 57
      +3
      Can. Turkey does not at all want to become the first victim of the war. What has long been declared, Turkey is a fist aimed at the gut of Russia in the past. Watch Erdogan's speech today about Putin's response to Biden's statement and everything will become clear to you. Hu is who ...
      Erdogan is quite satisfied with the fact that he can keep the EU and the United States for coca, having in his economy these same straits and the Black Sea in addition
  9. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 19 March 2021 19: 48
    +1
    Continuing the ornithological theme (quite in the spirit of the author):
    1. magdama
      magdama 22 March 2021 15: 49
      -1
      But I always wanted to look at the Carpathians. Altai and Hindu Kush saw ..
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 21 March 2021 18: 54
    0
    The weakness of the Russian fleet in Crimea is compensated by its geographical location. It will be very problematic to take the Crimea from a swoop.
    1. magdama
      magdama 22 March 2021 15: 51
      -1
      There is no weakness. Immediately on the skull.
  11. magdama
    magdama 22 March 2021 15: 40
    -2
    What I want to say to Ukrainians. Every Russian vacationer is a warrior. FEAR Ukrainians!
    1. magdama
      magdama 22 March 2021 15: 41
      -1
      Yes, not Ukrainians, namely Ukrainians, Westerners!
  12. magdama
    magdama 22 March 2021 15: 47
    -2
    It is the Westerners, the Banderaites. They are not Ukrainians, they are BANDER. Westerners = BANDERS.
  13. magdama
    magdama 22 March 2021 15: 54
    0
    In Soviet childhood, he sometimes sang a song. There were such words: "Where is my hutsulochka? In the Carpathians ..." It's a pity!
  14. wow
    wow 25 March 2021 17: 35
    +1
    They won't have any graves! They will be used for plowing instead of fertilizers.