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What tasks did Russia solve in the four days of the war in Ukraine

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Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, which began on February 24, was, in fact, a response to the West's refusal to consider Russian proposals for security guarantees. Moscow, as promised, used military-technical arguments where it was least expected - it decided to close the issue of Ukraine, where the Americans so persistently invited it in the hope that Russia would not dare to take such drastic measures.


The geopolitical interests of Russia at this stage required decisive action, the first step and trigger was the recognition on February 22 of the independence of the republics of Donbass. A day later, a shocking military operation "to provide assistance to the republics" and "to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine" followed, at first glance with somewhat divergent tasks.

It should be recalled that during the second Chechen war, it was also declared that only the lowland areas would be attacked, but in fact the entire territory of Chechnya was subjected to mopping up. So here, the entire territory of Ukraine will be subjected to "demilitarization", similar to the American operation "Shock and awe" in Iraq, using the tactics of non-contact suppression with high-precision weapons (aviation, missiles, artillery and MLRS) of the Ukrainian Air Force, Air Defense, IMF, command and control centers, military infrastructure, ammunition depots, fuel and lubricants, excluding the destruction of civilian objects and the population.

Tactics of the Russian troops


As follows from the actions of the Russian troops, the task was to conduct a fleeting military operation to defeat the Armed Forces of Ukraine, to force Ukraine to peace with the removal of the ruling Ukronazi regime from power. The offensive was organized from different directions throughout Ukraine, with the grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine split into two boilers - Donbass and Kyiv.

Immediately after the launch of powerful missile and air strikes, an offensive began in four directions: in the northeast from Belgorod to Kharkov and Volchansk, in the northwest from Belarus and Bryansk through Sumy to Kyiv, in the south from Crimea in divergent directions to Zaporozhye, Mariupol and Kherson, Nikolaev, Odessa, in the southeast, the offensive of the LDNR corps with fire support from the Russian army against the APU grouping in the Donbass. A counterattack from Kharkov and Crimea was supposed to close the boiler around the Donbass grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and from Sumy and Odessa - a boiler around Kyiv.

The main direction was Kiev with the aim of capturing the capital and displacing the ruling regime. To strengthen this direction, a Russian landing force was thrown out at the strategic airfield in Gostomel near Kiev, which held out there for more than a day before approaching tank units from Belarus and Bryansk.

The offensive was carried out without the assault and capture of large cities, entailing inevitable destruction and mass death of the population, they were simply bypassed and moved on, developing the offensive. It was necessary to break the will of the enemy to resist and force the authorities in Kyiv to surrender, after which the collapse of organized command and control of troops and the cessation of resistance throughout Ukraine would follow.

In the Donbass, where the most numerous and combat-ready part of the Ukrainian army was deployed, the offensive of the LDNR corps was more of a tactical nature to constrain the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass and prevent its transfer inland, where it could create problems for Russian strike groups moving towards each other, allowing they can bypass large cities without bloody street battles and take them into an operational environment. The offensive here was moving rather slowly, also due to well-equipped echeloned positions, fired and well-coordinated composition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The advance of Russian troops on the first day of the offensive was swift, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were shocked by an unexpected blow, and in all directions, except for the Donbass, they did not offer serious resistance. There were only focal clashes, after which the positions surrendered almost without a fight. The greatest successes were in the Kiev direction, while the encircled landing force in Gostomel found itself in a difficult situation, which was unblocked the next day by tank columns breaking through from Belarus.

From the second day, the pace of the offensive slowed down, the operation began to bog down, the lack of troops to capture such a vast territory, the absence of a second echelon, the increased resistance of the Ukrainian army that had retreated from the shock of an unexpected attack, the imperfection of logistics and the lack of specialized units for clearing and securing the occupied territory and protecting the rear and communications. Apparently, for these purposes, about 10 thousand fighters of the National Guard of the Chechen Republic are sent to the territory of the conflict.

The tactics adopted by the Russian command to break through the enemy’s defenses without capturing large cities and to move forward rapidly in order to organize two boilers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine led to the separation of strike groups that did not leave garrisons and strongholds in the rear. The occupied territory was not controlled by the troops, the rear and communications turned out to be unprotected, the enemy began to organize attacks by mobile groups on columns, capture settlements and counteract the supply and advance of troops. Columns of equipment on the march turned out to be easy prey for the enemy and were destroyed.

On the third day, the LDNR corps, with difficulty and heavy losses in some areas, broke through the defenses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and, building on success, reached Mariupol and Severodonetsk. The threat of encirclement and complete defeat loomed over the grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, part of the troops began to be withdrawn from near Luhansk to strengthen the Kharkov and Kiev directions, communications had not yet been cut and made it possible to realize this.

A difficult situation has developed around Kharkov. Early in the morning of February 24, the troops, having crossed the border without resistance and an hour later reached the ring road around the city, did not enter it and went towards the Crimean group, closing the encirclement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass and leaving only small barriers in the rear.

The enemy took advantage of this and began to impose battles in the rear of the Russian troops. For four days, a powerful cannonade of artillery, mortars, MLRS and outbreaks of fires spread east of Kharkov, which unnerved the population of the city, and local authorities sowed panic, spreading rumors about the imminent defeat of Russian troops.

The forces of the advancing troops, apparently, were not enough to suppress the enemy, there was also no air support, which led to serious losses, and then a video appeared on the network with a defeated Russian column in the area.

Early on the morning of February 27, Russian troops in armored vehicles with "Z" signs without heavy equipment entered Kharkov and in small groups with only small arms began to comb and clear the city. Units of the National Guard and nationalist formations freely let them into the city and, when they broke up into small groups in residential areas unfamiliar to them, they attacked, destroyed or captured them. This tactic of clearing the city in small groups was far from effective and led to the loss of personnel.

What are the results?


The Kiev authorities from the first day understood that they would have to leave the territory of Ukraine, so they adhered to the scorched earth tactics. Bridges, warehouses, infrastructure facilities, transport, dams, ships, military equipment and property were deliberately blown up. As if for the formation of territorial defense units, by order of the Ukrainian president, all those who wished, upon presentation of a passport, were issued machine guns and an unlimited amount of ammunition.

They went the farthest in Kyiv and without presenting documents they began to give out weapons, for which long queues lined up. In a few days, about several tens of thousands of machine guns were issued. The criminals were delighted with such activities of the authorities and armed themselves to the teeth for many years to come. The consequences were not long in coming.

Gangs began to form in the city, lawlessness began, robberies of apartments and shops began. Armed showdowns with dead and wounded between the “teroboronets”, the police, the SBU and the military became more frequent, since interaction was not organized between them, and they accused each other of working for the “aggressor”, and the frightened citizens were afraid to appear on the street. The authorities in Kyiv have achieved impressive results, and now it will not be so easy for any administration to restore order in the city.

The most effective were missile and air strikes with high-precision weapons on military facilities and infrastructure in Ukraine, the control system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was partially disrupted, the air defense, Air Force and Navy were suppressed, the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were demoralized and did not offer serious resistance at the initial stage.

Nevertheless, the enemy's will to resist was not broken, after the restoration of controllability of the troops, he began to offer serious resistance in some places and even make counterattacks. Under the threat of capturing the capital, the country's leadership fled to Lvov, but it was not possible to paralyze the controllability of the state and the army.

The pace of the offensive in four directions, covering the whole of Ukraine, was high on the first day and provided access to the operational space. Kyiv and Mariupol were taken into operational encirclement, Melitopol was captured, and such large cities as Kharkov, Sumy, Kherson, Nikolaev, Berdyansk were left in the rear without sweeping with enemy garrisons. The refusal to consolidate the territory and capture cities threatened communications and logistics.

From the second day, the pace of the offensive began to fall, the forces of the groups were not enough to quickly and successfully capture the entire territory of Ukraine.

The shock groups began to get stuck, with every day the advance is taking place with difficulty and losses. It has not yet been possible to organize the encirclement of the Donbass grouping and the blocking of Kyiv.

The distracting blow of the corps of the republics to pin down the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass was a partial success, they could not advance far without serious support from the Russian army, achieving success only in the Mariupol and Severodonetsk directions. The grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas was not defeated, it is resisting, and part of the troops is being transferred to reinforce the Kiev and Kharkov directions.

The incomprehensible gestures of negotiations with Kiev that began in Minsk on February 27, apparently, are carried out in order to show the West the desire for peace without any prospects of achieving it with this Kiev authorities.

The partial solution of the tasks assigned to the military operation does not mean the failure of the entire operation as a whole; after the decisive steps taken, it will no longer be possible to stop. The goal of denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine will still have to be solved, for this it will be necessary to win a convincing military victory over the Kiev regime, remove it from power, clear the territory of Ukronazis and bandits, place a temporary government controlled by Moscow at the head, begin the process of denazification and purge of state, local and economic management structures and determine in what form the former Ukraine will be integrated into the Russian civilizational space.
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  1. Livonetc
    Livonetc 1 March 2022 09: 14
    +6
    We believe, we wait, we are sure of victory.
    Work brothers!
    1. Civil
      Civil 1 March 2022 12: 38
      -8
      1. Victory is already for Russia.
      2. Opening of the Paralympics 2022 in Beijing on March 04, 2022.
      3. It remains on March 01,02,03, 1, XNUMX hostilities at the XNUMXst stage.
      4. After that, the fighting will take an intermission until March 14, 2022.
      5. We are now directly and seriously dependent on the People's Republic of China as a supplier of critical goods. Moreover, the embargo on oil and gas will sooner or later come from the West. And the only serious buyer is China.
      PS
      I hope Comrade Xi will not let our capitalist country down.
      1. Dart2027
        Dart2027 1 March 2022 14: 27
        -1
        Quote: Civil
        We are now directly and seriously dependent on the People's Republic of China

        For 20 years they have been shouting that Putin is dependent on the United States for everything, is the training manual changing?
        1. mister-red
          mister-red 1 March 2022 20: 24
          +1
          For 20 years they have been shouting that Putin is dependent on the United States for everything, is the training manual changing?

          The situation has changed.
      2. krops777
        krops777 1 March 2022 17: 33
        -1
        Moreover, the embargo on oil and gas will sooner or later come from the West.


        This is unlikely, even the FSA does not refuse, and the EU will not refuse even if we start trading for gold or rubles tomorrow, they simply have nowhere to get such volumes from.
        Well, for C, a window of opportunity opens.
      3. YES UZH
        YES UZH 2 March 2022 06: 34
        0
        The Americans are in trouble. The United States switched to the Chinese direction, leaving the clientele to the Englishwoman. You think the Chinese do not understand this. What are they next.
      4. EvilLion
        EvilLion 2 March 2022 09: 05
        0
        Yes, yes, everyone will drop everything because of the nafig no one needs the Olympics.
      5. 73bor
        73bor 2 March 2022 15: 33
        0
        What critical goods? They said A and B, I know the critical goods that we sell to China!
    2. Pane Kohanku
      Pane Kohanku 1 March 2022 20: 32
      +1
      Work brothers!

      I sincerely ask the competent authorities - the prosecutor's office, the FSB and other law enforcement officers - to remove the programs of this creature, "the good children's doctor Komarovsky", from our children's TV channels.



      "What about us??"...

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  2. paul3390
    paul3390 1 March 2022 09: 22
    +35
    Interesting - we have almost 400 thousand of all kinds of Russian guards there .. Stuffed with all sorts of special equipment. It would seem that God himself ordered that they be used to clean up the cities, freeing the linear units from this task. But no..
    1. VicktorVR
      VicktorVR 1 March 2022 09: 32
      +11
      It’s not worth poking into cities without local agents at all on trifles.
      Only on a tip they went in, completed the tasks, left. Reconnaissance and information about the situation should be provided by the locals, if they are not there, then it’s a blind poke ...
      1. YES UZH
        YES UZH 2 March 2022 06: 38
        0
        So you need to wait until the desire appears, they themselves will come and ask. Help those who are mature and ready to maintain order and cooperate
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 1 March 2022 09: 46
      +8
      Quote: paul3390
      Interesting - we have almost 400 thousand of all kinds of Russian guards there .. Stuffed with all sorts of special equipment. It would seem that God himself ordered that they be used to clean up the cities, freeing the linear units from this task. But no..

      In the second stage, we fight calmer and harder. And, of course, more reinforcements are needed. The territory is huge, the brains of the population and the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the motivation of defense are thoroughly washed. We have no way back.
      1. lis-ik
        lis-ik 1 March 2022 14: 00
        +3
        Quote: Terenin
        Quote: paul3390
        Interesting - we have almost 400 thousand of all kinds of Russian guards there .. Stuffed with all sorts of special equipment. It would seem that God himself ordered that they be used to clean up the cities, freeing the linear units from this task. But no..

        In the second stage, we fight calmer and harder. And, of course, more reinforcements are needed. The territory is huge, the brains of the population and the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the motivation of defense are thoroughly washed. We have no way back.

        It won't work with white gloves. Stop being white and fluffy, let's start some serious bombardment and strikes. It was possible to be almondy back in the 14th year, now the situation is different, those who were pro-Russian have ceased to be. We must strike seriously, protect the lives of our soldiers and officers!
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 1 March 2022 19: 47
          +1
          Quote: lis-ik
          now the situation is different, those who were pro-Russian have ceased to be. We must strike seriously, protect the lives of our soldiers and officers!

          To be honest, I'm surprised. Quite right!
    3. Yurix
      Yurix 1 March 2022 10: 25
      +3
      Perhaps Chechens with all sorts of special equipment will be allowed to clean up cities and forests. There is experience.
      1. paul3390
        paul3390 1 March 2022 10: 30
        +2
        Here are the Chechens for a cleansing - you can’t let them go in any way !! Not everyone loves us there anyway, and after these ..
        1. Dart2027
          Dart2027 1 March 2022 14: 28
          -1
          Quote: paul3390
          Not everyone loves us there anyway, and after these ..

          They will be greeted with tears of joy.
        2. Nadir
          Nadir 1 March 2022 20: 03
          -1
          Are they immortal? Or are there millions of them? Do not disgrace yourself. There are enough of your own troops
          1. bk316
            bk316 4 March 2022 17: 07
            0
            so they are ours too
            And Chechens and Dagestanis and Buryats and Yakuts, but there are enough Ukrainians in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
            When will you understand...
            1. Nadir
              Nadir 5 March 2022 07: 09
              -1
              it's not about the peoples of Russia. but about the Chechens super warriors. all special forces and rambo.
              1. bk316
                bk316 5 March 2022 13: 50
                0
                if from the age of 8 you are engaged in wrestling and from 16 you carry a Kalash, you become a good warrior
                someone sits on tiktok for days
                the Jews have kids on the violin
                and the Chechens are engaged in wrestling
                1. Nadir
                  Nadir 5 March 2022 17: 49
                  0
                  Kalash from the age of 16? It was at 90. Do not confuse.
                  1. bk316
                    bk316 6 March 2022 01: 09
                    0
                    Have you been to Chechnya for a long time?
    4. Romario_Argo
      Romario_Argo 1 March 2022 17: 33
      0
      The Russian Guard will enter the cities only after they have been cleaned up under the MTR and military intelligence, well, to the edge of the airborne assault units
      The National Guard is like the Security Brigades - rear units, support, commandant's office, security officers
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    5. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 1 March 2022 21: 20
      +2
      Quote: paul3390
      Interesting - we have almost 400 thousand of all kinds of Russian guards there .. Stuffed with all sorts of special equipment. It would seem that God himself ordered that they be used to clean up the cities, freeing the linear units from this task. But no..

      The National Guard was created exclusively for internal use.
      1. Romario_Argo
        Romario_Argo 13 March 2022 12: 43
        0
        for today, I still was and am - right (!)
    6. ViacheslavS
      ViacheslavS 2 March 2022 13: 58
      -4
      The Russian Guard will be needed inside Russia amid growing protests.
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    1. HUNTERDON
      HUNTERDON 1 March 2022 09: 27
      0
      are you talking about ukrovermacht? then to the point
  4. seti
    seti 1 March 2022 09: 25
    +6
    All right. I will add that in Ukraine there is both communication and mobile Internet. They kill all those who disagree with the Nazi regime and sympathizers. Especially former anti-Maidan activists
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  5. maxim1987
    maxim1987 1 March 2022 09: 31
    +4
    I have only one question. What about Odessa? Decided to leave the Nazis to mockery?
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 1 March 2022 09: 49
      +3
      Quote: maximNNX
      I have only one question. What about Odessa? Decided to leave the Nazis to mockery?

      Here is an example answer.
      the forces of the groupings were not enough for a quick and successful mastery of the entire territory of Ukraine.

      The shock groups began to get stuck, with every day the advance is taking place with difficulty and losses. It has not yet been possible to organize the encirclement of the Donbass grouping and the blocking of Kyiv.
      1. antivirus
        antivirus 1 March 2022 10: 07
        +5
        In 14, he said here a retired-600t army would be enough to clean up the entire east to the Dnieper.
        600tch is there now?
        1. the lord
          the lord 1 March 2022 11: 38
          +8
          150 thousand and all contractors. Campaign in GDP is weak with logic and determination. Even the name of the special operation "Protection of the population of the LDNR" cannot justify. This eastern grouping should be ironed out with aviation and long-range artillery, but all the work is entrusted to the corps of the NM LDNR. WHY?!
        2. Vadim237
          Vadim237 1 March 2022 12: 14
          -5
          Together with a detachment of Chechens 164000 - 600000, no, only 160000 more ground forces will have to attract 200000 Russian Guards and request 100000 fighters ready for a business trip from Ramzan. And do not forget that now the West is already transferring weapons and mercenaries to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Nazis.
          1. Ol willy
            Ol willy 1 March 2022 22: 33
            -2
            Can we fight without Chechens?
    2. Seamaster
      Seamaster 1 March 2022 11: 52
      +8
      I have only one question. What about Odessa? Decided to leave the Nazis to mockery?

      And what about Odessa? All my friends there began to pour hatred on me in a personal, stating that because of the attack of Muscovites, their children are sitting in horror in bomb shelters. Westerners are resting. All my friends are Russian speakers.
  6. svoit
    svoit 1 March 2022 09: 57
    0
    .force the authorities in Kyiv to surrender, after which the collapse of the organized command and control of the troops and the cessation of resistance throughout Ukraine would follow.
    There are two serious mistakes here, firstly, the elimination of any organized administration, and not just the troops, must be carried out at the very beginning of the operation, and secondly, the Nazis will not end the resistance, it will be necessary to use the Armed Forces of Ukraine to suppress them
  7. Dizel200
    Dizel200 1 March 2022 10: 10
    -1
    The article is so-so. Assumptions, I don’t think that the author is close to the General Staff. And against the background of the lack of information, the article was written on the basis of fakes. Yes, and such a thought comes through in it that the Russian army with commanders is stupid, rushing to no one knows where losing personnel. Didn't learn
    1. igor67
      igor67 1 March 2022 10: 17
      -8
      Quote: Dizel200
      The article is so-so. Assumptions, I don’t think that the author is close to the General Staff. And against the background of the lack of information, the article was written on the basis of fakes. Yes, and such a thought comes through in it that the Russian army with commanders is stupid, rushing to no one knows where losing personnel. Didn't learn

      You can now get 15 years for truthful information, which is why he wrote that, especially about Kharkov, where there are five days of fighting in the city,
      1. Dizel200
        Dizel200 1 March 2022 10: 20
        -5
        In this case, it is better then to remain silent, and not to print the analyzes of the couch analyst
      2. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 1 March 2022 12: 24
        +4
        Quote: igor67
        Kharkov, where there are five days of fighting in the city

        Five days, i.e. right from the beginning of the operation? Rubbish some sources, bodyazhat your sources.
        1. igor67
          igor67 1 March 2022 12: 29
          -1
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          Quote: igor67
          Kharkov, where there are five days of fighting in the city

          Five days, i.e. right from the beginning of the operation? Rubbish some sources, bodyazhat your sources.

          It's not even funny that it's scary to look on the Internet what is left of Kharkov, after all, the 21st century
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U 1 March 2022 12: 35
            -2
            Quote: igor67
            still 21st century

            Five days did not work, lamentations about the 21st century began.
            1. igor67
              igor67 1 March 2022 12: 37
              +2
              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              Quote: igor67
              still 21st century

              Five days did not work, lamentations about the 21st century began.

              Well, what can I answer you, good luck in life hi
      3. Dart2027
        Dart2027 1 March 2022 14: 29
        -1
        Quote: igor67
        especially about Kharkov, where there are five days of fighting in the city,

        What's 5 days?
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  9. rocket757
    rocket757 1 March 2022 10: 16
    +4
    Afterknowledge ... such a tricky thing, allows you to feel, if not Napoleon, then whoever you are, not much less!
    One thing is hard, in such a situation, mistakes will have to be paid with the blood of our fighters !!!
  10. pytar
    pytar 1 March 2022 10: 19
    -6
    It can be seen from the article that the Russian army, although it achieved certain tactical successes, did not manage to defeat the Ukrainian troops in a short time. In addition to other negative factors, this result has one very important aspect! The vast majority of the local population perceived those who entered as an occupier, hatred for them is off scale! The flow of those wishing to sign up for volunteer battalions is not decreasing, and the morale of Russian soldiers is extremely low. The outcome of the war becomes unforeseen. hi
  11. Kremlevets
    Kremlevets 1 March 2022 10: 44
    +9
    I wonder who advised Putin to start a war without at least partial mobilization? The mobilized rear guard divisions, even without armored vehicles and heavy weapons, but simply on vehicles with small arms, would be very useful in the liberated territories. Protection of communications, bridges, railway stations, posts on the roads, garrisons in villages and small towns, escort of rear columns, protection of field warehouses and unloading points of materiel, field hospitals, collection points for damaged equipment. Assistance to crews and drivers of faulty vehicles left on the routes of combat units. Yes, there are plenty of cases in the frontline.
    1. pytar
      pytar 1 March 2022 11: 02
      +1
      If it was not possible to defeat the logistics structure of the state in the first 72 hours, it will not be taken further. Blitzkrieg failed, that's for sure! The situation has changed psychologically, time is working against Russia. Losses are growing, but they affect Ukrainian and Russian society in different ways! The Ukrainians will be even more filled with hatred and determination to fight against the Russians, and Russian society will be more and more hesitating and disapproving of this war. hi It seems to me that the GDP made a colossal, fatal mistake, starting this adventure!
      1. Repellent
        Repellent 1 March 2022 11: 10
        -10
        Quote: pytar
        Blitzkrieg failed, that's for sure

        Bulgarian trolls suck negative Get busy already lecho, or something, at least something worked out fine for you ...
      2. DesToeR
        DesToeR 1 March 2022 11: 26
        +3
        Quote: pytar
        If it was not possible to defeat the logistical structure of the state in the first 72 hours, it will not be taken further.

        But are Russian troops destroying the "logistic structure of the state"? Russian Aerospace Forces struck at all power plants in Ukraine? Bombed railway junctions, bridges, destroyed gas pipelines? Have you, dear, listened attentively to Putin?
        Quote: pytar
        Blitzkrieg failed, that's for sure!

        Well, the Europeans will know better for you ... from a cozy sofa. Still from the sofa.
        Quote: pytar
        It seems to me that the GDP made a colossal, fatal mistake, starting this adventure!

        And this is what we'll see. So far, Putin has not made any mistakes. It is understandable - this is his third war.
        1. pytar
          pytar 1 March 2022 12: 44
          0
          But are Russian troops destroying the "logistic structure of the state"?

          From a military point of view, first it is necessary to disable the control system, hit the "centers of the decisions taken" and disrupt ties. Mass media are included. As you can see, nothing of the kind happened. The authorities have retained the administration, although there are great difficulties, but not critical ones.
          Well, the Europeans will know better for you ... from a cozy sofa. Still from the sofa.

          Public opinion is categorically on the side of Ukraine. And it affects politicians! Even openly pro-Russian leaders like Zeman and Orban have dramatically changed their positions! Accordingly, this leads to quite material solutions, help, including the military, begins to flow to Ukraine in increasing sizes. And there those wishing to fight against the Russians. huge army! The war, which should have ended by now, has actually begun!
          And this is what we'll see. So far, Putin has not made any mistakes. It is understandable - this is his third war.

          We all remember him and Ross. authorities, assurances that Russia is not going to attack Ukraine! It was very recently! Already no one believes the GDP, from the word at all! I believe that he made a series of fatal mistakes. I don’t know what the final result will be, but it definitely won’t be good for anyone. hi
      3. unaha
        unaha 1 March 2022 11: 46
        +3
        Quote: pytar
        Time is working against Russia. Losses are growing, but they affect Ukrainian and Russian society in different ways! The Ukrainians will be even more filled with hatred and determination to fight against the Russians, and Russian society will be more and more hesitating and disapproving of this war. hi It seems to me that the GDP made a colossal, fatal mistake, starting this adventure!

        So.
      4. Dizel200
        Dizel200 1 March 2022 11: 47
        -4
        You write with boiling water right from joy, the so-called "brothers". Firstly, who reported to you that there should be a blitzkrieg, did they decide there in NATO? Like you are all smart there, and the Russians are fools. In vain you were freed from the Turks.
        1. pytar
          pytar 1 March 2022 12: 59
          +6
          You write with boiling water right from joy, the so-called "brothers".

          First of all, our society as a whole had disagreements about the assessment of what happened. Secondly, I express my personal opinion, I do not speak about everyone. I strongly disapprove of what is happening! For me, this is also a personal tragedy, since I have family ties with Russia.

          Firstly, who reported to you that there should be a blitzkrieg, did they decide there in NATO?

          This assumption is based on the belief that such a large country can be taken if the operation is lightning fast. Everything is decided in the first 72 hours! This is followed by a prolongation of the conflict, an increase in casualties, including among the civilian population, bitterness against the aggressor, and so on. We are seeing all this. Even if rss. the army will take over large areas of Ukrainian territory, where the locals began to treat it negatively. And to keep under control large territories with a hostile population for years is an insurmountable task for Russia.

          Like you are all smart there, and the Russians are fools.

          As I understand it, you think that the Russian authorities are infallible? True patriotic, but hardly true.
          1. p0pulivox
            p0pulivox 1 March 2022 21: 38
            0
            Don't take it to heart, there are more than enough inadequate commentators here...
            1. pytar
              pytar 2 March 2022 12: 09
              -1
              Don't take it to heart, there are more than enough inadequate commentators here...

              This is understandable, it's just a pity that many people support this bloody orgy! I observed the development of the "operation", came to the following conclusions:
              Blitzkrieg failed. The big cities didn't give up. This forced the Russian army to change tactics. Shas they take in the environment of the regional centers, and block supplies. There is a large concentration of the population. Many go in volunteer battalions and terbats, so there is no shortage of manpower in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Shutting off supplies, Ross. the army is trying to cause a shortage of life support, food, water, electricity and so on. Thus, they are trying to force the inhabitants to leave the cities. This will provide "humanitarian corridors". None of those who want to leave will not be touched until a significant part of the population leaves the cities. For this, massive shelling of urban infrastructure is carried out in order to expel the civilian population and reduce the number of victims among them, during the subsequent assault. Another goal pursued with this tactic is that many citizens will have a dilemma! Their sons, husbands are in the divisions protecting the cities. If some of the residents leave, what will happen to the soldiers? Stay and fight, or leave with your parents? It's one thing when yours are there and you protect them, it's another thing when they leave, and you remain surrounded!
              In short, the tactics of the Russian the army is clear, it is not clear what will happen in real life. hi
              1. Repellent
                Repellent 2 March 2022 12: 17
                -2
                Quote: pytar
                I watched the development of the "operation", came to the following conclusions

                Well, well, well ... curious ...

                Quote: pytar
                Blitzkrieg failed

                It was not planned.

                Quote: pytar
                The big cities didn't give up

                Kharkov - no? The rest are in line...

                Quote: pytar
                Many go in dobrobats and terbats, so there is no shortage of manpower in the Armed Forces of Ukraine

                There is something to confirm, or balabol?

                Quote: pytar
                Russian tactics. the army is clear

                Lecho, hombre, lecho. That's what you did, but "in analytics" - it doesn't work. My condolences.
                1. pytar
                  pytar 2 March 2022 13: 22
                  0
                  Reppellent, I basically do not communicate with you, so do not waste your time. And lecho, this is Hungary, a Hungarian product, a Hungarian brand. . laughing I know that Bulgaria is sometimes written on the labels, but we are talking only about the use of Bulgarian vegetables in its production.
                  1. Repellent
                    Repellent 2 March 2022 13: 25
                    -1
                    Quote: pytar
                    Reppellent, I fundamentally do not communicate with you

                    This is not my sadness, this is your sadness (c).

                    Quote: pytar
                    so don't waste your time

                    I'm just trying to add some common sense to the bullshit you're posting here. My right, agree.

                    Quote: pytar
                    And also, lecho is Hungary

                    Shas (s) laughing



                    Quote: pytar
                    we are talking only about the use of Bulgarian vegetables

                    good laughing good

                    Notice I didn't say that...
      5. 72jora72
        72jora72 2 March 2022 14: 58
        -1
        If it was not possible to defeat the logistics structure of the state in the first 72 hours, it will not be taken further. Blitzkrieg failed, that's for sure!
        Don't worry, dear, we will soon take care of you too .....
        1. Maki Avellevich
          Maki Avellevich 2 March 2022 21: 21
          0
          Quote: 72jora72
          Don't worry, dear, we will soon take care of you too .....

          you have that the whole world is recorded as enemies?
          1. Shahno
            Shahno 2 March 2022 21: 23
            -2
            Yeah, especially Israel, which ignored the sanctions, ignored the supply of weapons. Well, excuse me, we provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainians, but we still support them.
  12. Larkis
    Larkis 1 March 2022 11: 34
    +13
    I have another question, why didn't they destroy telecommunications? There is TV and internet. Yesterday I tried to find a video of destroyed Ukrainian armored vehicles, instead a bunch of videos with destroyed Russian vehicles. Locals go openly take pictures of ours, and then they dump everything on the Internet. The complete failure of propaganda and the strange position of our military leadership.
    1. Andy
      Andy 1 March 2022 11: 51
      +5
      agree with this. eliminate any connection. not everyone has walkie-talkies, but everyone has mobile phones. strange miscalculation
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 1 March 2022 12: 26
      +4
      Yes, those who prepared this company really need to be put on trial, many factors that were not thought out in everything indicate that they prepared it in the General Staff in a couple of days, and then on their knees. As a result of the slipping operation, heavy losses are actually already 500-200 and there will be several thousand wounded and at least 150 pieces of equipment lost, and it’s scary to imagine how much we will lose in 4 days in 40 days this war will not end at such a pace for a long time. It is necessary to change tactics and strengthen the grouping and not be shy to actively use the Aerospace Forces and everything we have.
  13. nikvic46
    nikvic46 1 March 2022 12: 03
    +3
    Iraq cannot be compared to Ukraine. "Shock and awe" lasted a month and a half. This is despite the fact that there were no settlements between the cities at all. Desert. American tactics of warfare do not suit us at all. They have a different attitude towards their soldiers. They consider their soldiers as cyber soldiers. There is not only a lag in the second echelon, but also a great delay in sappers and medical workers. The soldier needs a good rest. And for resettlement in apartments, Ukrainians from Russia are needed. In general, there are some rough edges.
  14. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 1 March 2022 12: 06
    +1
    All to the point and without unnecessary noodles. Thanks author!
  15. steelmaker
    steelmaker 1 March 2022 12: 10
    +8
    Yesterday at work, a young man showed me a video from the telegrams of the Ukrainian channel. I was shocked. Hundreds of burnt and destroyed equipment, mountains of corpses of Russian soldiers and a sea of ​​prisoners. It is difficult for an unprepared person to understand. But this is exactly what is shown in the West. And all of this is going on. When I came to my senses, I asked only one question: "If this is true, then the Armed Forces of Ukraine should already liberate Crimea, and how then does the Russian army take the city with such losses?"
    - And no one took anything. Our media is lying. Fights are going on in the border area!
    - You yourself showed a video of how the mayor of Zaporozhye went out onto the highway with people, not to let Russian tanks into the city. Zaporozhye 300 km. from the border! If fighting is going on at the border, how can fights go on in Kharkiv then? It is 40 km from the border. Berdyansk is taken. You yourself showed the video how there are 20-50 people yelling at the administration that Russia is an occupier. This is more than 200 km. from the border. Kyiv -280 km from the border. Agree a lot of inconsistencies? With such losses, one cannot advance so quickly and occupy cities. It's only the fourth day.
    The Red Cross won't lie! Shows:
    "Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk has addressed a statement to the International Red Cross: a humanitarian organization is asked to help with the return of the bodies of thousands of dead Russian servicemen to their homeland."
    - So it's not the Red Cross! And there is no confirmation from the Red Cross anywhere.
    In general, our information MO works disgustingly! If they can’t work ahead of the curve, then at least they justify themselves promptly. There is a war, fighting and without losses is impossible! Moreover, we do not equate cities with the earth. It is necessary to speak and admit at least minimal losses. Kadyrov admitted that too. Not surprisingly, even Switzerland has moved out of neutral status. Still would! When they show such gesture. By the way, this tin has already appeared on YouTube. It is necessary to drive Kanashenkov. Bad guys rule!!
  16. BAI
    BAI 1 March 2022 12: 16
    +7
    In Ukraine, a "partisan" war will now begin according to the methodology of the OUN. And this is for a long time. We need the support of the local population. And this is a complete misunderstanding.
  17. A_Mazkov
    A_Mazkov 1 March 2022 12: 36
    +8
    After Alexander Timokhin's article "Ukraine and our readiness for war", this is the second normal article.
    Many thanks to the author !!!
  18. acetophenone
    acetophenone 1 March 2022 19: 33
    +1
    I don’t understand something: for the Ministry of Defense, who are “friends” - our military or Ukrainians? Who needs to be protected? request
  19. p0pulivox
    p0pulivox 1 March 2022 21: 30
    +1
    The geopolitical interests of Russia at this stage required decisive action, the first step and trigger was the recognition on February 22 of the independence of the republics of Donbass. A day later, a shocking military operation "to provide assistance to the republics" and "to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine" followed, at first glance with somewhat divergent tasks.
    Of course, it may be so, but the information and ideological support of this "operation" was clearly not up to par ...
    The goal of denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine will still have to be addressed, for this it will be necessary to win a convincing military victory over the Kiev regime, remove it from power, clear the territory of Ukronazis and bandits, place a temporary Moscow-controlled government at the head, begin the process of denazification and cleansing of state, local and economic governance structures and determine in what form the former Ukraine will integrate into the Russian civilizational space.
    And how and how effectively the forces of the current Russian Federation will be able to solve this super-difficult task is a very big question, unfortunately!
  20. Mister X
    Mister X 1 March 2022 23: 48
    +1
    By order of the Ukrainian President, all those who wished, upon presentation of a passport, were issued machine guns and an unlimited amount of ammunition.
    Author: Yuri Apukhtin

    The Transnistrian conflict ended 30 years ago, but the people there still have weapons in their hands.
    To this day it is being confiscated...
  21. EvilLion
    EvilLion 2 March 2022 09: 05
    +2
    To talk about successes or failures, you need to know the plans, but the Moscow Region did not share them with the author.
  22. EvilLion
    EvilLion 2 March 2022 09: 16
    +1
    and then a video appeared on the network with a defeated Russian column in the area.


    Are these 3 abandoned "tigers", not a single corpse nearby?
  23. Illanatol
    Illanatol 2 March 2022 14: 02
    +3
    Quote: lis-ik

    It won't work with white gloves. Stop being white and fluffy, start some serious bombing and strikes.


    It will turn out. And you need to be white and fluffy, otherwise it will be impossible to achieve the political goals of this military operation.
  24. Illanatol
    Illanatol 2 March 2022 14: 07
    +2
    Quote: pytar
    If it was not possible to defeat the logistics structure of the state in the first 72 hours, it will not be taken further. Blitzkrieg failed, that's for sure!


    Rave. Give specific examples of the implementation of your thesis. How long did it take the Yankees to defeat the "logistics structure" of Iraq? At least in the first campaign, even in the second?
    Despite the fact that our army has to solve much more difficult tasks in more difficult conditions.

    The RF Armed Forces will take Ukraine. And it is not so important when this happens, in two weeks or in two months.
    By the way, no one determined the exact timing, just as no one gave the definition of "blitzkrieg" to this operation.
  25. Illanatol
    Illanatol 2 March 2022 14: 11
    +1
    Quote: BAI
    In Ukraine, a "partisan" war will now begin according to the methodology of the OUN. And this is for a long time. We need the support of the local population. And this is a complete misunderstanding.


    The current "partisans" are too accustomed to comfort, few people are able to hold out in dugouts for a long time. There's no electricity, no plumbing... there's no analogy.
    The real support of the local population (and without it the partisans are doomed) Bandera can only get in the western part of Ukraine. And the Russian army will not go there, there is no need.