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Russian Defense Minister: The first stage of the Russian special operation in Ukraine has been completed

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The first stage of the Russian military special operation in Ukraine has been completed. Its main tasks have been completed.


This was stated by the head of the Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu at today's conference call.

He noted that the successful achievement of the goals set will now allow focusing maximum efforts on the main task of the special operation, which is the complete liberation of Donbass from the Ukrainian invaders. The Russian Defense Minister noted that the weakening of the military potential of the Armed Forces of Ukraine contributed to the transition to the second stage.

The combat potential of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been significantly reduced, which allows focusing the main attention and main efforts on achieving the main goal - the liberation of Donbass

- said Sergei Shoigu.

During the first stage of the operation, the Russian Aerospace Forces managed to gain complete dominance in the sky over Ukraine. The Ukrainian Air Force and the air defense system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were actually liquidated. For example, if the Air Force of the Kiev regime before the start of the special operation had 152 combat aircraft, now they have only 29. And out of 149 helicopters, the Ukrainian armed formations have less than half.

Today, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported the destruction of a significant number of Ukrainian armored vehicles. Strike precision weapons was inflicted on tanks, self-propelled guns, cars, artillery and other equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which were in the parking lot.
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  1. BARKAS
    BARKAS 29 March 2022 13: 51
    +22
    I hurried, it looks like the aircraft is still being shot down and the supply of weapons continues.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 29 March 2022 13: 59
      -12
      Calmly.
      We do not jump to conclusions.


      “The Russian Armed Forces will continue the special military operation until the set goals are achieved,” Sergei Shoigu said.

      Link to official source
      https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/[email protected]
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 29 March 2022 15: 41
        -4
        I marvel at what the zealous critics have written below, and I think: in a month, in which of them will something resembling repentance stir in their souls?

        Do you even understand what kind of "support" you provide to our guys shedding their blood in Ukraine?

        After all, they cannot become like you and fall into a panic mood.
        They must trust their command. This is the foundation of army discipline and order.
        Otherwise, write lost.

        What are you doing with your thoughtless comments, alarmists, all-weavers and colleagues who have become infected from them!
        Start to be accountable for your actions.
        1. Vladimir27
          Vladimir27 29 March 2022 15: 59
          +1
          One hope is that the management has good intelligence and knows what they are doing!
          1. bayard
            bayard 29 March 2022 21: 03
            +2
            Quote: Vladimir27
            One hope is that the management has good intelligence and knows what they are doing!

            Intelligence, diplomats and senior leadership have already failed in this direction even BEFORE the operation began.
            The only ones who took out all their "mistakes" are the Army.
            And the forces of the Russian Guard given to it. Including the fighters of Ramzan Kadyrov.
            For which they are honored and praised.

            And what are these mantras: "We will not allow mobilization under any circumstances"??
            What is that ???
            The enemy has mobilized, Poland is mobilizing, arms supplies for guerrilla warfare and urban battles are increasing from NATO countries, but we "will not allow it under any circumstances"?
            Well, if you don't want to and are afraid of the word "mobilization", just increase the number of the Ground Forces by at least 300 thousand.
            Under the contract !
            Well, it’s not possible to conduct military operations in so many and such theaters of operations, against a mobilized enemy, with such limited forces.
            After all, these forces have the properties of getting tired.
            After all, in the course of the database, they need a change - for rest, repair and putting equipment in order.
            Or "Shoigu did not study at the academies, he can be forgiven"?
            So there is a General Staff for that.
            Or dare not report?
        2. Alexander Korovkin_1
          Alexander Korovkin_1 29 March 2022 22: 57
          0
          Perhaps this is the result of the actions of counterproductive forces, mimicking military specialists and spoofing on the air
          1. Flooding
            Flooding 29 March 2022 23: 18
            -4
            Quote: Alexander Korovkin_1
            Perhaps this is the result of the actions of counterproductive forces, mimicking military specialists and spoofing on the air

            that they are here and are trying to influence the mood, should not be in doubt.

            as well as the fact that some of the commentators are involved in the process of scourging the authorities out of old habit.
            not realizing that circumstances have changed a lot.

            while the other part acts out of good faith and believes that with its criticism it can influence decision-making in the Kremlin and the General Staff.
            while ignoring the negative consequences of the spread of discontent and mistrust in society in the context of hostilities.
      2. bayard
        bayard 29 March 2022 20: 52
        +2
        Quote: Flood
        We do not jump to conclusions.

        So he drew his own conclusions.
        If air supremacy has been won, then why doesn't the good old "cast iron" fall on the heads of the enemy, but expensive missiles fly?
        Or conquered, but "not completely"?
        Has it even been conquered over the Donbass group? And then conventional artillery somehow doesn’t work very well in their bunkers. Even though it doesn't fade. I can hear well.
        Quote: Flood
        Do you even understand what kind of "support" you provide to our guys shedding their blood in Ukraine?

        I got a call from the front today. They have also heard the statements of Medinsky and Co. (from the General Staff) ... do you want to know their reaction?
        God forbid that at least in the Donbass the operation is continued ...
        Here are just statements about the goals of this Special Operation, completely different from what Medinsky and Shoigu voiced today.
        Let's wait until tomorrow - the morning of the evening is wiser ...
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 29 March 2022 21: 42
          -3
          Quote: bayard
          I got a call from the front today. They have also heard the statements of Medinsky and Co. (from the General Staff) ... do you want to know their reaction?

          i want to know your logic
          the front needs a reliable rear, not a hysterical crowd
          it is an axiom
          1. bayard
            bayard 29 March 2022 22: 52
            +4
            Quote: Flood
            the front needs a reliable rear, not a hysterical crowd

            Our rear from the front is several kilometers from the front line. And he has been standing in this place for 7,5 years. And now they are moving it.
            My friends took Volnovakha, broke through the defense line, and now they are squeezing from the south.
            And today we heard such statements from Medinsky. And they immediately called me - "What's going on there?" . "Are we being betrayed again?"
            After all, in Donbass, not only local residents are fighting, there are a lot of people here from other regions. They need to liberate their cities, their homes.
            And what Ukrainian fascism is, they don’t know on TV here.
            We need to finish with him. Finish until the very end.
            So that neither the spirit nor the smell remains.

            We have already figured out what is happening, the operation continues, and now we will have the main theater of operations. And the rest later. But definitely. And people calm down.
            That's how the trembling voice of Medinsky dispersed the wave ... MISCONNECTION of what is happening.
            Everyone with whom I spoke today had such a reaction.
            That's why I wrote:
            Quote: bayard
            Let's wait until tomorrow - the morning of the evening is wiser ...


            Do you understand my logic now?
            1. Flooding
              Flooding 29 March 2022 23: 08
              -4
              Quote: bayard
              That's how the trembling voice of Medinsky dispersed the wave ..

              and the wave was quickly picked up
              I have complaints not only against Medinsky, but also against those who are ready to express their doubts on any occasion.
              It was to them that I addressed my comments above.

              Quote: bayard
              This was the reaction of everyone I talked to today.

              and if a fighter fighting with a weapon in his hands has the right to it, then let's ask ourselves, do people who are far from this war have the right to raise waves of panic?

              Quote: bayard
              Do you understand my logic now?

              no
              I don’t understand why shield those who are ready for any reason to shout “everything is lost! We were sold!”
              1. bayard
                bayard 30 March 2022 01: 33
                +3
                Quote: Flood
                and the wave was quickly picked up

                This official is a high-ranking representative of the Kremlin.
                And while there were no other comments and amendments (!!) to the words of this figure from the Moscow Region, this was and was CONSIDERED the official line of the Kremlin.
                His words did not have double interpretations, he said what he said.
                And it was VERY good to see HOW he said it.
                It was visible to everyone.
                Have you seen Yuri Podolyaki's reaction to this today? Onufrienko?
                Or will you bring them into alarmists?
                Medinsky is quite young, he has not been seen in dementia and senile insanity before, so there is no reason to write him off as "something he blurted out" (like Biden, for example). I don’t know who scared him so much, or “pleased” him, but everyone saw everything with their own eyes.
                Quote: Flood
                It was to them that I addressed my comments above.

                What you wrote to me , I received at my address . And in our 8 years of war, they forgot about such a word as "panic".
                And they also betrayed us more than once, so there was reason for concern.
                Quote: Flood
                and if a fighter fighting with a weapon in his hands has the right to it, then let's ask ourselves, do people who are far from this war have the right to raise waves of panic?

                Actually, they were officers.
                I wrote to you not about "waves of panic", but about a WAVE OF OUTRAGE, PERSPECTIVITY and RESENT!
                And these are different things.
                Quote: Flood

                Quote: bayard
                Do you understand my logic now?

                no

                It's a pity .
                Quote: Flood
                I do not understand why to shield those

                I didn't shield anyone.
                On the contrary, I wrote who I consider guilty of the fact that this Operation began in precisely this way and with precisely such forces. What was ugly (at the first stage) was the organized protection of the rear supply columns, military commandant's offices were not created in the liberated cities, checkpoints and strongholds were not organized along the routes of the columns. Reconnaissance of the route of the supply columns with the help of UAVs was not provided, and local military battalions were not disarmed.
                All this resulted in unjustified losses in the first days, but later the situation was corrected.
                I look at the situation in its dynamics, as a military specialist and command and control officer in the past.
                And actually, this is a military site, and not a forum for "cheers" and "guards" - patriots.

                Today Medinsky allowed himself the UNACCEPTABLE.
                And this is the general opinion of the entire expert community.
                And if you do not understand this , then I am very sorry .
                1. Flooding
                  Flooding 30 March 2022 07: 20
                  -4
                  Quote: bayard
                  Have you seen Yuri Podolyaki's reaction to this today? Onufrienko?
                  Or will you bring them into alarmists?

                  pour water
                  as always a lot of unnecessary text
                  neither Podolyak nor Onufrienko came close to the line beyond which hysteria and panic begin
                  unlike local commentators

                  that's all
                  I don't have the patience to explain such obvious things anymore
    2. A1845
      A1845 29 March 2022 14: 04
      +22
      Quote: BARKAS
      I hurried, it looks like the aircraft is still being shot down and the supply of weapons continues.

      and in the liberated territories, the Bandera underground raises its heads, there is no end to the work, there is no time for victorious reports
      1. Himalayan
        Himalayan 29 March 2022 15: 04
        +3
        You can not give the people to the Nazis.
      2. AUL
        AUL 29 March 2022 15: 34
        +9
        And I naively believed that the main task of the first stage is to stop the shelling of the DNR/LNR. And it turns out, how it is!
    3. Fisherman
      Fisherman 29 March 2022 15: 16
      +3
      for a long time not to hear or see even from dill about our downed aviators! Something you confuse! But our interceptors hit dill as much as 4 units a day sometimes ... and sometimes not a single one, well, dill just didn’t fly out that day. So don't make any fuss. Only one starley, who soaked in one short (about a minute) battle at once a couple of ukroletyags is worth something! The video was awesome!
  2. kytx
    kytx 29 March 2022 13: 51
    +3
    Well, that's all (c) a diamond hand
    1. just exp
      just exp 29 March 2022 14: 04
      +1
      Since when did the first become the last?
  3. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 29 March 2022 13: 52
    +50
    At least put me down in the "skulls", but I didn’t understand something, what does it all mean ??? What kind of foolishness have they completed yet, weapons are constantly being brought up, Mariupol has not been cleared out, like Putin spoke of complete denazification and demilitarization, and now the basis for the liberation of Donbass already turns out to be? It's all muddy, oh muddy.
    1. NIKN
      NIKN 29 March 2022 14: 01
      +25
      Well I thought so too
      1 Liberation of Donbass
      2 Demilitarization of Ukraine
      3 denazification of Ukraine.
      And this time, too, something misunderstood. what
      1. Lena Petrova
        Lena Petrova 29 March 2022 16: 33
        +3
        Most likely, in the Donbass, they simply tied up the most powerful grouping for the duration of the destruction of enemy assets, air defense, fuel and lubricants, BP, etc. All this required time to detect and eliminate, at least most of them. It was necessary to carry out work to encircle the group, which means to occupy a bunch of settlements with battles. Now is the time to solve the problem of LDNR.
      2. aleks700
        aleks700 29 March 2022 19: 16
        +2
        Nobody gives a damn. Even those who say that everything is fine.
    2. Woodman
      Woodman 29 March 2022 14: 01
      +8
      The liberation of Donbass is the main goal of the second stage. How many stages are unknown. It is only known that, as a result, Ukraine will be denazified and demilitarized. How it will look like in the end is yet to be announced.
      1. Foul skeptic
        Foul skeptic 29 March 2022 14: 04
        +10
        The liberation of Donbass is the main goal of the second stage.

        In the article, the liberation of Donbass is called the main goal (in the original - the main task) of the entire operation.
        1. Woodman
          Woodman 29 March 2022 14: 51
          -4
          Quote: Nefarious skeptic
          Article

          Actually, it was on the basis of the article that I wrote the previous comment. If according to the original (it was posted a little higher by Navodlom), then it does not say about the completion of the first stage and the beginning of the second. According to the original, it turns out that the main goals of the first stage have been achieved and you can begin to fulfill the main goal - the liberation of Donbass. Those. it is not said that the liberation of Donbass is the main goal of the special operation. It can be interpreted as the main goal of this very first stage. Moreover, at the segment from 3.15 I quote: "the Russian armed forces will continue the special military operation until the set goals are achieved."
          One thing is known about the goals set: the goal is the denazification and demilitarization of the country.
          Peskov reminded today that
          A special military operation, and denazification is one of the goals of this operation, it continues
      2. ultra
        ultra 29 March 2022 14: 05
        +15
        I hope that as a result, she, Ukraine, will be liquidated. IMHO, otherwise there would be no point in starting this.
        1. Cron
          Cron 29 March 2022 14: 20
          +7
          Quote: ultra
          I hope that as a result, she, Ukraine, will be liquidated. IMHO, otherwise there would be no point in starting this.

          That's it. To protect the LDNR, it was necessary to defeat the group in the Donbass, and not to ruin the guys near Kiev. The rest of the military infrastructure could also be carried by missiles and aircraft. As a result, the front was stretched in all directions and bogged down in a positional war.
          And where was the denazification then? For some reason, the president also spoke about intra-Ukrainian tariffs, about oligarchs who rob them, about factories that destroy them, etc.. What was all this for then?
          It turns out acceleration on the ruble, hit on a penny
    3. kytx
      kytx 29 March 2022 14: 11
      -4
      The main heavy was taken out
    4. 28st region
      28st region 29 March 2022 14: 17
      +8
      It is especially not clear what the first stage consisted of and what the second one consists of. Some kind of report on what was sent where, tons, percentages, combat training, advanced technologies .... Was this the first stage?
    5. Grits
      Grits 29 March 2022 14: 43
      +2
      Quote: Murmur 55
      At least put me down in the "skulls", but I didn’t understand something, what does it all mean ??? What kind of foolishness have they completed yet, weapons are constantly being brought up, Mariupol has not been cleared out, like Putin spoke of complete denazification and demilitarization, and now the basis for the liberation of Donbass already turns out to be? It's all muddy, oh muddy.

      Indeed, our military has repeatedly said that the main task is not the complete demilitarization of Ukraine, but the liberation of Donbass. Has the task drastically shrunk in scale? Or is it hard to admit that they didn’t pull it or poorly planned it? In any case, this is not a good call.
    6. fif21
      fif21 29 March 2022 15: 11
      +3
      Quote: Murmur 55
      It's all muddy, oh muddy.

      All according to plan ! Even winning reports. ISIS has already won five times in Syria. Cold shower on the heads of patriots. Don't forget what country we live in. hi
  4. know
    know 29 March 2022 13: 55
    +20
    Frankly, the statement puzzled and even saddened. The first stage is, at a minimum, the complete liberation of Donbass and the cessation of shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine of cities and towns of the DPR and LPR. And in our country, after the "completion of the first stage" in the Donbass, stubborn battles are going on and even Russian airports that are quite far from Ukraine are closed (one could still understand the closure of, indeed, the border Rostov). Or are these already signals to Istanbul, where negotiations are underway again, and Erdogan declares that recognition by Ukraine of the Russian Crimea and independent Donbass from Kyiv is impossible? And they answered: "everything is in order, we have already fulfilled almost everything that we wanted." So is this to be understood?
    1. lis-ik
      lis-ik 29 March 2022 14: 01
      +16
      And coupled with the negotiations, a generally rotten picture emerges, it’s better for Shoigu to disappear from the media space again and not interfere with the real military to do their job.
      1. RED_ICE
        RED_ICE 29 March 2022 15: 48
        -1
        And what does Shoigu have to do with it? He is the same subordinate, carries out orders from above
  5. samarin1969
    samarin1969 29 March 2022 13: 58
    0
    "Thanks". Enlightened the Armed Forces of Ukraine about the direction of the main attacks.
    1. ultra
      ultra 29 March 2022 15: 08
      -5
      And what can they do in response?
  6. Red
    Red 29 March 2022 13: 58
    +4
    Good afternoon, colleagues!
    One gets the feeling that the purpose of the entire operation in Ukraine is:
    1) knock out all aviation, fleet, tanks, air defense, so that only hand weapons remain there;
    2) repeal all fascist laws;
    3) Liberate the territories of the DPR and LPR;
    4) recognize Crimea, DPR, LPR;

    That is, about any division of Ukraine, the capture of Kyiv, the landing of leaders, etc. we are not talking
    1. lis-ik
      lis-ik 29 March 2022 14: 13
      +8
      Quote: Red
      That is, about any division of Ukraine, the capture of Kyiv, the landing of leaders, etc. we are not talking

      So after a short period everything is all over again, why then it was necessary to send troops to the rest of Ukraine? After all, it was possible to do with missile strikes. Oh, it’s not in vain that Abromovich is present at the negotiations, it seems that they have finally pressed their line.
      1. Cron
        Cron 29 March 2022 14: 36
        -3
        Quote: lis-ik
        why then it was necessary to send troops to the rest of Ukraine?

        This is for you to the main genius for all sorts of plans
        What important did General Rudskoy say? Firstly, there were two options for solving the task set by the president - to ensure the safety of the population of the DNR and LNR. It was possible, for example, for the entire Russian group to fall on the forces of the Ukrainian army and national battalions in the Donbass and squeeze them out of the Donetsk and Luhansk republics.

        However, in the end, another option was chosen: simultaneously with the beginning of the advance of the forces of the DPR and LPR to the positions of the armed forces of Ukraine (AFU), organize a number of large-scale operations in the south, east and north of Ukraine. Why? Rudskoy explained. If the first option had been chosen, then we would immediately have faced with the constant replenishment by the Ukrainian authorities of almost 60 APU groups in the Donbass. That is, we are
        they would teach a front line stretching almost half a thousand kilometers, where Kyiv would transfer by echelons from all over Ukraine more and more new reinforcements from its 260-strong army, as well as weapons, including those massively supplied by the West.

        How Kyiv would feed the grouping in the Donbass in any serious way, and even more so, transfer replenishment in echelons, with our complete air supremacy. History is silent.
        Apparently, Rudsky's plans were to pound the grouping head-on, directly into the fortified areas, without hitting the flanks and without forming a cauldron, and not to use aviation. And then Kyiv theoretically could feed it. There is no other way to explain what he said.
        1. Grits
          Grits 29 March 2022 14: 57
          +6
          Quote: Cron
          Apparently, Rudsky's plans were to pound the grouping head-on, directly into the fortified areas, without hitting the flanks and without forming a cauldron, and not to use aviation. And then Kyiv theoretically could feed it. There is no other way to explain what he said.

          So, that's practically what happened. Now a powerful and dug-in grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Donetsk, Avdiivka, Gorlovka, Severodonets is being hit in the forehead. Instead of using wide pincers to take this grouping into the cauldron, rolling practically along the enemy rear without a large accumulation of their forces and stabbing them in the back. Perhaps at first it was intended, but something went wrong. After all, there is still no encirclement of the Donetsk group. And the mantras about the fact that with our dominance in the air we control all movements and the supply of supplies - remained mantras and fairy tales for the media.
        2. p0pulivox
          p0pulivox 30 March 2022 14: 44
          +1
          Cron!
          How Kyiv would feed the grouping in the Donbass in any serious way, and even more so, transfer replenishment in echelons, with our complete air supremacy. History is silent.
          Apparently, Rudsky's plans were to pound the grouping head-on, directly into the fortified areas, without hitting the flanks and without forming a cauldron, and not to use aviation. And then Kyiv theoretically could feed it. There is no other way to explain what he said.

          Agree. I honestly don't understand why you are downvoted...
    2. Cron
      Cron 29 March 2022 14: 27
      +4
      Good afternoon, colleagues!
      One gets the feeling that the purpose of the entire operation in Ukraine is:
      1) knock out all aviation, fleet, tanks, air defense, so that only hand weapons remain there;

      And all this will be restored in a short time with the help of our Western "partners", but in a completely different capacity.
      2) repeal all fascist laws;

      As canceled, and again accepted.
      4) recognize Crimea, DPR, LPR;

      They have already said that they will never admit it and will fight for every centimeter. If they recognize it, then only so that the Russian soldier leaves, and then everything over again
      1. p0pulivox
        p0pulivox 30 March 2022 14: 44
        0
        And again, I agree, quite reasonable thoughts!
    3. Vasily Krylov
      Vasily Krylov 29 March 2022 14: 39
      -1
      Crimea does not need to be recognized, Crimea is Russia and that says it all. I agree with the rest. With respect. Krylov.
    4. Grits
      Grits 29 March 2022 14: 51
      +6
      Quote: Red
      That is, about any division of Ukraine, the capture of Kyiv, the landing of leaders, etc. we are not talking

      Can you imagine what will happen among the military in the country when they find out that they fought senselessly in a meat grinder in Gostomel, Irpen and Bucha? When it turns out that the goals were completely different. But how happy they are now with such statements and all sorts of Bandera and Terraboronites in the "liberated" territories are becoming more active! They realized that their time would soon come and they would remember everything and everyone.
    5. ultra
      ultra 29 March 2022 15: 10
      +3
      And you do not understand that the abolition of these laws, without the liquidation of the state on the basis of which these laws are based, is impossible.
      1. Red
        Red 29 March 2022 15: 56
        +2
        Yes, I understand everything colleagues, but unfortunately the actions of our negotiators say otherwise. In Istanbul, our meeting ended, they said that we were going to meet them and the fire near Kiev would stop, but not in the Donbass, which suggests that the goal was ONLY to liberate the territory of Donbass. No Kherson, Kharkov, Odessa, etc. Moreover, they said that if everything goes well, then a meeting between Zelensky and Putin is possible, which again indicates that ours do not seek to topple power.
    6. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 29 March 2022 19: 46
      0
      That is, about any division of Ukraine, the capture of Kyiv, the landing of leaders, etc. we are not talking
      For some it may not work. And then someone will have to drive in a captured car into Kiev, stuffed with armed Nazis, as promised. Or become a phony jackal, a coward and not a man. It would be interesting to hear what he will say and do now.
  7. Foul skeptic
    Foul skeptic 29 March 2022 13: 58
    0
    I’ll probably calculate for the history of commentators with the positions of “how is that?” and "as it was originally conceived."
    1. lis-ik
      lis-ik 29 March 2022 14: 15
      +10
      Quote: A vile skeptic
      I’ll probably calculate for the history of commentators with the positions of “how is that?” and "as it was originally conceived."

      Now there will be more "how so" then they will be brainwashed and the overwhelming majority of supporters "as it was originally conceived" will become. Solovyov, Kisilev, the couple of Skobeevs know their stuff.
      1. Third district
        Third district 29 March 2022 14: 36
        +7
        Quote: lis-ik
        Solovyov, Kisilev, the couple of Skobeevs know their stuff.

        They know their business very well. As we have seen more than once, they change their shoes in the air.
      2. p0pulivox
        p0pulivox 30 March 2022 14: 48
        -1
        That's right, but do not forget about updating the manuals for a special category of commentators, which helps the latter change their shoes in the air... winked
  8. usr01
    usr01 29 March 2022 14: 01
    +6
    ...the main goal is the liberation of Donbass.

    ?? belay And full denazification and demilitarization??? Or again - Minsk-48 and NATO bases on the very border of Russia????????
    Donbass is an unconditional, but intermediate goal! or I did not understand something??
    1. Murmur 55
      Murmur 55 29 March 2022 14: 09
      +7
      usr01 hi, not only you didn’t understand, now many have a quiet anger, how is it really a drain ?! Only someone will openly write about it, and someone will be silent until the last, we are waiting for an official statement from Turkey and the Kremlin, I VERY want to make a mistake, just kapets as I want.
    2. Grits
      Grits 29 March 2022 15: 07
      0
      Quote: usr01
      Donbass is an unconditional, but intermediate goal! or I did not understand something??

      You understood correctly - in 10 years you will have to repeat everything again. But with even greater losses and with even greater forces. 2008 and 2014 taught me nothing.
    3. RED_ICE
      RED_ICE 29 March 2022 15: 55
      +2
      And how did you imagine carrying out a complete denazification and demilitarization by a 200-strong group in a country with a population of 42 million people, which has not the smallest army in Europe?
      There are a lot of questions about this SO. Especially why are the boys dying near Kiev, Nikolaev, Kharkov, if the main goal is the liberation of the DPR and LPR?
  9. Mikhail Sidorov
    Mikhail Sidorov 29 March 2022 14: 03
    +6
    He noted that the successful achievement of the goals set will now allow focusing maximum efforts on the main task of the special operation, which is the complete liberation of Donbass from the Ukrainian invaders.

    Wow, but I thought the main goal is the denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine. And all other goals and objectives are solved along the way.
  10. Astra55
    Astra55 29 March 2022 14: 04
    +15
    If the main goal is the liberation of Donbass, then why did the paratroopers enter Kyiv a month ago? Then they probably left.
    Why do we need negotiations?
    Denazification of all Ukraine is no longer the main task?
  11. Thrifty
    Thrifty 29 March 2022 14: 05
    +12
    It seems that the members of the forum began to suspect something? Soon they will write that all the tasks have been completed, the enemy has been defeated, it's time to go home ... As they say, they sailed ...
    1. Vladimir22
      Vladimir22 29 March 2022 14: 12
      +6
      It looks like it.
      Especially when compared with the enthusiastic comments from February 25-26.
    2. Murmur 55
      Murmur 55 29 March 2022 14: 13
      +11
      Thrifty hi, even when negotiations with Medinsky and Co. began, many wrote that this was not good, but these people were immediately written down as "all-throwers" and now I don’t even know, everything is MUDDY oh MUDDY.
  12. minus
    minus 29 March 2022 14: 10
    +13
    As they wrote in one telegram channel-
    ***⚡️The main tasks of the first stage of the special operation have been completed, you can focus on the main goal - the liberation of Donbass, - Shoigu

    It is because of such statements that no one in Ukraine is in a hurry to fight against a gang of Nazis and drug addicts. So, after the signing of any peace treaties and agreements, people will remain on their own against the death squads of Zelensky, who is supported by the collective West without stinting on gold and weapons, turning a blind eye to the atrocities of the Nazis.

    Denazification and liberation of Ukraine is possible only if there is a peacekeeping contingent on its territory (after the destruction of the current regime). But Russia gives signals that they are only interested in Crimea and Donbass, given the negative experience of 14 years, many local anti-fascists are in no hurry to show themselves, fearing brutal reprisal***
    Did Shoigu learn from Peskov? Also began to drive a blizzard ????
  13. navycat777
    navycat777 29 March 2022 14: 12
    +3
    During the first stage, there was no task for the Armed Forces of destroying the enemy army, which was originally located near Donetsk, there was no task of occupying cities, there was no task of protecting the inhabitants of Donetsk. The only thing that was done was the destruction of enemy infrastructure by the forces of the Aerospace Forces. I wonder who specifically planned the operation?)
  14. tech3030
    tech3030 29 March 2022 14: 32
    +2
    Either I don’t understand something ... Yes, I just don’t want to understand it!
  15. Karabin
    Karabin 29 March 2022 14: 33
    +8
    The combat potential of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been significantly reduced, which allows focusing the main attention and main efforts on achieving the main goal - the liberation of Donbass
    If this goes on, it will turn out that the main goal of the special operation is the implementation of the Minsk agreements. What the hell, Putin says one thing, Peskov another, Shoigu a third. If we are waging war, there must be a clear goal. War without a clear goal is a path to defeat.
    1. Vladimir27
      Vladimir27 29 March 2022 14: 56
      -3
      maybe S.K. Shoigu does not give out plans ...? in terms of military strategy, this is true.
      1. Karabin
        Karabin 29 March 2022 15: 19
        +1
        Quote: Vladimir27
        maybe S.K. Shoigu does not give out plans ...?

        I have big doubts that there are plans at all.
        1. Vladimir27
          Vladimir27 29 March 2022 15: 27
          0
          I try to believe that there is, for sure there is ... and that we will win ... now, only one thing remains vague - what are they going to do next?
  16. ISKANDER_61
    ISKANDER_61 29 March 2022 14: 46
    +4
    He understood what he said.
    It's far from the middle here.
    This is not a construction site and not the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
  17. minus
    minus 29 March 2022 14: 47
    +8
    They're leaking a military operation, you bastards! Now they have announced a decrease in activity in the Kiev and Chernihiv directions! Leaked people who were waiting for release .... ....
    1. Grits
      Grits 29 March 2022 15: 12
      0
      Quote: Minus
      Now they have announced a decrease in activity in the Kiev and Chernihiv directions!

      A decrease in activity in all directions, except for the Izyumsky Way, the cleansing of Mariupol and the battle head-on against concrete walls in Donetsk and Gorlovka.
  18. Vladimir27
    Vladimir27 29 March 2022 14: 55
    -3
    The scenario of the United States in Ukraine is very similar to the scenario of the seizure of power in Germany by the Nazis and the start of the war against the USSR. With the hands of the Nazis, you can seize power and start any war with their hands.
    I suppose that Ukraine is just the beginning... I really don't want to believe it... really! It is logical to assume that Europe, which has lost its independence from the word COMPLETELY, will again be involved in the revival of Nazism ... God forbid, the strength of the Europeans will not be substituted again!
  19. dimbasic
    dimbasic 29 March 2022 14: 57
    +2
    alarm call. does it mean that TSN was right when it stated that the Russian Federation withdrew its requirements for denazification and demilitarization? in this case, it will be a strategic defeat of the current regime in the Russian Federation and a victory for the regimes of the West and Ukraine
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 29 March 2022 19: 55
      0
      in this case, it will be a strategic defeat of the current regime in the Russian Federation and a victory for the regimes of the West and Ukraine
      It will not be the defeat of the regime. It will be a war lost by Russia against the Nazis.
      1. dimbasic
        dimbasic 29 March 2022 21: 43
        -1
        make no mistake, fascism is the highest stage of capitalism. and now we also have capitalism, only to the highest stage we still have to stomp.
  20. gorenina91
    gorenina91 29 March 2022 15: 00
    +7
    - Yes, no matter how much you fear - but it seems that the "drain" has begun!
    - That's what the Nazis are now rejoicing - they just perked up! - And all these Armed Forces of Ukraine will now begin to resist with renewed vigor! - They see that a little more and everything will stop on the part of the RF Armed Forces! - So now they will hold out even before the green (until the beginning of summer) - and then "negotiations - after negotiations" will go; "contracts - for agreements" - in short, a complete collapse !!!
    - Personally, I don’t give a damn about all this fascist Ukraine - but then what will happen to Russia! - What will become of Russia! - After all, Russia only needs a victory - a victory without "any conditions, concessions and truces" !!!
    - What happened to our president???
    - Let him at least make a direct appeal to the people on all television channels of Russian TV !!! - Let him remove and replace the leaders responsible for the military operation, responsible for intelligence and counterintelligence !!! - And the people will understand and support our president!!!
    - But it can't go on like this anymore - no advance for a whole month - all some kind of "pinpoint strikes" and not very successful advances with the occupation of small settlements !!! - Columns of the Armed Forces of Ukraine easily move across open areas and no one destroys them !!!
    - A couple of helicopters or a couple of attack aircraft arrive - they deliver "pinpoint strikes" - but you can’t destroy the columns with this !!! - Where is the flurry of fire on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - a flurry of missile strikes, MLRS, strategic bombers with their concrete-piercing bombs that crush and twist any concrete fortifications ??? - It is absolutely incomprehensible - we have something - someone in the leadership is deliberately trying to drag out hostilities; exacerbate the situation; and then "change something" in Russia and lead everything to disintegration???
    - This is all very, very dangerous for Russia !!!
    1. Vladimir27
      Vladimir27 29 March 2022 15: 08
      -2
      if you think that you have agreed on something, then it is unlikely that it is useless to negotiate with the Americans ... I really hope that this is not a drain! NOT DRAIN!!!
  21. Krasstar
    Krasstar 29 March 2022 15: 08
    +3
    The first stage of the military operation will be completed when the current head of the RF Ministry of Defense will be sent with the rank of "senior lieutenant" near Mariupol to the post of platoon commander of a motorized rifle company
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 29 March 2022 15: 33
      -6
      Quote: krasstar
      The first stage of the military operation will be completed when the current head of the RF Ministry of Defense will be sent with the rank of "senior lieutenant" near Mariupol to the post of platoon commander of a motorized rifle company

      oh how
      What is your military rank, citizen?
  22. Konnick
    Konnick 29 March 2022 15: 17
    +3
    The high-precision weapon hit tanks, self-propelled guns, vehicles, artillery and other equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which were in the parking lot.

    Not for these purposes, high-precision weapons. First of all, it was necessary to extinguish the command posts and communication centers, but for this there had to be intelligence. Spending Calibers on airfield plates is the height of extravagance. On cars with high-precision weapons? Get out plywood general.
  23. sen
    sen 29 March 2022 15: 20
    +1
    He noted that the successful achievement of the goals set will now allow focusing maximum efforts on the main task of the special operation, which is the complete liberation of Donbass from the Ukrainian invaders.

    Liberation, yes, but the shelling will not stop as long as there are national battalions and the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not broken.
  24. Fisherman
    Fisherman 29 March 2022 15: 20
    -6
    Mutit Shoigu .... covers up the true goals and objectives ... and CORRECTLY! We are waiting for the "second part of the Marleson Ballet". The troops were beating something all night and morning near Nikolaev, and the columns went there, and this is in the other direction from the Donbass. Apparently, the group in Marik removes the outer cordon rings of the RF Armed Forces (in case of an attempt to break through) and goes to liberate Nikolaev and Odessa. Give the DNR to the PMR!!!
  25. Konnick
    Konnick 29 March 2022 15: 27
    -1
    Strategists ... occupied the Gostomel airfield ... to sit under shelling for a month. Reminds me of the tragedy with Malaya Zemlya near Novorossiysk, 225 days under artillery fire, 25 thousand dead on a piece of land. Bridgehead, which was not useful during the liberation of Novorossiysk. Caesar Kunikov was right when he asked not to send troops ...
    Again we cover ... with heroism.
  26. navycat777
    navycat777 29 March 2022 15: 41
    0
    First step. The tasks of the Aerospace Forces are clear and have been fully implemented. And what tasks at the first stage were for the RF SV, is it not clear? Occupy empty spaces?
  27. RED_ICE
    RED_ICE 29 March 2022 15: 43
    0
    The Russian Defense Ministry will reduce military activity in the Kiev and Chernigov directions

    https://russian.rt.com/ussr/news/982857-minoborony-rossii-sokraschenie-voennaya-aktivnost?utm_source=yxnews&utm_medium=desktop
    1. Vladimir27
      Vladimir27 29 March 2022 16: 02
      -2
      maybe MO knows something like that and this decision is correct?
    2. VladMirU
      VladMirU 29 March 2022 16: 56
      0
      People, this is how to understand !!!!
      I can not believe it...
      https://iz.ru/export/google/amp/1312297?utm_source=iz&utm_campaign=vidjet&utm_medium=1&utm_content=1312297
    3. Awaz
      Awaz 29 March 2022 18: 07
      -3
      troops are being withdrawn from the north of Ukraine to the Donbass, most likely with the aim of surviving the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the LDNR .. As I understand it, with the liberation of the regions, the war will probably stop. All Nazis and bandits will stay alive and accumulate strength to come to us again .. Not a single point that the Russian authorities have stated has been fulfilled at all, even without any chance, well, except for the liberation of 90 percent of the Luhansk region
  28. Awaz
    Awaz 29 March 2022 16: 52
    +4
    You can say whatever you like, but the events in the remnants of Ukraine indicate that so far not two or one and a half ... A month has passed and they are still shooting at Donetsk with hailstones .. Was that such a plan?
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 29 March 2022 20: 13
      -2
      Or maybe really, you can say anything, and cast a shadow on the wattle fence. Especially when something went wrong. For example, the available forces to encircle and destroy the Donetsk group were not enough. And it must be destroyed, and the sooner the better. What options? 1. The introduction of additional forces from Russia or the connection of Belarus? Then there will be a serious information defeat. In this case, Ukraine will unambiguously declare that those who came, we have already ground, send new ones for slaughter. 2. Regrouping from non-priority areas, leaving minimal forces there to maintain the existing situation and strengthening the grouping in the Donbas direction. Then all these alleged negotiations and withdrawal may turn out to be just disinformation to distract the enemy from the main direction of the strike. Until the Donbass grouping of ukrofascists is destroyed, I think we all will not know about future plans. Who knows how many of these stages are planned at the moment, two, three, five??
      1. Awaz
        Awaz 29 March 2022 20: 55
        -4
        I'm just telling you - why only now did they realize that it was necessary to strengthen the Donetsk grouping and crush the Armed Forces near the Donbass? Definitely from the first days I personally saw that everything was going wrong. I think that they saw it in the General Staff, but they were waiting for something, or they didn’t see it, which is very bad. Then there was a stupid idea to go ahead to Avdeevka, now, after a month, they figured out that they still need to assemble a group near Donetsk and put an end to the Armed Forces of Ukraine there at once. I understand that the introduction of inexperienced troops is again a victim and a stupid loss. It is clear that it is necessary to pull up experienced fighters. Only this should have been done already in the second third week of the war .. Now they would methodically pressurize the boiler. In addition, a boiler in the east and in Mariupol would be a good argument in negotiations .. But what I noticed is that ours are not trying to make a boiler, but to squeeze out the APU. I would not say yet that near Kiev is not a priority direction. Just there, decent forces are shackled both in the city itself and to the west. The withdrawal of forces can also make a trick .. The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have a weak set of troops there ..
        1. Rusticolus
          Rusticolus 29 March 2022 21: 23
          0
          With regards to squeezing everything out of semi-enclosed cities, I think this is precisely because of the unwillingness to roll cities brick by brick. The less enemy troops remain there, the less problems there will be during the sweep. With regards to the Donbass grouping, it seems to me that there is no point in squeezing out. It was necessary to slam in earlier and leave it there to boil, hilling from all sides until complete destruction. Why they didn't do it sooner, I don't know. Perhaps for the same reason of lack of strength. Large cities like Kyiv also had to be blocked. And I did not say that all forces should be removed from the Kiev direction and transferred to the Donbass. You just need to stop conducting active operations there, which require a large number of troops. Leave a unit there in fixed positions, and transfer the released forces to Donetsk. Then, under this regrouping, you can not so noticeably add forces from the territory of Russia. Just enter additional forces from our territory, I repeat, will entail a serious reputational blow. That's why I assume that all this seething with negotiations can be an informational cover. Let's see how things go in the Donbass, and there it will be seen what happened now.
          1. Awaz
            Awaz 30 March 2022 05: 53
            -2
            your reasoning is quite controversial, but you already agree with me that everything is not going according to plan. I will not describe my reasoning on this topic for the hundredth time, but it is obvious that when shyness begins, this is the most important sign that everything has gone wrong.
            And about reputational losses))) hmm, there is already nothing to lose here. You are like Zelensky and fall into the scoop. Zelensky, if he was smarter, would have let the group out of Mariupol and would have allowed the forces to withdraw from near Donetsk closer to the river, pulling forces there from the west in advance and gathering reserves and creating a powerful line of defense, which would lead to minimal destruction, first and foremost secondly, the troops would have rested and regrouped, and this would create, on the one hand, a new problem for the RF Armed Forces and, secondly, the conditions for negotiations. As if the Russians, who had already completed the minimum program, would hardly have really wanted to go further, and attempts by individuals to really calm the situation would begin. There would be less bitterness on both sides and it would be easier to negotiate.
            But if you don’t finish it off now, but release the APU grouping in the Donbass, this will be a big loss of reputation. It is not correct to say that it is being squeezed out into an open area))) to put it mildly. Severodonetsk and its suburbs will now roll to zero, then the turn of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk will come ..
            My reasoning may be erroneous, but the statements of the RF Ministry of Defense do not look very good ..
            1. Rusticolus
              Rusticolus 30 March 2022 09: 33
              0
              Of course, our reasoning may differ in details. But I noticed we have one general trend. We both think rationally, in terms of war strategy. At the expense of your statement that Zelensky could... Could he? Can he even think rationally in this way? I have big doubts about this. For it seems to me that his advisers are the same as he is. Roughly speaking, well, a humanist cannot think in a technically correct way, and when he selects advisers on the basis of who is more convenient, then the matter is completely at seams.
              And the fact that something did not go according to plan, and the fact that the Donetsk direction is now a priority. Here, yes, I agree with you. At the expense of all this kipish of the last days, I still think that this can be disinformation and informational cover. If given the opportunity to do so, I would do so. The question is how our command to dispose of this. I do not want to believe in bad things. But I remember both the humpbacked and the drunk, and somehow I don’t rule it out. I am most surprised by the words that they say Crimea will almost be returned. Only Bandera people can believe in this, or Putin is a suicide. For me, ours softly lay too softly. As if the Ukrofascists did not have to sleep hard in the end. After all, no one has canceled military tricks in the war. And the fact that hamsters in a place with a Bandera pack will fall for it. Well, they will be patient, non-sugar tea will not melt.
              1. Awaz
                Awaz 30 March 2022 14: 07
                -2
                since I was very pessimistic about this operation from the first day and here I fell under distribution and lynching more than once, but, unfortunately, all my fears come true. I’m even honest if I’m afraid to write what I think, not because they will be banned or even accused of slandering, but the fact that the words of high officials do not coincide with what is happening is not gone away. But I hope that after a month of the war, they began to understand at least a little and act in accordance, not only with conscience, but based on an adequate understanding of the situation. And that's why I hope that negotiations are being conducted only for the media picture .. Again, based on the fact that the Russian authorities still cannot offer anything serious to Zelensky and his sponsors, there is no point in conducting them at all, even in a humanitarian topic, because they do not want to discuss this topic. And yes, Zelensky does not think rationally adequately, he and the entire West need a bloody massacre with the destruction of cities and thousands of corpses of Russian people. For this they prepared and provoked the Russian Federation.
                And my opinion about the war is the same: there is no point in it. Not a single war, well, probably except for the Second World War, solved the problem radically. Yes, and the Second World War solved the problems only of the United States. everyone else lost, even the USSR., Suffering huge human and financial losses. It was necessary to start waging an economic war with the West a long time ago, and not now, at an accelerated knee, figure out how to punish the EU, and again to please the United States ...
                Now it is no longer possible for the Russian authorities to stop the operation in Ukraine. This will be the end for Putin and Co. But so mediocre, without an adequate assessment of the situation and changing events, it is impossible to continue.
  29. nonsense
    nonsense 29 March 2022 17: 03
    +1
    lol completed? like, it's time to hand out glitter to the generals? - EMNIP, he also announced victory over "world terrorism" three times in Syria ... They are still fighting ...
  30. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 29 March 2022 17: 30
    +2
    The first stage is over!..
    What is the first stage?
    How many stages will there be?
    I heard that the completion of the stages is expected at the end of the year ...
    Donbass has been bombed and continues to be bombed.
    What changed?..
    Some miracles ...
  31. Egorych811
    Egorych811 29 March 2022 17: 56
    0
    Along the way, someone decided to merge! The people and the troops will not forgive them!!! So many losses, for what?
  32. Osipov9391
    Osipov9391 29 March 2022 18: 51
    0
    Most of the planes and helicopters destroyed in Ukraine (those on the ground) are not flying metal for decades and exhibited specifically to divert attention.
    Ukraine has never had so many serviceable aircraft - it lost a lot in the battles in the Donbass in 2014-15.

    On the strength of two dozen "Sushki" and the same number of "Migs" are hidden in hangars in Western Ukraine and occasionally fly from there.