The tragedy that happened the other day with twelve Russian servicemen in Ukraine makes us think about many things. Including about the prerequisites from which such a situation has developed.
The situation, you see, is very difficult to understand. How is it - twelve Russian soldiers against three soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - and surrender?
We tried very hard to comprehend what happened as thoughtfully as possible, because somehow everything did not fit into our heads very smoothly.
But Alexander Sergeevich Khodakovsky helped us a little here. Here are his words, which we will comment on later:
“When you stew in your own juice, many things become inexpressive, like the smell of eau de toilette, which you are used to. The other day, thanks to Russian volunteers, I realized who we are - people from the fourteenth year.
For the past eight years, we've been turning militia units into combat structures, trying to keep the best of that period, but get rid of what got in the way. And when the influx of militias from Russia began - we again remembered those distant times ...
But one difference caught my eye: at that time we did not reserve the right to get out of the situation at any moment convenient for us, and many of today's volunteers do not want to stay in the war without this St. George's Day.
Still, the understanding that there is nowhere to run determines a lot.”
If you think that "off topic" - do not rush. Everything is really much more complicated than it seems. In order to understand/evaluate this, we read more than a dozen opinions on the topic of three commercials. A video filmed by Ukrainians before the shooting began, a video from a quadcopter after, and another video that Ukrainians threw out after the first two, about the execution of prisoners somewhere in the beginning of autumn. And we will begin to consider them in this order: first the last one, which we will call the first in time, then two from Makeevka. We will not bring them here, everyone who wanted to have probably already seen them.
On the first video, the process of finishing off people lying on the ground with shots in the head by representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is already becoming familiar. There is no doubt that the fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are doing this. Form, speech... They "work" slowly, indeed, as they work.
On the ground are fighters of not entirely clear affiliation, but we believe that they are from Luhansk or Donetsk. Moreover, they were recently called up, as evidenced by both the uniform and completely new shoes. Bulletproof vests are not visible on the ground, helmets are lying around. All the same SSH-68, be it wrong.
Apparently, the guys were very unlucky, and some group of Ukrainian fighters ran into them and, as they say, tore them apart. And given that most likely it was a DRG, they had no need for prisoners. Which resulted in tragedy. It is very difficult to determine the type of troops of the dead soldiers, but it is clear that they are all young. Well, the fact that they are from the republics did not add to their chances of survival. There is really not much going on with this.
Peace to the ashes of the dead, we will never know what happened there, whether there was a fight at all or everything happened suddenly. Yes, it doesn't matter anymore.
The second part of the story is what happened in Makeevka.
The situation is also not simple. There was clearly a battle there, in a populated area, as a result of which a group of Russian (there is no doubt about this) fighters, for an unknown reason, decided to voluntarily surrender.
Of course, guesswork will start now, because the fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will not give us an interview.
From the video it becomes clear that two groups of fighters, Russian and Ukrainian, collided in a residential area in the village. Apparently, the Ukrainians somehow worked more efficiently, and the Russians faltered. Who offered to lay down weapon and surrender, we don’t know, but obviously it was after the positive result of the negotiations that the Ukrainian fighter turned on the camera to record the surrender of the Russian military on it.
The fact that all this was preceded by an op on adrenaline is clear and understandable. And we can see the result on the recording: the Russian fighters, having left their weapons somewhere, began to come out and lie down on the ground where the Ukrainians pointed them. Under the muzzle of a PC machine gun. A smart decision, because there were a lot of Russians, which was clearly an unpleasant surprise for the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In general, of course, the video causes mixed feelings. When you realize that here they are, our fighters, normally equipped, in winter uniforms, in bulletproof vests, unloading, calmly go out and surrender.
It can be assumed that they ran out of ammunition and grenades. This is quite a possible combination of circumstances, which partly justifies such behavior. But, as subsequent events showed, not everyone ran out of ammunition and morale. More precisely, one fighter has both the first and the second.
The latter came out with a weapon and opened fire on the Ukrainians.
This was done not very competently, the fighter went almost to the machine gun and, most likely, was immediately killed. Everything is simple here, he really had no idea where the Ukrainians were, but he preferred to take a chance. As a result, the only one died, as befits a soldier - in battle. Very little consolation, to be honest, against the background of everything else.
The Ukrainian machine gunner obviously lost his nerve. It is clear that in such a situation, he decided not to take risks, because the soldiers who came out and had not yet been searched in this situation could have both pistols and grenades, because he simply went through the queue on the heads, which were literally a few meters away from him. At this distance, a bullet from a PC will pierce anything, not just outright shit called SSH-68. So those who surrendered had no chance.
It is clear that later, those who were not killed in the first run were finished off. This is already the norm for the APU. And so three Ukrainians emerged victorious over twelve Russian soldiers. More precisely, eleven and one.
Was there a chance that things would turn out differently? We won’t say a word, there’s no point on the one hand, and not because of the computer to be smart, secondly.
Although the British decided to be smart and wrote that one Russian soldier, not wanting to surrender, took the lives of everyone else with him. We will not comment on this in any way, we will simply move on to what hooked us the most.
Twelve against three. That is, four to one. We had weapons and ammunition. There was nothing? That's right, wishes. However, call it what you want: fighting spirit, the desire to win, the will to win - it does not matter. You can call it whatever you like, the main thing is that it was not. And there was an elementary desire to survive. And that is what pushed people to surrender. Let's give up and see how it goes. Yes, they can press, but then they will exchange it anyway.
And it didn't work out.
And here we have an answer to an unasked question: what is the value of the act of these people? Reprimands? Convictions? Understanding? The dead, of course, the answer is not important. Alive? Perhaps because from the answer you can infer what will happen next.
The surrender by Russian soldiers was dictated only by the desire to survive. By the way, it was not in vain that the Ukrainian fighters so actively asked which of the surrendering officers was, oh, not in vain. Apparently, they perfectly heard the negotiations, which is very easy to do, Motorola and Baofengi are equipping both sides everywhere. It is possible that the officer they were looking for was the last one to come out and start shooting.
And it is even possible that the subordinates of the officer themselves decided to surrender. Like, you do what you want, and we went. We don't want to die here. They laid down their weapons somewhere in the basement and began to leave. And the officer, who did not build rosy plans for the future after that, decided to do what he did.
This says only one thing: in this group of servicemen, there was simply no morale.
And here it is worth talking about the "five hundredth".
It would seem, where are they? And very much so. We are talking about the military-XNUMXth. About those who went to serve in Shoigu's mortgage army for an apartment and early retirement. He swore an oath to serve Russia... and then he took her back and fled. For one's own skin is more expensive, and it's one thing to send photo reports to the higher command about how cool you are training your subordinates, and another thing to go with them into a real battle.
Those clowns who trained soldiers in this way have fled the army. Taking advantage of the fact that the NWO is not a war, they simply rushed to civilian life, away from all this nonsense.
In fact - deserters, in fact - even worse.
By the way, why doesn't anyone care about numbers? Why have we brought 100-120 thousand people to Ukraine, and called for 300 thousand?
It's simple: 120 thousand is the total figure of the personnel of the units that were at least capable of something. 10% of the total number of our invincible army in competitions. The remaining 90% is worthless slag. Conscripts who were lured into the army with an ultra-short service life and the most comfortable mode of existence and contract soldiers who did not come to fight.
And 300 thousand - this figure shows how many “five hundredths” fled from the RF Armed Forces as soon as this incomprehensible SVO began. That is, about 200 thousand fled, but we must somehow compensate for combat losses. Here you have 300 thousand. And the prospect of more than one mobilization, because it will be so.
Alas, the combat readiness of the Russian army has been discussed for a long time, and the longer it goes on, the greater the understanding that not everything is as rosy as we were told, are told, and will be told for a very long time.
And how will it be? And how is. There are more than one video that personally reminds us very well of the times of the First Chechen campaign. Everything is the same in essence, only the filling is more vile. Then the conscripts were laid out for stupidity, now they are mobilized.
So, contract soldiers and officers who got scared and escaped - this is the reason for mobilization. The main one, in our opinion. Of course, there are a lot of reasons, but this one is the main one. The mobilized are called upon to plug the holes left by cowardly mortgage holders. Deserted at the first opportunity and suffered absolutely no punishment.
And what, we have a market ... They provided, according to the contract, services for the protection and defense of the country. They didn't sign up to fight. Everything is legally clear. Moreover, they have lost so much in terms of benefits and finances ... You can burst into tears.
And the mobilized are the victims of cowardice and meanness of the XNUMXs. And if the XNUMXth traitors were trained all their lives to defend / fight, then the mobilized were pulled out of their familiar world, from work (and they were taken into mobilization mainly through enterprises, that is, those who were officially employed), torn from a family that was not ready for this at all ...
And they were sent to fight instead of scoundrels, who tore off their shoulder straps on the go. Often, somehow equipping and dressing and teaching something.
What happened in the end? Yes, it's been crap. That the mortgage army was nowhere worse, that the now mobilized one is no better in some respects.
Now from the sofas it will rush "They are called to defend the Motherland ...". So, first of all, those who, losing slippers and berets, fled the army, were called to defend the Motherland. And now they, who spent 3-5-7 years on don’t understand what in terms of military training, will be replaced by those who spend at best three months.
And yes, more videos will show how, in which case, the mobilized will be promptly caught by the military police and sent to the most fair trial in the world.
And instead of an army that did not want to fight, we end up with an army that does not want to fight. And at the first opportunity will demonstrate it.
Why is that? Yes, all because there is no idea. We have been hammering on this for more than one year, but things are still there. Why a person should go to war, for what or whom is this war, what are the goals, why are there so many incomprehensible moves and decisions - until there are clear answers to these questions, and “demilitarization and denazification” are not going for a clear answer now. And therefore, there is nowhere to take a proper understanding of what is happening, respectively, there will be only a war for survival.
That is, a person will first fight not to go to war, where he can simply be used as a "meat", and then, having lost the first round, fight to survive at any cost.
There are fewer and fewer believers in fairy tales about the fact that “the state will take care of my family in the event of death”. Especially among those whom the state has already taken care of during their lifetime, giving them the right to buy shoes, clothes, equipment, medicines, armor and other equally important things. And since there were many such cases, then the faith is corresponding.
Of course, such videos will not improve the mood of those who want to surrender at the first opportunity. Ukrainian roulette, take it or be killed. So-so alignment in any case. And there is absolutely no way out of this situation.
For ten years, the army that we have was built in this way, or rather, on the contrary. There is no other and is not even expected. So you just have to be patient, because such “victories” will happen the farther, the more often.