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The American edition called Melitopol the next target of the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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The American edition called Melitopol the next target of the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Melitopol, which now plays the role of the administrative center of the Zaporozhye region, may become the next target of the Ukrainian army offensive. The New York Times writes about it.


According to the American edition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will try to attack Melitopol, given its strategic importance. The other day, an important bridge was blown up in the Melitopol region, and recently the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been subjecting the city to regular rocket attacks, carrying out sabotage in its vicinity.

The Kyiv regime dreams of pushing Russian troops out of Melitopol, which will allow them to move further towards the Crimean peninsula, cutting off an important land corridor to Crimea. In addition, the capture of Melitopol will also have a great symbolic meaning for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In this way, he will demonstrate to the West and his own population the successes of the Ukrainian armed forces.

The New York Times calls Melitopol "the gateway to the Crimea" because the city has a favorable location. It is located at the intersection of key highways and railways that link Russia with the Crimean Peninsula and the Russian Armed Forces-controlled part of the Kherson region. If the Armed Forces of Ukraine had occupied this city, they would have gained a lot, since almost immediately they would have been able to establish control over the Kherson region, pushing the Russian forces back to Crimea.

However, for now, such plans remain only a fantasy of the Kyiv regime. Taking Melitopol will not be so easy. Firstly, the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are located no closer than 65 km from the city. Secondly, the RF Armed Forces are pulling additional units to Melitopol. No one is going to give Melitopol to the Ukrainian Nazis. Much will also depend on the actions of Russian troops in other directions.
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  1. voice of reason
    voice of reason 14 December 2022 11: 36
    -11
    Yes, they have been waiting for a long time with this offensive of theirs. For a long time there were no boilers. Yes, even if they still have some reserves left and have not worn off near Artemovsk, and even if they can portray something similar to the Kharkov bulk, then they will all remain there. However, if there is no offensive from their side, then they themselves will have to patch up the front after the loss of Artemovsk and Soledar ....
    1. Kaufman
      Kaufman 14 December 2022 11: 39
      +1
      There were no boilers. Only rearrangements.
  2. iouris
    iouris 14 December 2022 11: 36
    +2
    It's not your intentions that matter, but your abilities. This applies to everyone.
  3. Prometey
    Prometey 14 December 2022 11: 37
    +11
    No one is going to give Melitopol to the Ukrainian Nazis.
    Hm. Already in a number of other cities, too, have heard this before.
  4. Ivan Ivanov
    Ivan Ivanov 14 December 2022 11: 38
    -1
    The question stuck in the teeth - why have not important bridges across the Dnieper been destroyed yet? We are not going to attack, we are playing nobility, we are waiting for a suitable terrorist attack here, to which we will respond?
    1. cmax
      cmax 14 December 2022 11: 51
      +5
      Quote: IvanIvanov
      The question stuck in the teeth - why have not important bridges across the Dnieper been destroyed yet? We are not going to attack, we are playing nobility, we are waiting for a suitable terrorist attack here, to which we will respond?

      Yes, probably there is simply nothing to destroy these bridges. Missiles do not have sufficient power (those that are now used in the SVO), and surgical accuracy is needed here. A target for aviation with its powerful air bombs, but it does not fly yet. You know the reason. I think so.
      1. Prometey
        Prometey 14 December 2022 15: 00
        +2
        Quote: cmax
        Yes, probably there is simply nothing to destroy these bridges.

        Well, why not. Ukrainians, with the help of the Chimeras, did render the bridge in Kherson unusable. Long, hard and tedious, but they achieved their goal. Yes, they didn’t destroy it, but they made movement through it almost impossible.
    2. Prometey
      Prometey 14 December 2022 15: 02
      -1
      Quote: IvanIvanov
      The question stuck in the teeth - why have not important bridges across the Dnieper been destroyed yet?

      They hope that someday they will attack the Right Bank. Maybe even in 30 years. But why do they think that the enemy will not undermine them himself, like the Germans in 1943?
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 December 2022 11: 44
    +1
    New York Times.
    If the American media is trying to replace the Ukrainian military by developing operational plans for future offensives under the guise of "speculation", then something is wrong in both countries. Some are completely driven by the desire to get "victory" in this conflict by proxy, others are ready to fulfill any whim, regardless of losses.
  6. svp67
    svp67 14 December 2022 11: 45
    +1
    Although winter is in the yard, but it looks like hot days are coming
  7. I dare to_notice_
    I dare to_notice_ 14 December 2022 11: 46
    -4
    Yeah ...
    Don't forget to send out invitations!
    Cheslovo ... why post the inscriptions on the fence here?
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 14 December 2022 11: 47
    +3
    The American edition called Melitopol the next target of the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
    And now, who will prepare for the winter company faster and better!
    Who is relying on what and whom?
  9. 28st region
    28st region 14 December 2022 11: 54
    +2
    Taking Melitopol will not be so easy. Firstly, the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are located no closer than 65 km from the city.............

    I don't like this question. It is assumed that Melitopol can at least be stormed. It is unacceptable to even think in this direction
  10. AntonR7
    AntonR7 14 December 2022 13: 52
    +1
    Kherson did not seem to be going to surrender either. After regroupings and gestures of goodwill, there is no longer any certainty. Scared for new gestures. I hope not for the sake of the people, if, then for the sake of their skins, those in power will restore the faith of the people in the army with a decisive offensive and the return of Russian lands and the liquidation of Ukrainians. Otherwise haha.
    1. Prometey
      Prometey 14 December 2022 15: 04
      +2
      Quote: AntonR7
      After regroupings and gestures of goodwill, there is no longer any certainty.

      Well, according to garlic - it's not about gestures - well, there is no strength to wage war against a numerically superior enemy, abundantly supplied by dozens of countries. If there were at least technological superiority, but it’s not something that doesn’t exist, so we even lose.
      1. Ohsetin
        Ohsetin 14 December 2022 15: 58
        +2
        Quote: Prometey
        well, there is no power to wage war

        Before, I was surprised why the war was called NWO, but now I understand that this is not a war. Nobody fights like that.
      2. AntonR7
        AntonR7 19 December 2022 11: 22
        0
        Agree. And who led to this, the one who raised Russia from its knees?! It's a shame, with our resources, don't steal bureaucrats and China would be cool. All the same, in theory, we can produce.
  11. Ohsetin
    Ohsetin 14 December 2022 15: 54
    +2
    So everything is agreed, another regrouping is coming.
  12. yuriy1863
    yuriy1863 16 December 2022 10: 11
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    However, for now, such plans remain only a fantasy of the Kyiv regime. Taking Melitopol will not be so easy. Firstly, the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are located no closer than 65 km from the city. Secondly, the RF Armed Forces are pulling additional units to Melitopol. No one is going to give Melitopol to the Ukrainian Nazis.

    Something very familiar, somewhere I've heard it before. Let's hope that the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have enough forces or means for this. Zaluzhny has already voiced his "Wishlist" for further offensive operations: tanks - 300, infantry fighting vehicles - 700, artillery - 500.