Zelensky announced the transition of the Ukrainian army to defense

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Zelensky announced the transition of the Ukrainian army to defense

The counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army is completed, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are going on the defensive, building defenses along the entire front line. Now officially, the corresponding decision has been made. Zelensky announced this the day before.

In Kiev, they decided to begin construction of a new defense line following the example of the Russian “Surovikin line”; the General Staff, led by Zaluzhny, pushed through the corresponding decision, despite the fact that the president’s office was categorically against it, since this was a de facto recognition of the failure of Zelensky’s “offensive” strategy with access to the borders of 1991. Now Ukraine is officially on the defensive, the offensive is over.



Held a meeting where they discussed the construction of fortifications on the main defensive lines. These are the Avdeevskoye, Maryinskoye, Kupyansko-Limanskoye directions, as well as the border regions bordering Russia and Belarus. The proper arrangement of defense lines should become a priority issue, including in front-line areas

- Zelensky said in an evening address.

Preliminarily, three defensive lines are planned to be built. To coordinate actions, a special group will be created within the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, which will be headed by Defense Minister Rustem Umerov and Head of the Ministry of Digital Development Mikhail Fedorov. They will organize an operational headquarters that will monitor the interaction between local authorities and the military. The main efforts to build new lines of defense should be made by the authorities of those regions on whose territory these same defensive structures will be built.

In general, the first line of defense will be built by the military, it will run along the existing front line. But the rest will be built by the State Agency for Reconstruction and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine by attracting private contractors. And the new operational headquarters will allocate funds for this.
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    1. +9
      December 1 2023
      The counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army is completed, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are going on the defensive, building defenses along the entire front line
      Is it really finished? And in September, while in the United States, the same Zelensky, with a serious face, loudly announced the continuation of the counteroffensive in the fall and winter, so as not to give the Russian army a break. It turns out that the Ukrainian Armed Forces urgently needed a break? But in vain they assume that they will be allowed to sit quietly on defense.
      1. +5
        December 1 2023
        It was forced to end. The counteroffensive lasted from June 4 to November 30. In fact, six months. There are no more resources to continue the offensive. Moreover, they have problems in the Kupyansky, Artyomovsky and Avdeevsky directions.



        Urgent message from the northern flank of the ARTEMOV direction from military correspondent Timofey Ermakov:

        "It is reported that assault groups of the Russian army managed to reach the center of the village. Bogdanovka. There is an intense battle going on, we are waiting for details from the field. The enemy has lost control of the section of the highway connecting Artyomovsk with Chasovy Yar.”



        Telegram channel “Military Chronicle” also writes about the situation in the ARTEMOV direction.

        Reports are coming in about the advance of the Russian Armed Forces on the northern flank of Artyomovsk and about the breakthrough of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ defense in Bogdanovka (6 km from Artyomovsk). There is no confirmation from the ground yet, but if events develop this way, then the defensive lines of the Ukrainian Armed Forces between Berkhovka and Dubovo-Vasilyevka will soon be tested for strength.

        Bogdanovka itself is a 3-kilometer-long village where the Armed Forces of Ukraine intensively dug in after retreating from Artyomovsk. Less than two kilometers to the west is Chasov Yar.This is the main fortified area of ​​the Ukrainian Armed Forces, around which Ukrainian infantry, equipment and artillery were concentrated after the fall of Artyomovsk in May 2023 year.Enemy forces are trying to maintain the Seversky Donets-Donbass canal as the main line of defense in order to prevent our troops from expanding the territory to Chasov Yar and Konstantinovka.


        Our fighters intensified attacks in the Sinkovka area in the KUPYANSKY direction. Information comes from the ground that Russian troops entered the territory of the village, approaching its central part and occupied almost half of the village. The enemy, in some cases, gives up positions almost without a fight and leaves Sinkovka. Previously, information appeared that this village had crossed under the control of the Russian Armed Forces. Therefore, I would like to clarify: positions in this area changed hands, no one fully controlled Sinkovka.
        Now our fighters began a confident assault on the populated area, writes military correspondent Evgeny Lisitsyn.


        About the situation in the LUGANSK direction - Telegram channel of the Airborne Forces warriors “Winged”.

        Near Kupyansk, south of Liman 1, successful offensive operations were carried out, the enemy was driven out of a number of forest belts, and our soldiers managed to enter the village of Sinkovka. In parallel with this, our units successfully attacked the enemy’s defensive line in the area of ​​​​the village of Zagoruykovka. Forcing the enemy to use reserves to strengthen the second line of defense. Near Kremennaya, in the area of ​​the settlement. Turns, the enemy has been knocked out from several strong points.
        1. 0
          December 1 2023
          Well, how will the girls build defenses in Krynki, Rabotino, Avdeevka?
          Zelensky again smoked too much.
          He would give up the whole thing and go sailing on newly purchased yachts.
          Moreover, he does not have long to live. am
          1. 0
            December 1 2023
            . The first line of defense will be built by the military, it will run along the existing front line. But the rest will be built by the State Agency for Reconstruction and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine by attracting private contractors

            So it turns out that there is no need to build the first line due to its loss, and I can guess how the second and third lines will be “built”
        2. 0
          December 1 2023
          Well, how will the girls build defenses in Krynki, Rabotino, Avdeevka?
          Zelensky again smoked too much.
          He would give up the whole thing and go sailing on newly purchased yachts.
          Moreover, he does not have long to live. am
      2. +5
        December 1 2023
        Quote: rotmistr60
        But in vain they assume that they will be allowed to sit quietly on defense.

        Even now they are not allowed to do so, but in the offensive we achieve only tactical successes. So the Vsushniks will be quite able to build “a line of Umerov there, or someone else”, and more than one
        1. 0
          December 1 2023
          dry-haired people will be able to do it, and more than one

          By using private contractors? But won't it work out like with roads? The money has been spent, all the necessary people are happy, even road There seems to be a line, but in fact there are a couple of trenches with bunkers every kilometer away...
          1. +3
            December 1 2023
            Quote: dzvero
            By using private contractors?

            Well, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will build the first one, they will try their best for themselves, but while we are destroying it, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will reach the next hand
      3. +2
        December 1 2023
        Well, this is an admission that they screwed up. It’s a bit late, of course, but I had to sign that the strategic operation was a failure.
    2. +5
      December 1 2023
      During the counterattack, the male meat ran out. There is nowhere to take it anymore. And Ukrainian girls just can’t master the “lie down” command. We have to declare defense
      1. +3
        December 1 2023
        Quote: rusich
        During the counterattack, the male meat ran out. There is nowhere to take it anymore. And Ukrainian girls just can’t master the “lie down” command. We have to declare defense

        There's still plenty of "meat" left. For example, every now and then they show how “joint groups” of military registration and enlistment officers and police officers are terrorizing men about mobilization. Moreover, there are enough groups of up to 15 people, big-faced, young and strong. True, it is unclear whether this “reserve” will be sent to the front.
      2. +3
        December 1 2023
        And Ukrainian girls just can’t master the “lie down” command. We have to declare defense
        They can, know how and love to carry out the “lie down” command. But lying in a counterattack will not get you far.
    3. +7
      December 1 2023
      The spiritual fathers of the Ukrainian nation also built the “Eastern Wall”.
      1. -3
        December 1 2023
        The army that broke through it no longer exists.
        The man who led that army and country has been erased from the history of the modern “ilite” (and their “spiritual fathers”)
        So the analogy is not entirely clear.

        And yes, the eastern wall was not broken through in order to break through it - but in order to go to Berlin.
        Where are we going now?
        1. +7
          December 1 2023
          Where do you want to go? I am a Crimean myself, so when Crimea returned to Russia, I said that it was a pain in the ass of Ukraine. We, Crimeans, were explained how to teach Ukraine, Moskalyak to Gilyak and all that. If you don’t realize that Russia is defending itself, then you haven’t got something in your head. and this is a question of education and not genetics
    4. +19
      December 1 2023
      Defense will be built by private organizations. Wow, wow, how many sleeps there... they will build it in the end. No one will figure it out anyway.
      1. -1
        December 1 2023
        Capitalism he is
        Make a profit even if everything around you is on fire (even better that way)
      2. 0
        December 1 2023
        The main thing is that the funds will be used
      3. 0
        December 1 2023
        The main thing is that the funds will be used
    5. 0
      December 1 2023
      I wonder how long the fighting could last if both sides go on the defensive?
      1. -8
        December 1 2023
        You are asking unnecessary questions.
      2. -10
        December 1 2023
        There will definitely be enough for your children. In short, it’s better not to think too much
      3. +1
        December 1 2023
        Quote: S.Z.
        I wonder how long the fighting could last if both sides go on the defensive?

        Until the summer of 2025. Trump will no longer finance this brothel.
    6. +2
      December 1 2023
      The counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army is completed, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are going on the defensive, building defenses along the entire front line.

      Shaw? They called from the American regional committee and said “turn it off!” ? )))
      1. +3
        December 1 2023
        Quote: Egoza
        The counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army is completed, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are going on the defensive, building defenses along the entire front line.

        Shaw? They called from the American regional committee and said “turn it off!” ? )))

        Yeah, according to the classics: the time of the paid “counter-offensive” is over. Will you extend it? If your answer is “no”, choose a grid...
      2. +1
        December 1 2023
        Nope, we’re seeing “there’s no money, but you’re holding on” performed by the regional committee smile
        PS I wonder if something happens, will the border guards be the first to flee or will they still wait for the junta’s muzzles to leave?
    7. +2
      December 1 2023
      Now we need to extract funding from Europe and America for the construction of the Zelensky line, and having mastered them properly, buy a couple more yachts.
    8. +1
      December 1 2023
      Farmers' car depots and tractors should become targets in Ukraine. Let them dig up the frozen ground manually.
    9. 0
      December 1 2023
      Well, during the new construction of fortifications, another three to four dozen dollar millionaires will be added among Ukrainian officials.
    10. +2
      December 1 2023
      Have they built anything yet? It is wonderful..
    11. 0
      December 1 2023
      Behind the drug commander’s back, in my opinion, is a copy of the famous painting by the painter Repin “They Arrived.” . . Yes
    12. BAI
      +1
      December 1 2023
      The dog (counterattack) died. Now the question is whether we will give them the opportunity to strengthen themselves. We'll most likely give it
    13. +1
      December 1 2023
      But the rest will be built by the State Agency for Reconstruction and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine by attracting private contractors. And the new operational headquarters will allocate funds for this.

      This is where the most delicious fat is! Papa Bidon will throw some money at the “holy cause”, again....
      1. +1
        December 1 2023
        So I say that there will be money, the question is the implementation of the construction of the Maginot Line. I don’t understand what they were doing there before?
        1. 0
          December 1 2023
          Quote: Alexander Salenko
          I don’t understand what they were doing there before?

          Sawing... request
    14. 0
      December 1 2023
      There are not many cement factories, since they don’t have any cement, there are not so many trucks to transport from the EU, so much electricity is left so that the nuclear power plants don’t explode. Minus the cement factories and the Sumerians don’t have at least pillboxes,
      1. -1
        December 1 2023
        Quote: evgen1221
        Minus the cement factories and the Sumerians don’t have at least pillboxes,

        There are a lot of things you can minus (railways, for example), but they don’t minus the goods... recourse
    15. -2
      December 1 2023
      the second stage of the war is coming, we will throw poop at each other from behind the “fences”, whoever makes a big pile will win...
    16. +8
      December 1 2023
      So.
      And then?
      What's our plan?
      Are we waiting for them to build 3 lines of defense?
      The General Staff of the RF Armed Forces must clearly have a plan for what the RF Armed Forces should do after successfully repelling a counter-offensive.
    17. 0
      December 1 2023
      No, the front is not crumbling! The enemy pulled all the available "Carlosons" near Avdeevka, since to the west there was only the steppe. He needs to get the bleeding out of his nose! For now, he is transferring reserves from one sector of the front to another. This allows us to advance near Artemovsk and Kupyansk. But I wouldn’t break through the defense now. I would wait patiently for Naev!
      Sincerely
    18. 0
      December 1 2023
      “Private contractors”... They openly say: “Finally, we need to catch the “Snatch” abroad!” The theft rate was 30% at building construction sites, 50% on roads, and 85% at military construction sites. Good business! But before you die, you can’t breathe.. And okay, not everyone is running away with the dough.. But the “heroY-raguli” of the collective farms, then they will sincerely wonder why they, the heroes, are being judged and sent to construction camps in Siberia and the Far East.
      1. 0
        December 1 2023
        ...We don't need them here - without them there are enough problems...
        There are more than enough descendants and last of the exiled “Banderaites” here... - since the Second World War - more than enough!...
        So - LEAVE them with you... "smart guys"!..
        ...We can’t fight off the Asians. (It’s true that the “Chinese wave” was shot down... It seems!)
        There weren't enough of these yet!..

        ...What a prostituted manner, almost all the feces go to Siberia!..
    19. Des
      -1
      December 1 2023
      From the article (news): "Now Ukraine is officially on the defensive, the offensive is over."
      That is, they fully admitted that the offensive had failed. And they made a normal decision to switch to strategic defense. This is normal logic. They have nowhere to go. But we have to choose - to fight or “negotiate”. And here everything becomes difficult in any case.
      1. -1
        December 1 2023
        the goals were not achieved, yes.
        but there was an offensive. that means it worked.
    20. -2
      December 1 2023
      In general, the first line of defense will be built by the military, it will run along the existing front line. But the rest will be built by the State Agency for Reconstruction and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine by attracting private contractors. And the new operational headquarters will allocate funds for this.
      The second is along the Polish-Ukrainian border, and the third is along the English Channel.
    21. 0
      December 1 2023
      Ukraine's first step for negotiations? Well, let's see.
    22. -2
      December 1 2023
      Well, this is quite expected. For half a year they still carried out offensive operations.
      Now I wonder - will ours go forward or will both sides prepare an agreement for the winter?
    23. +2
      December 1 2023
      I don’t understand what kind of quirk they had with the counterattack??
      It is clear that Russia is stronger.. it is clear that Russia started the Northern Military District for some purpose.. and certainly not with the goal of defending itself, but to get somewhere (Avdeevka/Odessa/Kiev/Lvov - substitute what is needed)..
      Well, the Armed Forces of Ukraine would initially have been sitting on the defensive then... And it would be easier, and there would be fewer losses..
      And let the Russian Federation suffer in the offensive... and the Armed Forces of Ukraine could slowly accumulate reserves...
      But no - they had to go at all costs and kill Apsten..))
      1. 0
        December 1 2023
        This is politics. Manstein also offered the Fuhrer at 43 to sit out and only counter-attack breakthroughs after the winter campaign where the Germans wasted 4 armies. But no, the Fuhrer rushed to the fortified Kursk Bulge) The same thing here, hi
    24. -1
      December 1 2023
      Khodakovsky said yesterday that the tactic of starving the enemy when acting defensively justifies itself, so they are probably also acting correctly
    25. -1
      December 1 2023
      Hmm, on February 24, 2022, all forces should have been immediately thrown at Kyiv, and not scattered over thousands of kilometers. So you look, now all the nits would be in prison, and the war would not have happened a long time ago.
      1. -1
        December 1 2023
        Pushing on the "children's mat"???!!!
        Sincerely
    26. 0
      December 1 2023
      In general, the foreign media are writing more and more that the counter-offensive is all... it’s logical that we need to go on the defensive.
      The question is where and how they will be able to sit out and what they are planning for later....
      They will start howling about... about the spring counter-attack or whining, we don’t have enough of this, give us this, GIVE MORE!
    27. 0
      December 1 2023
      “Grunt, counter-grunt, grunt (aka “negative grunt”)” ..... and what will this “combat action” be called in the language?
    28. 0
      December 1 2023
      Ukraine officially goes on the defensive, the offensive is over

      The offensive is the time between issuing the order to attack and the order to go on the defensive. And what the troops are doing at this time is completely unimportant.
    29. 0
      December 1 2023
      This is bad - it will be difficult for our guys to gnaw through their lines.
      If they had tried to advance further, Ukraine would have burned through its resources faster

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