They are preparing a “hot meeting” for us in the south of Ukraine. Isn't it time to take the strategic initiative into your own hands?

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They are preparing a “hot meeting” for us in the south of Ukraine. Isn't it time to take the strategic initiative into your own hands?

I have long noticed this pattern: as soon as you delve a little deeper into the situation in any region, readers’ questions immediately appear that require an answer. And quite unexpected. This time, after materials about French policy and the tasks set by President Macron for the “development” of Odessa, a rather unexpected question came about Romania. It sounded like this:

"Dear Alexander! Would you be so kind as to explain the situation with the construction of the American military base in Constanta? We in Turkey are seriously concerned that this base will upset the balance of power in the Black Sea and deprive Turkey and Russia of the ability to control the straits, which means that the situation in the Black Sea region will significantly worsen.”

Everyone knows that President Trump also proposed the option of placing a military base on the territory of Romania. As well as the fact that this issue did not meet with much enthusiasm in the US Congress. Odessa is much better suited for such a base. Moreover, Trump proposed building not a naval base, but a full-fledged military base for NATO and American ground forces fleet.



Today we have the following balance of power. Up to 5 thousand NATO troops are already stationed in Romania on a rotational basis. These are mostly Americans. They are mainly deployed just near Constanta at the former 57th Romanian Air Force base. As far as I understand, it was there that the new military base was planned to be located.

There were reports in the press that, despite the problems, construction had already begun. Allegedly, the Romanians are now engaged in the initial stage, that is, the creation and modernization of infrastructure. Electricity, water, roads, etc. Yes, work is underway, but officially it is just routine repairs and replacement of worn-out equipment.

For me personally, such loud statements are very doubtful. Simply because now the United States has no time for large foreign projects. No one will invest billions in construction that the newly elected president can simply shut down. For some reason, everyone is confident that Trump will win, but where is the guarantee that this is not a difficult game when Trump will simply be replaced by another candidate, for example, due to age or for another reason.

Why do Americans need a base in the Black Sea region?


This is where I want to start. Why does the US need another base? And why were Constanta and Odessa chosen? Probably, it is necessary to start with the Turkish Republic. Turkish readers are probably familiar with the phrase “Blue Homeland”. Let me explain for the Russians.

In 2006, retired Admiral Cem Gurdeniz said that the biggest threat to Turkey is NATO membership. The motivation was this. NATO is increasingly turning from a defensive alliance into an offensive one. And this contradicts the peace-loving policy of the Turkish Republic. The country can easily be drawn into any military conflict.

I don’t want to go deeper into this topic. I’ll just say very briefly: according to the doctrine (and after modification by another admiral Cihat Yaycı, this is precisely the doctrine, although it has not been officially adopted, it is in force) for the Turkish Republic it is important to protect not only land borders, but also water ones, including the shelf. Once I even saw a poster at one of the demonstrations: “Not a drop of water, not a handful of earth for enemies" This is also an echo of “Blue Homeland”.

According to this doctrine, the Black Sea is Turkey’s patrimony, where it has the right to pursue a policy independent of NATO and the United States. The Turks agree to share the Black Sea with Russia, naturally, with their own control over the straits, but they react very painfully to the appearance of any other players. Washington knows this.

However, they understand that if in the Mediterranean the Turks can be forced to do something, as members of NATO, then in the Black Sea they can simply send any ally or enemy, simply by closing the straits to passage. They also understand the unreliability of Turkey as an ally. Especially after what happened when the Russian plane was shot down. When the alliance simply abandoned the Turks. “Figure it out for yourself!”

The appearance of an American military base in Constanta will mean that in the event of the closure of the straits, the NATO bloc will have the necessary number of personnel and equipment to conduct a joint operation of the ground forces and the navy.

The question of the fleet remains. The Montreux Doctrine, to be more specific. But with the advent of the database, this issue can be resolved. What, for example, will prevent the US Navy from transferring several old ships to Romania? After all, the United States has already carried out such an operation in the Baltic, when it transferred old, but quite working ships to Poland.

I think that, unlike us, Turkey is already thinking about measures to counter the US plans. And this is why this question arose. And we will move on to our business. We do not have any special doctrine on the Black Sea, and for us a new military base, if it is actually built, will become a very big “thorn” in the area of ​​the fifth point.

Let's start with geography. Romania has access to the Black Sea. Further, it borders with Ukraine and Moldova. It is located in close proximity to Transnistria. Simply put, Romania is a fairly promising springboard for NATO troops in the event of a serious conflict. Further, it is quite convenient to practice attacks on Crimea from the ports of Romania.

There is one more factor that must be taken into account when deciding on the appearance of this base. Consent of the country's government! Moreover, the government views the American base not as a source of additional income, although this factor is also taken into account, but as the only real defense of the country from attack... by Russia. A sort of Poland, only on the southern flank of NATO.

Thus, Russia, like Turkey, loses the guaranteed passage of its fleet through the straits when a base appears. That is, the Americans will have the opportunity to completely control and even threaten our communications. This is the kind of “thorn” that can arise in our Black Sea.

In addition, Costanza is not so far from the Mediterranean Sea, and therefore from the Middle East. Which is also important in light of the problems organized by the Houthis in the Red Sea. It is much safer to deliver cargo from Romania to Israel than through the Red Sea. That is, this is an additional corridor for supplies to the Middle East, to Israel.

Some conclusions from the situation in the region


Alas, in my opinion, we have not yet seized the strategic initiative from the United States, Britain and France. I draw this conclusion not only from the analysis of specific material, but also from those that were written earlier. NATO is really preparing for war, and war on a broad front, as Hitler planned in the last century. Everything has worked out in the northern direction, now attention is focused on the south.

Zelensky announced this at the beginning of the year. Remember his words that Crimea and the Black Sea will become the center of gravity of the war? It was said, by the way, on January 1 in an interview with the British The Economist. And if we add to this his own words about solving the problem of Transnistria by December of this year? It seems that the plan was developed last year, when it became clear that the counteroffensive had failed.

How to interpret the sudden decision of the President of Moldova to hold a national referendum on the country’s accession to the EU and NATO? Let's not be naive, such a decision cannot arise just like that. Moldova is a poor country and it will not be easy to spend money on a referendum. And Sandu understands that with the economic indicators that Moldova has, they will not be accepted into the EU. This means that there is a behind-the-scenes agreement between the EU, NATO and Moldova on this issue...

I will add here my conclusion that the events on the border of the Belgorod region are happening for a reason, but have the goal of changing the plans for the attack on the southern flank, towards Odessa. This also includes numerous reports from Western and Ukrainian media about Russia’s preparation for an attack on the Dnieper Hydroelectric Power Station.

Remember how it was the first time when the same campaign was carried out at the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric station. Considering the insanity of the Kyiv authorities, Ukraine may well make huge sacrifices among the civilian population by blowing up the Dnieper hydroelectric station. This will significantly complicate the crossing of the Dnieper and will force our command to postpone the operation for several months.

I wrote quite a lot about plans for a French landing in Odessa. I don’t think I’ll reveal any secret, but there are plans for a similar landing on Western Ukraine. True, Poland, Romania and Britain plan to participate in it.

By the way, I wrote above that the new base is planned to be located at the 57th Romanian Air Force base. What is this base “famous” for now? This is the base airfield for American reconnaissance forces. drones and a planned Ukrainian F-16 base. In addition, this is where Western weapons are sent to Ukraine.

I understand that we are “hitting our tails” again. They attack, we respond. I understand that seizing the initiative is necessary. But I don’t see any ways, other than radical ones, to do this.

Our successes at the front infuriate Kyiv's Western allies. Unlike Ukrainian “strategists,” Western ones are smarter and more far-sighted. They are already preparing quite serious problems for us for next year.

Today the media is bursting with reports of the bombing of Ukrainian cities. Moreover, in addition to the traditional Ukrainian “what are we for?”, there are also quite sane opinions that the power of the Russian army has increased to such a level that now even the NATO army cannot cope with it. Honestly, this makes me happy. I was pleased today by the announcement of Minister Shoigu’s visit to a plant for the production of aerial bombs, and by the announcement of the mass production of FAB-1500 and FAB-3000.

Above I mentioned the radical countermeasures of the United States and NATO. I’m afraid to frighten off the thought, but I’ll voice it anyway. The best stop for an aggressor is our strength. They should be afraid of us! Not us, but us! And then everything will fall into place.
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  1. +32
    25 March 2024 04: 24
    The best stop for an aggressor is our strength. They should be afraid of us! Not us, but us! And then everything will fall into place.

    We cannot instill feelings of love, respect or hatred and contempt at will. But we can have a feeling of fear or at least respect, if we have the strength and will. Russia has the strength, but as for the will...
    1. 0
      25 March 2024 04: 40
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      But we can have a feeling of fear, or at least APPEARANCE, if we have the strength and will.
      1. +18
        25 March 2024 05: 07
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        with strength and will.

        There is strength and there is will, but there is no willpower....No!
        1. +40
          25 March 2024 05: 42
          The author briefly mentioned events near the borders of the Belgorod region. I wonder if we are so strong, then what kind of vegetable still hasn’t driven the enemy 100 kilometers away? Another hooray. The NATO army cannot cope with us. So they haven't really started yet. I don’t know whether it’s true or not that again two large landing craft were damaged or destroyed. Only the presence of nuclear weapons saves us from intervention.
          1. -10
            25 March 2024 07: 41
            I'll answer you. In order to occupy the territories in a semi-ring around Kharkov now, it is necessary to deploy a group of thousands of five hundred bayonets, we do not have such a force. And no one will withdraw troops from directions where we are practically putting the squeeze on the enemy. Be patient! Within two months, such events will occur at the front that all skeptics will calm down...
            1. +23
              25 March 2024 07: 57
              For more than two years now, events have been happening that make us confused and do not understand what kind of leadership we have. The borders have been a nightmare since last summer. 302 thousand have already been mobilized, more than 400 thousand have signed a contract. And that's not enough. According to Shoigu, there are 2500 enemy forces on the Belgorod border, which requires 500 thousand to drive them away.
              1. +11
                25 March 2024 08: 28
                You don't understand what kind of leadership they have? Who assured you that the goals of our “elite” correspond to what they tell us?
              2. -9
                25 March 2024 08: 42
                The front line is over 1 km, we now have about 000 in the Northern Military District zone and still have a reserve of about 700. This is not enough to conduct military operations, so we are working at the tactical level. But the example of Avdeevka showed that in the event of a breakthrough in the defense, the enemy begins to lose serious territory. We must understand that, in essence, the Avdeevka operation is still ongoing. The final point will be Pokrovsk.
                1. +8
                  25 March 2024 08: 50
                  Why are you answering me with slogans? 2500 people at the border according to Shoigu. According to your needs, you need 100 thousand. From Bakhmut to Chasov Yar it is 15 km. The Avdeevka operation lasts two years, as long as 10, 15, 20 km have passed.
                  1. -4
                    25 March 2024 08: 55
                    I don’t answer with slogans! These are your slogans. What does it have to do with what Shoigu said? He took Krynki a month ago, although there are still Ukrainians there.
                    There are currently no available troops to cover Kharkov. First we need to break through the front in the area of ​​Ugledar, Kurakhovo, Ocheretino and reach the Oskol River in the north. And in order to take Kharkov, you also need to return Izyum. How will you do this without returning Krasny Lyman?
                    1. +3
                      25 March 2024 09: 00
                      No one is calling for Kharkov to be taken. But 2500 people can be dispersed, but it’s better to sit on the defensive
                      1. -3
                        25 March 2024 09: 13
                        What 2500? Where did this nonsense come from? In Kharkov and around it, the Ukrainian concentrated about 100 bayonets, and possibly more.
                      2. -2
                        25 March 2024 15: 03
                        I agree with you in everything, it’s nice to read adequate comments! +good
                      3. -5
                        25 March 2024 16: 33
                        And you can answer what this group will do if the Russian Armed Forces launch strikes from the territory of the Belgorod, Kursk and Bryansk regions. As for the fact that there are no reserves, the number of ground forces of the Russian Federation is approximately 640 thousand people. without any mobilization.
                      4. +1
                        26 March 2024 14: 55
                        Quote: bug120560
                        And you can answer what this group will do if the Russian Armed Forces launch strikes from the territory of the Belgorod, Kursk and Bryansk regions.

                        By what forces will this be accomplished? Right now we do not have the necessary grouping for this. In 2-3 months there will be enough strength to form one. Everything has its time . The enemy is forcing us to make a false start, and you are demanding the same?

                        Quote: bug120560
                        As for the fact that there are no reserves, the number of ground forces of the Russian Federation is approximately 640 thousand people. without any mobilization.

                        And where did you get such data? At the time of the start of the Northern Military District, the number of ground forces of the Russian Armed Forces was 280 thousand. Another 50 thousand Airborne Forces and about 20 thousand Marine Marines of the Navy. At the moment, together with those mobilized and signed a contract for the Northern Military District, we have about 1 million bayonets (including reserve). And we need 1,5 million. By the beginning of summer, we will have such forces ready, the weather will rise, the ground will dry out, the reserves will come up, the industry will prepare everything that is needed, military universities will graduate (for new formations, new commanders are needed, especially at the lower level). No matter how much she wants, a woman cannot give birth to a full-fledged child in less than 9 months - she will either have a miscarriage or be premature. Be patient - the combat deployment of new formations takes time just like the birth of a child. . And do not play along with the enemy with your hysterics.
                        Don’t be like a young bull fussing around a seasoned breeding bull - the herd of cows under our hill will not escape us.
                2. +3
                  25 March 2024 16: 04
                  Quote: Mikhail-Ivanov
                  Front line over 1 km

                  Along most of this line there is nothing more serious than sporadic shooting. What's happening west of Rabotino? Nothing at all since March 2022. This allows the susushniks to concentrate in several places, since we heroically defend ourselves where they do not hold any troops
                  1. -1
                    26 March 2024 15: 08
                    Quote from alexoff
                    Along most of this line there is nothing more serious than sporadic shooting. What's happening west of Rabotino? Nothing at all since March 2022.

                    Do you want our troops to advance on every kilometer of a 1000-kilometer front? Look at the database map to see how many areas are currently being promoted. Our troops are already stretching their reserves, not allowing them to concentrate enough forces in one area. And how can you demand that the Army attack during the spring thaw?
                    Quote from alexoff
                    what is happening west of Rabotino?

                    This is the section of the front closest to Zaporozhye. Do you propose to launch an assault on... Zaporozhye?
                    Every good deed has its due date - when it is ready.
                    Or are you impatient to see the blown up Dnieper hydroelectric power station and flooded settlements? Why do you need Zaporozhye, which is located on both sides of the Dnieper? You have to take it from both sides. In my time .
                    1. +2
                      26 March 2024 15: 41
                      Quote: bayard
                      Do you want our troops to advance on every kilometer of a 1000-kilometer front?

                      In the 20th century, people came up with a maneuver war, where you don’t have to stand and defend yourself from a threat, spending a lot of energy on nothing, but create a threat to the enemy here and there, so that he spends money on defense and doesn’t know where to defend himself. Since the fall of 2022, they did not have to hold the front along our borders, we didn’t even think about trying anything, we retreated wherever possible in the Kharkov region. They themselves held their forces there, but the enemy had three and a half disabled people sitting there, the rest were in battle.
                      Quote: bayard
                      This is the section of the front closest to Zaporozhye. Do you propose to launch an assault on... Zaporozhye?

                      This could have been done in March 2022, but the front stood motionless.
                      Quote: bayard
                      Or are you impatient to see the blown up Dnieper hydroelectric power station and flooded settlements?

                      If you're afraid of wolves, don't go into the forest. To prevent the dams from being blown up, special groups had to be prepared in advance. Like Brandenburg 800. But of course you can win quickly this way, and we love negotiations
                      1. 0
                        26 March 2024 16: 58
                        Quote from alexoff
                        In the 20th century, people came up with maneuver warfare,

                        This war began as a maneuverable one, and with such fast and dashing coverage and breakthroughs. Just like the WWII, it quickly moved into the positional phase. The RF Armed Forces had no choice but to go on strategic defense and deploy, instead of the Small Army so beloved by the guarantors, a Normal and Full-Fledged Army. And this takes time. Minimum 1,5-2 years. I repeat - MINIMUM. Because officers (who were not trained here) do not materialize from “condensed air,” and new formations need commanders of all levels, all military specialties and sufficient qualifications. Where can you get these when they don't exist?
                        And how to arm this Normal, and therefore Big Army? The industry must also produce, capitalize and modernize military equipment and weapons from storage bases, launch military production, build new military garrisons, training grounds, classrooms with simulators... that’s all. What didn't happen.
                        This is what the Ministry of Defense is doing all the time while “the front is standing.”
                        Quote from alexoff
                        Since the fall of 2022, they did not have to hold the front along our borders, we didn’t even think about trying anything, we retreated wherever possible in the Kharkov region.

                        Young man . Autumn. 2022 our group in the Kharkov region. was defeated and, leaving vast territories, retreated before enemy forces that were almost an order of magnitude (about 7 times) superior. We have no troops on the border with the Kharkov region. there was none, except for a slight veil of conscripts (!). What kind of offensive could we talk about if our guys had been fighting without rotation since February-March? Hundreds of thousands holding back the onslaught of the mobilized army of the Ukrainian Armed Forces?
                        Russia did not have any Army at the time of the start of the Northern Military District. There were “amusing regiments” for parades and biathlons. 280 thousand Ground Forces... with cooks, clerks, huntsmen, drivers... conscripts and other staff and non-combatants... This is a little more than nothing.
                        Quote from alexoff
                        Quote: bayard
                        Or are you impatient to see the blown up Dnieper hydroelectric power station and flooded settlements?

                        Afraid of wolves - do not go to the forest.

                        And if you are “drunk” already in the forest and - here they are wolves?
                        Quote from alexoff
                        Of course you can win quickly, but we love negotiations

                        It was from weakness. A strong person does not seek negotiations.
                        Now Russia has become and continues to become strong, and we do not need negotiations at all. That is why they are trying to force us to commit terrorist attacks, blackmailing us with new ones.
                        Who?
                        MI6 of course. The USA is not up to us now - they have elections and a Civil War on the horizon.
                        The buildup of Central Asia and Transcaucasia is also their work.
              3. 0
                April 1 2024 01: 47
                This means that any decision is being slowed down in Moscow.
            2. +4
              25 March 2024 08: 29
              There have been so many such forecasts, but things are still there.
              1. -8
                25 March 2024 08: 56
                A week before the assault on Avdeevka, “specialists” and skeptics came here too. Then everyone left somewhere, probably on vacation)
        2. +2
          25 March 2024 20: 16
          Staver - they should be afraid of us!! And? So they’re not afraid. They just realized who they were dealing with. With the empty-headed people at the very top. Well, what about the Russian soldier? He’ll pull through and win. I hope.
          1. -3
            26 March 2024 15: 24
            Quote from: dmi.pris1
            They realized who they were dealing with. The empty nesters at the very top.

            In your opinion, we should have been waging a nuclear war with all of NATO and their allies for two years now?
            The ONLY thing holding NATO back from direct involvement is our nuclear potential. We had no other potential in conventional terms 2 years ago. But now it already exists. And it continues to unfold, strengthen and gain combat experience. Or give you a false start? This is why the Sumerians on the northern border are now trying to involve and provoke us into an unprepared and not properly supported offensive operation. There is no need to play on the side of the enemy. We will only have a sufficient group for an offensive by the summer. Then you will see everything.
            The Russian Federation did not have any Army at the start of the Northern Military District. It (the Northern Military District) began essentially as “amusing regiments”, hastily mobilized corps of Donbass, and with the help of volunteer battalions, which were formed in fire order already during the Northern Military District.
            Do you want the same disastrous experience to be repeated now?
            Nicholas II in 1914 also moved like this “saving Paris” - with the non-mobilized Army in East Prussia. And he destroyed the Empire.
            You need to LEARN from mistakes. And not to repeat them over and over again - without brains and in a hysterical outburst.
            “War is not about who will shoot whom. War is about WHO CHANGES WHOM’S MIND” - x\f “And the dawns here are quiet.”
            1. +1
              27 March 2024 08: 49
              I’ve been hearing about “sufficient grouping” for two years now. What was not decided in the spring of 2014 is now costing a lot of blood. And we can talk about “sufficiency” for at least ten years. Only it won’t exist anymore.
      2. -14
        25 March 2024 07: 39
        Since childhood, I have been told that the West is up to something. During the Union, our propagandists explained in special magazines that Rambo was bad. And this ill-fated West has achieved nothing for so many decades. They fled Haiti ten days ago.
        1. +11
          25 March 2024 08: 20
          Quote: Mikhail-Ivanov
          Since childhood, I have been told that the West is up to something. During the Union, our propagandists explained in special magazines that Rambo was bad. And this ill-fated West has achieved nothing for so many decades.

          Well, yes, the collapse of the Union, the bloody mess in the Middle East, the war is not even on the doorstep, but in Russia, a direct threat to Russia from within - this is “not nothing”, this is a huge success.
          It’s just that where they couldn’t do Rambo, they could do Agent Smith, to put it in cinematic imagery.
          1. -10
            25 March 2024 08: 44
            What does the West have to do with the collapse of the Union? You have re-read and reviewed the propaganda! The union was destroyed by the party nomenklatura, which lived its own life. The same processes are now happening in the USA.
            1. +9
              25 March 2024 09: 13
              Quote: Mikhail-Ivanov
              You have re-read and reviewed the propaganda! The union was destroyed by the party nomenklatura, which lived its own life.

              Oh, well, yes, the West didn’t lift a finger for the collapse of the USSR, just as it is doing nothing now for the collapse of Russia. This is who you have to be not to see such things...

              Quote: Mikhail-Ivanov
              The same processes are now happening in the USA.
              Are they being ruined by the party nomenklatura?
              1. +7
                25 March 2024 10: 51
                Dear Vladimir_2U, you are both right and wrong.
                1. Union - The USSR was truly destroyed by the party nomenklatura, which began to grow fat after the death of I.V. Stalin and Khrushchev’s coming to power. This process ended under the “marked” - under Gorbachev. And, moreover, if before the “tagged” USSR it was still possible to save by directing development, conditionally, according to the Chinese version, then during and after the “tagged” USSR it was no longer possible to save. His fate was sealed. Add here also the closest associates of the tagged: Yakovlev, Shevardnadze, etc., and everything generally becomes predictable for the USSR: collapse and complete collapse of the economy.
                2. You are right. The West really put enormous efforts into the collapse of the USSR, which were aimed precisely at feeding and maintaining the 5th column within the USSR, which was represented by all these truth-tellers, peacemakers, dissidents, all these Solzhenitsyns, etc. Here we can add errors in the economy: oversizing the production of means of production in relation to consumer goods, liquidation of private owners, private personal farming, etc., directing excessive resources to maintain various regimes around the world, etc., separating them from development inside the country, which the West used to its fullest in its propaganda of the beautiful and sweet life in the West. This, in turn, was an additional factor disintegrating the party and economic nomenklatura of the USSR. The result is known: the collapse and liquidation of the USSR.
                Summary:
                The USSR was destroyed by the betrayal of the party and economic elite and the activities of the 5th column of the West within the union.
                1. +7
                  25 March 2024 16: 09
                  Quote: The Truth
                  feeding and maintaining the 5th column within the USSR, which was represented by all these truth-tellers, peacemakers, dissidents, all these Solzhenitsyns, etc.

                  The Soviet elite was messing around with this dissent, much like the Kremlin is now fighting with liberals like Gozman or Nevzorov. And for the most part, those imprisoned on political charges were actually communist proletarians who believed that there were traitors in the government. And by the way, they were not spared at all. And even now they do not spare.
                  1. 0
                    25 March 2024 16: 25
                    The Soviet elite was messing around with this dissent

                    Dear alexoff, it’s strange to hear and read this here on VO.
                    For reference.
                    Solzhenitsyn served 8 years in prisons and camps with exile to Kazakhstan after serving his sentence.
                    Novodvorskaya did not stay in prison for long, then she was treated in a psychiatric clinic.
                    A. Sakharov - physicist, was in exile in Gorky, now N. Novgorod.
                    V. Bukovsky spent a total of twelve years in psychiatric prison hospitals, labor camps and prisons.
                    I. Brodsky received 5 years for parasitism, was sentenced to five years and exiled to the Konoshsky district of the Arkhangelsk region, was expelled from the USSR and deprived of citizenship.
                    etc.
                    So, compare. Therefore, your remark above is, at the very least, untrue.
                    1. +5
                      25 March 2024 17: 05
                      Quote: The Truth
                      Dear alexoff, it’s strange to hear and read this here on VO.

                      Why, at VO it is necessary that the USSR is heaven on earth, everything that was done was wonderful?
                      Quote: The Truth
                      Solzhenitsyn served 8 years in prisons and camps with exile to Kazakhstan after serving his sentence.

                      What year was he in prison? In what year was he rehabilitated? Where did he live after that? Is deportation over the hill to sponsors such a punishment?
                      Quote: The Truth
                      Novodvorskaya did not stay in prison for long, then she was treated in a psychiatric clinic.

                      Obviously undertreated
                      Quote: The Truth
                      A. Sakharov - physicist, was in exile in Gorky, now N. Novgorod.

                      He dissented for a long time, policed ​​the Nobel Prize, gathered gatherings, they sent him to suffer in Nizhny Novgorod after more than 10 years, what a nightmare! They also force-fed him, like Navalny.
                      Quote: The Truth
                      So, compare.

                      Three and a half people were slightly injured. Just like those few courtesans who danced in the temple. Or who was screwed at rallies. What a struggle it is! Shchelokov fought so hard against his outright enemies that he asked them to understand and forgive. And I’m not even talking about Bandera’s followers, who were physically extinguished under Stalin on the territory of other countries, and then they suddenly became good, respected people.
                      Let's better compare what happened with Sablin and Kravchenko, with Strelkov and Mozgov. It will immediately become clear who is the enemy and who is
                      1. -3
                        25 March 2024 17: 13
                        Three and a half people were slightly injured.

                        Dear alexoff, I’m not engaged in education here. I cited several high-profile names as examples.
                        If you are so interested in the fate of all dissidents in the USSR, then you yourself will find everything you need on the net, or you can contact the relevant authorities for clarification; now all information on dissidents is open.
                      2. +2
                        25 March 2024 17: 23
                        So what am I doing wrong? Or did you just say something about how dissidents were unscrupulously sent to cities with a population of over a million and forced to live there? Well, we probably have a million dissidents exiled to Nizhny, poor and unfortunate people live there, suffering from the regime. Try to formulate the thought, otherwise you have some kind of mess in your head, backed up by great self-esteem
                      3. 0
                        26 March 2024 22: 35
                        Bukovsky and Novodvorskaya are big names???

                        Crazy psychopaths and outright freaks

                        And your so dearly beloved Solzhenitsyn was not a dissident, but a deserter... From the front... When the soldiers laid down their lives in the after days, hours and minutes of the war, this miracle decided that he was not like that...
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            0
            25 March 2024 14: 53
            Quote: Vladimir_2U
            Quote: Mikhail-Ivanov
            Since childhood, I have been told that the West is up to something. During the Union, our propagandists explained in special magazines that Rambo was bad. And this ill-fated West has achieved nothing for so many decades.

            Well yes, collapse of the Union, a bloody mess in the Middle East, war is not even on the doorstep, but in Russia, a direct threat to Russia from within is “not nothing”, it is a huge success.
            It’s just that where they couldn’t do Rambo, they could do Agent Smith, to put it in cinematic imagery.

            or your own naive idiocy sad ...
  2. +34
    25 March 2024 05: 16
    [B]
    Our successes at the front infuriate Kyiv's Western allies. [
    /b] What progress? Have you completely liberated the territory of the DPR?
    1. -26
      25 March 2024 05: 52
      If you haven’t noticed, more than 20 percent of Former Ukraine are Russian regions. Of course, it’s not what we would like, but if there’s no fish, then there’s fish.
      1. +17
        25 March 2024 05: 58
        I noticed that the Kherson region and Zaporozhye were liberated without a fight. But Kherson was quickly returned, and intensive preparations have been underway for the assault on Zaporozhye for two years now. I also noticed that Mariupol, when the Armed Forces of Ukraine were evacuated from there due to the offensive of the DPR militias, can was returned many years ago.
        1. -20
          25 March 2024 06: 04
          Well, what can we do now? Not everything works out the way you want. In general, I thought that we would smear Ukraine on the asphalt in three months, but the West intervened... and we have what we have. Want it fast? Use nuclear weapons. Of course, there will be a lot of stink from the West, but on the other hand, isn’t there any now?
          1. +11
            25 March 2024 06: 14
            Want it fast? Use nuclear weapons.
            Is it sold in gun stores? Post the address of such a store.
            Well, what can we do now?
            Well, of course... We can’t live without difficulties, just in a hammock and a diving suit. I like to forge cold iron.
            1. -4
              25 March 2024 18: 49
              Hmm... So that means we're crap and don't know how to fight? So what? Can you say this to those who are fighting there without fear for their faces? And just don’t blame everything on the generals, otherwise you’ll start telling me how bad the king is.
          2. +25
            25 March 2024 06: 17
            Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
            but the West intervened...

            But the links to this are very interesting.
            “The West intervened” - and how? Supplies of weapons and ammunition? What, our army cannot fight an enemy who has shells and, allegedly, rusty tanks and decommissioned NATO equipment? Isn't this designed for?
            If you haven’t noticed, more than 20 percent of Former Ukraine are Russian regions

            And how many of them after 2014 were ALREADY not Ukrainian?
            You will also include Crimea in the territorial list.
            1. -5
              25 March 2024 18: 40
              Yeah, and billions of dollars euros written off. No, the West did not provide money to Ukraine... Didn’t finance it? So? And war is, first of all, about money. Also say no.

              Why can’t Crimea be remembered? You say, don’t talk too much - Crimea is Russian. You are asking the wrong question, you should ask “Were ALREADY Russian.” Not at all except Crimea.
              1. +2
                26 March 2024 05: 00
                Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
                Why can’t Crimea be remembered?

                So remember in what year he became ours again. Of these 20% of the territory.
                Money - what, they themselves are fighting? Money is a universal equivalent, as you know - that is, the same shells and rusty tanks.
                1. -3
                  26 March 2024 05: 23
                  Don't compost my brains. In addition to money, although that is enough for our conversation as an argument, patriots, Abrams, leopards, howitzers, etc. What do you want me to do? Should I list and chew everything? Type in the search “weapons supplied to Ukraine” - I’m not your nanny. Who are you and where are you from? Otherwise, you smell a little wrong... Lard or what? You are too vehemently defending the Armed Forces of Ukraine and belittling our people.

                  Crimea was taken away from you in 14. Then Strelkov and some people went to Donbass and started an uprising, then I went there, now my son is there. Would you like to briefly describe the war of 08.08.08/XNUMX/XNUMX? I wasn't there. What else do you want to know? Tell you about the Punic Wars?
                  1. +1
                    26 March 2024 20: 32
                    Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
                    Salom or what? You are too vehemently defending the Armed Forces of Ukraine and belittling our people.

                    Your brains rather smell like lard.

                    Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
                    "weapons supplied to Ukraine"

                    So, is the country of lard armed according to NATO standards? Does she have hundreds of Patriots?
                    If it is so heavily armed, what can we say about such giants as Turkey? And who was our army intended to fight?
                    According to your statements, the Ukrainian army is generally the first in the world.
                    1. -1
                      27 March 2024 03: 06
                      So why are you defending the Ukrainian Armed Forces? And why do you hate Russians? I don't see any other answer except that you... you know who. And try to answer these questions of mine, otherwise you’re just asking questions - you’re comfortable, that’s how the tsipso usually works.
                      No, not hundreds of Patriots, but if you add the cheetah and self-propelled Stormer and some other little things (IRIS, Aspide, NASAMS, HAWK) then you get hundreds, and if you add MANPADS here then in general thousands or tens of thousands.
                      According to me? How did you manage to twist my words? No... you're definitely a sissy. I wonder what if I say that I sent a couple of yours to Bandera and my son seems to be fruitfully destroying the fat eaters. You will probably be offended? I argued and maintain that the West supplies huge quantities of weapons to these pig-like creatures (Ukrainians) and we are at war with the West as well. Well, ask me something else, you don’t know how to use the search yourself.
        2. -4
          25 March 2024 08: 58
          and intensive preparations are underway for the assault on Zaporozhye

          To begin covering Zaporozhye, you must first take Novomikhailovka and knock out the Ukrainian from Ugledar. Then take Kurakhovo and go behind enemy lines behind the Orekhov - Gulyai-Polye line. At the same time, it is necessary to take Krasnogorovka from the north, for which there are currently battles.
      2. +7
        25 March 2024 08: 58
        This is part of the DPR and LPR which were under control. Kherson, Zaporozhye, Kharkov regions without fortification lines and troops occupied at the beginning of the Northern Military District and how many were left later. Where the lines of fortifications come to a standstill and they attack head-on.
  3. +20
    25 March 2024 05: 17
    If we take not very biased foreign publications (there are still such ones), then for many years the central question there has been: “Show someone who can properly explain what Russia’s strategy is.” And this question began to be asked in various forms long before the Northern Military District, even before the crisis in Ukraine. There are some doubts that we ourselves have a clear idea of ​​ourselves in the world in about 10 years. There is no need to talk about longer periods at all.
    1. Eug
      +4
      25 March 2024 05: 58
      Russia's strategy is to be allowed into its rightful place in the world community without changing the essence of this community. Something like this....
      1. +9
        25 March 2024 06: 07
        Well, she was gladly accepted and let in, accepted into the most important world organizations. But she was offended for something and spat with them. She decided that her level was the poorest and most backward countries in the world, the world's outcasts.
      2. +8
        25 March 2024 06: 22
        Quote: Eug
        Russia's strategy is to be allowed into its rightful place in the world community without changing the essence of this community. Something like this....

        What are the criteria for a worthy place and who determines it?
        We were shown a place that suited everyone, including our elite - a gas station, but without much international respect.
        But - I wanted to, like in the fairy tale about the Goldfish
        He wants to be the mistress of the sea;
        To live in the Sea of ​​Okiyan,
        That you yourself served her
        And she would have it on her errands

        And China, South Korea, Taiwan are allowed to take their rightful place
        1. +8
          25 March 2024 06: 59
          And China is allowed to take its rightful place...

          But China is already letting itself go and everyone has to reckon with it.
    2. +19
      25 March 2024 06: 20
      Quote: nikolaevskiy78
      then for many years now the central question has been: “Show someone who can properly explain what Russia’s strategy is.”

      It’s just that many Western publications, from old memory, remembering the Empire and the USSR, believe that the Russian authorities generally have state interests. It doesn’t matter whether they are capitalist, socialist, or even theocratic, but they exist. The fact that they have interests, but they are not state interests, but exclusively personal, at most group (which is quite typical for countries of peripheral capitalism) is difficult to understand and most importantly interferes with the Western propaganda picture of a terrible Russia and a terrible Putin.
      From the outside, the behavior of people who have only personal interests, but who, by the will of fate, are at the helm of the state looks like a lack of strategy.
    3. -7
      25 March 2024 07: 13
      Quote: nikolaevskiy78
      There are some doubts that we ourselves have a clear idea of ​​ourselves in the world in about 10 years. There is no need to talk about longer periods at all.

      And no one in the world can now plan for 10 years.
      For example, the probability of Biden/Trump winning the election is 33%, because any of them can die at any moment due to age. And there will be a new candidate who can unite America. Who can guarantee this? No, it can't...
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  5. +31
    25 March 2024 06: 01
    The respected author has just repeated his epic Kherson feat (this is when he wrote in the morning about confidently repelling all attacks and on the same day Kherson was surrendered). Let me remind you on the morning of the 23rd, in an article dedicated to the terrorist attack in Crocus, he wrote “The bandits have nothing to do with Caucasians or representatives of Asian countries.” there are none.
    And now there are new revelations, it turns out that the West has already abandoned the eastern regions of Ukraine (in fact, the West has even abandoned the sacred and extremely beneficial for it Istanbul agreements, this is where the lease of Crimea is, and now it is not considering other options except the 1991 border), but will fight for Odessa (in fact, we had difficulty repelling enemy attacks along our bank of the Dnieper and threw him into the river in Krynki).
    In general, with such a talent for the evil eye and level of foresight, it is wiser and more profitable from a propaganda point of view to use the author’s forecasts and assessments in reverse.
    For example, if the author writes that everything is bad and tomorrow we will surrender Belgorod, then everyone, of course, will unanimously scold him, but this will not come true, we will surrender Belgorod. and this will make the souls of the people a little calmer, and some kind of confidence will appear.
    1. +19
      25 March 2024 06: 18
      And when, let’s say, they conclude a “obscene peace,” the author will begin to present it as an expected victory.
      1. +23
        25 March 2024 06: 28
        Quote: parusnik
        And when, let’s say, they conclude a “obscene peace,” the author will begin to present it as an expected victory.

        Of course, he will write - we fought against all of NATO and won! (this is if we can at least conclude a truce on LBS).
        But the whole point of the joke is that everyone views the obscene world as the worst option, as something terrible. But in reality it still needs to be concluded. For now, at least, no one is going to conclude it with the leadership of the Russian Federation.
        1. +8
          25 March 2024 06: 33
          Yeah... Apparently, our leadership likes to forge cold iron, as I wrote above.
        2. +6
          25 March 2024 08: 34
          And it would have been concluded a long time ago, Putin has been talking about this for over a year now, but the Ukrainian enemies of the USSR do not agree, but they will agree anyway, and they will explain to the “hurray-patriots” on both sides, “with tears in their voices,” that it was for the sake of saving the lives of their citizens.
    2. +8
      25 March 2024 08: 28
      Honestly, I think that the author also made up the request from some people living in Turkey and worried about the base in Romania.
  6. +2
    25 March 2024 06: 38
    Even if no one had spoken about the importance of the Black Sea, it would not have lost its relevance since the time of Ushakov. Every child knows this. There is nothing to argue with here. The initiative must be taken into your own hands. The only question is how. In many ways, you will have to step on someone’s interests. Including the interests of Turkey.
  7. +11
    25 March 2024 06: 39
    “They are preparing a “hot meeting” for us in the south of Ukraine.”.......
    NO-No.... They are still COOKING. When they are prepared, our brilliant headquarters will begin to “storm”. Or more precisely, they will push our Guys into a meat grinder to die.
    The idea of ​​the Americans must be put into mincemeat: to kill as many Russians as possible.
    Therefore, “ours” are waiting for the Banderlogs to PREPARE.
  8. +19
    25 March 2024 06: 47
    ...the peace-loving policy of the Turkish Republic

    I teared up.
    1. +2
      25 March 2024 16: 10
      In general, as soon as I started reading this article, my mouth opened up more and more in surprise, and the last hairs on the top of my head began to move strangely, and in the end I could not finish reading. I stopped reading with the feeling that I was in ward No. 6.
  9. +8
    25 March 2024 06: 53
    Well, in terms of strategy, everything is clear..... The army is not just a kind word, but a very quick deed. This is how we won all the wars. While the enemy is drawing offensive maps, we are changing the landscapes, and manually. When the time comes to attack, the enemy is lost in unfamiliar terrain and becomes completely unready for combat. This is the point, this is our strategy. (c) DMB.
  10. +2
    25 March 2024 08: 17
    In addition, Costanza is not so far from the Mediterranean Sea, and therefore from the Middle East. Which is also important in light of the problems organized by the Houthis in the Red Sea. It is much safer to deliver cargo from Romania to Israel than through the Red Sea.

    belay "Digs deep!"
    Romanian cargo from Romania is certainly safer to deliver to Israel bypassing the Red Sea, and a little shorter laughing. But American cargo through Romania what? So, are Gibraltar and the Mediterranean already closed to the Yankees?
  11. +8
    25 March 2024 08: 34
    And this contradicts the peace-loving policy of the Turkish Republic. The country can easily be drawn into any military conflict.
    Yeah, we remember Syria, Iraq, Libya, attacks on Greece, and Chechnya in the 90s
    Thus, Russia, like Turkey, loses the guaranteed passage of its fleet through the straits when a base appears. That is, the Americans will have the opportunity to completely control and even threaten our communications.
    The author is not aware of the Montreux Convention?! In general, how can a base in Romania interfere with the passage of the Turkish Navy through the Bosphorus, even based on geography?!
  12. +2
    25 March 2024 09: 09
    It is high time. We're always late, why? Do we have no one to think? It is necessary to take not retaliatory measures, but to act one step or two steps forward. Russia has already been surrounded by bases on all sides, and we still hope to be friends, with whom? Because of this, we even became capitalists in order to be friends. But it doesn’t work out; we are being led by the nose as before. It is not clear who rules Russia? People's power or oligarchs? Regarding the people's power, I "bent" this. Our government serves the interests of the rich; they govern Russia for their own purposes.
    1. -7
      25 March 2024 12: 43
      “Our government serves the interests of the rich; they also rule Russia for their own purposes.”

      Don't be upset, the whole world lives like this. We have to adapt somehow, there are no other options.
      1. +5
        25 March 2024 13: 02
        I don’t agree with you, let the whole world live as it wants. And Russia needs to move to socialism. Nationalize all strategic enterprises so that profits go to the state.
        1. -6
          25 March 2024 15: 12
          “I don’t agree with you, let the whole world live as it wants. But Russia needs to move to socialism.”

          Go ahead, I'll take a look. True, I’ve already seen it, but maybe you can do it. It's true, there are so few of you...
  13. +7
    25 March 2024 09: 38
    The author laid the foundations of a new literary genre - analyst - parodist.
    By its simplest definition, analytics is the process of discovering significant patterns in information, interpreting them, and communicating them to make informed decisions.
    Accordingly, if the input is information that is far from reality, like the author’s, then the output analytics will be appropriate.
    Let's start with the fact that there is no new US military base being built in Romania. An old NATO military base is being expanded in Romania and will be the largest in Europe. Secondly, it is not the United States that is expanding its base, but Romania. The United States and other NATO countries contribute funding through the European Deterrence Initiative, but Romania bears the bulk of the costs. The decision to expand the base was made back in 2019. By June 1922, the main contractors with whom the government signed contracts were identified through a competition. These are two Romanian companies - Impex SRL Bucharest and Bog'Art, as well as the Austrian company Strabag AG. In addition, 22 more subcontractors are involved in the work. To expand the base, 2400 hectares of land were purchased from the population at a price of 5500 euros per hectare. Work began this year. In general, the project has four stages and is designed for 20 years. Romania has increased its defense budget by 2024 percent for 45 compared to last year - to 20 billion euros.
    Türkiye, naturally, as a NATO member, also participates in this process. Moreover, although both countries are members of NATO, late last year Turkey and Romania signed a bilateral military cooperation agreement to
    expand and deepen defense relations, taking into account the growing dynamics of bilateral activities and recent changes in the security environment

    And a little about
    that now the United States has no time for large foreign projects

    This year's US budget allocates $3 to finance the European Deterrence Initiative. True, there is not so much to finance three projects in Romania - 630.
    In addition to the expansion of 57 air bases, the United States is participating in the reconstruction of the 71st air base of the Romanian Air Force and the Combat Training Center in Cincu.
    1. +5
      25 March 2024 09: 48
      Two words about the "Blue Homeland". This doctrine is already a thing of the past. Today on the agenda is the "Turkish Century" - Erdogan's neo-imperial program - the revival of the Ottoman Empire in its modern form.
      This is for the author's story about
      peace-loving policy of the Turkish Republic
  14. +12
    25 March 2024 09: 48
    Isn't it time to take the strategic initiative into your own hands?
    “Isn’t it time, my friends, for us to take a swing at William, you know, um, our Shakespeare?” The troupe enthusiastically answers: “And let’s take a swing!” (c)
    They should be afraid of us! Not us, but us!
    They will start to fear us when we stop producing, for example, Chinese cars with the Moskvich brand
    then everything will fall into place.
    PS in the USSR, there was no sausage, they produced galoshes, but they were respected and afraid. But here they have sausage and don’t produce galoshes, but they are not afraid, strange right?
  15. -1
    25 March 2024 10: 14
    If there is strength, they will be afraid, if there is no strength, there is no fear.
    1. +4
      25 March 2024 16: 18
      Strength is good, but I would also like a decent life for the population.
  16. +2
    25 March 2024 10: 27
    Above I mentioned the radical countermeasures of the United States and NATO.

    So what measures can Russia take to counter the United States and NATO? Please list.
    Everyone understands the need to strengthen the Russian army, and besides this, what else should Russia do?
    Otherwise, from the presented material this is completely unclear.
    1. +4
      25 March 2024 15: 36
      Quote: The Truth
      and besides this, what else should Russia do?

      Probably we still need to transfer our economy from a raw material economy to an industrial, high-tech one. Stop transferring capital to offshores, to NATO countries. Stop trade in resources with the West.
      Something like that, I think.
      1. +2
        25 March 2024 16: 20
        This is all good, but the most important thing is equality before the law for everyone.
        1. +2
          25 March 2024 22: 10
          Quote: Fan-Fan
          This is all good, but the most important thing is equality before the law for everyone.

          Well, at least close to that. In the full sense, this is of course a utopia. But in the Soviet Union, officials of all stripes were quite comfortable, and so were their children. Not always of course, but more often yes than no. The same Usmanov, the son of a prosecutor, served time with his accomplices, also not workers, for a bribe! So, the demand for justice in the Russian Federation is huge, but it is unlikely to be satisfied for at least another 6, or even 12 years.
  17. RMT
    +5
    25 March 2024 14: 59
    ...this contradicts the peace-loving policy of the Turkish Republic..."
    Something new. Such a peace-loving creature can’t even eat. Doves of Peace
  18. +2
    25 March 2024 15: 33
    The best stop for an aggressor is our strength. They should be afraid of us! Not us, but us! And then everything will fall into place.

    It's even funny how it becomes. For some reason, our rulers from 2014 to 2022 did not comprehend or understand this at all. And even now, I'm not sure what they learned.
  19. 0
    25 March 2024 16: 37
    this only once again emphasizes the fierce need to completely cut off Ukraine from the Black Sea, which solves many problems at sea and at the same time secures the Dniester region and Moldova, if it doesn’t calm down, will at least quiet down, and the base in Constanta will be under such good scrutiny, it is now the Ukrainian buffer that allows them to flaunt, and in almost direct visibility this base will be very vulnerable
  20. +2
    25 March 2024 16: 53
    Has the West, therefore, abandoned Eastern Ukraine? laughing
  21. 0
    25 March 2024 17: 54
    I wonder who is waiting for us?
  22. +1
    25 March 2024 18: 52
    Dear Mr. Staver! You so “famously” titled (partially) your article patriotically - with a provocative question - “Isn’t it time to take the strategic initiative into your own hands?” In short and in military terms - regarding “initiative” - it’s always time,” but with the concept of “strategic” (initiative) - for this, a “strategic fist” of military-technical means must be created, i.e. personnel + superiority (actual , and not flights along the LBS with every minute glance) VKS + superiority in cannon and rocket artillery + strategic reserves of MTS, fuel and lubricants, military equipment + strategically protected rear and, of course, ideologically “verified brain and hands” “able” to translate all this into “marble and bronze".... As the old eastern wisdom says: "Frequently repeating the word "halva" - unfortunately, the mouth does not become sweeter....." And for now, we are fighting very carefully, even intelligently, that noticeable, even with the naked eye... Our border areas and rear areas are subject to artillery. - missile raids, even the capital is “bathed in the blood” of terrorist acts... Apparently, the limit of “noble rage that boils like a wave” after which begins, already, “the people’s war, the holy war” has not yet arrived, in the “crucible”, in which, as a rule, a strategic initiative appears, with the addition of the word “actually”.... Something like this, Mr. Staver.... Yes, in the current situation, In general, it is extremely difficult to conduct and lead an armed struggle for one’s existence and independence, being, in fact, in a “friendly family of fraternal capitalist peoples”... After all, the given “trend” of the development of Russia, in the recent 80s: de-ideologized state-oligarchic capitalism , with attempts to “attach” a “Gagarin’s” smile to it (capitalism) ...
  23. +2
    25 March 2024 20: 46
    The best stop for the aggressor is our strength


    Not strength, but determination! IMHO, it is the co-operation of the Russian military-political leadership that is leading us to a big war..
  24. +1
    25 March 2024 21: 16
    Strategy without tactics is the slowest path to victory. Tactics without strategy is just hustle before defeat - Sun Tzu.
    How can you win if? The enemy is not named. No target specified. It is not indicated what the Russian Federation wants. No strategy. In tactics there are extremes, shying away. Just questions, no answers.
    There is no legal basis for the Russian Federation to conduct a military training exercise in Ukraine, i.e. There is no Law that would legislate that the territory of Ukraine, captured and seized by the separatists with the help of NATO, is the property of Russia.
    How can you take a strategic initiative if there is no strategy itself, no goal?
  25. +1
    25 March 2024 21: 56
    The Montreux Doctrine, to be more specific.

    Did the author confuse the Montreux Convention and the Monroe Doctrine?
  26. +2
    26 March 2024 10: 20
    It's like that. Only they are already convinced that Russia’s response to any actions of the West will only be demagoguery. What it is - cowardice or boundless respect for those in power for those who have strived for so many years and got kicked - it really doesn’t matter.
  27. 0
    27 March 2024 11: 36
    [quote][/quoWe in Turkey are seriously concerned that this base will upset the balance of power in the Black Sea and deprive Turkey and Russia of the ability to control the straits, which means that the situation in the Black Sea region will significantly worsen.”te]
    Maybe it would be easier to transfer the strait into the hands of Russia, and the problem will automatically disappear?
  28. +1
    27 March 2024 13: 38
    "the opinion that the power of the Russian army has increased to such a level that now even the NATO army cannot cope with it"
    Nato is much stronger. both quantitatively and, most importantly, qualitatively. hundreds of 5th generation aircraft, real combat drones, stealth missiles... but the main thing is disproportionate reconnaissance capabilities. groups of spy satellites, drone aircraft, strategic reconnaissance aircraft such as the Global Hawk, high-speed data transmission networks... we have never had anything like this, nor will we, in the foreseeable future.
  29. +1
    April 1 2024 17: 08
    Putin is not going to take Odessa!!!! Proof? We are not crossing the border, we are not advancing on Kharkov and Sumy. Putin dreams of signing peace so that Crimea and everything that has been captured now will be recognized.
    1. 0
      April 1 2024 19: 20
      That's right.
      Do you disagree with Putin on something?
  30. 0
    April 1 2024 19: 19
    This will significantly complicate the crossing of the Dnieper and will force our command to postpone the operation for several months.


    I'm glad for dear Alexander. He has an amazing imagination.
    I think that we can’t even dream about “crossing the Dnieper”.