Attack on Kharkov or...

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Attack on Kharkov or...

The holidays turned out to be quite exciting for Kyiv. Russia, however, as expected, intensified military operations in several directions at once.

On the one hand, this is nothing new, it has been like this before, almost since the beginning of the year, but on the other hand... The activation looks quite alarming. And it forces the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to transfer reserves to one point or another.



At the same time, the purpose of such activation is completely unclear. Yes, Moscow announced increased pressure on Kyiv, the need to create a buffer zone, the liberation of Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye and beyond. There were a lot of conversations, but... no one said anything concrete.

By and large, both sides are silent. Analysts, journalists, bloggers say... Kharkov is heard. “The Russians will take”, “Kharkov must be saved”, “everything possible will be evacuated from Kharkov” and so on. And all this with active video footage of hits from our art and videoconferencing. Sometimes you even get the feeling that somehow it’s all too much.

In Kyiv they are well aware that such coverage of events causes a rather alarming state of society, and even the army. The fruits of the work of the Ukrainian media are already visible. Both in the work of “bloggers from the people” and in the reaction of army units, especially those that were considered the support of the Kyiv regime, those who have “plugged holes at the front” many times already.

They understand, but the information policy does not change. Strange? I don’t think so, I think this is part of a long-developed plan. By whom and when it doesn’t matter. The main thing is that it exists and information about it has long been leaked to the Western press. This is the same notorious “Plan B” that must be implemented in the event of a threat of the complete defeat of Ukraine.

Western generals, and Ukrainian ones too, understand perfectly well that it was not possible to defeat Russia by military means and is unlikely to succeed at all. Even the most ardent anti-Russian experts agreed with the fact that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are not fighting now, but are filling the fields with the corpses of their soldiers. It is difficult to organize more or less serious defense. You can install kamikaze suicide bombers, but nothing more.

Zelensky himself has already turned into nothing. Everyone talks about legitimacy after May 20, but if you look at the situation more closely, it becomes clear that today it is a political corpse. And it urgently needs to be changed to someone with whom the Russians will at least want to talk. In general, nothing new, let me remind you of the events of July 20, 1944 in Germany.

The same conspiracy of the generals when the unsuccessful attempt on Hitler took place. The same scheme. We change the leader, accept some conditions of surrender, but preserve the state and political system. The most important thing is the preservation of the political system. The rest will come later.

We’ll leave the tales about how easy it is to start a war for the press. War is easy to declare, not to start. Especially when another war has just ended. Society is unlikely to accept such a prospect with enthusiasm. Not every leader of the country will do this.

But let’s return to events “on the ground”. To what is happening at LBS. Moreover, according to my observations, many are really puzzled by the actions of the Russian army.

Kharkov is not a goal, Kharkov is a means


I repeat, today there is a lot of material in the press about how Russia will take Kharkov. The West has already believed so much in the imminent fall of Kharkov that it speaks about it without any doubt. At the same time, analysts are discussing whether the Russian army has enough strength to liberate this city. Sometimes it gets funny.

“Right now the Russians do not have a group that would be able to take the city, but perhaps they exist somewhere. With the forces available to the command of the Russian Army, it is impossible to take the city...”

Well, how do you understand this?

There is no strength, but do they exist? Probably hidden somewhere in underground bunkers or under some kind of “invisibility cap”. Advance towards Kharkov as an argument for the presence of such forces?

Well, let's look at the map. Those defensive structures that were created by the Ukrainian Armed Forces over two years look quite poor and, given the current balance of forces and means, are not a serious obstacle for our army.

Working in a city is a completely different matter, where for the defenders, as in the fairy tale about the Tinkling Fly, “under every leaf there was a table and a house ready.” Where any house, any building, enterprise or educational institution is an almost ready-made pillbox or bunker. As previous assaults have shown, you won’t get off with a little bloodshed there. At both sides…

Can anyone today say definitely about the purpose of the Russian offensive? At least about the direction?

Nobody! That’s why they grabbed onto Kharkov. But then why did actions in other directions intensify? We slowed down a bit in the north and took a couple of villages in the south. The enemy transferred units and formations to the south, began to crack in the center, etc.

And here the most important question arises.

Where did the firewood come from?

Where do these new brigades come from to plug the holes? Even with the presence of new mobilized ones, the core of these brigades should still be made up of fighters who were fired upon. We have to choose a reserve from the rear units, which are stationed in the most important cities. Kyiv, Odessa and cities of western Ukraine.

That is, instead of combat-ready units and formations, there is now either territorial defense or recruits who have big problems with motivation. Of course, one can recall Zelensky’s statement about a dozen brigades that are mastering new Western weapons and supposedly really represent a serious force. But we read the reports of our Ministry of Defense. “A blow was struck to the location... in the deep rear.” In some city, far from the LBS, the “location” of another brigade was destroyed...

What happens in the end?

It seems to me that again nothing new. Ours are clearly carrying out the order to demilitarize Ukraine. They work efficiently and with passion. In every sense of the word. Hence the refusal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to go into battle with entire battalions and brigades. Hence the number of prisoners. Hence the flight from positions...

I remembered a photograph from the time of the Patriotic War with a German soldier sitting, holding his head in his hands, on the carriage of a broken cannon. And the laconic signature - “Fought a lot.” Today, almost every day you can take similar pictures on LBS. Quite a lot of VSEushniks have fought but I just can’t.

Now let’s add, again, from the reports of the Russian Ministry of Defense, daily reports of attacks on Odessa. Does anyone doubt their effectiveness? Maybe not as much as some particularly victorious bloggers report, but still. Does anyone doubt that the authorities are unable to quickly restore the damage? I think there are few of them. Then the question arises: why do we need this?

And now I’ll give the readers the opportunity to fantasize: see the source data above. There are no combat-ready units or formations for defense. Thermodefense doesn't count. Those who have combat experience have been in the east for a long time, while the rest are nothing more than a militia, poorly suited for fighting with a regular army. Warehouses and engineering structures were partially destroyed. Technology too.

What are your actions as commander of the Russian group?

Don't want to use the Marine Corps for its intended purpose?

As Utesov put it in the song “Mishka-Odessa”:

"Calm estuaries, green chestnuts
They will still hear the rustling of unfurled banners,
When it comes back gait minted
A tired battalion to beautiful Odessa.”


And what about Kharkov?

Something tells me that the city will simply be surrendered without a fight.

When? Don't know. But they will. Tearing veins and taking it, despite losses, is not the style of our commanders now. To the credit of those who lead the soldiers today, the majority have learned to think and value the lives of soldiers too. Sometimes I look at some, even the smallest, “local” battles and admire the decision of the commanders...

Instead of conclusions


Alas, today again there will be no conclusions as such.

Simply because I presented today the most likely, in my opinion, scenario. Although there are at least two or three more. Knowing about many completely unexpected, but victorious decisions of our commanders, I will not risk “calculating” them.

I will repeat about the fate of Zelensky.

I think his political career is over. The Moor has done his job, now he must disappear. How it will be done does not matter.

Just as the fate of Zelensky himself is not important. Whether it is a military coup, a riot or another Maidan - the essence does not change. Whether the former president dies or suddenly ends up somewhere in California or on some island is no longer interesting.

Things are coming to a head.
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  1. +34
    14 May 2024 03: 38
    Let me summarize briefly: everything is clear, but nothing is clear.
    1. +3
      14 May 2024 04: 29
      “I’ll summarize briefly: everything is clear, but nothing is clear” -
      1. +4
        14 May 2024 08: 08
        In general, the fog of war has come to the outskirts - besides Kharkov, you can also go to Sumy and Chernigov, in general, let the enemy scratch his turnips!
        1. +2
          14 May 2024 23: 59
          We have already gone to Sumy, Chernigov and Kharkov.
    2. +26
      14 May 2024 04: 35
      Let me summarize briefly: everything is clear, but nothing is clear.

      Well, read the author’s last name and everything will fall into place, this is the second article he’s written in a week that everything is over for him. hi
      And if you read last year, then Kherson will not be surrendered to him, and our Ukrainians will arrange Stalingrad in Kupyansk.
      Nothing new request
      1. +21
        14 May 2024 07: 13
        Nothing new request

        I completely agree with you. I just don’t understand how long this “stream of consciousness” will be published in the “Analytics” section. I understand everything: Skomorokhov’s patronage and all that, but at least the novel is published mainly in the sections “Armaments” and “Opinions”, and here is no less - “Analytics”. Second-year students will not even be allowed to take the test for such “Analytics.”
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        2. +5
          14 May 2024 11: 13
          There is no doubt that some authors write complete nonsense called analytics, the person below ⏬ gave more analytics in his commentary than the author did in his article. About R.S. I agree, but at least he writes more adequately.
          But the site is now not what it was before, unfortunately there is more jaundice.
          As for your comment about the offensive in the Sumy region, where did you get the idea that such an option is not possible?! The Ukrainians will pull reserves into the Kharkov region, positional battles will begin there, and ours will also begin to grind these reserves, and at that moment they will strike the Sumy region, as you wrote about it. Why not, it is quite possible that this will happen.
          1. +6
            14 May 2024 12: 03
            As for your comment about the offensive in the Sumy region, where did you get the idea that such an option is not possible?! The Ukrainians will pull reserves into the Kharkov region, positional battles will begin there, and ours will also begin to grind these reserves, and at that moment they will strike the Sumy region, as you wrote about it. Why not, it is quite possible that this will happen.

            You can consider me a humanist and pacifist, but I am not at all a supporter of “grinding” ordinary men. Not from any side. Therefore, the option of a wide encirclement, cutting off supply lines and forcing surrender for me is the best possible scenario. However, I understand perfectly well that the implementation of this plan will require an additional half a million people. In principle, we have this quantity, if you believe the data on the size of the army. But if we spread ourselves even further over such a well-fortified facility as Kharkov, we will definitely not have enough of these human resources. To divert attention from the main direction of the attack, the forces that are already present on the line of contact are quite sufficient; it is they who will have to engage the Ukrainian Armed Forces in battles for the entire period of flank coverage; additional large-scale operations or deep breakthroughs are not required here. There is no point in causing unnecessary casualties and destruction beyond what is dictated by necessity. Then we will need to somehow build a peaceful life. And the less blood is shed, the fewer widows, orphans, and disabled people left, the better it will be for everyone. But then, if we say a NATO contingent tries to intervene in the conflict, it will be possible to try to make a march on Tiraspol, blockading the garrison of Odessa (but in no case without storming it) and ensuring control over the entire Black Sea coast of Ukraine, which after such defeats and territorial losses will sharply lose interest for anyone in the Alliance
          2. -1
            15 May 2024 00: 05
            They will not accumulate large reserves near Kharkov. The city can be held by terrorist defense.
    3. man
      +2
      14 May 2024 06: 12
      Quote from: FoBoss_VM
      Let me summarize briefly: everything is clear, but nothing is clear.

      Yes, you are lucky! But I don’t understand what everyone understands?
    4. +1
      14 May 2024 15: 35
      It's not easy to understand.
      But let's try to think.
      Big cities await us in the future. Even if they don’t wait for us ourselves, we still wait for them.
      You have to take them somehow.
      The experience of, for example, Mariupol shows that the problem is very complex. Including final cleanup.
      Therefore, we must learn to take these big cities.
      And Kharkov will become the very training ground where, whether we like it or not, we will have to practice the tactics of taking a city of a million people.
      I think that the liberation of Kharkov will be an easier task than the assault on Odessa, which the enemy will have a stranglehold on.
      Therefore, the conclusion is that we go to Kharkov, and then to the southwest.
      1. +2
        14 May 2024 16: 52
        To train in a city with a population of one million, the second largest, is just such a plan. There, the military police only need a couple of thousand, and oo and more, taking into account the non-loyal population and terrorist cells. In general, I believe that the most strategically advantageous move for Ukraine is to leave Kharkov. They leave there a thousand Gurshchiks and endless terror
      2. +1
        14 May 2024 22: 09
        Therefore, the conclusion is we go to Kharkov,


        No. Only around Kharkov. The experience of 1942-43 suggests.
  2. +29
    14 May 2024 04: 35
    Regarding the offensive.
    This, of course, is not an attack on Kharkov. Trying to attack such a huge city with insufficient forces would be simply suicide and the best gift to the enemy.
    This is an attempt to tear apart the enemy’s reserves in conditions of his lack of manpower and shells for such a vast front and an attempt to create the notorious “sanitary zone”. In the future, if the offensive is successful, it is possible to create a threat to the rear of the enemy’s Kupyansk group.
    Well, a political demonstration of readiness to fight further after the transfer of power is completed.
    This idea also has its drawbacks, but it is still better than endless assaults on fortifications in the Donbass. And potentially this could make it easier for us to attack there.
    So far the offensive is going well, considering the number of forces brought into the battle. The enemy has problems with mining and the quality of fortifications in this direction; they have finally systematically taken care of at least local bridges to isolate the combat area. But the successes cannot yet be overestimated. If we manage to liberate Liptsy and Volchansk, then we can talk about tactical success.
    PS I will leave the author’s theses that the enemy will give us Kharkov himself without a fight and how we have learned to value the lives of soldiers without comment..
    1. +19
      14 May 2024 06: 15
      Your detailed commentary on the article turned out to be better and more informative than the article itself. However, this is not the first time.
      I also agree with your assessment.
    2. +7
      14 May 2024 08: 06
      This is an attempt to tear apart the enemy’s reserves in conditions of his lack of manpower and shells for such a vast front and an attempt to create the notorious “sanitary zone”.

      But our possibilities are also not limitless. Although the country’s leadership will never admit this, this conflict is far from a one-sided game, so we also suffer losses in both people and equipment. It’s just that, compared to Ukraine, we have many times more of these resources. Even this fact does not guarantee us 100% victory, since all this potential can be mediocrely wasted literally in a matter of days. I think it is unnecessary to give examples. And just the idea of ​​​​an attack on the Kharkov urban agglomeration is just one of these “brilliant” solutions. Instead of advancing, in the relatively sparsely populated and poorly protected Sumy region, covering the rear with natural relief in the form of the Desna and Seim rivers (from the north), Vorskla and Psel (from the south), reach the Dnieper, and then walk along the river to connect with parts from the Zaporozhye direction, thereby depriving us of supplies and encircling the entire eastern group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the capitulation of which will only be a matter of time, we are offered to enter a city of a million with its suburbs, where a grenade launcher will be waiting for us from every window, and every house will be turned into a fortress. But the conflict can be guaranteed to continue for several more decades. And who feels bad? Factories operate in three shifts, their owners and top management become richer every day; the transit of energy resources, albeit through third countries and at a large discount, does not stop; Laws have been adopted within the country prohibiting any dissent and criticism, and the need for external legitimation has been reduced to the position of just one country - China. Why isn’t the Garden of Eden to you? Well, the fact that people are dying is not a problem - Central Asian countries are always ready to help in this matter
      1. +5
        14 May 2024 18: 40
        Quote: Dante
        Instead of advancing, in the relatively sparsely populated and poorly protected Sumy region, covering the rear with natural relief in the form of the Desna and Seim rivers (from the north), Vorskla and Psel (from the south), reach the Dnieper, and then walk along the river to connect with in parts from the Zaporozhye direction, thereby depriving of supplies and encircling the entire eastern group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

        A good idea, but such a huge offensive with deep coverage of the entire enemy group could have been carried out in 2022 if the political strategy had not been adopted - to enter, scare the enemy and quickly conclude a peace agreement with him.
        If the goal was to win. then it would be possible to choose - concentrate all forces on the Kyiv operation or all forces on deep coverage with the encirclement of the entire group in the Donbass.
        Instead, they struck with outstretched fingers. And then Minsk-Istanbul.
        Now time is lost, for such an operation as you propose there are neither people nor equipment on the required scale.
        But our possibilities are also not limitless. Although the country’s leadership will never admit this, this conflict is far from a one-sided game, so we also suffer losses in both people and equipment

        With the current strategy - the slow breaking through of fortifications in the Donbass, and with an abundance of weapons on both sides, the losses are simply staggeringly high, both in people and in equipment. On both sides. It’s not for nothing that we offer mountains of gold for a contract, but in Ukraine, where there are fewer people, they are simply caught on the streets. And it’s not for nothing that the Maidanists are begging for weapons all over the world, and we will reactivate everything that can shoot.
        And who feels bad? Factories operate in three shifts, their owners and top management become richer every day; the transit of energy resources, albeit through third countries and at a large discount, does not stop; laws have been passed within the country prohibiting any dissent and criticism

        I agree only partially, but in the Russian Federation those who have their own gesheft make their own money, but for them this war is still in their throats. And all their actions, starting with the peace offer on the 4th day of the operation, show this. And the point is not only that war is terribly expensive, the break with the West and the taking away of their money is the collapse of their entire life, everything they have done for the last 30 years. Yes, you can partially compensate for this, you can withdraw some of the money to the Emirates, but these are all tears against the backdrop of what was lost.
        It’s a different matter for the West, for them this war is manna from heaven. They will try to extend it as long as possible.
    3. +6
      14 May 2024 09: 15
      The author’s theses are that the enemy will give us Kharkov himself without a fight...

      If the enemy were in the author’s place, let us leave Kyiv without a fight. The trouble is that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are not in the place of the author.
  3. +11
    14 May 2024 04: 55
    It seems that they recently wrote about the assault on Kharkov, but now that they will give it to us, we can get confused. I like the articles, they are fun, perky, and there is room for discussion. It’s true that you want to buy a Mercedes or a Lada, but you take a tram. Yes, there is some movement in the Kharkov area, and I believe that our fighters are well motivated to take revenge on the enemy for the latest shelling of Belgorod, more like a maneuver to distract the enemy and strike in a completely unexpected direction..... But I would not write that the enemy disgusting and leaky defense, the battles are going on, they are going hard, and they are clearly not giving us gifts
  4. +17
    14 May 2024 05: 31
    I read the title, moved to the bottom who is the author EVERYTHING is clear, you don’t have to read further...)))
    1. +5
      14 May 2024 08: 49
      but you can read the comments where they discuss how they don’t read the author))
  5. +10
    14 May 2024 06: 10
    . Alas, today again there will be no conclusions as such.

    Looking at who the author was, I had no doubt.
  6. +8
    14 May 2024 06: 22
    “under each leaf there was a table and a house ready” - this is the Dragonfly, and the Fly had a decent apartment.
  7. Eug
    +3
    14 May 2024 06: 31
    It looks like “pulling out”, i.e. the offensive will be where they “fail” for the LBS. And then - destroy the reserves being moved towards the breakthrough, i.e. expand the breakthrough faster than the enemy “seals” it, with the capture of the main logistics hubs. Well, get the Ukrainian Armed Forces out of the prepared defense units as much as possible.
    1. +1
      14 May 2024 08: 48
      Well, yes... it seems... in the sense that it’s not a specific “point for planting the flag” in the plans, but maintaining a meat grinder with a given loss ratio (in our favor)... and the longer it spins, the easier set goals with flags...
      1. +1
        14 May 2024 14: 35
        And in our favor, in whose favor? What kind of people will you be? The Russian nation is being ground in this meat grinder, which is the goal of this Civil War, provoked by the Anglo-Saxon-Jewish Freemasons. That minuscule amount of Selyuks and mercenaries being ground up should not be taken into account.
        1. -1
          15 May 2024 09: 13
          Quote: Essex62
          Which one will you be from?

          I am a citizen of Russia. Accordingly, I consider it “in our favor” if the Ukrainian Armed Forces have more losses than our (Russian) army.
          To the Nazis who measure people with ethnic calipers, how can I say, I express neither sympathy nor sympathy...
          1. +1
            15 May 2024 10: 40
            I agree.
            Only there are no Nazis at the front, just simple Russian men who were driven into the trenches by these same Banderaites. There are not many ideological people at LBS.
            All this could have been avoided.
            Firstly, there was no need to destroy the country in 91
            Secondly, do not recognize the coup in 14th, but stop it in all possible ways.
            And so the nation will be reduced to a minimum and replaced by Central Asians. Which is now in full swing in geyrops. The Masonic project is working.
  8. +3
    14 May 2024 06: 32
    I'm tired of this chatter about nothing on TV screens!
    1. 0
      14 May 2024 08: 46
      Quote: Eldorado
      tired of being on TV screens

      Right! therefore, not on TV, but here we compare ourselves with comments)
  9. +2
    14 May 2024 06: 33
    Regarding the change of “leader”.. Yes, let them take back Medvedchuk, Yanukovych and Co.. What if they want to talk to them? recourse
    1. -2
      14 May 2024 08: 46
      And you are a sadist, my friend ;)
      Well, be merciful, at least not Yanukovych-Medchukvedka, but Azarov... ceremoniously take the “last legitimate government”, sign everything and hand it over to a successor (based on the election results or an appointed governor-general)...
      1. Eug
        0
        14 May 2024 10: 12
        Believe me, almost everyone in Ukraine hates AzIrov - for economic, not ideological reasons.
  10. +10
    14 May 2024 07: 05
    I just wasted my time reading this nonsense. The comments were a little comforting.
  11. +5
    14 May 2024 07: 07
    Dear Alexander!
    I hasten to notify you that in the text:
    Working in a city is a completely different matter, where for the defenders, as in the fairy tale about the Tinkling Fly, “under every leaf there was a table and a house ready.”

    Two mistakes were made:
    First of all, the Fly was a Tskotukha!!!
    Fly, Fly-Tsokotuha,
    Gilded belly!
    A fly has gone across the field
    The fly found the money.

    Secondly, “under each leaf there was a table and a house ready,” - this is about the Jumping Dragonfly from the famous fable...
  12. +1
    14 May 2024 07: 19
    The outcome is still very far away, no one is in a hurry. No one will tell you what the plan is, but it’s clear that this whole thing is not quick.
  13. +2
    14 May 2024 07: 22
    As a Russian, Ze’s fate doesn’t interest me at all, I’m interested in the life of Russians. The Russian Federation will not allow him to be imprisoned or tried; it will not suit the United States; they will be imprisoned to follow the instructions of another; now the leader of Ukraine cannot be independent - he does what he is told. Near Kharkov, the usual issues are being resolved - they are moving the LBS, withdrawing units from other areas, but it is strange that it seems to Starver that the city will be handed over - why is there such a gift at all????
  14. +3
    14 May 2024 07: 23
    I would like to liberate Kharkov without fighting, my grandmother is from there, and I still have some relatives...
  15. +4
    14 May 2024 07: 44
    in the fairy tale about the clattering fly, “under each of its leaves both a table and a house were ready”
    The author, as always, has a hard time with sources. I.I. Krylov. Dragonfly and ant.
    "Jumping Dragonfly
    Summer red sang;
    I did not have time to look back
    As winter rolls in my eyes.
    A pure field has died;
    There are no days of those bright Bole
    Like under each leaf
    Both the table and the house were ready.
    Everything went: with a cold winter
    Need, hunger comes;
    Dragonfly doesn’t sing:
    And who will mind
    Singing hungry on your stomach!
    Angry longing is dejected
    She crawls towards the Ant" (c)
    The question is this: Will the Ant tell her: “Have you been singing everything? This is the point: So go and dance!” or will it somehow shelter “in the hallway, on the rug”(c)?…
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  16. +2
    14 May 2024 08: 24
    1. It is unlikely that they will surrender Kharkov without a fight.
    2. It’s unlikely that we need Kharkov in principle.

    IMHO, everything is much simpler - we are creating a safe zone for Belgorod.

    From a military point of view, we are expanding the front of the operation, since we have advantages, which means it is profitable for us, and having the initiative allows us to do this.

    If the goal is to defeat the Ukrainian Armed Forces, then the geography of actions is not important, it is important to fight where it is profitable. It is advantageous in the Kharkov direction - the enemy has not created a strong defense there and is forced to transfer reserves there, which are vulnerable when transferred - which is what we are seeing.

    The defeat of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is the military goal of the operation (which was not the case at the very beginning), but I see here the danger of external intervention, which will make this conflict hopeless for us. IMHO, the country's leadership is not much more stupid than me, (:)) so they understand this better and try to destroy the Armed Forces of Ukraine not very quickly and without fanaticism, in order to force the enemy to negotiate at this stage, when we have advantages and when the enemy can maintain its existence in as a political force.
  17. +3
    14 May 2024 08: 36
    What kind of analytics is this? It's more of a propaganda thing.
  18. +3
    14 May 2024 08: 43
    Mr. Staver is steadily progressing in his optimism! )
    from “we’ll give them a hard time” to “they’ll surrender without a fight”))
    I’m afraid to extrapolate... otherwise by the end of 2024 it will come to “we have already won, captured / liberated, but we don’t tell anyone so as not to spoil the New Year’s surprise”))
  19. +1
    14 May 2024 08: 45
    The West will not allow Zelensky to surrender Kharkov without a fight. This contradicts the concept of “until the last Ukrainian”; the large-scale losses and expenses of our side are no less important to them.
  20. +4
    14 May 2024 09: 00
    “Alas, today again there will be no conclusions as such.”
    Why then this article, if there are no conclusions, and readers are asked to fantasize (note!) what will happen next for themselves, in the “Analytics” section? Then they would publish it in the “Opinions” section.
  21. +1
    14 May 2024 10: 17
    Why complicate things and cover them with guesswork? The movement of the Russian Armed Forces near Kharkov has two goals: to ease the pressure on Belgorod and to continue to pull apart the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Both goals are equivalent. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are now forced to rush about on a longer front, and there are fewer and fewer reserves to plug breakthroughs and it takes longer and longer to transfer them. It's like pulling clothes by the edges in different places - it will tear faster than if you pull in one place. Here we could also organize something from near Bryansk to Sumy.
  22. 0
    14 May 2024 11: 03
    Are Russian troops continuing offensive operations?
    4 days of offensive - 10 km of advance? And this is during a breakthrough, encirclement of the enemy, focal defense.
    I heard that in military science, if a breakthrough and encirclement did not happen within 5-7 days, then the offensive did not take place. Although the purpose of the operation was perhaps simply to give the Ukrainian Armed Forces a nightmare. The policy in connection with the shelling of Belgorod is by no means canceled. What is Kharkov like? Of course, they didn’t even think about taking him. Yes, there are no such troops in terms of large numbers, weapons and training. Well, I have little hope of an offensive, however, past Kharkov to Izyum. But I sit quietly and wait for what will happen. Such is life, and I am not the General Staff.
    1. -2
      14 May 2024 11: 48
      Mister strategist! To make a deep breakthrough and capture large territories and populated areas, the attacking army must concentrate a group (and more than one) three or five times larger than the defending enemy forces. In addition, it is necessary to concentrate armored vehicles, artillery systems, aviation and logistics units. The attackers must prepare to suffer significant losses during enemy defenses and organize medical support for their units and formations. Can you, Mr. Strategist, organize this? Or at least propose declaring a general mobilization to create a numerical superiority? And how long will it take you to choose where to go - to the assigned military registration and enlistment office or to Upper Lars?
      1. +4
        14 May 2024 12: 13
        The problem is not even what you wrote - the problem is what to do after it is done. What to do with a country with a disloyal population? What to do with a destroyed economy? What to do with those who came up with all this? What should they do?
  23. 0
    14 May 2024 12: 41
    Quote: Dante
    Nothing new request

    I completely agree with you. I just don’t understand how long this “stream of consciousness” will be published in the “Analytics” section. I understand everything: Skomorokhov’s patronage and all that, but at least the novel is published mainly in the sections “Armaments” and “Opinions”, and here is no less - “Analytics”. Second-year students will not even be allowed to take the test for such “Analytics.”

    And they will continue to publish as long as these graphomaniac ignoramuses allow themselves to condescendingly evaluate the decisions made by experts, and until we, the readers, kill these scribblers.
  24. +2
    14 May 2024 12: 45
    I repeat, today there is a lot of material in the press about how Russia will take Kharkov. The West has already believed so much in the imminent fall of Kharkov that it speaks about it without any doubt.

    Who in the West believed? Stupid man in the street, well, this is what their elite is betting on, because when the “inevitable” fall of Kharkov does not happen, they will chalk it up as their greatest victory, and the fact that we did not set such a goal will interest few people.
  25. +1
    14 May 2024 15: 06
    Is there life on Mars, is there no life on Mars - science does not know this!
  26. +1
    14 May 2024 15: 18
    They don't want to take anything.
    But this attack on Kharkov is seen as pressure to force negotiations on our terms.
  27. +3
    14 May 2024 16: 47
    Where do the thoughts come from that you don’t have enough strength? Have you surrendered a dozen villages? Retreating to Yara? So their command said last year that they would exchange territories for the forces of the Russian Armed Forces. Unfortunately, at the moment there are no strategic results visible, only in the fantasies of military officers. So far, all these arguments are nothing more than hopes. A couple of years ago, bravura speeches sounded no less.
    1. 0
      14 May 2024 17: 31
      “Where do you get the idea that you don’t have enough strength?”

      From the words of the Armed Forces of Ukraine themselves, including their leadership. Next, they are mobilizing, which means they don’t have enough strength. In addition, they used their national battalions to plug holes - not from a good life.

      However, it is still very premature to say that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been defeated and we are about to win; this will all last for many more years. Both sides are far from exhausted.
  28. 0
    14 May 2024 21: 23
    I think his political career is over. The Moor has done his job, now he must disappear. How it will be done does not matter.
    It was not for nothing that the Moor’s wife and Kuleba paid a visit to Vucic with the topic of the channel about a channel for negotiations.
  29. 0
    14 May 2024 22: 01
    Zelensky himself has already turned into nothing....... that today he is a political corpse. And it's necessary urgently change to someone with whom the Russians will at least want to talk.


    While Ukraine is a balalaika in the hands of the United States, such a person simply does not exist in Ukraine. When the Ukrainians kick out the top ranks of numerous Western advisers and curators, Zelensky’s British security and other special services from their territory, only then can they look in Ukraine for real candidates for a “talk.”
  30. -1
    15 May 2024 14: 50
    I don’t know what plans the Moscow Region has, but vacationers after Avdeevka confirm the existence of such an order in the direction of the city of X. We’ll see..