Friday, August 12, 2022

Ukraine Takes the War to the Russians

 A few days ago, Ukraine destroyed couple of ammunition dumps deep in Kherson Oblast, well over 150 km which surprised everyone as their missiles were not supposed to reach that far. On the 10th, Ukraine "using their own weapons" hit a Russian airbase deep in Crimea,  destroying 8 or 9 fighter/bombers, pilots, ground crew, ammunition and fuel. Russians claim it was a smoking accident, no one was hurt and no planes were destroyed. They are such careless smokers, having sunk their top battleship the same way.

There was still a 100 km lineup at the Kerch bridge yesterday to flee Crimea and the Ukrainian Armed Forces posted the most awesome troll video ever.


Also yesterday there were a number of explosions on a Russian airport in Belarus, mainly taking out S300 and S400 rocket launchers as I understand. And a fire destroyed the wooden barracks in Moscow housing conscripts. No one was hurt. 

Partisans in Mariupol and Melitopol make the night dangerous for Russians and traitors. A couple of officials named by the Russians as in charge of towns or cities have been knifed, shot, or poisoned. 

Russia has been rushing troops and equipment to defend Kherson City. There are supposedly some 25,000 troops on the west side of the Dnipro River. Ukraine has destroyed or damaged the bridges so they are trapped with no retreat and can only resupply by pontoon boat. All the bridges are under Ukrainian fire control. Russians have been launching artillery and rockets at Mykolaiv, Nikopol and Krivii Rih and are threatening an offensive but are having no luck taking the initiative.

Even though Russia prioritized taking Lugansk and Donbas, since taking Lysychansk, in two months they have only gained 10 km mostly in villages around it. By moving troops from the Donbass area they have weakened their forces there enough that they have only one point they are still putting pressure on the AFU, around Pisky which they are destroying with thermobaric weapons. It is hilarious to read day after day that Russia attacked various and sundry communities and after heavy losses. Ukraine is taking losses but far fewer than they were before HIMARS. They have been destroying Russian ammunition dumps and control centres with pinpoint accuracy ever since.

Ukraine is pushing the Russians back, liberating several small villages in the NE and should liberate Izium soon. They are definitely following Sun Tsu, Clausewitz, Wellington and Patton. There is a major counter offensive coming but no one knows when or where, which is how it is done! The armchair generals on Twitter are going crazy.

16 comments:

  1. I continue to watch in horror. And in hope.

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    1. Thank you, EC. That is all I can do too. I should be home helping but my step-son says I would just be in the way if something happened

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  2. Yes, Ukraine is mounting a good offence as well as defence.

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    1. They really are. They are making such good use of the weapons and munitions they are supplied with.

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    2. Only... if that weapon would be provided little bit earlier... thousands of my fellow Ukrainians would be alive, numerous towns and villages intact.
      If Ukraine would be in NATO, all that horrible things would not happen at all.
      If West would torn out that radioactive fangs out of rabid ruSSia (but instead it helped to rob off that protection more weaker, more peaceful country)... we'd live in much more peacefull world today.

      But yeah... for at least we have that brave Ukrainians, ready to spill their blood, to protect Europe and all world from rabid mfkrs...


      And why that all??? Because of poisonous propaganda of ruSSians. Propaganda like that: Ukrainians are anti-semits and nazis, Jews are Zionists, Busniessmans are all nasty burguis and all that, that ruSSia do spread as miasms from time.. . forever.

      And spreads it through people who are too prideful (pride-fools?) to admit own mistakes and to correct their views with facts and logic.

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  3. Thank you, Allen. This is all good news! Hopefully, Russian will pack up and go home soon! Prayers for your family and friends!

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    1. Thank you. I wish they would go home but it is highly unlikely, except as Cargo 200.

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  4. To much un rest in world. I can think of four political leader I wish would take a hike. Trump, Putin, Kim Jong Um and Bolsonaro

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    1. This dumb phone won't let me comment by name. Or I'm not smart enough to figure out the settings. Anyhow, I like your list. Add to it Viktor Orban and Xi to make it even better

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  5. I know the military people measure progress by towns taken and munitions dumps destroyed; but for every inch of "military progress" civilians pay the price. The whole thing makes me sad and sick.

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    1. Total war is a vicious reality that has been with us since at least the Mongols. Civilians in the path of war always pay the price as you say. It is horrific.

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    2. So easy to talk about it... while that is not your towns, not your people who under bombs... isn't it?

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    3. Yes fortunately our town is not under fire. People have moved there from the war zone. I have a son and the neighbors have a son in law at the front

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    4. Don't know what to say about it.
      We must endure it. Somehow.
      But most important -- we must prepare ourself to even bigger challenges AFTER war.
      So that all sucrufices would not be for nothing. As it was in our history much too often.
      We need to learn that bitter lesson(s). At last. And learn how to protect our national pride and achievments.
      To became nationalists... if that'll be the way to do it.

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  6. Tundra Bunny here... It looks like the Ukrainian forces are taking the fight to the Russians now with the help of new western supplied weapons. If any country deserves membership in NATO, it's Ukraine. I hope this war ends soon and victory theirs!

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    1. Than you for your kind words.
      Let's hope that some deity, or just Reason of the World would hear this truthful pray.

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