Reality on the Ground in Ukraine

Since Russia’s SMO began on Feb. 24, its forces have been systematically degrading the ability of Ukraine’s military to resist the daily onslaught against it.

While striking military targets alone to minimize civilian casualties, the toll on Ukraine and welfare of its people continues to mount daily.

Any sensible leader would seek conflict resolution to halt what’s ongoing relentlessly.

Kiev lacks one, a US-installed puppet and regime alone with marching orders to continue a suicide mission to the last Ukrainian.

Against vastly superior Russian forces, continuing to fight is mission impossible.

The same goes for trying to resupply Ukrainian troops with more US/Western weapons.

Russia’s Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, minced no words saying the following:

Hegemon USA and NATO vassal states “continue to pump weapons into Ukraine.” 

“I can confirm that any transport from the North Atlantic alliance that arrives in the country with weapons or materiel for the Ukrainian armed forces will be considered by us as a legitimate target for destruction,” adding:

“The Russian Armed Forces will continue to fulfill all tasks set by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief,” namely the demilitarization and deNazification of Ukraine until able to declare that the mission was accomplished.

Commenting on reality on the ground in Ukraine, military analyst Andrei Martyanov said the following:

“Russia has excellent space-based intel and recon assets.”

“(T)argeting (attempted cross-border deliveries of US/Western weapons et al to Ukraine) will not be a problem.”

If the Biden and subservient NATO regimes “think that they can (re)supply Nazi(s) in Kiev with quite useless…weapons,” they’re delusional.

Overpowering Russian military strength can destroy them.

Ukraine’s military bases can “easily be wiped off the map…”

The above reality was Shoigu’s message.

On Wednesday, Southfront reported the following reality on the ground in Ukraine as follows, saying:

“Russia attacked (a) railway substation in Pyatihatki with a high-precision missile.

Russia attacked (a) railway substation in Tymkove with a high-precision missile.

Russia attacked (a) railway substation in Volovets with a high-precision missile.

Russia attacked (a) railway substation in Lvov with a high-precision missile.

Russia attacked (a) railway substation in Pidbirtsi with a high-precision missile.

Russia attacked…assets of (Ukraine’s military) near Protopopovka with a high-precision missile.

Russia attacked…assets of (its military) near Novaya Dmitrovka with a high-precision missile.

“Russia attacked (its) military assets near Sandjeika with a high-precision missile.

Russia attacked (its) military assets near Krysino with a high-precision missile.”

Russia attacked (its) military assets near Volnyansk with a high-precision missile.

“Russia attacked (its) military assets near Novoalexandrovka with a high-precision missile.”

Analyst Larry Johnson stressed the following:

Russian forces are moving “methodically and cautiously.”

They’re “relying on artillery and air strikes to soften up Ukrainian defensive positions.”

The strategy “is paying dividends.”

“Ukrainian troops are surrendering in significant numbers, especially (inadequately trained conscripts rushed) into service, (ones) not affiliated with neo-Nazi (thugs and likeminded) mercenar(ies).”

On Wednesday, desperation in Kiev was clear.  

Ukrainian reservists were activated for duty, ones up to age-60.

In stark contrast, Vladimir Putin, Sergei Shoigu and other Russian officials set no SMO timeline or deadline.

As Johnson explained, they’re “not going to send their military units into head on assaults and risk unnecessary casualties.”

They’re “going to bomb Ukrainian units relentlessly until they surrender or are destroyed.” 

“Time is on Putin’s side.”

Kiev is on its back foot, its military greatly degraded ahead of smashing it entirely if conflict continues for many more weeks.

At the same time, its economy was crushed, its people more greatly impoverished and immiserated than before Russia’s SMO began.

Its sovereignty lost to hegemon US control, its puppet leadership farcically inept and out of touch with reality, Kiev can no longer provide even basic needs for its people.

Lacking enough fuel and transport means, it can’t resupply its forces with weapons, munitions, and equipment.

On Wednesday, Russia’s Defense Ministry updated the toll on Ukraine’s military, saying:

To date, Russia’s SMO destroyed “146 aircraft, 112 helicopters, 712 UAVs, 287 air defense systems, 2,817 tanks and other combat armored vehicles as well as 323 multiple launch rocket systems.”

Its military also destroyed 1,292 field artillery guns and mortars (as well as) 2,624 special military motor vehicles.

Another 16 Ukrainian command posts and two fuel depots were eliminated.

Hundreds of Ukrainian troop strongholds were significantly degraded.

Many thousands of its forces were killed, wounded or otherwise put out of action.

Growing hundreds of Ukrainian troops lay down their arms and surrender daily.

Separately on Wednesday, the European Commission announced its intent to cease importing Russian oil by yearend.

Ignoring that EU countries greatly depend on Russian oil and gas, banning either or both will crush their economies.

At the same time, energy not shipped by Russia to Western states is going to Eastern and other ones.

So EU nations that go along with the harebrained scheme are sanctioning themselves and their people — while largely self-sufficient Russia is holding up well.

A Final Comment

While Russia is gradually winning the battle of Ukraine and sustaining its economy, Austria’s OMV Group CEO Alfred Stern said the following:

“I don’t think that today we are ready for an embargo.” 

“Unless we are ready to accept the consequences.” 

“Because one thing needs to be clearly understood.”

“Our gas supply (and much oil) is provided not by our own production in Europe, but by supplies from Russia.”

Embargoing it is madness.

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  1. Appeasement of aggressor hadn’t worked with Hitler, merely gave him a feeling of “weaklings, can’t touch me, I’ll go on, then!”

    Quoting Wikipedia: “By August 1939 Hitler was convinced that the democratic nations would never put up any effective opposition to him. He expressed his contempt for them in a speech he delivered to his Commanders in Chief: “Our enemies have leaders who are below the average. No personalities. No masters, no men of action… Our enemies are small fry. I saw them in Munich.””

    What makes you think Putin is any different and appeasing his ever-growing demands any more useful?

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    1. Massha, please enumerate for Mr. Lendman and his readers President Putin’s “ever-growing demands.” I’ve thought that they have been and remain (since at least 2014): (i) absolutely no further NATO encroachment on Russia’s flanks; (ii) respect for Russia and its legitimate core-national-security imperatives; and (iii) good-faith negotiations on all levels (regional, hemispheric, global) for the good of us all.

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  2. Mr Lendman,

    First..two jokes from the Zoo.

    1)..US State Dept tells Russia that the vote in Kherson will be

    “Fabricated..”

    HAHAHA
    HAHAHA

    ( Question: has there ever been a fair Election in America..LOL)

    2)..Adm Kirby tells the ( tiny)
    CNN audience:

    ” Hey Russia,

    those Air Strikes are not as powerful as you think!”

    HAHAHA
    HAHAHA

    ” Thanks Noodle

    HAHAHA

    Hey, if you’re friends won’t tell you…who will…?”

    Reslize…Russia is also fighting Baboons..!

    I must complement Aero and Missile Corp ..

    Splendid, chaps
    Good Show..

    Doing a Smashing Job..
    Ole Boy..

    In Americano,
    “Fuxin Fabulous..!”

    My Spanish Friend
    Told me he thinks the

    Big Enchilada the Russians
    Hit last night in Odessa..

    A huge cache
    Of various weapons

    Could have been 5-10%
    of all the Weaponry the

    NAZI COLLABORATORS
    SENT TO UKRAINE..!

    WOW..
    All in one night..

    Actually five or ten minutes!
    BOOM .. GONE…!

    I asked him what he thought
    the price of all that Nazi shit was…

    He said,

    ” Dunno, maybe between…
    $200,000,000 and

    $300, 000, 000…!

    It was huge..!”

    They let the Nazis bring it in
    Expend the time and effort

    See the routes used
    And then blow them up…!”

    Excellent.

    They hit my list.
    Dave’s List of Golden Oldies.

    “One Hit Wonders..!”

    HAHA

    Even popped Yampol
    on the Moldavian Border

    “Well I’m going Out West
    Where the bombs are hot..

    They shimmy
    And I shimmy..!”

    Lvov..Lviv..
    Got Relieved..

    Popped the Old Bridge on the Dniepro and Dnieper..

    Kool.

    Number one on last Dave’s
    Last Saturdays List ..!

    SMOKIN’ EM…
    like a Three Penny Opera

    Surgery…
    Dr Zorba needed in Surgery!”

    Russia wisely chose to intensify the Bombing..no let up.

    Getting Worse
    For you Nazis

    And now dropping Leaflets
    Good.
    No reason to die.. needlessly

    UkiFuxs should he coming to the simple conclusion..

    They’re only Cannon Fodder..!

    Or they can leave their bunkers and go out in the Clear…

    And get exterminated.

    Their options are disappearing..

    And the Menu prices tomorrow
    Will be much more expensive..!

    The Army doing Great as Well
    Short qwick movements

    Fabulous..

    Took Svetlichnoye ..
    An important town on the road between Dnieper and Kharkov

    I estmate about 50 miles SE
    Of Kharkov..

    So you see where the
    Traveling Light Show is headed.

    My number one choice originally

    Comrade General Vasilevsky
    Much smarter than me..x 100

    Said to put in a (++) on everything..LOL

    To quickly summarize the Army’s excellent actions

    A British “Expert”
    Attempting to disparage the

    The Russian Rolling Thunder
    That of one town after another

    One Victory after Another…
    Day after Day..

    The Pompous Brit said,
    ” Well… they’re only moving
    2 or 3 kilometers at a time .!”

    FABULOUS..!
    Like music to my ears!

    At Stalingrad it was
    20 or 30 meters..!

    ” Just keep Matriculating the Ball down the Field, boys!”

    BTW .that’s all you need..

    When you can hit them..
    And they can’t hit you .!

    Go Russia..
    To Total Victory..!

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  3. Noted. “Any sensible leader would seek conflict resolution to halt what’s ongoing relentlessly.” This “special operation” that need not have been (uber-meddling US, NATO, sniveling EU, zero good-faith negotiations et al) is not good on many levels. Unfortunately, there is only one good “leader” team as I survey the landscape, and its name is Putin-Lavrov…but who the hell am I?

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  4. Masha and Robert Silver..

    Both correct on separate points.

    First Masha..
    As Robert pointed out..

    What do you mean
    “EVER EXPANDING” Points ?

    He’s had to step up the Demands

    as the Reality on the Ground developed

    For instance,

    Originally he didn’t warn the Nazi Collaborators not to send weapons..

    That’s a more than legitimate demand.

    Moreover Masha

    if you meant that Putin should not kowtow or Compromise

    But stay pat on his original positions…

    ( you reference Munich)

    I agree wholeheartedly..!

    But in reverse..of course,

    Russia is fighting the Nazis
    Wearing the Good Guy hat.

    Warmest Regards

    Any

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  5. Mike Preston .

    Re: Ukis running out of Gas.

    Yes.. EXCELLENT

    Be certain..apparently running out of gas..

    A classic Bletchley Park
    British Intel Op

    To deceive the Opposition.

    They have had 8 years to hide things..

    Could be underground.
    Russia needs to be careful with that.

    Certainly appears as though, however.

    I’m more concerned about Russia running out..

    The Ukis have hit about 4 or 5
    Big Russian Depots in the last week.

    Not good, obviously.

    Warmest Regards

    Mike Preston .

    Re: Ukis running out of Gas.

    Yes.. EXCELLENT

    Be certain..apparently running out of gas..

    A classic Bletchley Park
    British Intel Op

    To deceive the Opposition.

    They have had 8 years to hide things..

    Could be underground.
    Russia needs to be careful with that.

    Certainly appears as though, however.

    I’m more concerned about Russia running out..

    The Ukis have hit about 4 or 5
    Big Russian Depots in the last week.

    Not good, obviously.

    Warmest Regards

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