Make no mistake.
What’s going on along the front lines of Ukraine and Donbass is a battle between liberating Russian forces of good against US-orchestrated and directed pure evil of the worst kind — its hellish agenda supported throughout the debauched West instead of condemning it.
On Saturday, Russia’s Defense Ministry explained why it redeployed forces around Balakleya and Izyum to Donetsk, saying:
“(T)o achieve declared (SMO) goals for the liberation of Donbass, it was decided to regroup Russian forces near Balakleya and Izyum — over the past three days — to boost efforts in the Donetsk direction.”
While redeployment was ongoing, “(a) powerful fire attack, with the air force, missile and artillery troops engaged, was conducted against the enemy to prevent harm to Russian troops.”
Over the last 72-hours, “more than 2,000 Ukrainian and foreign fighters were eliminated, as well as over a hundred units of armored vehicles and artillery.”
Reportedly at this time, large numbers of heavily armed Russian forces “are pouring in,” as military analyst Andrei Martyanov explained, to counter the regime’s Kharkov offensive — supported by its airpower.
Separately on Friday, Russian Defense Ministry video showed deployment of its forces, weapons and equipment to the Kharkov Region.
On Saturday, the Ministry reported the following:
“Russian Aerospace Forces hit Ukrainian National Guard 5th brigade headquarters, as well as temporary accommodation locations of the 92nd mechanized brigade and kraken Nazis near Balakleya and Chuguyev in the Kharkov Region.”
Around “300” regime troops and 15 military vehicles were destroyed.”
“In the past 24 hours, 7 UAF command posts were hit near Rozovka, Ocheretino, Vodyanoye, Novomikhaylovka and Ugledar (in Donetsk), (as well as) near Snigiryovka and Novonikolayevka (in the Nikolayev Region).”
Another “48 artillery units, personnel and military vehicles in 178 districts” were eliminated.
Russian “air defenses downed 13 drones near Chkalovo and Belyayevka (in the Kherson Region), Krasnoye (in the Kharkov Region), Smeloye, Staromlynovka and Novoukrainskoye (in the Zaporozhye Region), as well as near Novoandreyevka, Valeryanovka, Kirillovka and Panteleymonovka (in the DPR).”
“Five HIMARS multiple launch rocket system missiles were destroyed in-flight near Novaya Kakhovka in the Kherson Region.”
“Six (regime) rocket artillery weapons and ammunition depots were eliminated near Kurakhovo, Konstantinovka and Seversk (in the DPR), Dnepr and Radushnoye (in the Dnepropetrovsk Region), and Gulyay Pole (in the Zaporozhye Region).”
“Two artillery squads and five field artillery squads were eliminated during counter-battery fighting near Georgiyevka, Krasnogorovka, Antonovka, Romanovka, Ocheretino, Novgorodskoye and Novosyolovka” in the DPR.
A US-made M777 howitzer was destroyed near Novosyolovka-1.
Regime “air target detection and tracking radar was destroyed near Kaluga” in the Nikolayev Region.
Separately according to the DPR Ministry of State Security on Saturday:
“Two (regime) sabotage groups inserted inside the republic to carry out sabotage and terror attacks on critically important infrastructure objects” were ferreted out and eliminated — one in late August, the other on Wednesday.
In the last 24 hours, regime troops killed 8 civilians, wounding another 27 in Donetsk.
On Friday, Kharkov Region military/civilian administration head, Vitaly Ganchev, said the following:
“(S)ettlements currently under bombardment by the Ukrainians, will be liberated very soon, but in the meantime, the main thing is (for area civilians to get out of harm’s way to) say safe and healthy.”
A Final Comment
In baseball, three strikes and you’re out.
In the last 24 hours or so, regime troops attempted another harebrained amphibious landing near the Zaporozhye NPP.
For the 3rd time, Russian forces destroyed approaching speedboats before reaching the shoreline and eliminated an unknown number of regime troops.
War-making isn’t baseball.
Will Ukrainian Nazis try another suicidal landing attempt or 2 or more to try seizing the NPP?
What Russian forces thwarted 3 times so far, they’re surely able to do again and again as needed.