Monday 24th of June 2024

death comes in the "meat-grinder" hell of artemovsk........

IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE STUPIDITY OF THE WESTERN LEADERS AND THE IDIOCY OF THEIR ZELENSKY NAZI PUPPET, WE NEED TO EXPLORE WHAT THE WEST DEPLORES: THE FRONT LINES OR "MEAT GRINDER" WHERE THE "UKRAINIAN" ARMY, THE "UKRO-ANTLANTICIST" ENABLER (*) IS LOOSING "THE WAR".... AND SADLY, CIVILIANS GET CAUGHT IN THE CROSS-FIRE. THIS IS A BLOG FROM THE RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE (RUSSIAN ADVANCES IN ORANGE)....

 

by Erwan Castel

 

On the northern front of the People's Republic of Donetsk, the industrial city of Artemovsk (Bakhmut) has crystallized all the energy and attention since mid-November when the fighting for control of this ukro-Atlantic bastion located to the east of the major cities of Kramatorsk and Slaviansk (where the headquarters of the Ukrainian battle corps of Donbass) and which is the keystone of its eastern front line.

Thousands of men are throwing themselves daily into the battle for Artemovsk, which the banderists renamed Bakhmut in 2016, and hundreds are leaving this ruined city in body bags or bloody stretchers.

The 93rd Ukrainian Brigade evacuated from Soledar because of its excessive losses suffered as during the counterattack attempted on December 8 against the positions of Wagner and the 6th Cossack of Lugansk (Knauf factory sector).

For 6 months the total losses of this 93rd brigade amount to 3000 men. Some of its units have been 90% renewed. Soledar therefore only has the 24th brigade, and various units (nationalists, mercenaries, etc.)

2. Faced with the risk of losing Soledar, the defense of Artemovsk (Bakhmut) rearticulates its northern system by withdrawing to the urban edges of the city and destroying its access bridges.

The Ukro-Atlantic forces have already destroyed 2 railway bridges and 1 road bridge, mined roads, confirming the likely withdrawal of the last Soledar units.

On the outskirts of Artemovsk

Heavy fighting continued in the eastern and southern urban fabric of Artemovsk, with Wagner forces advancing house by house towards the city center from the east.

Two blocks along Maksimenko Street have already been liberated, and further south in this area the Wagner groups are advancing along Pervomaysky Street to Dobrolubova Street.

The defense line of the 71st Ukrainian Mountain Brigade was therefore breached.

Other important tactical successes concern the village of Opitnoe located at the southeastern entrance to the city (not to be confused with Opitnoe north of Donetsk):

This suburb of Artemovsk is now 90% controlled by Russian forces who blocked several enemy groups in buildings on Shkolnaya Street.

As in every urban conquest, particular effort is made to cut off enemy supply routes and maximize economy of one's own forces.

A Ukro-Atlantic haemorrhage 

The ukro-Atlanticist forces are drowning in their blood. The already apocalyptic figures of Ukrainian losses (100 to 150 daily killed) reached during the battle of Severodonetsk last April are greatly exceeded in this urban battle that many observers call a “meat grinder”.

After the 93rd brigade evacuated from Soledar for lack of able-bodied combatants, it was the turn of the 25th Ukrainian brigade, completely bled by the fighting, to evacuate Artemovsk.

The Ukrainian general staff continues to blow up the bridges to delay the Russian advances that the pro-kyiv maps, while continuing to minimize them, are obliged to recognize.

The losses suffered are very significant recognized, on the chain TSN, S. Cherevaty, a Ukrainian officer from the "East" (Donbass) staff, adding:

« The main task, which the Russians, unfortunately, seriously carry out, is to weaken our defense. They hope they will reach a critical point when our defense is exhausted, and that they can find a breach and break through this portcullis ».

And the ukrops officer describes the attrition tactics of the Russian assault groups, carrying out violent but punctual and cautious actions.

Behind the Artemovsk front, Ukrainian relief is completely saturated. Dozens of doctors were sent there as reinforcements. Hospitals and morgues are overflowing and the dead and wounded are now being evacuated to Kharkov.

The medical service in Ukraine suspends surgical programming (document below) to put all its resources into taking care of the tidal wave of the wounded.

Even the French-speaking media, champions of pro-Ukrainian debilitation, are beginning to recognize that it stinks on the side of Artemovsk while arguing that it is the Russians who are suffering abysmal losses and that this city ultimately has "no strategic importance" for kyiv. !

As if a vital crossroads for the logistics of a front could disappear overnight!

Such stupidity insults not only the public but also the 10 Ukrainians killed and injured in Artemovsk who are supposed to be supported by these right-thinking watchdogs.

On December 14, in front of this "meat grinder" of Artemovsk in which hundreds of killed, wounded and prisoners belonging to the strategic reserves of the Ukrainian battle corps disappear daily, the Chief of Staff, General Zajoulny to ask Zelensky authorization to abandon Artemovsk and Soledar and to reconstitute a line of defense 10 km further west.

The last time such a situation occurred was during the battle of Severodonetsk/Lisichansk. But then it took another hundred killed for the NATO advisers whispering in the ear of the Kievan puppet to accept the evidence.

Politically and militarily the abandonment of Artemovsk by the ukro-Atlanticist forces would mean a bitter failure in a battle for which thousands of soldiers have died since May, when the Russian forces arrived in sight of this bastion of the Northern front .

I think that here again fanaticism will prevail over reason and the Artemovsk garrison will have to stay until its total destruction. 

Meanwhile, on the ground, fighting and destruction progress towards the center of a ghost town.

On the side of the French media, the mantra of the moment is to say that the Russian forces are massacring the civilians of Artemovsk, turning this city into a field of ruins.

That civilians die or are injured in the fighting for Artemovsk is unfortunately a reality, because what these lackeys forget to mention is that the ukro-Atlanticist forces are in the city and are resisting from the residential areas where a few dozen families remained.

Two examples:

A Ukrainian "Grad" in battery next to a residential building in Artemovsk

A Ukrainian sniper in position in a stairwell of an apartment building in Artemovsk

The reality is that any city that becomes a battlefield sees all belligerents using all possible infrastructure and therefore becoming targets for the adversary. 

The only responsibility incumbent on the defenders is to evacuate the civilians before the carnage.

 The strategic stake of Artemovsk

Until September-October, the city of Artemovsk was certainly the ideal southern entry point for a potential encirclement of Slaviansk-Kramatorsk whose ukro-Atlanticist forces were then fixed primarily opposite Izioum and Krasni Liman.

But since the strategic setback suffered by the Russian forces in the wake of the enemy breakthrough on Balaklaïa (September 7) the kyiv staff has been able to reinforce this front line located to the east of Slaviansk/Kramatorsk. With as main support points Seversk in the North and Artemovsk in the South. 

However, Artemovsk remains a major strategic objective for the Russian general staff; its control would weaken this entire eastern shield at the heart of the Ukrainian-Atlantic battlefield in the Donbass. 

Moreover, if an encirclement of Slaviansk from Artemovsk seems complicated since the loss of Izioum and Krasni Liman, on the other hand a turning movement towards the South is possible. Shortest towards Toresk, which would take the pressure off Gorlovka, or furthest towards Avdeevka, which would accelerate the collapse of the vice that has been bombarding Donetsk for 8 years.

In the meantime, it is above all the political stakes and the strategy of reciprocal attrition which appear in the foreground of the battle for Artemovsk. 

Moscow needs a Victory and kyiv hopes to be able to bog it down in an attrition in front of Artemovsk, even if it means losing more men in this hell where more than 60% of the losses recorded on the front are currently concentrated.

The battle of Artemovsk, in its urban development, has only just begun.

 

READ MORE/SEE MORE:

https://en.reseauinternational.net/lenfer-sappelle-artemovsk/

 

(*) FAMOUS LINE IN THE MOVIE "TOP GUN" : "WE'RE NOT DECISION MAKERS, WE'RE POLICY ENABLERS" OR SUCH....

 

 

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the story so far.....

 

russia seeks arms control agreements to prevent dangerous escalation. the US empire wants shit........

 

imagine a world without capitalism......

 

PLEASE VOLODYMYR MAKE A DEAL NOW:

 

ANY NEGOTIATIONS HAVE TO PLY TO RUSSIA’S FAIR DEMANDS (THESE WON’T CHANGE, EXCEPT IN RUSSIA’S FAVOUR AS THE CONFLICT GOES ON. THE WEST KNOWS THIS):

*NO NATO IN UKRAINE.

*CRIMEA IS RUSSIAN

*THE DONBASS REGIONS ARE NOW RUSSIANS BECAUSE KIEV REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE MINSK AGREEMENTS

*FORMALISED WESTERN NON-AGGRESSION AGAINST RUSSIA (AND CHINA).

 

BIDEN* DOES NOT WANT TO GIVE ANYTHING TO RUSSIA, THUS THERE IS NOTHING TO DISCUSS. 

*BIDEN IS A DUPLICITOUS SENILE IDIOT WHO HAS LONG LOST THE PLOT AND NEEDS A TELEPROMPTER TO THINK.

 

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adding to russian resolve.......

Four US-made AGM-88 HARM aircraft-fired anti-radar missiles have been shot down over Russia’s Belgorod Region, which shares a border with Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Monday.

It added that Russian air defenses in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Zaporozhye Region also intercepted six rockets fired by US-made HIMARS launchers and Soviet-designed Uragan systems.

The news came after Ukrainian troops shelled the city of Belgorod and other areas in the eponymous region on Sunday, killing one person and injuring ten others, according to Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.

He wrote on his Telegram channel that 75 residential and industrial buildings were damaged, as well as around 40 cars.

Gladkov said that the shelling continued on Monday, leaving around 14,000 residents in the city of Shebekino without power. He added that two more people were wounded overnight.

Belgorod and other Russian regions that share a border with Ukraine have repeatedly come under attack after Moscow launched a military operation in the neighboring state in late February.

Several US news organizations reported last week that the Pentagon was finalizing plans to supply Kiev with MIM-104 Patriot air defense missile systems. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded by saying that, if delivered, the systems would be treated as legitimate targets for Russian troops.

Russian news agency RIA Novosti cited an investigation document on Friday as saying that drones used to attack the country’s Belgorod, Kursk and Voronezh Regions, as well as Crimea, contained parts manufactured by US firm SpektreWorks.

The Times quoted a US defense source last week as saying that the Pentagon quietly greenlit long-range strikes on Russian territory. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken previously maintained that the White House was not encouraging attacks on Russian soil.

 

READ MORE:

https://www.rt.com/russia/568518-harm-missiles-intercepted-belgorod/

 

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THESE ATTACKS ON RUSSIA BY THE "UKRO-ATLANTICISTS" ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE A DENT IN THE RUSSIAN RESOLVE TO FINISH THIS INTERVENTION TO RUSSIAN SATISFACTION. TO THE CONTRARY IT CAN ONLY SPUR RUSSIA'S DESIRE TO UP THE ANTE (AND GET MORE?)....

 

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be killed or be flogged......

 

Ukraine must impose harsher penalties on those found violating military discipline, the armed forces chief of staff Valery Zaluzhny said Monday. In a video message, the general urged President Vladimir Zelensky to enact a new law, saying that those who flee the front or disobey orders are costing the country lives and territory.

“Unauthorized abandonment” of positions has resulted in high casualties among the soldiers and civilians and undermined morale, Zaluzhny said in a video posted on Facebook

“The army runs on discipline. And if there are loopholes in the law, or if those who refuse can pay a fine of up to 10% of their pay, or get probation, this is unfair,” argued Zaluzhny. “Moreover, and this is key, other military personnel are forced to cover the exposed areas of the front, which leads to an increase in the loss of personnel, territories and civilians living there.” 

Often lost positions have to be restored through assault operations, at a very high price. It shouldn't be like this.

The Ukrainian parliament recently approved amendments to the law on military discipline. In the video message, Zaluzhny urged Zelensky to sign it, noting that officers down the chain of command agree with his assessment that a “systemic solution” is needed for this problem.

The new law would increase the maximum punishment for disobeying a lawful order, for example, from a fine of 145 minimum units of pay to 500 and 10 days in the stockade. The minimum unit of tax-free payment for a Ukrainian soldier is currently 17 hryvnia, or about $0.50.

Zaluzhny acknowledged there were “problems” that caused “arbitrary abandonment” of positions, but said he was addressing them and had full trust in his subordinate officers. Further discussion of the subject is only going to hurt the war effort, he added.

While the general officially aimed his public message at Zelensky, speculation is rampant that the actual audience are his troops. Amid reports of heavy combat casualties in current fighting, there has been a resurgence of social media posts in which angry service members – often local militia conscripts from Western Ukraine, deployed halfway across the country – are protesting the conditions on the front, criticizing their commanders, and announcing they will retreat from positions where they were abandoned to die.

There was a similar outbreak of such posts in the spring and summer, leading the parliament to propose executing deserters. That bill was withdrawn on May 24, following public outcry. The government in Kiev had amended military discipline rules in 2014, authorizing officers to physically strike or otherwise punish soldiers who disobey orders or attempt to desert their post.

 

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https://www.rt.com/russia/568549-ukraine-zaluzhny-punish-deserters/

 

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truce....

Shellfire has echoed around the near-deserted streets of the Ukrainian town of Bakhmut — the current focus of the most intense fighting in Russia's invasion of Ukraine — despite Moscow's declaration of a ceasefire for Eastern Orthodox Christmas. 

Sparkling clear skies and a dusting of snow belied the devastation of a city abandoned by most of its pre-war population of 70,000, where humanitarian volunteers now risk their lives to support those who stayed.

"Dear God, our town used to be so beautiful," said 75-year-old Olha, smartly dressed and wearing lipstick as she carried shopping bags along the street.

"There were roses everywhere, flowers," she added, hardly flinching at the sound of a distant boom. 

"It was clean, everything was kept in order." 

Moscow said on Saturday its forces in Ukraine would maintain a 36-hour ceasefire declared by President Vladimir Putin until midnight, despite Ukraine rejecting the offer.

It said its troops had only returned artillery fire when fired upon by Ukrainian forces; Reuters was not able to ascertain the origin of the shells heard in Bakhmut*.

"The ceasefire, you know how that works?" said 30-year-old humanitarian volunteer Vasyl Liesin.

"When Putin says there's a ceasefire, it's actually the other way round: there's no ceasefire. They shelled us a lot yesterday. During the night, it was more or less calm. But that's how it usually is: one day there's shelling, the next day it's calmer."

A drive around Bakhmut, which sits on the front line bisecting Ukraine's Donetsk province, reveals the scars of months of bombardment, from smashed storefronts to mangled workshops and wrecked businesses.

 

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-08/ukraine-russia-shelling-christmas-ceasefire/101835356

 

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A Ukrainian drone was destroyed near Sevastopol in Crimea, Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said on Saturday morning. His statement comes after reports of the continued shelling of cities in Donbass by Ukrainian troops. Earlier, Kiev rejected Moscow’s proposal for a temporary truce during Orthodox Christmas.

 

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https://www.rt.com/russia/569511-ukrainian-drone-attacks-sevastopol/

 

 

*THE UKRAINIAN ARMY USED THE TRUCE TO ATTACK. THE RUSSIANS HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO DEFEND.

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