Ukraine: Battleground Realities and Information Warfare, Day 6

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The situation inside Ukraine began to take on the shapes of chaos close to what was happening in Libya. The confusion on all sides, the mass distribution of weapons to the population, and the release of criminals from prisons took place amidst the bitterness of various groups in Ukraine against each other.

Marauders unite in gangs and attack any facilities, equipment, and people, whenever they have an opportunity to do so.

Against the background of the objective successes of Russian, LPR and DPR forces on the fronts, the Kiev administration has focused on informational warfare. In this arena, with the total support of NATO countries, Kiev is gaining an unqualified victory.

These successes fuel the impunity of radical formations against civilians that are literally being used as human shields against the advancing forces. The most striking examples of such activity can be seen in Kharkiv, Mariupol, and Volnovakha. It seems that Moscow ignored that for at least eight years the inhabitants of Ukraine have been under massive informational anti-Russian pressure.

On the battlefield, the situation is ambiguous. There are clear successes of DPR and LPR forces, while the successes of the Russian military vary in different regions.

On February 28, DPR forces continued their offensive toward Mariupol from the northeast and east, while Russian units advanced from the west and northwest. DPR forces took control of the large settlement of Granitnoye and the nearby areas. By March 1, they had reached the urban area of Mariupol.

The DPR also conducted successful operations to the west of the Donetsk-Mariupol line in the direction of Volnovakha. The H-20 road linking Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently under direct fire from DPR forces.

From the western direction, units of the Russian grouping are within 30 kilometers from the city of Mariupol. Apparently seeking to encircle the entire Kiev forces in the region, the Russians are waiting for adjacent units to advance from Tokmak to the east and northeast.

At the same time, Russian forces encircled Kherson city, but have not entered it. No advances towards Mykolaiv have been noted. It remains unclear what caused the panic and shootings there on February 27-28. Apparently, this is either the result of some subversive actions by Russia sheer panic among the locals. A similar situation is unfolding in Odessa.

The Russians, DPR and LPR are advancing towards Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. Rocket and air strikes are being launched against Kiev forces in these regions. The level of success in blocking these settlements from the direction of the main strike is not evident.

Kharkiv remains the most difficult direction for the Russians. The grouping there is objectively insufficient to either blockade the city or to storm it. The Russian military is forbidden to strike targets within residential areas, at the same time Kiev’s units purposely position themselves in residential areas and do not hesitate to strike the outskirts of the city.

On February 28 and early on March 1, Russian units carried out successful tactical operations in the Kiev direction capturing Nizhyn. On the evening of February 28, missile strikes were launched against the Ukrainian checkpoints on the Brovarskoye Highway. Russian tanks are advancing towards the Kiev-Chernihiv highway. Some pro-Kiev forces are withdrawing from Chernihiv towards Kiev. The counter-attacks are expected.

Kiev is partially blockaded and a humanitarian corridor through Vasylkiv has been opened. The city is blockaded from the north, northwest, and from the direction of Bucha-Gostomel and Russian units are in close proximity to the urban areas.

In general, it seems that the Russian command overestimated the ability of its units to deliver crushing blows in several directions under the conditions of total superiority of the enemy in the information warfare arena and, as a result, the hostile attitude of the population in the operational area.

On the other hand, despite the limited forces of the advancing Russian troops, the Russians manage to divide their opponent’s strength in various directions, which does not allow Kiev forces to concentrate means and measures for a decisive defense or counterattack in a separate direction.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. The big bank scam in the US called real estate pretty much guarantees most folks will hold long term debt in six figures. For folks under 40, it ain’t goin’ back where you can grow enough equity to buy and sell in cash. Almost anybody with a job can get a loan for McMansion or BMW.

  2. For our Senior Editors.
    The Government of the Russian Federation launches the work of the information resource “Объясняем.рф” with verified information against the background of fakes and rumors (about Ukraine) – Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Chernyshenko.

  3. Putin has made his point…Pulling back is not always running away….protect the Donbass and let Kiev see what the west wants to do next…and if they want their ass kicked again…just do it but it might be a good move to let the people of Ukraine have their say before you do it….

  4. State Equations:

    e.g. US Sends 5000 troops to Poland… Vlad sends 500,000 refugees..

    the Bi Nomial is a corporation gear..

    Here it will B AMEX or American express: they cut off the comblock charges.. this droped ther stok on the NYSE today around 15B$ as in Billions.. The AMEX Global has a valuation of 3-Trillion$

    soo w the stroke of a pen from the squawking hens.. AMEX Lost arounf 150Billion in their stok valuations… the global dropped 6%

    thhis is simply not coming back.. there no earnngs; that equity went w the liquidity !

    somehow “I” hav a hard time that some pencil neck in the kremelin – is’ sittin @ his desk w a giant spread sheet 4 tomorrows “Shorts”

    150B$ ball’ park dollars gone… one company… its a mega malfunction !!!!

    tomorrow will be Hilton – Hyatt – Hertz – Macdonalds. And yes Coke-A-Cola 4 a hot fizzle !

    150B$.. we are looking at collection of lunatiks who think this is a third world hit w/o blowbak..

    Vlad is not giving it bak!

    this is going to smash records on our exchanges in the parallel sectors ::: Short !

    • What goes around comes around on Wall Street. The bankers and brokers are middle men and always prosper. Everybody else in that big casino game including 401k’ers get hosed. Nothing new here.

  5. The post-9/11 American way of war is to first off carpet-bomb the shit out of the “rag heads” and “sand niggers” in whatever benighted land we are invading, then flatten their cities like Fallujah, and finally move in with armor and kill everything that moves. That Russia isn’t doing this in Ukraine makes it look like they are losing, which they aren’t.

    All it would take is for a truly neutral nation to step in and negotiate a ceasefire and craft a resolution to this conflict that would be fair to all involved. That of course will never happen because we are the AngloZionist Empire, constantly dominating and exploiting the rest of the world until they all gang up and finally put us in our place.

    • Tom. You have very accurately described Pentagon doctrine since our lackluster “invasion” of Granada. What is disturbing is that Joint Chiefs don’t try to disguise it and are proud of their trigger happy heros.

    • It’s time to call a peace conference.
      The solution is staring us in the face.
      It’s either the solution, or the key to the chaos.
      The whole problem can easily be solved by bringing Ukraine into NATO and the E.U.
      Next, Russia is admitted at their own request to same.
      Then, China, India, Pakistan, Iran, and every other country in the world.
      If that is unacceptable as a solution, then no solution is desired, and the whole war-game program is a high diabolical plan to keep mankind under oppressive domination.
      If, peace and brotherhood, and the advancement of humankind is the true objective, then the only solution is for everyone to smile, shake hands and start acting like we’re all in this together.
      If not, then there are no “good men.”

    • The NATO charter has always been a fraud. A wink-wink deal between vulture capitalists and their minions.

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