Via YandexIspan wrote:Here's my latest war report, a lot of sources and information and has been cross checked, we are advancig and the casualties are modest, hundreds for our side and a couple thousands for the Ukrops
* Northern Fronts-Kiev and Eastern Front-Kharkov
The capital is already surrounded by the West and Northwest after the capture of Gorostomel airport and the arrival of Russian columns from Pripyat. Yesterday afternoon there was another air landing at Vasilkov airfield, attached to the previous one near Zhytomyr, the siege is closed from the West. Russian forces are seven kilometres away in the centre of the city.
Chaos reigns in Kiev after ten thousand Kalashnikov rifles have been distributed to the population, there are shootings and looting by armed gangs, a "party of hussars" as one commentator has said, recalling the raids of the light cavalry of the eighteenth century and the Napoleonic wars in the enemy's rear and the looting and extortion of defenceless cities.
It is not known whether the Kiev puppet government is hiding in a Soviet-era command bunker in Kiev, it seems likely that they have not had time to flee to Lvov.
More information about the Kiev siege maneuver here
A tower of flats in Kiev was hit by a missile, causing enormous damage, but fortunately there are no casualties. Apparently it's an impact from a diverted Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile. More information
In general, the Russians have taken Chernigov and Sumy and it seems that they have already reached Poltava, there is heavy fighting in Kharkov where a significant enemy force has been encircled, and the advance towards Kiev has met with more resistance,
The situation on this front is still static for the following reasons:
The bulk of the Ukrainian army is deployed here, with 60,000 men on the front line, although before it was estimated that including reserves and rear services and total reached 150,000 and exceeds the attacker, which are the armies of Donetsk and Luhansk, plus the reinforcements of the Russian army, as the general rule is that to take a defensive position the attacker must overcome the defender in a ratio of 3 to 1, the break is not easy and that explains why it has only been attacked in two points. The Donbass or Novorussian, for short, are given the honor of reconquering their land, but they are not as well armed and equipped as the Russian army, so the fight is more difficult. The Ukrainian army has the advantage of defending fortified static positions for years, with extensive minefields and in this war of positions the disadvantages of lack of maneuver and interference of their communications do not affect them so much, and although morale is low, they can resist with artillery fire, machine guns and anti-tank missiles provided by NATO. The mission of the Novorussian army is to fix the enemy with a frontal attack while the Russian army conquers strategic objectives to force capitulation.
In addition, advances are cautious and methodical, to save lives. And an additional complication is that the Ukrainian enemy uses civilians as human shields which limits the bombing of the towns in which the Ukros hide.
In spite of all this, two points of the front have been breached:south of Donetsk and north of Luhansk, and the enemy's casualties, given the intensity of the bombardment, are counted in the hundreds, and by various videos one hundred Ukrainian prisoners are already counted. This includes those captured in the advance and those who pass, including dozens of soldiers from Brigades 36 and 53
Here the official page of the reports of the army of the Donetsk Republic
Here an extended compilation
Unfortunately, the sufferings of the people of Donbass have not yet ended. The Ukrainians as revenge, bomb everything in their power, as in the worst days of 2014-2015, in these two days, 2,000 mortar and artillery hits of all calibers cause damage to dozens of homes and infrastructure, 5 civilians killed and 20 injured.
An even greater tragedy has been avoided, the enemy fired three Tochka missiles at the south of Donetsk but these were killed by the anti-aircraft defense. The remains of the missiles fell on Illovaysk, Amvrosievka and the city of Donetsk
What gives hope is that the bombardment has diminished with the response fire of the Novorussians, the shelling and shooting is general along the entire front, as we recall, it is 400 kilometers long. The Novorussi have achieved the following objectives: Mayorsk, Verkhnetoretskoye, Novomikhailovka, Avdeyevka, Peski, Krasnogorovka, Marynka, Pervomaiskoye, Gnutovo, Pavlopol and Talakovka.
Donbass Front North-Lugansk
In Lugansk the front on Schastye has broken and crossed the Seversky Donets river, has taken Starobilsk and Severodonetsk without struggle and has reached the Russian border occupying Stanitsa Luganskaya, confirmed
Severodonetsk (the administrative centre of the districts occupied by Ukraine of the region Lugansk; the center of the chemical industry, on the left bank of the river Seversky Donets, more than 100 thousand inhabitants; part of the agglomeration of 380 thousand Lisichansk-Severodonetsk), Starobilsk (also in the region Lugansk; 16 thousand inhabitants) and the settlement urban-type of Trekhizbenka were released.
It is to be hoped that these forces will soon link up with those that have encircled Kharkov and be able to engulf the Ukrainian forces of the northern Donbass front from West to East.
Donbass South Front-Donetsk
On the Southern Front the advance towards Volnovakha is confirmed, there are photos and videos confirming that the Novorussians have taken the nearby villages of Nikolaevka, Novognatovka and Bogdanovka as well as the roads and adjacent areas.
This operation involves Novorussian troops of approximately one division, three brigades and one regiment, or about 10,000 men.
Also the 1st battalion of the 36th Marine Brigade fled their positions in the village of Zamozhnoye abandoning weapons and ammunition. The Novorussians show pictures of captured American anti-tank missiles.
At 10: 00 a.m. today, Pavlopol and Pishchevik have been taken, and the battalion of the 36th Brigade has also withdrawn from Gnutovo and Talakovka. It seems that resistance is scarce on this front after having managed to break the defensive lines.
"The military units of the Donetsk People's Republic inflicted significant damage on the Nazi battalions and reached Volnovakha, an important transport hub located on the H20 Slavyansk — Donetsk — Mariupol highway. The official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major General Igor Konashenkov, reports: "During the fighting, a large number of weapons delivered by Western countries to Ukraine in recent months were captured. Among the trophies are the American Javelin anti-tank missile systems and British LAW"
The fight has been hard, more information here, in an interview with Commander Khodakovsky of the Donetsk militia
Here are testimonies of frontline fighters, so that readers will remember that these are not arrows on a map or numbers, but men who suffer and die so that their mothers, fathers, wives, sisters and children do not die.
To note that although they hate the Ukrainian enemy of the 53rd Brigade and the Nazi Azov regiment, and rightly so, "he is respected because he fights skillfully and almost always refuses the offer to surrender"
However, the resistance capacity of Ukrainian troops varies greatly. There are fanatical and well-equipped units that fight fiercely, and others that flee or surrender or pass.
The Crimean Russian army, after the liberation of Melitopol without a fight, assisted by an amphibious landing in Azovskoye, has passed Berdyansk and is already fighting in Mariupol, it is reported that in the city there has been a landing and the Russian army advances to take the Ukrainian garrison of Mariupol from the rear. In Zaporozhe and Dnipropetrovsk without news, the Russian columns of the Crimean army have not yet arrived.
South-West Front: the coast
Kherson, there was a Ukrainian counterattack from the city, which had been overtaken by the Russian army, but to this day the city has been taken.
Amphibious landing in Nikolaev and fighting in the city
Odessa is calm, apart from an air strike against the anti-aircraft defense. The Russian army is at the entrances to the city.
Odessa has a special relevance as a strategic objective. There are alarming reports that in addition to the Kiev regime's threat to acquire nuclear weapons, a U.S. biological weapons research program was under way. It is an issue that was already known from previous years, but it has taken on a particular urgency.
"This month, two American military biological laboratories were planned to be launched in Ukraine, in Kiev and Odessa. Most of the Ukrainian collection of endemic strains of pathogens of dangerous diseases is stored in Odessa. The founder of the project is former head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health Ulana Suprun. She's an American citizen.»
More information about it
https://octagon.media / vojna / specoperaciya_rf_sovpala_s_zapuskom_voennyx_laboratorij_ssha_na_ukraine.HTML
War official part of the Russian army