The reason is to antagonize Russians toward the Poles. Not that it has no justification due the Polish actions, but in a long perspective it does not serve well to both nations.
I think for the moment that ship has sailed... Russia should not waste time trying to be friends with Poland... if the Polish people are happy with their government and the choices it is making then they are part of the problem, not any part of any solution... Russia should not waste any time to appeal to such an audience... it would be wasted effort.
Sadly, I feel like we are being outplayed here, I mean all of the Slavic nations...
Your leadership has done what it has done and said what it has said... for Russia to pretend they are still brother countries would be for Russia to have its head in the sand.
Making friends with Poland right now makes no sense... they want to supply the enemy with weapons and money then being friends and having good relations is not something that is going to happen any time soon.
How friendly would Poland be to Russia if it turned out Russia funded and Armed the Taliban to fight all of HATO in Afghanistan... they didn't, but the west would go apeshit about that.
Russia always shoots itself in the foot by allowing Ukrs these phantom victories. Whether Snake island, or the Mi-24 raid on Belgorod, sinking of the Moskva and so on.
The difference is that Russia shoots itself in the foot with a rubber band gun that does not even leave a red mark on the skin.
In comparison Kiev uses a double barrel shotgun in 12 gauge and fires both barrels...
Over reacting is not helping anyone.
Even if this village is completely insignificant, it will be used to boost morale and cancel out the deaths of thousands of soldiers Zelensky sent to commit suicide by Russia. Cancel out the bungled attempt on the Zaporozhie NPP.
GOOD. Do you think Kiev lets its conscripts know what is really happening... even if they didn't capture anything they will tell them they did and that the Russians torture and rape and then murder all prisoners... the longer this takes the better it will be for Russia and the worse it will be for their enemy neighbour.
It does not serve Russia's best interests among other things, to end up in control of this barren shell-shocked land, where every male between 18-50 years old is either dead, crippled or has emigrated, and the rest are consumed by grief or anger.
It does serve Russias interests because no matter what happens Russia is to blame... the more you leave alive the more problems you will have in the future.
The west will also see that as weakness and think they can use that to their advantage... maybe an incident on the Finnish border perhaps to start something there... how hard would it be to get another conflict going when everything is Russias fault.
You know exactly to end this it requires Russia to act directly at decision making centers.
Not till the job is done... the people of the Ukraine need to be the ones to end this and they end this by turning on the nazis and Americans and Europeans that have infiltrated their government and police and armed forces and killing them or forcing them out.
Otherwise it is rinse and repeat.
Maybe the time grew up, to make a nice bomb run down the Dnepr, hit the masters of the puppets, to show that puppets can be free at last.
The oligarchs who allowed the US to seed the Ukraine with nazis and Americans to run the place into the ground and steal their resources and turn it into a weapon against Russia (and humanity).
Another possibility. This state of affairs suits the Putin government and we do not know.
Minimal Russian casualties, maximum enemy casualties... what is not to like?
I don't think a full Russian invasion is needed... they are about to crumble.
NATO and their puppets in Kiev are playing to win and embarrass Russia.
HATO and their puppets are getting their asses handed to them... even the much vaunted specially trained troops from the UK that Sweden was also training too... that worked out well didn't it...
Russia's response so far has been half-asleep and not serious enough in my opinion.
When you say embarrass Russia I suspect you don't realise that western media will post and publish any bullshit story that makes Russia look bad or silly and will never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
I such a situation why would Russia care how it is perceived by the people in the west?
When they start to get cold this coming winter however I am sure they will feel smug as their media tells them how Kiev is retreating and causing enormous losses to the Russian army in expectations of a massive counter attack in Spring next year...
The Ukrainian army needs to be completely destroyed and humiliated.
They are being humiliated and destroyed... not sure why you ask for more... the job is getting done and it takes as long as it takes.
Only this way will you get their capitulation and secure Russian security interests in this region. Putin & Co. need to wake the F up soon!
They don't want them to give up yet... to many nazis remain, too much land to be captured and converted into neutral land... the last thing they want is for Ukraine to surrender now... that would be a total pain in the arse.
That would be like getting the Minsk Agreements part II... the US and EU and UK and Kiev are agreement incapable.
Ho ho Laughing Laughing that just mechanical junk was more reliable than all those computerised vehicles now where the computer says no because of a minor malfunction.You could repair it with a hammer (percusive maintenance), some oil and dieselfuel Wink. The only drawback are the heaters, those broke down a lot. And yes, the armour sucks......
What is this nonsense. Would Putin would be so stupid as to believe that the UA would not join NATO and give up all the territory it took? Whether or not Ukraine would be in NATO, US troops would enter Ukraine a few days after such an agreement. Russia could not be so stupid to enter into such agreements is absurd.That would make them even stupider than the USSR authorities who believed NATO would not expand eastward.
It would not have been signed by Russia without some serious threats and guarantees to back it up...
Wtf is this bullshit, Russia needs to go all the way to moldova, take Odessa back, leave ukr landlocked.
That was an agreement they turned down in April. Any future agreement will have much harsher terms for Kiev and as time goes on the terms will get worse and worse.
A nice carpet bombing of the government buildings in Kiev and Lviv, in particular the US embassy in Lviv, should do the trick.
Might not achieve much but would show intent and would be fun.
It reminds me of Trotsky's account of Russia after suffering disaster at the front during WW1, from his book on the Russian Revolution
The more things change the more they stay the same...
Peskov announced Moscow's readiness for negotiations with Kyiv
That is a Ukrainian website... and at the bottom of the page it had a photo of a sex toy in the shape of a baby!!!!!
That tells you all you need to know about these people...
Personally I think Russia needs to steam on while it has such a golden opportunity.
Totally agree... this is a huge opportunity for Russia to disengage from the west and start to create new relations with the rest of the world.
Clean healthy relations that benefit both sides and allow both sides to grow and develop.
I want to hear from Ukroshitstan only one thing in the end - UNCONDITIONAL CAPITULATION, as I am sure that is Putin's goal. And for the territories and cities, which is secondary, because the capitulation of Ukroshitstan will put things in their place.
Look at the web address of the source... that was Ukrainian Pravda...
Russian artillery in action.
A russian soldier or telegram complains that even though the Russian military had knowledge of the ukrainian attack, and they were outnumbered, they recieved absolutely no artillery or air support for more than 2 hours, and in general russian airforce activity in kherson in almost nonexistent in the last few days
How would this Russian soldier be able to communicate on Telegram... I suspect he would be in serious trouble for doing such a thing... quite a risk really.
Does he think his Telegram fans can force the Russian Army to do better?
What is his goal?
To make Russia supporters realise things are not great for Russian soldiers either?
Part 24 continued here:https://www.russiadefence.net/t8828-russian-special-military-operation-in-ukraine-24#394405