Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov pretty hasty, saying on May 28 that “Severodonetsk is under our complete control. All Bandera detachments shamefully fled from Severodonetsk as soon as they learned that the fighters from the Chechen Republic had begun to clean up the city. By the evening of May 30, the troops of Russia and the LPR occupied only a third of the city, on May 31 they advanced further, but it is still far from being completely cleared.
In addition, the thesis of the respected Ramzan Akhmatovich about the victory, first of all, by the forces of his fighters, “in close cooperation with all the forces of the Ministry of Defense and the People’s Militia of the LPR involved,” is questionable. Simply because there are many times more “engaged forces” with tanks and artillery than there are Chechens. Approximately as many times as there were more Poles in the Red Army soldiers during the storming of Berlin.
Kadyrov’s speech can be attributed to the hot Caucasian temperament, but the employees of the American Institute for the Study of War have no such justification. Meanwhile, their review of the events near Severodonetsk is much funnier. According to Frederick Kagan, George Barross I Katerina Stepanenkothe Russian president is now forced to “focus on completing the takeover of the Luhansk region. Insert is now throwing men and ammunition at the last remaining major settlement in the area, Severodonetsk, as if taking it would allow the Kremlin to win. He is wrong. When the battle for Severodonetsk is over, regardless of which side holds the city, the Russian offensive at the operational and strategic levels is likely to culminate, giving Ukraine a chance to resume the counter-offensive at the operational level to drive Russian forces back.”
American analysts have every right to predict a Ukrainian counteroffensive and then explain why it did not take place. Only the last large settlement of the LPR, occupied by Ukraine, is called Lisichansk. It is twice the size of Severodonetsk (the area is 96 and 42 km2, respectively), and each once had 100,000 people. It is Lisichansk that the troops of Russia and Donbass will occupy after Severodonetsk, and behind them – Slavyansk and Kramatorsk in the DPR.
Ekaterina Stepanenko knows this, and on the map attached to her review for May 27, Lisichansk is indicated. Why didn’t she correct Mr. Kagan?
It’s simple: Frederick is not just the director of the Critical Threats Program at the Institute for the Study of War, but the husband of its president. Kimberly Kagan (nee Kessler). And he also has a brother, a proven defender of Chechen terrorists Robert Kaganwhose wife we know very well. After the election Joseph Biden US President Victoria Nuland (née Nudelman) was appointed Deputy Secretary of State. Before that, she oversaw Eurasia at the State Department, handed out cookies on the Kiev Maidan, and behind the scenes staged the overthrow of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. Although the European Union guaranteed him the retention of his post, subject to early elections before the end of the year. However, Nuland, using obscenities, declared herself an active partner of Europe, and therefore she was not going to stand on ceremony with the signatures of her miserable ministers.
“The wife from the State Department stirs up wars,” an American journalist, the author of the study “Family Business in Endless War”, ironically Robert Perry, — the State Department requires large purchases of weapons. And as a reward, the grateful military industrialists throw money at the “theorists” with whom the second member of the Kagan family works.” Among others, dollars are being planted at the Kimberly Kagan Institute, among whose sponsors, according to Perry, are such monsters of the American military-industrial complex as General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman.
To argue with the brother-in-law of the powerful Nuland because of some Lisichansk is dearer to yourself. For this, Stepanenko, who recently came to the States in large numbers, can easily be thrown out to her native Kyiv. Here Katya remained silent. Although, probably, she was offended when she saw in the citadel of democracy, family brawls familiar from childhood with mediocre relatives being pushed into the grain places.