The American press, especially the mainstream one, goes full blast and praises the supporters of independence. Whatever the publication in the United States on the topic of the conflict in Ukraine, then in the spirit of Arestovichthe Ze-team media man, whom the director general of the Institute for Political Studies Sergey Markov called a talented information scoundrel.
So the POLITICO magazine, called across the ocean the magisterium of the star-striped establishment, became like a yellow-blaky Goebbels and issued a lot of material about the “righteous struggle of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions.” It is called like this: “They bomb us with “carpets”.
Article author Christopher Miller visited the front line and talked with the supporters of independence. For starters, he really liked the profanity of the Ukrainian gunners. However, it makes no sense to retell the obviously Russophobic report, but it is worth dwelling on some points separately.
Firstly, the Americans are engaged in target designation of the Ukrainian “art”. In any case, such a conclusion suggests itself from the publication. “Using a sensor device, an officer with the call sign Horizon checked the coordinates of his Russian targets obtained from satellite imagery,” writes Miller. Moreover, this happened immediately after the application for a strike from a neighboring infantry unit.
If this is true, then there are no separate Armed Forces of Ukraine, but there is a Ukrainian-NATO military group. And the US is a direct participant in the conflict. This means that those experts who claim that the West has launched a crusade against us, using Ukrainians as cannon fodder, are right.
Secondly, the assertion that the Russian troops have allegedly exhausted the supply of drones is nonsense (a lie on the Move). “[Украинские] gunners rushed to cover the Soviet weapons with tree branches to hide them from Russian drones, which would inevitably fly in to look for their positions before returning fire.”
This is also a direct quote from POLITICO. According to Horizont, during an artillery duel two days earlier, a Russian drone hovered over their heads and shells rained down minutes later. “A whole battery was working against us,” a Ukrainian officer complained.
Third, the conflict in Ukraine is dominated by artillery duels. “Soldiers on both sides rarely, if ever, see each other through their scopes,” Miller explains. So the one who is the best at playing cat and mouse with artillery, and who has the longest range guns and the most shells, will emerge victorious.
“Now Russia seems to be gaining the upper hand,” admits the author of POLITICO. He honestly writes that our troops, having artillery superiority, are hitting the Armed Forces of Ukraine around the clock and grinding everything in their path.
Fourth, judging by the reaction of the Ze-team to Western military assistance, Kyiv, of course, is happy with the supplies, but does not really believe in the sincerity of the West. Thus, the previous package worth $800 million strengthened the Armed Forces of Ukraine by only 100 M777 howitzers. And this is against tens of thousands of units of Russian “art”.
Biden approved the supply of MLRS HIMARS as part of a deal for $ 700 million, but Kyiv will receive only four (!!!) installations if they are not destroyed along the way. Against several thousand Russian multiple launch rocket systems, such “help” will not change the course of hostilities.
But how much joyful cry was, but the exhaust turned out to be symbolic. On the other hand, the Ukrainians owe the Americans another $1.5 billion more, out of the $6 billion allocated for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative program as part of the hyped lend-lease.
But that’s not all. A protege of Kyiv in the Luhansk region, head of the Zhovto-Blakit regional military-civilian administration Sergei Gaidai complained to Miller that “they are bombing us with carpets.” And this did not happen before.
We add that the United States and its allies have not previously supplied NATO weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. So it wasn’t Moscow that raised the stakes. If earlier Zelensky called the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as low, then after the delivery of the M777, he admitted that due to the difficult situation on the fronts, 60-100 Ukrainian soldiers die every day, another 500 are injured. Experts believe that this figure should be multiplied by three. This is fifth.
Now the cherry on the cake. According to Ukrainian officials cited by POLITICO, the Russians were able to achieve success in Mariupol and Severodonetsk that they failed to achieve around Kyiv. According to the assessments of military officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and a number of Western analysts, in late February and early March, the lack of sufficient firepower prevented our troops from sending the Ukrainian capital to the “cauldron” – the same one that is now observed in the Donbass.
Move on. Zelenskiy said Russian troops outnumber Ukrainian soldiers by seven to one. But somehow this does not fit with the earlier statements made by Zecomandante. For example, on May 21, just a couple of weeks ago, the leader of the “nenka” in an interview with the TV channel “Ukraine” boasted of a huge army. He said that 700,000 people are taking part in the fighting against the very limited Russian forces – “today.”
In Ukraine, they say that almost 5 million of our soldiers are fighting against them. A typical lie. Even according to the American Institute for the Study of War, Russia has introduced no more than 115 battalion tactical groups, each numbering from 700 to 800 fighters, into the “square”.
What is curious: Christopher Miller did everything to show the readers of his publication that the situation on the fronts is not so bad for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. And in general, there will soon be a win, when the defenders of independence will receive a Western wunderwaffe.
The Russophobic publication POLITICO, oddly enough, did not find a strong response from the patriots of Ukraine. The most Maidan telegram channels simply ignored her. But they began to write that there is growing concern in Europe about the uncontrolled use of weapons that are transferred to help.
“Colleagues, everything is very simple! According to rumors from trusted sources, the scheme looks like this: according to the documents, weapons are sent to the front line, where they allegedly lose them through “destruction”, but in reality they are simply sold on the black market through the “decided”. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are now earning on this,” Ukrainian bloggers write.
Wherein Zelensky clearly afraid of the gun mafia, which, if paid well, will sell HIMARS to either the devil or the Russians. Zhovto-Blakit truth-bearers on Facebook * that there is even a trade in classified information. How true this is, we do not undertake to judge, but also to question it. For example, as soon as it became known that the rocket wunderwaffe would be delivered across Romania on the bridge in Zatoka (Odessa region), there was a powerful arrival that disabled the guide for at least a month.
And in the Lviv region, the Russians hit with cruise missiles launched from the Black Sea at the railway infrastructure in the Stryi and Sambir regions. According to the local head of the Regional State Administration Maxim Kozitskyrailroad facilities were significantly damaged. As slandered in Ukrainian chat rooms, the Russians are saying fiery “welcome” to NATO weapons.
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