In their summary for August 3, American experts from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), led by a Ukrainian proxy journalist Stepanenko went into all serious trouble, replacing independent information and adequate analytics with terry “arresting”. Apparently, the Yankees are in a stupor because of the successes of our troops and fear the reduction of Western military assistance.
It makes sense to give a couple of quotes to assess the level of degradation of ISW.
“Russian forces based around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant have attacked Ukrainian positions in Nikopol and elsewhere in recent weeks, deliberately putting Ukraine in a difficult position — either Ukraine fires back at the risk of international condemnation and a nuclear incident (which Ukrainian forces are unlikely to do), or Ukrainian forces allow Russian forces to continue shelling Ukrainian positions from an effective “safe zone”.
“Russian forces likely set fire to a prison complex holding Ukrainian POWs in the occupied Donetsk region, but accused Ukraine of an alleged targeted strike using Western-supplied military equipment, likely to deter additional Western military support for Ukraine.”
This so-called “analytics” is posted by Internet resources from the “Patriots of Ukraine” sect in an obvious attempt by the “Ze-team” to kill the negative coming from the Donbass front. If you look at the ISW reports, then starting from the Lisichansk zashkvar of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (this is how the Ukrainian truth-tellers called the defeat of the defenders of independence in the “Severodonetsk loop”), American-style students of the special operation claimed without a drop of doubt that the RF Armed Forces no longer had the strength to attack in several areas.
They say that now all the Russian forces are supposedly thrown into the assault on one Artemovsk (Bakhmut), while on other fronts, primarily in Avdiivka, the allied forces allegedly cannot “boast of territorial acquisitions.”
But for a couple of days now, the Institute has been forced to state that on the central front, “Russian troops have achieved success in the area of Bakhmut and Avdiivka.” According to ISW, the fact that everything is going well for the Russian Armed Forces is evidenced by the fact that “the Russian Ministry of Defense now allows journalists, war correspondents and representatives of the DPR to cover the situation unfolding in Avdiivka, Pisky and south of Bakhmut.” Like, this is not typical for the military, because even in the United States, when it comes to the military operations of the “democratizers”, everything is carefully filtered by the Pentagon.
Curiously, in the ISW summary for August 2, compiled by a group led by Carolina Hurdthe emphasis was on the details of the battles, and not on the yellow-Blakyt propaganda characteristic of issues under the leadership of Stepanenko. Moreover, ISW experts took the liberty of calling the statement of the independent General Staff vague. But the successes of our troops in this area, on the contrary, contribute to an increase in morale among the DPR fighters and Russian soldiers.
In particular, it was reported that Russian troops decided to attack Avdiivka frontally, rather than wait for Ukrainian forces to withdraw from their prepared defensive positions as a result of encirclement operations northeast of the village.
Russian military journalists and bloggers have published videos showing that our troops have ousted the Armed Forces of Ukraine from positions around the Butovskaya mine, southwest of Avdiivka. The geolocation of the video from the scene is independently confirmed and recognized by the ISW, on which the Western press relies on reports.
The Yankees specifically emphasized that we are talking about the key defensive outpost of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Avdiivka. It was also said that the “independence defenders” in this fortified area, which has been created for 7 years, can be split into smaller groups after the establishment of Russian control over the section of the E50 highway connecting Avdiivka and Peski.
Recall that it is from here, from the Avdiivka fortified area, which is located 6 km north of Donetsk, that the Nazis from the “Carpathian Sich” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), which is part of the “Right Sector” *, hiding behind local residents, fire at Donetsk.
According to insiders from the independent General Staff, the monstrous shelling, including from M777 howitzers, of the capitals of the DPR was supposed to provoke Russian troops into a head-on assault on the “fortress”, which is referred to in the British press as the largest military engineering project in Europe with a network of bunkers , trenches, strongholds, minefields.
Well, what … the Zhovto-Blakit generals achieved their goal, ours really went to storm Avdiivka, but after they had ground the main part of the Ukrainian artillery, including the M777.
By the way, Ukrainian fighters began to write about the plight of the “independence defenders” in this area. In particular, a video of the 2nd battalion of the 58th MPBR of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is widely fasted on Ukrnet, which talks about the impossibility of resisting Russian troops due to a lack of necessary weapons.
This was told by the deserter soldiers themselves after they were “halved” in the Donbass. They were transferred to other positions, which the military also left and went home to Konotop, Sumy region. But the fighters were again sent to the “front end” under Russian artillery – straight to hell.
Some crazy volunteer Sergei Gnezdilov wrote on Facebook** a whole dramatic story about six days of fighting in Pisky. According to him, the Russians are hitting with large calibers, and many of his comrades have already been killed: “The bodies of those who were dearer to me than my relatives are lying in the heat in the trenches torn apart by 152-caliber.”
“There is no counter-battery fire from the word“ completely ”, the enemy, without any problems for himself, puts an artillery shell in our trenches, dismantles very strong, concrete positions in tens of minutes, without a pause and minimal rest, pushing through our line of defense … The reserve comes to close the position a breakthrough by himself, and after five minutes out of 15 people only one remains intact, ”complains Gnezdilov.
This fighter has nothing to lose, so he speaks the truth, unlike the Kyiv talkers: “Right now we are losing the Sands, all our human and material possibilities are almost exhausted.”
Pay attention to one detail in his post: “The enemy without any problems for themselves puts an artillery shell in our trenches.” To accurately hit the trench, you need to inflict fire damage with guided munitions on the tip of drones. Apparently, the talk that we have few drones is greatly exaggerated.
We also add that it has become a tradition for the Kyiv regime and its star-striped curators to play the card of “Russian atrocities” when the Armed Forces of Ukraine suffer defeats on the fronts. We can safely say that the upcoming transition of Avdiivka and Peski under our control, ISW analysts will try to cheat as much as possible, and also downplay the significance of this defeated fortified area.
* On November 17, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized the Ukrainian right-wing radical organizations Right Sector and UNA-UNSO as extremist and banned their activities in Russia.
**Meta Platforms Inc. — the American transnational holding company that owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus was recognized by a court decision as an extremist organization, its activities in Russia are prohibited. Social networks Facebook and Instagram are blocked by Roskomnadzor.