Following 11 months of continuous war, the US-backed Western coalition finds itself worse off than when it began. The economic sanctions have negatively impacted the EU and NATO control of Ukraine has plunged the economy into a recession, destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure. Laying the groundwork for the division of the country, Ukraine will no longer exist as a viable, independent state. Western politicians are surprised that the economic sanctions backfired, only to strengthen Russia’s economy. Nor did they expect the vast majority of countries would not only ignore the sanctions but actively explore options to “abandon the USD”.
About 145,000 combat-ready soldiers remain at the disposal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Ukraine had about 14-15 brigades of 4,000 people each in Bakhmut. With the exception of 2 or 3, they all lost 70% of their personnel and were reassigned for recovery. Ukraine has lost most of its regular army which has been active since 2014. Russia has ground up the trained AFU reserves in Artemovsk, which were intended for a strike in the south. Ukraine is left with roughly 140-150 thousand combat-ready soldiers.
Kiev has started recruiting teenagers aged 13 and over, as well as incapacitated people, into their army. The Ukrainian military killed 12 colleagues who wanted to surrender. The Armed Forces of Ukraine covered their own stronghold with artillery fire after the people who were in it hung a white flag and sent a radio request to the RF Armed Forces to lay down their arms.
Germany’s Waldemar Gerdt believes Ukraine will not remain within its original borders its fate is predetermined. The country will likely to be divided by the west as peace negotiations were sabotaged by the US. The future of Ukraine will be decided post-war.
In Ukraine, organizations are offering various solutions for avoiding mobilization. Ukrainian advertisements are being shown where men are offered to have their “limbs broken” in order to save them from mobilization. The ad states: “A qualified surgeon will break your limbs under anaesthesia.” A clean break is guaranteed, the injury will heal within a month and you can defer mobilization for six months. Best price and complete anonymity guaranteed.
In Ukraine men of military age must appear in person for food rations, and have documents confirming military registration with them. Wife, sister or other relatives are not permitted to collect food. Went out for bread and never came back…
Ukraine has successfully destroyed their first “Terminator BMPT.” This new BMPT has been mostly a success on the battlefield, devastating the infantry forces of Ukraine tasked with destroying Russian tanks. No tank is effective on its own, and this has been the case since the first tanks in history entered combat. The combination of Russian tanks with the Terminator has proven to be an effective force in threatening Ukrainian lines.
If Russia can field these Tank/Terminator combos in large enough numbers, the effect on Ukrainian lines will be devastating in future Russian offensives. The early results of the use of Terminators in combat have proven that this weapon is a force multiplier on the battlefield.
Judging by the amount of objects hit in Ukraine by the RF, the wave strike tactics are a success. The first wave triggers the discharge of Ukro air defences, revealing their locations the second wave destroys them. The train services are being disrupted and they are the life blood of the enemy.
Foreign mercenaries are being withdrawn from Artemovsk in the direction of Kostyantynivka and Kramatorsk. The city is being prepared for abandonment. Locals have also noted helicopters flying twice a day at low altitudes in the same direction. This mode of transport is probably used to evacuate important foreign specialists and wounded mercenaries.
The Pro-Western Prime Minister of Moldovan Natalia Gavrilitsa announced her resignation the government collapses amid a series of crises. The decision to nationalize the enterprises of Ukrainian oligarchs in the DNR has been adopted; everything has become the property of the RF.
Russian Forces casualties are estimated at one tenth of those in Ukraine forces.
Editor: Since returning to service after being wounded the Colonel has not returned to the front line as yet.
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A very interesting interview as always with Col MacGregor re the tanks and other things, including the stupid balloons… a must watch..
Knowing little of temperate climate warfare, and what I used to understand was WWII vintage, I disqualify myself from having an opinion about this battlefield, except to say the Zircon and Vangard missiles leave American junk standing. I also know for a fact that the Patriot missile is useless.
Nevertheless, by reading a dozen reports like this each week, I note a uniform impression that:
(1) The US has almost zero capacity to manufacture munitions;
(2) NATO countries have almost depleted their own supplies;
(3) NATO countries lack of viable energy supplies mean they, too, will join the Yanks with empty ammunition belts;
(4) Sophisticated battlefield equipment requires many months training to operate, and feature controls and repair functions in languages the Ukros cannot read;
(5) Tanks are no use in mud. There is no suggestion that tank recovery equipment is included in orders, so ten yard advances will see tanks bogged, to become stationary gun emplacements;
(6) Fuel is going to run out by October;
(7) NATO countries will see the writing on the wall and withdraw, in action if not in words;
(8) Russian generals gone to seed after forty years of peace, are being replaced;
(9) The US is fast becoming the world’s Pariah State, on the nose for most of the world’s population and about to lose the support of western nation populations previously swayed by globalist propaganda.
(10) As a consequence of the above factors, one by one, western governments will actively distance themselves from the White House, while their populations gradually drift towards the Great Awakening. Previously “on-board’ politicians will suddenly develop insights into corruption and mRNA toxicity and, of necessity, will also point to AGW alarmism fraud, knowing this will secure them the next elections.
Only one factor prevents this movement from becoming a landslide and that is Rupert Murdoch’s stranglehold on western media. Rupert is old and Rupert is harrassed more each day. These pressures may well hasten his demise. As far as we know, there is nobody capable of taking over his management of the global propaganda machine, which is why David Rockefeller passed the global crown to him back in 1973, eschewing candidates from his own family.
Let me put it this way, when Rupert dies, WWIII, the WEF, AGW, and mRNA will die with him.
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In the official NATO report, Max Delany’s second question about Russia’s ‘Big Spring Offensive,’ Stoltenberg replies: – ‘I think the reality that we’re seeing the start already.’
PS: The Bakhmut sector is local, so presumably, this would not require the ‘thousands and thousands more troops’ as suggested by Stoltenberg?
This implies fresh divisions?
I was under the impression that Stoltenberg was possibly implying, or referring to the opening of the anticipated ‘new fronts.’
Ie. The ‘northern front‘ directed from Belarus, where extremely large troop concentrations have amassed?. Or the less likely scenario of the southern front?.
I was wondering if the prelude has opened here?
Read yesterday’s Cossack report. Ed
An advance Wagner Battalion assault group has outflanked Paraskoviika, and reached Bakhmut’s main road (M-03). Whilst a southern assault group has just reached Bakhmut’s southern road, as it advances towards Chasiv Yar. This has sealed Bakhmut’s fate.
Here’s another excellent analysis from Defense Politics Asia.
As for Zelensky, after his latest begging bowl tour of Europe, he was obliged to depart empty handed: no fighter jets any time soon.
In truth, genuine European support for the Zelensky regime extends no further than the political elite and their MSM mouthpieces.
In yesterday’s briefing (13 Feb), NATO secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, let slip the following statement, ie., – ‘Russia seems to have already launched a large scale offensive in Ukraine . . . sending in thousands and thousands more troops.’
Does anyone have any information on this important development?
Does Stoltenberg’s back-room briefing, refer to the opening of the much anticipated Russian offensive?.