By Cossack Colonel YURI KOMINYENKO
IN western Ukraine a Russian Forces Kinzhal struck a bunker extending to 80 metres deep. The RF believes this bunker near Lvov was a NATO strategic command point used to control anti-aircraft systems. It’s still early days but the RF assumes there were up to 300 personnel in the bunker, 40 of which were high ranking foreign specialists, hence we can expect 40 body bags heading west in due course. Unconfirmed in the Nikolaevsk region the RF destroyed four senior militants, and a number of officers and planners.
As NATO fly’s its spy planes along the Moldavian/Transnistrian (Priednestrovie) border collecting data for the Ukrainians, their troops are positioning themselves to invade Transnistria in Moldova’s breakaway region. A significant build-up of Ukrainian personnel and equipment including setting up of artillery positions and an “unprecedented” increase of drone flights over the region indicate the preparation for an invasion of the sovereign territory that was declared independent in the early 1990s. Half of Transnistria’s 500,000 residents have Russian citizenship.
Transnistria has a predominantly Russian-speaking population and the primary purpose of some 1100 Russian peacekeepers stationed there is to monitor the 1992 ceasefire. This force is now being reinforced with RF military elites. Any action by Ukraine or its US, NATO member states that pose a threat to Russian peacekeepers or nationals in Transnistria will be seen as an attack on Russia, stated the country’s Foreign Ministry. The village of Kolbasna has an enormous X-soviet ammunitions warehouse that the Ukros are desperate to acquire. One of the goals of the RF is to establish a land corridor to Transnistria. The Ukrainian forces/Azov battalion pretext for the invasion will be a fake invasion by Russian troops in Priednestrovie. Currently the RF is jamming all communications in the region.
Four battalions comprising largely international fighters have entered the service of the RF. The RF forces are being supplied with long-range equipment including modernised tanks. The RF tank operators are becoming bored and are complaining that the long overdue Abrams and Leopard tanks are taking their time. They are looking forward to the target practice. The RF soldiers are placing bets on whom will be the first to take out an F16 and it will be interesting to see how well they burn. The RF conduct recon operations while the Chechens watch their backs. It doesn’t seem to matter how hard the Ukros hide the RF continues to obliterate them.
Bakhmut is essentially in an operational encirclement and the Ukros lost two large military groupings while attempting to flee the town. It appears that the replacement troops entering Bakhmut are fresh from NATO training camps in Poland. Their uniforms are squeaky clean. The Germans are operating the self-propelled tanks as they are non user-friendly complex equipment. The Ukro forces comprise a majority of Polacks and a mix of German, Canadian, US and French mercs. The Ukros have been thinned out. The German government is paying 5000 marks to return the bodies dead Germans but the Euro is no longer being accepted.
In the north of Bakhmut near Mikhailovka the RF had a success taking out at least 100 Ukros and 10 pieces of military equipment. Using laser guided long range missiles a Marder colony was destroyed. Our soldiers are of the impression the tanks are made of plywood and that they are held together with wire. The Marders’ freeze easily and are very difficult to start in the winter conditions.
The village of Paraskoveyevka on the northern outskirts of Artemivsk is liberated. This opens up broad opportunities to cut off supply routes for personnel and weapons to the AFU’s Bakhmut garrison, while enhancing an offensive in other directions. The settlements of Berkhovka, Yagodnoe, and Dubovo-Vasilyevo are liberated. Soon the last road through Khromovo will be taken by the RF resulting in the blockade of the Bakhmut garrison. The Ukros will lose the opportunity to withdraw equipment and the garrison.
The Ukrainian militants are actively fortifying Chasov Yar, west of Artemovsk, Bakhmut, using banned “Petal” mines, understanding that the Ukrainians may be completely surrounded and left without supply lines. Western analysts admit Kiev must withdraw their militants from Bakhmut, thus they downplay the strategic value of the city. A Ukrainian military retreat may result in heavy losses.
About 90% of Ukraine is sitting in the dark. Various cities receive varied amounts of power – Odessa 2 hours, Nikolaevsk 1 hr, Kiev 1-3 hrs, Kharkov 0, Ivano-Frankov 4-6hrs. Poland is feeding some power back into Ukraine. The RF has destroyed much of the Ukrainian infrastructure communications, power lines/supply, rail, bridges etc and the Ukros cannot repair the transformers using western stabilisers as they are incompatible. The Ukrainians are conserving their UAV fire power. Previously they’d use the quads to drop bombs on every RF target now they wait for the RF to gather before engaging.
Snipers are being encountered frequently and leave their calling cards based on where they shoot the victim – left eye, right eye, mouth etc. The RF fighters are learning to discern the various signatures. In certain areas the Spanish signatures are prevalent. If snipers are known to be active in an area, then the RF makes a considerable effort to hunt them down. All of the big cities are emptied of civilians most have relocated to regional areas many of the male population between 18-50 have vacated the cities to escape the forced conscriptions. So much for democracy.
The iconic US journalist Seymour Hersh claimed that the US is directly responsible for sabotaging the Nord Stream pipelines. Presumably bumbling Biden attempted to maintain the unity of NATO through the state-sponsored terrorist sabotage of the Nord Stream. Hersh now questions which country will leave NATO first. Apparently, Biden learnt of the covert operation when he was informed ‘we can do it’.
With assistance from Norway, US divers planted explosive charges on the pipeline under the cover of a NATO military exercise in the Baltic during the summer of 2022 and the bombs were triggered three months later to avoid arousing suspicion. Biden violated the U.S. Constitution with this act of war. Hersh noted that Biden’s actions essentially resulted in the Russian people further rallying behind Putin. The US government’s unwillingness to sue Hersh for slander says a lot.
EU and US started plotting sanctions against Russia two months before the special military operation in December 2021, said the gynaecologist, Ursula von der Leyen. She advocated a comprehensive increase in pressure on Russia and an expansion of arms and ammunition supplies to Ukraine, for the mass production of which she suggested mobilizing European industry.
The Turks and the Iranians want to build a railroad to the emirates and China wants to become involved. The Turks are enraged by the Americans. It is unlikely that the US will be able to engage two different foes in two separate regions, its economy will likely not cope. The Yuan is rapidly replacing the USD in Russia, the momentum is gaining. Other countries are choosing to use the Yuan for international settlements as opposed to the weaponised USD.
Lloyd Austin indicated the US has deployed more than 20,000 additional troops to Europe and deployed the first permanent US forces to NATO’s eastern flank. Boris Johnson announced he is applying for the post of NATO Secretary General.
Russias MoD update: In total, 387 airplanes, 210 helicopters, 3228 unmanned aerial vehicles, 405 air defence missile systems, 8011 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1044 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 4205 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 8494 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed since the beginning of the special military operation.