The press officer of sector “M” has accused forces of the DND in the shelling of the Ukrainian positions from which APU had suffered “very serious losses”. This is a new word in the Ukrainian propaganda: before the losses were carefully concealed, and now dramatic focus. You would think that the meaning of this – the breakdown of the negotiations in Minsk. But, most of all, Ukraine is just preparing to revenge the attack on the DPR.
All night in large areas of the front continued local artillery duels and Telmanovskiy district in Marinka near Donetsk were even infantry combat. The shootings took place in the North-Western area where the shelling was subjected to the village of Spartak and the area of the Donetsk airport. To speak of a sharp strengthening of the intensity of the clashes in the night from Wednesday to Thursday is not necessary, then the members of the APU obviously exaggerating. The intensity of the clashes in waves changes the last two weeks from night to night, that’s actually not what it shows. This is just a set of coincidences, a variety of objective and subjective factors.
“Colonel Chepurnoy colorfully told that “the handwriting, which the militants were firing, very similar to writing a professional Russian army”
The front remains stable, making it possible to continue the talks in Minsk, despite their obvious futility. A few days ago of the BCH defeated a strong fortified point APU called “Facade” in the village of shchastya in Luhansk. It was located in the North, “Ukrainian”, the Bank of the river Seversky Donets – the natural lines of the front. Part of the Ukrainian 24th brigade just fled, and “Facade” with its concrete fortifications almost a day stood empty. Lugantsy could just take it, creating a beautiful future bridgehead across the river, but was stopped by a political outcry. Exactly the same story with the same curtain that night was with one of the former Ukrainian license checkpoints on bakhmutskaya route.
Including so unexpected tantrum in the sector “M” is quite amusing. Responsible Ukrainian individuals are consistently confused in the testimony. The press officer of sector “M” Yaroslav Chepurnoy, where it all began, reported six soldiers killed in the area of Mariupol. One near Starognatovka, five of Prokhorovka. But, to put it mildly, not in the area of Mariupol”. The representative of the presidential administration of Ukraine on issues of anti-terrorist operation (there is such a position) Alexander Motuzyanik said about seven dead and thirteen wounded. With Motozania is not clear whether he was speaking only about the situation around Mariupol or even across the front. But it was he who first used the phrase “the greatest losses” saying, in addition to Mariupol, about heavy fighting in Marinka.
In turn, the chief military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios said about the unprecedented increase in the number of non-combat losses in the Mat – over the years they have grown in 50 times. According to Matios, is a consequence of the sharp drop in discipline. Drinking and rowdy. And besides, that night, subordinates Matios in Mariupol stormed a building on the outskirts of the city, on the street of Taganrog, which the battalion “Azov” was used as a warehouse and repair facility. “Azov” showed resistance, had a little friendly skirmish. Generally, “prosecutorial” and “Azov” cling to each other for two months, since the representatives dobrata tried to block the streets in Mariupol, protesting against the demilitarization of Shirokino. Why not share this time in the warehouse of mystery.
In between we note that the mentioned officials figures there is nothing critical or supernatural. Such losses for the APU is almost the norm. The medical service operates at the limit of their capabilities, and in some places without volunteers does not cope. Major medical institutions, such as the Dnipropetrovsk regional hospital, have long operated in the “supernumerary” mode, i.e. with additional beds on display in the corridors. Doctors openly and loudly asking for help: not enough medicines, nutrition, even transportation. But the flow of wounded never stops for one day. So nothing new, officials said.
Another thing is that before VSU and other structures have not sought to advertise their loss, besides applying to them the epithets of exaggeration and dramatization. As mentioned above, artillery duels have been going on for almost two weeks. Their APU in most cases you lose. The reasons for this is subjective. It is unclear how and what is taught now at an accelerated rate Ukrainian artillery, but with boyish enthusiasm constantly striving to make two or three volleys in a row, and with the help of a fire spotter. That is, at the very moment when the world military law of survival “shot – bounced” it is necessary to quickly tick from exposed positions, these people begin noisy to talk on the radio, to adjust the rangefinders and twirl guns, which, moreover, forget to fix on the ground.
Hence, daily and nightly losses. And when it “arrives”, it starts whining. And now Colonel Chepurnoy colorfully told that “the handwriting, which the militants were firing, very similar to writing a professional Russian army.” Lacking only the order signed by Putin and Shoigu, but if it is necessary to concoct such an order, and the handwriting Chepurnoy confirm its authenticity. It is difficult to resist the emotions and not to shout something like “fight must be able to, rather than Russian to complain.” In Georgia, for example, has managed to convince himself that against them the entire Russian army since January, 1991, fought continuously, while the Ossetians sat at the table, and the Abkhazians coffee drinking on the waterfront.
There is no reason to believe that the Colonel Chepurnoy in the course of daily contact with Mariupol parochial media is deliberately meant to coincide with a story about “major losses” and “Russian style” to the talks in Minsk. Most likely, injection of the atmosphere using the sound of loss and apocalyptic review – a new propaganda trend APU. The focus on losses is always preceded by hard to share because people become mentally prepared for the revenge. Yes, we cannot say that the war in Novorossia is for the rest of Ukraine “quiet.” General background media exclusively military. But no one bothers him even more “warm.”
At the talks in Minsk such statements will not affect in any way. The conversations in “commissions” are people who understand the real situation and do not pay attention to such “reports”. At the same time, this General background is created consciously. During these intense two weeks, the Ukrainian side regularly raised the number of ceasefire violations, which are attributed exclusively to the BCH. This is often accompanied by outright fakes or hamlet comments like “handwriting” in the name of <url>. He also, incidentally, reported “stratagem” VSN: they say, how to shoot, just asking about a truce and we do not have time to answer. I want to ask and learn how to reload in ten seconds tried?
All this would be interesting from the point of view of a clumsy propaganda, which, sadly, is working so well, falling on the minds of a significant part of Ukrainians. But the General trend of tension and the creation of the pre-war sentiment, “motivation for revenge” visible to the naked eye. And it is alarming.Related posts: