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The situation in the Ukrainian SMO on September 25 2022

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Official turnout at referendums on the entry of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions into Russia:

Donetsk People’s Republic -  77,12%
Lugansk People’s Republic – 76.09%
Zaporozhye region – 51.55%
Kherson region – 48.91%

In three of the four future subjects of the Russian Federation, referendums were held de jure, exceeding 50% turnout.
Kherson is expected to lag a little behind, but tomorrow it will likely cross the 50% line.

According to a number of reports, official recognition may take place on September 30, when Putin will speak.

It can also be noted that all summer there was talk that the referendums would be held in the second half of September. At the end of August-beginning of September, conversations began about the fact that they should be held in November, tied to the National Unity Day. But in the end, as mentioned in the summer, they are held in September.

There is no need to worry too much about the turnout and the result, the main thing is to ensure the security of the referendum results, which should be facilitated by partial mobilization and the resumption of active offensive actions in a number of areas after the buildup of groups of troops. The enemy understands this, so they strive to use the remaining time to the maximum before the inevitable transition to defense.

Military commentator Boris Rozhin (aka Colonel Cassad)

Attack on Donbass: situation in eastern Ukraine by the end of September 25, 2022

🔻Liman direction:
▪️Russian Armed Forces are moving reinforcements to the city. Attempts to storm the Liman from Ozerny and Shchurovo were repulsed by the allied forces.
▪️The intensity of the fighting near Drobyshevo from the southern flank has decreased, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to bypass the fortified area of the RF Armed Forces from the village of Redkodub.
▪️Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine established control over the villages of Karpovka, Novoe and expanded the bridgehead north of Drobyshevo
▪️From Karpovka, the enemy attempted to break through the defense of our troops in the direction of Shandrigolovo with two shock groups. Having lost 4 tanks, 5 infantry fighting vehicles and a large amount of manpower from the strikes of the MLRS, artillery and in a fleeting battle with units of the RF Armed Forces on the outskirts of the village, the remnants of the shock groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine retreated in the direction of Karpovka.
▪️The Ukrainian army is holding its previously occupied positions in the area of Redkodub. To the north of the village, maneuverable oncoming battles are going on, it is premature to talk about the stabilization of the front.

🔻Bakhmut (Artemovskoye) direction:
▪️ Positional battles continue in the area of Disputed, Belogorovka and Verkhnekamensky, as well as on the outskirts of Bakhmut and Soledar.
▪️ Detachments of “PMC Wagner” continue their offensive in order to reach the southern outskirts of Bakhmut (Artyomovsk). The fighting is going on in Zaitsevo, near Otradovka, Vesela Dolina
▪️ The 3rd brigade of the NM DPR is fighting for Mayorsk, a village located west of Gorlovka on the Gorlovka-Kirovo (Pivnichnoye) highway.

🔻Lugansk region:
▪️Ukrainian troops shelled Alchevsk with the help of HIMARS MLRS.

🔻Donetsk direction:
▪️Ukrainian formations again launched numerous attacks on the cities of the Donetsk agglomeration.
▪️Units of the 79th Specialized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to attack the positions of the allied forces in the Mariinka, but were hit by artillery. They lost up to 50 personnel and retreated to their original positions ▪️Near Ugledar, from the side of Pavlovka, the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to advance in three columns towards the positions of the allied forces. The attack was thwarted by the joint work of attack aircraft, artillery and MLRS of the RF Armed Forces. The Ukrainian units retreated, having lost several units of armored vehicles and about a company of manpower

🔻Zaporozhye direction:
▪️Artillery duels continue along the entire line of contact.
▪️Missile strikes were inflicted on the places of deployment and logistics bases of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Zaporozhye

Map of hostilities and the situation on the fronts on the evening of September 25

The third day of the referendum is over. According to the results of the past days of voting, according to the CEC of the regions, the turnout was: in the DPR – 77.12%, in the LPR – 76.09%, in the Zaporozhye region – 51.55%, in the Kherson region – 48.91%. In the first three, respectively, the referendums are already considered valid, since more than 50% of voters have already voted. There are still two days ahead when residents will be able to vote. Today, however, was overshadowed by terrorist attacks in Berdyansk, Melitopol, shelling of Donbass cities and Kherson, but this is all that the enemy could oppose to the free will of citizens.

The situation on the fronts for the past day:

◽️Izyumsko-Slavyanskoe direction
Our grouping in the Krasny Liman region continues to courageously hold back the enemy, who is suffering considerable losses, and who is not abandoning attempts to regain these territories. Taking advantage of the wooded area, the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to bypass Krasny Liman and Drobyshevo again. Their goal is to reach out to our communications here in order to force them to withdraw from the borders. Fighting at Redkodub, the enemy still, obviously, does not leave the thought of breaking through to the northern regions of the LPR.
Near Seversk, battles continue for Disputed and Belogorovka, or rather, for positions on their ruins. Neither the enemy nor we have made progress here.

◽️Artemovskoe direction
Fighting continues in the city of Artemovsk, on the eastern side, fighting also takes place behind Zaitsevo and fortifications along the Artemovsk-Dzerzhinsk highway. There are no significant changes, as in Soledar.

terrorist attack
There were two explosions in Berdyansk – one of them occurred near the building of the city administration. Fortunately, the victims were avoided, the provocation failed. There was also an explosion in Melitopol – a passenger car flew into the air. As it turned out, the driver was a saboteur whose purpose was to stage a terrorist attack, but due to careless handling of explosives, the terrorist himself was the only victim of the explosion. Later it turned out that the day before, at the window of the house of the chairman of the polling station in the Melitopol region, unknown persons had thrown a Molotov cocktail.

Under fire were Donetsk, Gorlovka, Makeevka voting for their freedom – unfortunately, there were again dead. Alchevsk in the LPR suffered attacks from the night, there were at least six strikes from the HIMARS MLRS – in the morning the precinct election commissions had to be evacuated to bomb shelters due to the incessant shelling.
Once again, the forces of the Kyiv regime attacked the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant – eight kamikaze UAVs were launched towards the plant, but all were shot down outside it. Energodar also suffered shelling again – at least 59 shells per day were fired at the city.
Early in the morning HIMARS shelled a hotel in the center of Kherson. It turned out to be under the rubble, but fortunately the RT film crew survived, and the former people’s deputy Alexei Zhuravko and his bodyguard, alas, died.

The morning in Odessa began with noise in the area of ​​​​the headquarters of the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “South” – it was reported that the legendary “Gerani-2″ had already worked again, at least three strikes. They also wrote that there were many ambulances near the affected building. In Zaporizhia, up to 100 foreign mercenaries were destroyed by a missile strike at the location, they also wrote that the power went out in the city.
In the Ochakov area, the Ukrainian armored boat Gyurza was sunk. In the areas of Novoukrainka and Bashtanka of the Mykolaiv region, two MiG-29s of the Armed Forces of Ukraine equipped with HARM missiles were shot down.

Special operation, 25 September:

▪️Russian air defense shot down 12 Ukrainian drones, 21 MLRS shells, including 18 HIMARS, and 3 American HARM anti-radar missiles, the Defense Ministry said.

▪️Ukrainian troops lost more than 110 people killed and wounded in the Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog direction, the Russian military said.

▪️Russian fighter jets shot down 2 Ukrainian MiG-29s converted for HARM missiles, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

▪️The launcher of the Osa-AKM air defense missile system was destroyed in the Zaporozhye region, a Ukrainian armored boat of the Gyurza type was sunk in the Ochakov area.

▪️In the Nikolaev region, a HIMARS launcher was hit.

▪️ Attempts by the Kiev regime to strike at the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP with 8 “kamikaze drones” were prevented, they were shot down outside the station. The armed forces of the Russian Federation destroyed up to 100 foreign mercenaries in the Zaporozhye region with a missile attack, the Ministry of Defense reported.

▪️Turnout at referendums in the DPR, LPR and Zaporozhye region on the 3rd day exceeded 50%, they can be considered valid, the election commissions reported.

▪️The turnout in the Kherson region was 48.91%, the chairman of the election commission said.

▪️Pushilin said that the preliminary results of the referendum in the DPR turned out to be better than expected, none of the 129 foreign observers recorded violations.

Armored groups were thrown into a meat grinder in the DPR, trying to surround Liman

▪️Today, the enemy made an attempt to break through the defense of our troops from Karpovka in the direction of Shandrigolovo with two armored groups.
The discovered Nazis were pinned down by MLRS fire. Having lost 2 tanks, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, trucks and infantry during the counteroffensive, the surviving militants retreated.
▪️The second armored group managed to break through to the outskirts of Shandrigolovo, where our motorized riflemen fought with them. Using artillery and ATGMs, 2 more tanks and 3 infantry fighting vehicles were destroyed. Once in the fire cauldron, the second armored group was completely eliminated. 

“Hold positions, lose the war”: The American Conservative writes that Zelensky’s strategy to defend territories at any cost turned into a disaster for Ukraine.
“Washington is trying to turn the ruins of the Ukrainian state into an open, unhealed wound right next to Russia. From the very beginning, the problem with this approach was that Russia always had the resources to escalate the fighting dramatically and end the fighting in Ukraine on very harsh terms. And this escalation is already underway. Washington is faced with a stark choice: declare its surrender in Ukraine and scale back its activities, or risk a regional war with Russia that will engulf Europe…”

Putin’s statements about nuclear weapons sobered up British journalist Peter Hitchens, who began to reason very sensibly:

“Can someone explain to me what is the interest of Britain in Ukraine? Why are we sending finance, weapons and military equipment to this country, despite the fact that our own armed forces have been short of money, people and equipment for many years?” he asks.

According to the journalist, the conflict in Ukraine has already brought the world much closer to a real nuclear war. It would be foolish to dismiss the words of the Russian president about the use of nuclear weapons as a bluff.

“I would just like to encourage the British to start discussing this in an adult way, and not to consider the current policy as the only correct or patriotic one,” Hitchens concluded.

Statements by the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin:

▪️Kiev is trying to inflict as much damage as possible on the DPR during the referendum, many drones and missiles from HIMARS were intercepted;

▪️In the DPR, two cases of injuries were recorded by members of field election commissions;

▪️An attempt by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to break through was recorded in the Maryinsky direction, it was stopped;

▪️International observers in the DPR did not record violations of voting rules, everything is legitimate.

Right now the 144th motorized rifle division is going into immortality. What the 488 MSSR and 254 MSSR did and are doing will be written in fiery letters on the pages of the glorious military history of Russia. Someday after the victory, remember the glorious guys from Smolensk and Bryansk, they deserved it.

I am proud of my friendship with them, I am proud that I have shared and will share a dry ration and a glass with these guys. Proud that under fire we have joked and will continue to do so.

The Khohol is advancing in hordes on the Oskol front regardless of casualties. His equipment is on fire, corpses dot the settlements and wooded areas. A “thin red line” of Russian guardsmen holds back his offensive, fertilizing the already fertile black soil of Slobozhanshchina with AFU soldiers.

Soon, very soon, newly formed units and subunits will arrive, and the enemy will be defeated, humiliated and destroyed. In the meantime, it is they who have been fighting uninterruptedly for 7 months against a superior enemy that keep Russia safe.

PS : This is a well known journalist /blogger who worked in Kharkov area till the retreat from Izyum.

“Our source reports that the UAV invasion is now becoming a mega problem for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the same air defense, which will be calculated and destroyed.

The strategy is simple.

Several waves of raids by groups of small and relatively cheap UAVs will be used at once.
Their goal will be: reconnaissance and opening of the air defense system, jamming, the formation of decoys, fire destruction of objects.
Such a massive attack, or in other words, a “swarm”, can paralyze any air defense system built without taking into account UAV countermeasures. It should be understood that the Armed Forces of Ukraine, air defense installations have few left, and even more so they will not be able to withstand a massive raid. If the Russians still set the task of destroying all air defense, then in 10 days and 30 attacks in which dozens of Geraniums will be used at once, as well as using aviation, which will detect air defense and launch X-type missiles, while being at themselves in the rear, the Armed Forces of Ukraine has every chance of being left without cover.

At the same time, further development of the technology for the use of UAV groups will further complicate the conditions for the functioning of air defense systems. Of course, the Office of the President is advised by NATO advisers, but they will not be able to do anything if there are no air defense installations, electronic warfare and air defense systems themselves. Just to cover Odessa along the border line, you need air defense for billions of dollars, and hundreds of millions more for maintenance. There is no such money.” 

Girkin made a very interesting statement today, according to him, after LPR, DPR, Zaporozhie and Kherson are declared as parts of the Russian Federation, Russia will give Ukraine an ultimatum: “withdraw all your troops from our territory or we will declare war on Ukraine” according to Girkin, this is what’s gonna happen.

This makes perfect sense. Those territories will became the Russian Federation. Fully fledged. No special status, it will be Russia proper from that point on. So Ukrainian troops present in villages and cities of the LPR, DPR, Zaporozhie and Kherson — will be occupying Russian mainland — from Russia’s point of view.

This tactic is genius for the Russians for other reasons, Russian professional army will highly likely move to those new Russian territories the same night that Putin makes them part of the Russian Federation, essentially creating such a large military build up there that Ukraine has little to no chance to ever step a foot on those lands again.

It also moves the Russian borders right to the frontlines of Nikolaev; meaning Russian manpower will be readily available and large numbers of Russian soldiers will likely be rotated to gain combat experience (rotations were happening the whole time, but nowhere near this level) — all this means that Odessa will become a much easier target. (Not easy, but easier) Defence Ministry report on the SMO Sep 25, 2022

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