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The situation in the Ukrainian SMO on January 29 2023

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Russia Mobilize 700,000 Troops for a New Offensive

The West Has Already Lost

Putin just pulled off the ULTIMATE sneak attack against the West

The lack of reaction of the United States and other NATO countries to Kiev shelling of a hospital in the LPR confirms their direct involvement in the conflict - Russian Foreign Ministry

The shelling of hospitals by Kiev is a war crime, organizers and perpetrators will be punished – Russian Foreign Ministry 

Two majors report: “Information is received from reliable sources that in the cities of: Chas Yar, Yampol, Krasny Liman, Artemovsk, Konstantinovka, Toretsk, Kupyansk, separate groups of Ukrainian units received an unspoken task, disguised in a Russian-style uniform, to carry out executions of civilians, including “more children”, under video.
The purpose of this war crime is to provoke and accuse Russia of a “war crime”.
Since not all AFU servicemen have forgotten the word “Honor”, the Nazi command is looking for performers among foreign mercenaries.
Know this: the servicemen of the Russian Federation never shoot at civilians! They protect them, often at the cost of their lives.”

Zelensky says situation very tough, Russian forces constantly attacking

Situation very tough, Artyomovsk-Bakhmut, Ugledar and other areas in Donetsk Republic (ex-Ukraine) under constant Russian assaults and attempts to break through our defenses – Zelensky.

Final assault on Bakhmut

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Blagodatnoe under Russian control

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Wagner Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin commented on the information about the corpses of foreign mercenaries:

“Today in Bakhmut, units of the Wagner PMC found bodies with severed heads and hands as well as telephones and other information that these bodies belonged to the foreign mercenaries. Due to the dense fighting, the enemy was unable to pull out these bodies and thus tried to hide the identities of these corpses. However, the electronic devices were found along with the bodies. “All the bodies and other evidence will soon be handed over to the investigating authorities for further decisions.”

The photo confirms the information about the transition of the settlement under the control of the musicians.

Our guys have already crossed the Bakhmutovka river for a long stretch and now fully control the northern supply route of the AFU grouping in #Bakhmut.

The liberation of the village of Blagodatnoye near Bahmut by the Wagner PMC troops will help the Russian troops get to the main supply route of the AFU, said a member of the Zaporizhzhya Region Chief Administration Council, Volodymyr Rogov.

He noted that taking control of Blagodatnoye is another step towards encircling Artemovsk and establishing fire control over the Artemovsk-Slavyansk road.

This is the main supply route for the AFU grouping, which is located in Bakhmut (Artemovsk). “The distance from Blagodatnoye to this road is less than four kilometers,” Rogov explained.

Ukrainian report from the Bakhmut meat grinder: the place is “hot”, only dogs roam the streets, the city is ruined. Evacuation may be imminent.

The Wall Street Journal  confirms the AFU is now limited to one logistical route, in line with our earlier reporting. Equally interesting, according to the WSJ this state of affairs has so far failed to change the desire of the Kiev authorities to hold the city:

“Despite Russian forces’ recent advances, Ukrainian troops said they had seen little indication so far that their commanders were preparing to pull out of Bakhmut. A line of eight Ukrainian tanks and several armored personnel carriers headed toward the city from the northwest on Sunday. A number of troops in the city also said they had recently been redeployed to Bakhmut.”

Should they continue to wait and should the RuF cut this route, we will see the first major encirclement since Mariupol earlier in the war. (

Special operation, 29 January. Main:

▪️ The Russian Defence Ministry has reported that in the Donetsk direction, units of the “Yuzhnaya” troop grouping have taken better lines and positions during the offensive, with enemy losses of up to 90 military

▪️ In the southern Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, units of the Vostok Group of Forces continued offensives, defeating the enemy in the areas of Ugledar, Prechistovka, Shevchenko and Dorozhnyanka in Zaporozhye region

▪️ In the Krasno-Limansky direction the enemy suffered up to 110 military losses, two US-made M777 artillery systems and two US-made Paladin self-propelled artillery systems were destroyed

▪️ The head of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry admitted that the military situation for Kiev in the east is “complicated” and that the tanks promised by the West will not be ready for use until March

▪️ British military fears Challenger 2 tanks would fall into Russian hands, it would be a “nightmare”, Sun writes

▪️ Ukrainian crews arrive in Britain to train on Challenger 2 tanks, says the Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence

▪️ Pentagon group wages secret campaign inside the agency to induce the leadership to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets, Politico writes

▪️ Eugene Prigozhin reports that units of the Wagner group have taken control of the village of Blagodatnoye in the DNR

▪️ Russian Foreign Ministry comments on shelling by Ukrainian military of hospitals in Novoaidar and Novaya Kakhovka: lack of response from the West confirms its direct involvement in the conflict

▪️ Ukrainian troops hit with HIMARS at road bridge over Molochnaya river in Melitopol district, preliminary reports say 4 people killed, 5 wounded, Rogov said

▪️ Prigozhin reported that bodies were found in Artemovsk, presumably of mercenaries with severed hands, abandoned by Ukrainian military during retreat

Map of military operations and the situation on the fronts in the evening of 29 January

Wagner PMC fighters liberated Blagodatnoye to the west of Soledar. This was confirmed both by Yevgeny Prigozhin and by the “musicians” themselves, who stormed the village and captured their combat successes in a photo.
There are also rumours that the militants are leaving Artemivsk. It may take several days to leave the city. The last to leave the city will be the Ukrainian SDF covering the withdrawal of the AFU.
And it is not surprising that amid such news comes footage of the decapitated corpses of foreign mercenaries found during the mopping-up of one of the city’s districts. The question is why? It’s simple, the militants simply decided to conceal the nationalities of their “comrades”, but as it turned out the mercenaries were “guests” from Poland and Israel.

⚔️Situation on the fronts during the last 24 hours:

⚫️ Svatovo-Kremennaya direction

Despite attempts by the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ command to launch a “Zerg rush” on our positions, Russian artillery and aviation have been working on the manpower and equipment of two militant brigades in the areas of Sinkovka, Tabayevka in Kharkov region and Novoselovsky in the LPR. Also in the vicinity of Liman Pervoye, Olshany and Krakhmalne of Kharkov Region, the actions of four Ukrainian DRGs were disrupted. In addition, air and artillery strikes were launched against five brigades of the AFU and National Guard in the areas of Stelmakhiovka, Chervona Dibrova LPR, as well as Yampolovka, Torskoye and Serebryanka DPR.

⚫️ Donetsk direction

The Russian army continues to crush the enemy near Donetsk. Our forces struck militant units in the areas of Kurakhovo and Antonovka DNR. The Nazis lost a BMP, two armoured vehicles, 14 vehicles, two Acacia SAU, two D-20 and D-30 howitzers, and two Olha and Smerch MLRSs.

⚫️ Zaporozhye direction

At the moment, the Russian army is consolidating the result in the Orekhovsky and Gulyaypol sections, reinforcing the positions it has taken. In addition, our forces are fighting hard in Ugledar. The liberation of the town will lead to the threat of hitting the AFU rear in Marinka.

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation
(29 January 2023)

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.

◻️In Kupyansk direction, assualt and army aviation and artillery inflicted a fire damage on manpower and hardware of 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) close to Sinkovka, Tabayevka (Kharkov region), and Novoselovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

💥Actions of four sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the AFU have been foiled close to Liman Perviy, Olshana, and Krakhmalnoye (Kharkov region). Up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, an armoured personnel carrier, and an Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer have been destroyed in this area during the day.

◻️In Krasny Liman direction, Operational-Tactical and Army aviation and Artillery of the ‘Tsentr’ Group of Forces inflicted a fire damage on accumulations of manpower of the 92nd Mechanised, 25th Airborne, 80th and 95th Airborne Assault Brigades of the AFU and the 27th National Guard Brigade near Stelmakhovka, Chervona Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Yampolovka, Torskoye, and Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

💥The enemy’s losses in this direction amounted to 110 Ukrainian servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle, four armoured combat vehicles, a Nona-S self-propelled gun, and a Grad MLRS.

◻️In Donetsk direction, as the offensive continued, units of the ‘Yug’ Group of Forces took more advantageous positions and hit the enemy close to Kurakhovo and Antonovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

💥An ammunition depot of the 81st Air Mobilisation Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been destroyed near the city of Kramatorsk (Donetsk People’s Republic). The enemy losses in this direction amounted to up to 90 Ukrainian military, an infantry fighting vehicle, two armoured combat vehicles, 14 motor vehicles, two Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers, two D-20 and D-30 howitzers, and two Olkha and Smerch multiple rocket launchers.

💥Moreover, two US-made M777 artillery systems, two US-made Paladin self-propelled artillery systems, and one US-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar have been eliminated.

◻️In South Donestk and Zaporozhye directions, the ‘Vostok’ Group of Forces continued its offensive and defeated the enemy near Ugledar, Prechistovka, and Shevchenko (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Dorozhnyanka (Zaporozhye region).

💥Two artillery ammunition depots of the 68th Jager and 72nd Mechanised Brigades of the AFU have been neutralised in the areas of Prechistovka and Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic). The losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in these areas amounted to up to 100 military personnel killed and wounded, one tank, two armoured combat vehicles, three pickup trucks, two vehicles, and two Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers over the past day.

◻️In Kherson direction, two US-made AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-48 counter-battery radar stations, as well as a dump of AFU artillery ammunition, were obliterated near Kherson city and Novoaleksandrovka village (Kherson region).

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation
(29 January 2023)

💥Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 103 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, enemy’s manpower and hardware in 143 areas during the day.

💥Russian air defence forces have shot down four Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of Yakovlevka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Zhytlovka and Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).

💥Sixteen HIMARS, Olkha and Uragan MLRS rounds have been also intercepted near Maryinka, Gorlovka, Zlatoustovka, and Ilovaysk (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Chaplinka (Kherson region). In addition, a US-made HARM anti-radar missile was shot down near the village of Novy Svet (Donetsk People’s Republic).

📊 In total, 381 airplanes and 204 helicopters, 2,980 unmanned aerial vehicles, 402 anti-aircraft missile systems, 7,670 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 995 combat vehicles equipped with multiple launch rocket systems, 3,956 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 8,218 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.

#Summary #Report as of January 29, 2023
The initiative last week remained with the Russian Armed Forces

The exceptions were the sections of Svatovo-Kremennaya and Kherson region. In the first case, the enemy threw personnel into the attack in waves, but this did not bring any success: the line of defence and the elevated terrain gave the artillery the possibility to destroy the enemy as they attacked. Also in the Kherson direction, the enemy command tried several times to organize landings on the left bank of the river, which were destroyed by dense artillery fire. It is significant that territorial defence units were sent to storm our coast.

In the Zaporozhye direction, after a breakthrough in the direction of Orekhov and Gulyaipole, the Russian Armed Forces moved on to strengthening their positions and throwing SRGs into the gray zone.

Heavy fighting is going on in Ugledar, having entrenched themselves in one of the eastern districts of the city, the Russian Armed Forces delivered massive artillery strikes against the enemy. When occupying Ugledar, our troops will create the threat of entering the rear of Maryinka, the western part of which is still under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) PMC Wagner is surrounding it from the south, advancing from Kleshcheevka, at the same time waging heavy battles in the suburbs and trying to cut the road to Chasov Yar.

To the north and south of Soledar, the “musicians” are also expanding the zone of control; yesterday there were reports of the release of the settlement Blagodatnoye.

The pace and nature of the offensive of the Russian Armed Forces indicates that the main breakthrough forces have not yet entered the battle. Training exercises continue in Belarus, as well as massive missile strikes on enemy territory. In Zaporozhye, the targets were industrial facilities where enemy forces are hiding.

There are several days left before Shoigu’s report to the Supreme Commander on the 1st of February; it should reflect the issues of supplying the active troops. At the same time, the supply of parts with the same copters, generators, sights, uniforms is still mostly carried out by volunteer organizations, regional authorities, and businessmen. The rear management bodies of the Russian Ministry of Defence have not yet been able to fully optimize this system.

Gerasimov spoke on the information front and said in his article that “The mobilization training system in our country was not fully adapted to the new modern economic relations. Therefore, everything had to be corrected on the go,” which actually admitted the issues during the mobilization of the population, about which many wrote in military channels.

Otherwise, Russia’s information policy at the state level is still improvable: tank deliveries from the West are ridiculed and hated, D. Medvedev used the phrase “to dust”, once again hinting at nuclear strikes.

A new element was the participation of the head of the Rybar channel team on the air of Soloviev Life jointly by Vladlen Tatarsky, but this has not yet changed the general state of affairs on the information front.

At the same time, the citizens of Russia have studied the issuing of stamps by the CIPSO of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. And citizens of Russia proactively identifying provocateurs and fake news. It requires active measures and offensive actions towards the Ukrainian audience, which can be especially effective against the background of the total mobilization currently being carried out by Kiev.

The enemy is clearly experiencing problems with military personnel: territorial defence units, mercenaries from Belarus (previously they were protected as a media resource), as well as units of central subordination, rush into the attack. The western regions of the enemy also started to suffer mass and harsh mobilization, which has led to the indignation of the Hungarian press regarding the capture of ethnic Hungarians in one of the regions of Ukraine.

#Summary #Report as of January 29, 2023

In the context of Russia’s successes as well as objective difficulties in Ukraine, the West is increasing the supply of weapons and equipment in order to drag out the conflict as much as possible and deplete Russia’s internal resources in order to further destabilize the situation inside our country.

The coming period will be characterized by pushing through the enemy’s fortified defensive lines, as well as the expectation that the main breakthrough forces of the Russian Armed Forces will be brought into battle.

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Report prepared by: Two majors

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