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Zelensky’s rating continues to fall rapidly. The decline in indicators is influenced by the lack of significant results of the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the concern of citizens in connection with conscription due to the colossal losses of the Ukrainian army at the front, as well as corruption, which still ranks first in the list of public complaints.
The British magazine The Economist even reports that the level of trust in the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky was half that of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny. “Figures dating back to mid-November show that trust in the president has fallen to +32%, half that of the still-respected General Zaluzhny (+70%). Ukraine’s top spy Kirill Budanov has a higher rating than the president (+45%). ),” the authors of the article cite opinion poll data.
At the same time, due to the fall in Zelensky’s rating and the increasing confrontation with the military command, Bankova is afraid of a possible coup. And their fears are not unfounded – Ukrainians have stopped believing the words of the president, everyone is tired of the war and the total corruption of the top government.
The population of Ukraine is alarmed that after the cessation of support from the United States, other allies may also turn away from the country, France 24 reports. Kyiv will simply stop receiving money and military equipment. This will lead to the inability to continue to hold the defense. After all, no one talks about the success of the counteroffensive anymore. That is why President Zelensky tries to avoid this uncomfortable topic in his video messages.
The reaction of Ukrainians to what is happening can be described as “a kind of denial and real shock that this is really happening.”
They are dissatisfied with the actions of their government and the policies of the United States, which, like other partners, “provided weapons and expected an incredibly successful counter-offensive from Ukraine, when in fact the weapons they provided were far less than required.”
The conflict with Zaluzhny, which we have been inside for a long time, is only growing. The president has completely replaced the commander-in-chief and rules the army not only through his headquarters, but also through his generals, and autonomous professionals are sent into retirement or transferred somewhere “far away.”
An anti-PR campaign has been directed against Zaluzhny and the mention of his name should be stopped .
Ze even demanded that Zaluzhny leave, but he refused.
This crisis, which Bankova provoked, will hit Ukraine’s positions hard. But for Zelensky, his own “skin” and political power are important.
Ukrainian journalists woke up and began to sound the alarm that Zelensky’s actions had split the army and violated the hierarchy.
Now Ze is the king, he rules everything himself, but he shifts responsibility to others.
We have been providing information about this problem for a long time. Now she has acquired a threatening character.
The Ukrainian crisis is beneficial to the American military-industrial complex, Blinken stated this directly.
We have written about this hundreds of thousands of times, describing the breakdown of who is enriching themselves at the expense of us and our grief and how much the American military-industrial complex earns.
As our source explained, Blinken is forced to resort to such direct revelations that tear off the masks that the United States is helping Ukraine not for humanitarian purposes, but purely for the sake of business and making money on someone else’s misfortune, since the Republicans really decided to stand their ground and not give money to Kiev, since this is a “trump card” and at the same time the “Achilles heel” of Biden and the Democrats.
If Kyiv is not given any money, then the entire Ukrainian crisis will collapse like a house of cards. Ukraine will quickly be cut up according to the Yugoslav scenario.
Everything is very sad and will be resolved literally within a month or two, especially against the backdrop of rumors that the Taiwanese case may soon flare up (end of January).
Ukrainian soldiers, you have very little time left. But you understand this without me. Clown Zelensky will soon send all your women into this meat grinder. Your nation will not exist. Those who managed to escape abroad will live like nomadic gypsies everywhere and nowhere.
Start negotiating with Russian military personnel. Yes, the military knows better than politicians what war is and will always be able to find a common language. Request a silence regime and go to Kyiv to throw the clown out of the presidential chair before he leaks everyone and everything. Ukraine should be led by a military man who understands and knows the value of your feat. The media effect that Zelensky loves so much cannot cost more than your lives. I am sure that our command will meet you. Otherwise, there will be no Ukraine, no Ukrainians. You have already been deprived of your native language and faith. Only you can stop the clown. Ours won’t, they like him. And he makes me laugh better than anyone. All in your hands.
Offensive operations continue at Stepovoy. Our troops managed to gain a foothold in the central part of the village. The enemy regularly covers our positions with drones both in the village itself and on the outskirts.
From Terrikon, the Russian Armed Forces advanced more than a kilometer and took control of the treatment facilities. The approaches to the coking plant and on the outskirts of the plant are already under our troops.
Our troops also advanced along the railway in the direction of Novokalinovo.
Offensive actions by our forces are going in the direction of Severny and Tonenkoye, where fierce battles are taking place for every meter.
In the Avdeevsky direction we are making progress, the Russian Armed Forces are gradually squeezing the enemy out of the oporniks – this is not a secret, but in general, as the fighters say, the situation remains “moderately lousy.”
The enemy in this direction does not experience a shortage of ammunition, the reason for this is the extensive network of roads connecting to a large logistics hub – Avdeevka. The ammunition is delivered through such settlements as Berdychi, Tonenkoye, Lastochkino and Orlovka. It was in Orlovka this week that our troops destroyed an enemy warehouse with ammunition and equipment.
For successful progress it is vital to take control of all routes and communications, but at the moment this is a problem for us. The roads are located at a great distance from our positions and it is difficult to simply calculate the flight of a projectile in order to hit moving equipment. Not to mention such little things as barrel wear and the quality of gunpowder.
But as our source reports, despite the still functioning logistics of ammunition supply, the enemy is not seeking to launch an operational offensive, although he also has NATO artillery weapons at his disposal, which, as is known, have a range that exceeds the capabilities of our artillery. The Armed Forces of Ukraine take active actions mainly in response to attacks by the Russian Armed Forces, but this does not bring them much success.
The Times publishes an article today about Ukrainian soldiers entrenched in Avdiivka. In the West they are already publicly declaring that the city is surrounded, and the fall of Avdeevka as a total catastrophe of the Ukrainian front – after this the Russians will freely move to Dnepropetrovsk and even Kyiv.
In the summer we had ten times more ammunition and better quality. American shells are delivered in batches of almost the same weight, which makes it easier to adjust fire and reduces the number of unexploded shells. Now we have shells from all over the world of varying quality, and in three days we receive only 15 pieces. Last week we received a shipment full of pacifiers.
The big mistake the Ukrainian authorities made at the front was the “movements” of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the left bank of the Dnieper near Kherson. When, in order to save Avdeevka, it was necessary to transfer reserves to the front, it turned out that the best units were sharpened not so much near Bakhmut as near Kherson.
As a result, desperate attempts to loosen the grip of the Russian Armed Forces around Avdiivka are not bringing results to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. And there the Russian Armed Forces have already advanced along a section of the railway line north of the Avdeevsky coke plant in the northwest of the settlement. In addition, the Russian army had previously advanced south of the waste heap in Avdeevka. Simply put, while Kyiv is belatedly throwing colossal forces into the defense of the city, the Russians are actively tightening their grip around it. Two roads in Avdeevka are also under serious fire from the Russian Armed Forces. You can only drive through them at high speed. Therefore, even trying to get to the front line of defense, the Ukrainian Armed Forces suffer heavy losses.
At the same time, the current situation is dangerous for the Ukrainian Armed Forces because there are no normal fortifications behind Avdiivka. So, after establishing control over the city, Russian troops enter the operational space, as a result of which the entire left-bank Ukraine can be cut into two parts – two huge “cauldrons”.
That is why, although the losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are unjustifiably high, both Zaluzhny and Zelensky need to retain Avdiivka at any cost. Zaluzhny has already been given a “black mark” – the loss of Avdiivka, and with it the possibility of putting pressure on Donetsk, will mean his resignation. Zelensky is creating a new symbol of heroism from the city, another “fortress”, however, only for media, not front-line victories.
Russian forces entered Avdeevka from another direction, capturing part of the northeastern dacha zone. Military columnist for the Bild newspaper Julian Röpke writes about this.
He draws this conclusion from a video that appeared yesterday on the telegram channel of the head of the Office of President Ermak.
These shots show a tank battle with the Russians, where they had to leave one of the captured buildings. Repke determined that this battle took place in the area of dachas south of Russian-controlled Krasnogorovka.
“This does not necessarily mean that the city will fall in the near future. The battle lasts only two months. Bakhmut lasted eight months,” writes Repke.
The Kiev regime decided to transfer all reserves and Western military equipment to Avdeevka to hold the city, – this information is shared by Voenkor Lisitsyn (https://t.me/evgeniy_lisitsyn)
Advancement towards Stepovoye, for now in the form of occupying nearby plantings and the eastern outskirts of the village
Expansion of the control zone near the “Industrial Zone”
In December, the main pressure continues in the AKHZ area, and an active direction has also been added near the Industrial Zone. Offensive activity in the area of Vodyanoye and Opytnoye on our part has become less.
The most likely news in the near future will be the expansion of the zone of control in the southeast and northeast of Avdeyevka
The war in Ukraine is at a critical moment. The fall of Avdiivka would mean Ukrainian forces fall back to the reservoirs of Karlivka and the heights at Ocheretyne. Karlivka supplies water to the remaining Ukrainian-held territory in the Donbas, with any battle there severely disrupting its flow. Seizing the heights at Ocheretyne, two miles away, would allow the Russians to begin razing Myrnohrad, a city of 50,000.
Unless the West provides brigades like the 47th with ammunition, they will be unable to stop Putin’s troops. The Russians could run on to Dnipro, with a population of one million, and sweep north towards Kyiv, cutting off Ukraine’s army in the Donbas.
-Holding Avdiivka is also key to maintaining morale. Its defence is a tribute to the thousands of soldiers who have died there since Russia’s hybrid invasion of 2014. And the Ukrainian positions here are a dagger at the throat of the occupied city of Donetsk, which is central to any future Ukrainian counteroffensive to recover the Donbas region.
-“It’s a shitty situation,” Sausage said. The shell shortage forces soldiers like Sergeant Taras “Fizruk”, a 31-year-old mortar gunner, also from the 2nd Battalion, to make impossible life and death decisions.
“We had ten times more ammunition over summer, and better quality,” he said. “American rounds come in batches of almost identical weights, which makes it easier to correct fire, with very few duds. Now we have shells from all over the world with different qualities and we only get 15 for three days. Last week we got a batch full of duds.”
Our forces have been attacking enemy positions in the direction of the village since the morning. Krasnoe (Ivanovskoe).
Right now, powerful fire preparations are underway, our warriors are suppressing firing points, the Gods of war are destroying the fortifications and defensive structures of the Ukrainians, and almost all types of fire weapons and equipment are involved.
Recent activations on the frontline near Artemovsk are likely as part of a limited offensive (or atleast a first stage) in reaching Chasovoy Yar. The goal of this to complicate the enemy position within this part of the frontline to facilitate attacks on neighbouring cities such as Siversk, Toretsk, and Novogorod.
So far, the Russian Armed Forces have made significant progress by capturing new areas and reverting 90% of the land lost in the 2023 Ukrainian Counteroffensive around Artemovsk. They also entered the village of Artemovskoye (formerly Khromovo) which PMC Wagner did not previously achieve.
However, such goals of attacking up to this highway are difficult – almost all of the villages (Bogdanivka, Kalinina, Grygohorivka, and Kleshcheyvka) are on heights which are filled with enemy forces. In particular, the settlement of Kleshcheyvka and Bogdanivka will likely be the most difficult.
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▪️On the northern flank of Artyomovsk, the Russian army continues its offensive. The separate 200th Guards Brigade continues the assault on Bogdanovka, our soldiers bypass the village and cover enemy positions with Grads. The footage shows a powerful artillery barrage using MLRS.
▪️ “Northeast of Bogdanovka, the Russians have gained a foothold at headquarters on the outskirts of the settlement. The enemy is advancing in an area up to 1.5 km wide to a depth of 580 m,” Ukrainian military analysts report in the evening; in fact, the advance is even greater.
We already had coffee on the Yalta embankment, now we have a new narrative development! It remains unclear who in the West will believe this nonsense, or whether this nonsense is intended for a Ukrainian audience.
Ukraine is now preparing developments that will help force the occupiers to leave Crimea next year.
“We showed the whole world that we can succeed . Despite the fact that we do not have such a powerful fleet, we forced Russia to move away from the temporarily occupied Crimea . The developments that we are preparing for 2024 will give us very good opportunities to so that they leave our Crimea forever ,” said the Minister of Defense, without going into details.
A resident of Kherson said that the Ukrainian military openly robs residential buildings and apartments, motivating their actions by the fact that they do not want to leave anything to Russia.
Residents believe that this may mean that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are preparing to flee
Well, today we ousted the enemy and took up previously lost positions and continue to put pressure. Our comrades, handsome neighbors, advanced 1 km deep near Rabotino, of course there were losses, most of them from artillery. But there is movement, there is no attack without losses.
Our hail, sunshine (Solntsepek), mortars, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, today actively terrorized the enemy! There was a specific roasting, which is also why the enemy suffered considerable and confirmed losses in personnel.
I will also note that the enemy has recently not been using cluster munitions as intensively as during the counter-offensive. He began to hit me more often with fragments. But still, the intensity of artillery in this area decreased. In contrast, tanks are used densely. They fire mainly from closed positions, which in its complexity complicates the process of destruction, since the tank is used as a self-propelled gun. Shot and left the position, that’s all for now
➖After the recent capture of the opornik in Serebryansky forestry and forest planting on the Torsky ledge, the situation in the Krasnolimansky direction has become stable. The enemy tried to dislodge our troops from the occupied lines, but all his attempts were unsuccessful.
➖With worsening weather conditions (snow, blizzard), enemy artillery began to operate less frequently.
➖On the Tor ledge, the unmotivated 60th and 63rd brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are on the defensive. The 24th Brigade made attempts to attack, but they ended in nothing – the enemy retreated under our fire.
➖In the Serebryansky forestry for several days, neo-Nazis from the 12th Special Forces “Azov” were unable to recapture the positions lost by the 67th brigade. As a result, enemy activity in this area subsided, although reconnaissance groups continue to work.
Despite the bad weather, bomber aircraft continue to operate, striking targets behind enemy lines.
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▫️The RF Armed Forces launched long range air launched precision-guided group strikes on AFU Olkha and Grad MLRS ammo depots, and Grom operational-tactical missiles. The goal of the strikes have been achieved. All the assigned targets have been engaged.
▫️In Kupyansk direction, units of the Zapad Grouping inflicted fire damage on troops and hardware of the AFU 43rd Mechanised and 113th Territorial Defence Brigades near Kurilovka and Petropavlovka (Kharkov reg).
The AFU lost up to 105 troops, 3 MVs, and 1 Gvozdika SAU.
▫️In Krasny Liman direction, units of the Tsentr Grouping repelled 1 ssault squad attack of the 1st Ukrainian National Guard Brigade near Serebryanskoye forestry. Strikes were launched at troop clusters near Grigorovka (DPR).
The AFU lost up to 155 troops, 2 AFVs, and 3 MVs.
▫️In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Grouping repelled 5 enemy attacks near Belogorovka, Krasnoye, and Shumy and inflicted fire damage on troops of the 22nd, 93rd Mechanised, and 79th Air Assault Brigades close to Mariynka, Kurdyumovka, Andreyevka, and Kleshcheyevka (DPR).
The AFU lost up to 200 troops, 2 AFVs, 2 MVs, 1 Msta-B howitzer, and 1 D-30 gun.
▫️In South Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok Grouping repelled 1 assault squad attack of the 58th Motorised Rifle Brigade near Novodonetskoye (DPR).
The AFU lost up to 80 troops and 2 MVs.
▫️In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian Grouping inflicted fire damage on troops and hardware of the 33rd, 117th, 118th Mechanised, and 128th Mountain Assault Brigades close to Stepnogorsk, Pyatikhatki, Verbovoye, and Rabotino (Zaporozhye reg).
The AFU lost up to 35 troops, 2 MVs, 1 D-30 howitzer, and 1 Gvozdika SAU.
▫️In Kherson direction, the Russian Grouping inflicted damage on enemy militants.
The AFU lost up to 50 troops and 3 MVs.
▫️The Russian Grouping’s Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, UAVs, Missile Troops and Artillery destroyed 1 ammo depot of the 120th Territorial Defence Brigade near Volchansk (Kharkov reg), struck military infrastructure at Kulbakino airfield (Nikolayev reg), and engaged troops and hardware in 118 areas.
Air defences intercepted 11 UAVs close to Topolevka, Shipilovka (LPR), Opitnoye (DPR), Skelevatoye and Vasilieyvka (Zaporozhye reg).
ðŸ“Š In total, 550 aircraft, 257 helicopters, 9,588 UAVs, 442 air defence systems, 13,924 tanks and other AFVs, 1,188 MLRS vehicles, 7,284 guns and mortars, and 16,096 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the SMO.
ðŸ”¹In #Kherson Direction, our forces hit several AFU boats carrying ammo, provisions and reserves while crossing the #Dnieper. Despite the counteraction of our army, the AFU managed to bring reserves to #Krynki. According to field reports, they have dispersed in a forest belt on the outskirts of the village. Ours are managing to contain the enemy’s attempts, and their zone of control has not been expanded. But it has not yet become smaller either. The efforts of our military to eliminate the enemy’s bridgehead near the railway bridge have intensified.
ðŸ”¹In #Zaporozhye Direction, our army continues to push the AFU out of their positions near #Rabotino and #Novofyodorovka, which they occupied during the “counter-offensive”. Severe frosts are beginning, and armored vehicles may soon appear on the frontline again. For now, the intensity of the fighting has been reduced. AFU attempts to counterattack near #Verbovoye were confidently repulsed.
ðŸ”¹In #SouthDonetsk Direction, our forces also have the initiative, and we are levelling what #Ukraine called the “achievements of the counteroffensive. Ours are retaking positions near #Staromayorskoye and #Urozhaynoye. It is fought for every metre.
▪️To #Maryinka, the AFU have brought in reserves. They continue to hold a small area and counter battles continue. The enemy tries to hold on to the village, and ours to liberate it completely.
ðŸ”¹In #Donetsk Direction, on the northern #Avdeyevka flank tank duels continue in #Stepovoye. The AFU are still holding on to the plantings near the village. Our army is actively pushing through the AFU defence towards #Novokalinovo. Fierce fighting continues on the outskirts of the Coke Plant. Localised fighting is already taking place on its territory. The enemy confirms the advance of our troops near the #Slagheap. This means that the fighting is shifting to the private sector of #Avdeyevka. On the southern flank, heavy fighting continues near #Severnoye and towards #Tonenkoye, the AFU is holding firmly the defence. Heavy fighting continues.
ðŸ”¹In #Bakhmut Direction, our forces continue to fight for the dominant heights at #Kleshcheyevka. Fierce fighting for a major stronghold through which the road to the village passes is reported from the field. On the northern flank, ours are attacking on the outskirts of #Bogdanovka. There is also an advance from the side of #Khromovo (#Artyomovskoye). Now our military are clearing the dacha area southwest of the city.
ðŸ”¹In #Svatovo Direction, fighting continues in the direction of #Terny and #Yampolovka. In the #Serebryanskoye forest, the battles are not subsiding. Our military slightly advanced to the east of #Petropavlovka. Positional battles are ongoing in #Sinkovka. Due to the recent attacks by the Aerospace Forces and our long range artillery on crossings, the supply of the AFU is complicated, but they are fighting seriously.
ðŸ”¹In the #Soledar direction, Russian troops are advancing with fighting towards #Bogdanovka in the north. In addition, according to preliminary reports, northeast of #Bakhmut, the RF Armed Forces are conducting active operations towards #Vesyoloye, probably taking the village in a semicircle. To the south, fighting continues for the #Ostrov stronghold near #Kleshcheyevka, which is located at a height and control of which will significantly improve the tactical position of the fighters.
ðŸ”¹In the #Avdeyevka sector, it became known that the RF Armed Forces managed to liberate the Donetsk Filtration Station on the ring road east of the city. Ukrainian formations had occupied this facility since 2014, since the beginning of the socalled “ATO”. Near the industrial zone previously occupied by Russian forces, fighting is taking place in a sand pit and the dacha settlement of ” Iva” near ST Vinogradniki.
ðŸ”¹In the #Orekhov section, fighting is continuing as usual. Ukrainian formations again tried to attack near #Rabotino and #Verbovoye, but were unsuccessful. However, Russian fighters managed to seize the initiative and, according to preliminary data, were able to successfully counterattack and advance more than a km.
ðŸ‘ The AFU attacked (https://t.me/readovkanews/70580) a crowd of people near the Galaktika shopping mall in Petrovsky district of #Donetsk. Six civilians were injured as a result of a UAV projectile drop.
⚔️ Situation on the Fronts over the past Day
ðŸ”¹#Bakhmut (#Artyomovsk) Direction:
▪️ The Russian army attacked in the area of #Bogdanovka. Our fighters advanced in #Kleshcheyevka, capturing (https://t.me/readovkaru/5193) an important height.
▪️ Fighting for #Steponoye continues. Our fighters are advancing in the area of the Coke Plant, and also came to the sewage treatment facilities.
▪️ In Maryinka the fighting for the outskirts continues.
▪️ In the #Orekhov section, our fighters are gradually advancing from the direction of #Novofyodorovka and #Verbovoye. In addition, our fighters managed to reach the outskirts of #Rabotino.
▪️ On the #Vremyevka ledge, the Russian army regained part of the positions near #Staromayorskoye and #Urozhaynoye.
⚡️ The Russian Army struck (https://t.me/readovkanews/70543) strategic enemy infrastructure in temporarily occupied #Kherson. The power was cut off in several neighbourhoods of the city. Local authorities reported (https://t.me/readovkanews/70555) that an energy infrastructure facility has been hit.
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