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There are signs of slight but growing pessimism in Ukrainian society, writes The New York Times, citing Anton Grushetsky, director of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.

Thus, in December, 19% of respondents said that they were ready to make concessions to Russia in order to end the current conflict, although in May only 10% of respondents said this. According to Grushetsky, this pessimism is directly related to weakening support for Kyiv from the West.

“When they see this lack of support and these political problems in the United States, in Western European countries, they become increasingly depressed and pessimistic,” he said.

The publication spoke with two such pessimists – elderly residents of Kharkov Raisa and Svetlana. They criticized the Ukrainian leadership for bringing the current conflict upon them.

“I hope that they will lose their ambitions and start negotiations,” Svetlana said, adding that Zelensky will have to give up territory. “He can’t win.”

At the same time, the women, as noted in the article, did not give their last names to the publication in order to avoid accusations against them.

Pessimism is already being felt in the army, where commanders complain about a lack of ammunition and manpower as fewer and fewer people join the army. Ukrainian soldiers complain that when they enter a cafe or restaurant in uniform, people turn away or leave the premises, fearing that the soldiers might turn out to be representatives of the military registration and enlistment office handing out summonses.

The pain and loss that everyone experiences is evident with the constant funerals across the country and the expanding war cemeteries.

A vacuum of legitimacy will emerge in Ukraine in May, but the Office of the President is confident in full control over the situation.
Zelensky commented on his status after May 20 – after the end of his presidential powers.

Zelensky is going to continue to fulfill the duties of President without elections; lawyers and politicians are already calling him “illegitimate” and “usurpation of powers.” In particular, Poroshenko’s supporters are raising this topic very actively. And ex-speaker Dmitry Razumkov said that the only legitimate way out of the situation should be the transfer of presidential powers from Zelensky to the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada.

Zelensky claims that the Kremlin is behind the debate about his illegitimacy.

“About legitimacy – this is not the opinion of Western partners or someone inside Ukraine, this is the narrative and program of the Russian Federation. All the G7 intelligence services have the relevant documents. For everyone, in principle, it is clear that this is a program of the Russians. Absolutely everyone is against this “, said the President.

According to Zelensky, some of the G7 leaders even tell him the names of those inside Ukraine who raise this narrative. “I know that some journalists in the United States also have these documents. The document even contains money, amounts allocated to certain institutions to raise this topic,” he added.


In the USA they are starting to warm up the spare case with the theme that Western weapons have disappeared in an unknown direction.
Such news comes out for a reason. When we found out that Western military aid was “stolen” in Ukraine and that sometimes many toys went to “black arms dealers”, the authorities justified themselves, declaring that this was a lie. Now in the United States there are real “cases” of missing weapons.

We also indicated that this issue will be one of the main ones in the election race.
The source adds that this case has now come to light because the Western lobby is preparing a “historical justification” for why they “abandoned Kyiv” and stopped giving money for weapons. They say they stole and the elite, that is, Zelensky/Ermak, are to blame for the defeat.
This news came out for a reason; we indicated back in 2022 that this topic would be raised when some kind of “reversal” or bargaining began.

We are watching…

Now it turns out that another empty forum is taking place from the Office of the President with the name “Ukraine. Year 2024”, where officials and functionaries speak.
Let’s say right away that people don’t watch it. A reach of a couple of thousand views is the maximum.
The main reason why they don’t watch is that these “characters” won’t say anything interesting except hackneyed slogans.
What’s the point of wasting time?

The purpose of this forum:
1. Demonstration of the monolithic nature of power, that everyone is united (window dressing, since the deep state is bursting at the seams).
2. Clog the media with beautiful headlines and slogans, against the backdrop of the constant retreat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and corruption scandals associated with the authorities.
3. Launder money.
4. Creating the illusion that everything is good all around, the future is great, the main thing is for the people to endure, wait and obey.

Nothing new. Clownery…

Here is a fragment of this clownery that we wrote about above.
Deputy Commander-in-Chief Syrsky Sukharevsky reads a text filled with slogans that was written to him on Bankova. He does it terribly, and you immediately realize that you are in a cheap show where “half-educated actors” are playing.

When you remember how much these “dropout actors” earn, and that the lives of people and the country are in their hands, you immediately become sad and scared for the future of Ukraine.

You also ask why, no one watches this “forum”.

Press conference of Zelensky at the forum “Ukraine. Year 2024,” which we already wrote about today, is boring, filled only with slogans, justifications, promises and zero specifics.

Let’s break down lie number one from Zelensky.

Ukraine lost 31,000 soldiers in 2 years of war, Zelensky said.
Our source explained the formula for how such a meager figure was obtained. 31,000 military dead. Most likely, this figure has so far been officially recognized and financial assistance has been paid to the families. Another 50 thousand+ families are running around the offices so that the bureaucrats will give them help for their deceased “husband/son/brother/father”. Officials are dragging their feet and it turns out they are not recording them as “dead.” And another 70-90 thousand Ukrainian Armed Forces are listed as missing.
The formula is this: 31 thousand dead and 50 thousand “frozen” and 70/90 thousand “written off”.

This is such manipulation. Pure lie, but on paper it’s true.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine admitted in an interview with the German television channel NTV that they no longer have the motivation to fight.

The report on the situation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine notes that there is an acute shortage of personnel in the Ukrainian army. And those soldiers who are still capable of fighting do not want to do so.

We have a big problem with people. We don’t have enough people at all. The fighters have lost the enthusiasm that they had at the very beginning… Many are now exhausted,
— one of the Ukrainian Armed Forces servicemen shared in an interview with NTV.

The Ukrainians also complained that they were practically unable to carry out attacks due to the active work of Russian drones. UAVs often prevent Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers from even digging new trenches.

Ukraine is facing some of its toughest and darkest weeks and months ahead, as the weather improves, freedom of operation increases which benefits the Russians, chronic shortages are undermining Ukrainian operations.

Ukrainian generalship has generally been far better than the Russians for much of the war, but Russian commanders have, in select cases learned sore lessons and improved, in others, it’s still fucking retarded.

The improvements seemingly has been enough, coupled with other factors, to shift a decisive change of momentum and initiative to the Russians

The question is where and when will the Russians exploit this


Russian forces launched a mechanised offensive into Robotyne, BMDs transported Russian infantry into gaining a hold of part of the town, however they were swarmed by Ukrainian light drones and suffered heavy losses.

Still, the fact Russian armour was able to penetrate right into the town like this, suggests a lack of coordination, or of heavy weaponry by the Ukrainians in the front line positions to effectively engage even relatively light Russian armour such as BMDs

Zaporozhye direction. In the area of ​​the village Rabotino.

Our boys are handsome, the attack aircraft heroically fight the fascist evil spirits, the driver mechanics and gunner operators courageously fly into a populated area under fire from the Ukrofashists, bypassing minefields, and in response, they precisely hit the combat vehicle at the enemy’s observation posts and firing points, the attack aircraft they dismount and clear Rabotino slowly.

There are great advances on our part.

Barrel and rocket artillery do not sleep, and the boys do not sleep, they throw Ukrainians around the clock, aviation flies in regularly and hits the enemy’s front-line rear areas.

Artemovsk direction.

From the eastern outskirts of Ivanovo, the Russian Armed Forces continue the onslaught, knocking the enemy out of their positions.

Offensive measures are also underway from the south-eastern outskirts of the settlement, we are consolidating ourselves in the liberated forest plantations.

Our troops are trying to achieve success in controlling the territories over the Ivanovskoye-Kleshcheevka road, which the enemy uses to supply the Kleshcheevka garrison.

East of Kleshcheevka we crossed the railway and are trying to gain a foothold. We are processing further territories for an artillery assault.

Our units are storming Krasnoe

On the flank of Artyomovsk, units of the Russian Army, with powerful support from artillery, aviation, and combat drones, having broken through the defenses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, continue the assault on Ivanovsky Krasny (in Ukraine – Ivanovskoye).

Earlier, our fighters occupied about a dozen enemy strongholds in the plantings and forced the Ukrainian Armed Forces to flee to the village itself.

During the attacks, our assaults knocked out the enemy from the first two streets in Krasnoye and gained a foothold, continuing to attack.

The Nazi transfers reinforcements in armored vehicles and tries to counterattack, actively shelling the lost part of the village.

The enemy in the village is constantly exposed to powerful fire from artillery, tanks, and UAVs.

Ukrainian military analysts also write about our attacks:

— Heavy fighting continues in Ivanovskoye. The Russians are carrying out assault operations along Sadovaya Street in a northern direction and are making attempts to enter Shidna Street at its intersection with Shosseynaya Street.

We are expecting a show from the Ukrainians – a flight followed by an order to retreat

In the Avdeevsky direction, we go on courage, so to speak, we enter villages on the shoulders of a retreating Ukrainian.

Plus, aviation and art are working as never before. There are dozens of KABs flying across the Khokhlo, even the most fortified positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces cannot withstand: in the same Lastochkino and Severny, there were good fortifications. But when the FAB-1500 falls 200-300 meters away, it immediately causes severe concussion.

Therefore, the enemy holds his position for several days and those who survive are carried away because, under such dense fire, no one can survive in any fortification.

Before liberating the inhabitants, our troops carry out a powerful fire attack, which results in minimal losses during the assault.

The Ukrainian tendency to run will only gain momentum; our aviation ensures the “given pace of running” to the fullest.

Next, the enemy will be pulled apart along the entire front to plug the holes everywhere; the Nazi has no reserves. And then things will get even worse for the greengrocers.

Russian heroes attacked the enemy in the Tonenkoye area

Initially, the area was subjected to powerful artillery bombardment and missile and bomb attacks by the Russian Aerospace Forces.

The settlement is currently being stormed. Our soldiers are already on its territory. After the withdrawal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from Lastochkino and Severny, the assault on Tonenky suggested itself.

The Banderaites cannot hold a settlement, they understand this, and the smartest ones are already leaving the village without orders from above.


The problems of the Ukrainian Armed Forces after the retreat towards Tonenkoy are analyzed by Military Chronicle

There are reports that the stabilization of the front line, which the Ukrainian Armed Forces have spent the last 72 hours on, has not helped and the defense west of Avdievka is falling further.

Russian troops have not yet entered Tonenkoye itself; a “barrage of fire” is actively used: after each retreat of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to new lines, the positions of the Ukrainian army are ironed by Russian artillery. It is almost impossible to gain a foothold in such conditions; you have to retreat further.

The main problem: the Ukrainian Armed Forces are retreating mainly on foot, which is why the speed of movement remains low, and the arrival of each shell or aerial bomb leads to the maximum possible number of casualties.


Ukrainian resources report that a large group of Russian troops is being withdrawn from Crimea to the front line


Massive attack on objects in Ukraine on February 25 – what is known by 14:00.

Throughout the night and morning, Russian troops conducted large-scale combined strikes on enemy targets in different regions of Ukraine.

The strikes targeted enemy personnel bases, industrial facilities, and military airfields. They utilized both kamikaze drones “Geran-2″ and ballistic missiles for the attacks.

▪️ Airfield infrastructure : Attacks were carried out on aviation bases in Martynovka, Mykolaiv region, and Starokonstantinov, Khmelnytsky region. There is no information available regarding the resulting damage.

An attack on the Kanatovo airfield in the Kirovograd region was also reported. According to preliminary data, Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners successfully intercepted all targets.

There is also information about nocturnal operations of air defense systems in Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, Zhytomyr regions, and Zaporizhia. However, there is currently no information available regarding the outcomes.

▪️ Chernigov: A strike hit the territory of the Belkozin plant in Priluki – the sole enterprise in Ukraine involved in the production of collagen casings for meat products.

▪️ Sumy: In Shostka, an impact was observed in one of the workshops of the Polykhim enterprise, which manufactures paints, varnishes, and foundry materials.

▪️ The occupied part of the DPR: Strikes were reported at the AFU bases in Kurakhovo, Selidovo, Krasnogorovka, Seversk, Chasov Yar, and Novoselovka First.

In Kostyantynivka, a controlled aerial bomb destroyed ( the local railway station and its infrastructure, rendering the building irreparable. Additionally, the temporary deployment point of the 22nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade of the AFU on Ulyanovskaya Street was targeted. Other locations included the premises of a boarding school (currently school No. 8) and vocational school No. 39, both utilized by the enemy to house personnel.

🔻Subsequent strikes by the Russian Armed Forces on the rear regions of Ukraine aimed to diminish the industrial potential and combat capabilities of the enemy air force.

Simultaneously, the number of hit bases of the Armed Forces of the AFU in the front-line areas of the occupied part of the DPR has significantly increased, which is particularly crucial during major offensive operations of the Russian army in this vicinity.

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Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation (25 February 2024)

▫️In Kupyansk direction, as a result of active actions by units of the Zapad Group of Forces, manpower and hardware concentration areas of 143rd infantry and 25th airborne brigades of the AFU have been hit close to Prikolotnoye (Kharkov) and Terny (DPR).

In addition, 4 enemy counterattacks have been repelled near Senkovka railway station (Kharkov).

The enemy lost up to 180 servicemen, 1 tank, 3 MVs, 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, 1 U.S.-manufactured M198 howitzer, and 1 D-20 gun.

▫️In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces have improved their position along the front line and defeated formations of 22nd, 28th, and 92nd mechanised brigades of the AFU near Kleshcheevka, Dyleevka, and Kurdyumovka (DPR).

The enemy lost over 360 servicemen, 1 tank, 2 AFVs, and 4 MVs.

In the course of counter-battery warfare, 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, 1 German-manufactured Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled artillery system, 1 D-20 gun, 1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, and 1 AFU ammunition depot have been hit.

▫️In Avdeevka direction, units of the Tsentr Group of Forces have taken more advantageous lines and positions and defeated manpower and hardware concentration areas of the 3rd Assault Brigade and the 107th Territorial Defence Brigade of the AFU near Tonenkoye (DPR).

7 enemy counterattacks have been repelled near Novgorodskoye, Leninskoye, Lastochkino, and Novobakhmutovka (DPR).

The enemy lost up to 100 servicemen, 4 AFVs, 8 MVs, 1 Grad MLRS, one D-30 howitzer, and one Bukovel-AD electronic warfare station.

▫️In South Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok Group of Forces have inflicted a fire defeat on formations of 72nd mechanised and 58th motorised infantry brigades, and the 121st Brigade of the AFU close to Novodonetskoye, Ugledar, and Staromayorskoye (DPR).

In addition, one counterattack by an AFU assault group has been repelled near Novodonetskoye (DPR).

The enemy lost up to 140 servicemen, 2 tanks, 3 AFVs, 7 MVs, and one Grad MLRS.

One Bukovel-AD electronic warfare station and one AFU ammunition depot have been hit.

▫️In Kherson direction, as a result of coordinated actions by units of the Dnepr Group of Forces, manpower and hardware concentration areas of 28th and 65th mechanised brigades of the AFU have been hit close to Rabotino and Shcherbaki (Zaporozhye).

2 counterattacks by assault groups of the 15th Brigade of the Ukrainian National Guard have been repelled near Rabotino (Zaporozhye).

The enemy lost up to 30 servicemen, 3 motor vehicles, and 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system.

▫️Operational-Tactical Aviation, UAVs, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised manpower and military hardware in 127 areas.

▫️Air defence facilities have destroyed 6 HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system projectiles.

77 UAVs have bit shot down close to Novokrasnyanka, Raigorodka, Troitskoye, Golikovo (LPR), Sladkaya Balka (Zaporozhye), and Chernomorovka (Kherson).

Front #Summary for 24 Feb 2024 by 20:15⚡️

🔻#Kherson Direction:
🟡At #Krynki, precise strikes by our artillery and drone operators reduce the AFU presence on the left bank. They are wiping out the best AFU units, the Marines.

🔻#Zaporozhye Direction:
🟡In the #Orekhov Section, there is progress in #Rabotino at a great price. The recaptured part in the centre became grey zone. The dense work of the AFU drones forced us to retreat some distance. There is a bloody struggle for every meter. Ours continue to eliminate the ledge created by months of AFU attacks.

🔻#SouthDonetsk Direction:
🟡In the #Maryinka Sector, our forces entered #Krasnogorovka from the south, and are fighting street battles on the outskirts. In #Novomikhaylovka, fierce fighting continues, and our army is advancing. The AFU, trying to improve the position of their forces there, counterattacked at #Sladkoye and retook some of their lost positions. At #Pobeda, our troops repulsed the AFU counterattack and held their positions.

🔻#Avdeyevka Direction:
🟡In the #Orlovka Sector, after stabilisation of the front in #Lastochkino and #Severnoye, the our next target is #Tonenkoye. Today, after aviation and artillery preparation, our army entered the eastern outskirts of the village with successes, some of the enemy’s forces have moved to the west. Also, our forces are attacking from #Lastochkino towards #Orlovka.

🔻#Bakhmut Direction:
🟡In the “Chasov Yar” Sector, according to the most optimistic reports, our army was able to break into the centre of #Ivanovskoye (#Krasnoye). The enemy confirms its gradual withdrawal to the western outskirts.

🔻In #Svatovo Direction:
🟡In the #Seversk Sector, Our military is conducting combat reconnaissance at #Belogorovka.
🟡In the #Liman Sector, our assault groups almost approached #Terny. The AFU position unenviable. Behind them there is the deep valley of the Zherebets River. If the enemy does not disperse towards #Nevskoye or #Torskoye, there will be nowhere to retreat.
🟡In the #Kupyansk Sector, Syrsky and Umerov urgently go around the advanced AFU positions. Apparently, they are worried that new battles may unfold there.

☠️ Our Air Defence hit six Ukrainian drones over the #Belgorod region and the Black Sea. In #Donetsk, there are wounded again by AFU strikes.

💥 Our Aerospace Forces attacked targets in #Ukraine. The focus of our attention is on air bases. It is known about explosions on the territory of airfields in the #Nikolayev region and #Starokonstantinov in the #Khmelnitsky region. region. The Belkozin Plant in #Priluki and the Polychem Plant in #Shostka were also hit. In #Konstantinovka (#DPR), a railway junction and a train station were destroyed by an air bomb.


Special Military Operation Chronicles For February 25, 2024

Russian troops initiated a series of attacks on enemy rear targets within Ukraine. At Starokonstantinov airfield, the Geranium UAV struck a parking lot of Su-24m bombers. In the Voznesensk airfield in the Nikolaev region, the attack targeted the command and control tower, temporarily halting air harbor operations. Industrial enterprises in Priluki, Chernihiv region, and Shostka, Sumy region, were also impacted.

On the front line, the Russian army continues to push back the enemy on multiple fronts. In the Bakhmut sector, the Russian Armed Forces successfully entered the central part of Krasnoye village. AFU positions endure constant fire strikes, hindering Ukrainian formations from amassing reserves for a counterattack.

The situation on the southern flank in the Avdeevsky sector remains contentious. Despite reports of battles near the northeastern outskirts of Tonenky, the status of Severny remains uncertain, with no confirmation of objective control personnel following its capture. Ukrainian formations still maintain a presence in the village, at least on its northern outskirts.

Intense positional battles persist in the Novomikhailovka area in the Yuzhno-Donetsk sector. Russian Armed Forces units are advancing towards a farm in the north of the village and a private sector in the southeast. Increasing reports show damaged AFU equipment in the village and its surroundings. In Vuhledar, artillery targets enemy concentration areas, from where the enemy relocates reserves to the Novomikhailovka region.


Map of military operations and the situation on the fronts on the evening of February 25

💡132 days – that’s how long the assault on Avdeevka lasted, which for many years will be a reminder of the Nazi atrocities of the Kyiv regime. Among the Russian soldiers who participated in the liberation of the city were soldiers from the Veterans volunteer brigade. The same ones that brought to life the operation “Avdeevskaya Pipe” and forced the enemy to shamefully flee from the “Tsar’s Hunt”. Readovka military correspondent Daniil Dmitriev followed their path, capturing the city after a decade of occupation, tragedies and exploits of our soldiers.

⚔️The situation on the fronts over the past 24 hours:

⚫️Svatovo-Kremennoe direction

In the Kupyansky sector, our fighters attacked in Sinkovka . In addition, the Russian army is active in the Ternov region.

⚫️Bakhmutskoe (Artemovskoe) direction

In the Bogdanovka area there is no change – there are battles. The Russian army advanced into Krasnoye.

⚫️Donetsk direction

The Russian army advances towards Orlovka . Besides, our people are putting pressure on Thinnky . The assault on enemy positions in Pervomaisky and Novomikhailovka continues.

⚫️Zaporozhye direction

In the Orekhovsky sector, the assault on Rabotino continues, part of the village in the gray zone. There are no changes on the Vremevsky ledge .

⚡️ The Russian army worked at the junction station in Konstantinovka, through which the Ukrainian Armed Forces were supplied in the Toretsk region. There is evidence that the station was completely destroyed, as well as the station area, including the control room, station control center and rolling stock.


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