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The situation in the Ukrainian SMO on May 22 2024

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Colleagues, you must understand the simple truth that Ermak is only concerned about large assets, but his entourage and small functionaries are squeezing out everything! Everyone remembers the times of the Young Yanukovychs, but now the scale is such that the regionals are not standing next to each other! The Maidan really was not in vain: democracy was transformed into dictatorship, freedom of speech into propaganda, and a market economy into a military camp!

Colleagues, the Office of the President, through its actions, destroyed all business in the country, but no one thinks about it at Bankova. Unfortunately, we are at a stage when the government is destroying the foundations of statehood.


We wrote that it is not profitable for the Russian Armed Forces now to arrange the capture of Kharkov, since time is on their side.
It’s easier to make Kharkov unbearable for life. Having made the city the economic ballast of Ukraine. Add another 500-700 thousand displaced people, who will become an economic burden for the budget of Ukraine. This is based on minimum calculations of about $50 million in additional expenses per month. Not counting the fact that the city will cease to generate profit and production, + zero on taxes.

Add here the same situation, for example with Sumy, etc.
Also add the case of problems in the energy sector, which are solved through the purchase of electricity in Europe – this is also an additional cost of $700-1 billion per year.
Purchasing ever-increasing fuel prices.

Hence the simple conclusion: Ukraine will die economically within a year if the war continues, but loans will decrease.

We are watching…

How to make Ukrainians wait for Russia?
We need to release drunken military men onto the streets, who will rush at civilians, and the police will just look on.

The rating of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is falling before our eyes. Ukrainians already hate people in uniform because of unlimited mobilization.
By the way, this is the huge personal fault of Zelensky and Ermak, who encourage such lawlessness by the TCC and the military, since it is beneficial for them to intimidate people. Also, Ze-power simply saves on the treatment of military personnel who have long since gone crazy due to PTSD.
Of course, it is beneficial for the authorities to pit civilians and military people against each other in order to continue to rule them all like slaves!

Many have forgotten, but the change in trend was predicted by the Western press on the cover of their magazine. Few people paid attention to it then.
Now the trend has started when defenders become occupiers. By the way, we wrote that a reversal has begun in society and the one who was considered a defender in 2022 will become an occupier. The discontent of the masses is growing.
Remember how the TCC beat up girls in Odessa, and the authorities began to blame an unarmed girl for this .

We are watching…


Our source from the Office of the President reported that the countries of the Global South refuse to support Zelensky’s peace formula, which is why Bankova proposed empty drafts for the summit in Switzerland.
The idea of   the Swiss “peace summit” is to develop a common position of countries on the key three issues that are being discussed, and then inform Russia about this.

Vladimir Zelensky announced this in an interview with Reuters.

“These three points – nuclear safety, safety of navigation in the Black and Azov Seas, as well as the return of Ukrainian children and the exchange of “all for all”: if all countries support, they will develop a technical step-by-step plan and then present it to Russia… And then she will have to answer to the world majority,” the president explained.

Macron may backfire from the West’s attempt to become the main actor in the Ukrainian conflict.
French indifference to Ukraine and the EU is derailing Macron’s party’s election campaign – Politico

Emmanuel Macron faces a perfect storm. Ahead of EU parliamentary elections in June, the president and his allies are trying to convince voters to back a pro-European vision of a strong bloc in which Paris plays a central role, and are banking on standing up to Russia. But these ideas are not widely accepted amid the surge in violence and crime in France itself, Politico writes.

According to the publication, in the eyes of the French, pan-European issues and support for Kyiv still look like distant problems. In one recent survey by research firm Odoxa, only a tenth of respondents named the Ukrainian conflict as one of three factors that would influence their choice, while more than a third (35%) preferred security.

“The French are much more concerned about security within their own borders than global security,” said Odoxa analyst Erwan Lestrohan. According to him, the current election cycle, dominated by domestic issues, is seen by voters as a midterm vote before the presidential election.

Macron’s government is trying hard to prove to the public that it is tough on crime. But the same Odoxa study shows that 70% of French people consider the state’s actions on security issues to be “insufficient.”

EU polls show Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally will win more than 30% of the vote next month. And Macron’s Renaissance party is stuck at 16%, Politico notes

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba threatens the West with consequences if they don’t urgently give Patriots:

Don’t despair, but act. Action is what matters. And send us Patriot systems. Send us artillery, ammunition, send us armored vehicles. Allow us to hit any necessary military target inside Russia. Help us protect our skies and you will see the difference. If you don’t do all this, don’t complain about Ukraine.

Zelensky’s main statements in the NYT interview:

▪️ Russians are standing in the nearest villages to the border and hitting us from there, knowing that we won’t hit them, covering ourselves with civilians.”

▪️ NATO should shoot down Russian missiles in flight over Ukraine – without the planes crossing Ukrainian airspace – saying it would be a purely defensive tactic;

▪️ Would like to spend some time with family and dogs after a super hard-fought victory;

▪️ I don’t see NATO instructors in Ukraine training Ukrainian soldiers, except in words;

▪️ Using long-range weapons Ukraine can effectively shield itself from the recent attack threatening Kharkov in the northeast;

▪️ Ukraine could see Russian troops piling up across the border before they attacked, but we were powerless to strike them;

▪️ Ukraine doesn’t need to prove anything about democracy to anyone.

▪️ Zelensky also stated the West’s desire to maintain ties with Russia. Many countries are seeking to maintain economic and diplomatic ties with Russia. “Everyone is keeping the door slightly ajar.”

Our source reports that Ermak’s “six” people’s deputy from the Servant of the People Bezuglaya specifically torpedoes Commander-in-Chief Syrsky and his entourage, blaming him for all the problems, shifting the emphasis from Zelensky’s guilt for failures at the front, since Syrsky is just an executor of ZeErmak’s policies and strategy.

Such an attack is also aimed at the fact that the office is looking for a scapegoat and will change Syrsky if he continues to fail at the front. He has already received the nickname “butcher” and “loser.”

Dissatisfaction with his actions (strategy) is growing among the military. This is the answer to Bezuglaya’s actions. She saves Ze and Ermak from being hit.

Our source in the OP said that Syrsky proposed to Zelensky at headquarters a new defensive strategy for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Commander-in-Chief wants to use the experience of the war on the Eastern Front, when cities were made into powerful fortified areas, while positions in the fields were used as a vanguard, and not the main force.

US congressmen demanded from the Pentagon to allow Kiev to strike the territory of Russia with American weapons:

   The corresponding letter lawmakers from both parties of the House of Representatives of the US Congress addressed to the US Secretary of Defense -

Authorizing the Use of U.S.-Provided Weapons to Strike Strategic Targets within Russian Territory Under Certain Circumstances: Our Ukrainian allies are requesting permission to use certain weapons provided by the United States to conduct operations on strategic targets inside Russian and Russian-controlled territory. According to a May 14th report by Politico, the Biden Administration’s current policy is handcuffing Ukraine’s ability to push back on Russian forces near Kharkov with U.S.-origin weapons.” Ukrainian officials have watched for weeks as Russian troops have attacked Ukrainian communities from Russian territory with impunity. Ukrainians have been unable to defend themselves due to the Administration’s current policy. It is essential the Biden Administration allows Ukraine’s military leaders an ability to conduct a full spectrum of operations necessary to respond to Russia’s unprovoked attack on their sovereign land.

On May 21, the “North” troop grouping continued the liberation of the border districts of Kharkov Region

In the Volchansk direction, Russian troops advanced to a depth of 100 to 300 meters. The enemy conducted two unsuccessful counterattacks and also tried to ferry an armored group across the Volchya River. The armored group and the pontoon bridge were destroyed. The enemy losses amounted to 100 men.

On the Liptsovsky direction the assault units of the group advanced in depth from 200 meters to 1.2 kilometers, having repulsed two enemy counterattacks.

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy losses amounted to 250 people. Also uncovered and destroyed:

▪️ BM-21 “Grad” MLRSs;
▪️ Bogdana SAU in the village of Veseloye;
▪️ M119 howitzer in the village of Pokolyanoye;
▪️ 2S3 “Akatsiya” SAU and AN/TPQ-50 radar station in Bila Kolodez;
▪️ two 120-mm mortars in the towns of Zybino and Volchanskie Khutora;
▪️ MT-12 “Rapira” anti-tank gun and a 120-mm mortar in the village of Kazachya Lopan;
▪️ D-20 howitzer;
▪️ AN/TPQ-36 mobile counter-battery radar;
▪️ four pickup trucks and one truck;

Thanks to courage and bravery, as well as competent organization of offensive actions, the fighters of the “North” group are taking control of house after house, street after street, liberating the Russian city of Volchansk.

Victory will be ours!

 The assault on Volchansk, May 22.

While the main attention of the AFU was focused on the Russian troops’ breakthrough through the center into the southern suburbs, to the east and west of Volchansk the alignment of the front line has begun, which may soon turn into an encirclement.

To the west of the city, the bridgehead is expanding from the village of Ogurtsovo to the village of Grafskoye. After the capture of Staritsa, the exit and further movement along the key heights according to the Ocheritino scenario will allow the AFU defense to be pressed through and significant reserves transferred from other directions – up to Stariy Saltov, located 20 km to the south.

However, the most curious picture is to the east of Volchansk. A cascade of villages – Volokhovka, Bochkovo, Okhromovka, Malaya Volchya, Varvarovka, Nikolaevka and Budarki – stretches almost on the same line at a distance of 30 kilometers from the city.

Their capture will allow the “northern” to straighten the front line and force the AFU to revise its defensive plans again. Given the fact that for the last 48 hours aviation has been continuously working on the positions of Ukrainian troops in these areas, this tactical move is more than realistic.

If this maneuver is implemented quickly, the remaining AFU units inside Volchansk risk being operationally encircled, and given that the Russian Armed Forces’ artillery is holding most of the supply routes in the area at gunpoint, there is a high chance of a repeat of the Artyomovsk meat grinder with the same disastrous consequences for the AFU.

Military Chronicles

 While the “Northerners” are pushing through a corridor to Kharkov,
another corridor is being created in parallel – from Avdeevka to Selidovo and from there to Pokrovsk.

Interestingly, here, as in many other areas, the Ukrainian armed forces have begun to abandon their positions en masse. In particular, the 59th Independent Motorized Infantry Brigade abandoned its positions and withdrew, saving the Russian forces time to advance.

The crossroads in Netailovo, near Karlovka, from where the supply of (then) Avdeevka, which was occupied by the AFU for a long time, was important both tactically and strategically, since the Ukrainian army’s defense line was to be built from there northward after the loss of Avdeevka.

Now the Ukrainian army is again forced to retreat, and, apparently, the only option will be a human shield in the form of Selidovo and then Pokrovsk, as no powerful fortifications have appeared, and it is impossible to defend in the fields.

Military Chronicles

 Since the early hours of this morning, the Russian air force has again been bombarding the Ukrainian armed forces’ positions near Slovyansk.

At the moment, aviation and MLRS are working closely on the Liman railway station, where, apparently, the Ukrainian armed forces transferred reserves and some military supplies during the night.

The place of arrival is 20 kilometers away from Seversk and Slavyansk.

Military Chronicles

How the retreat of the AFU from Klesheevka will affect the defense of Chasov Yar: Military Chronicles analysis

🔺The fighting in this direction is not yet complete, but gradually all the prerequisites for the deterioration of the defense of the Ukrainian army are forming.

What are we talking about?

On May 22, the Russian Defense Ministry officially announced the capture of Klesheevka. In parallel to the clearing of the village from the AFU, two key heights were taken, control over which gave the Ukrainian army the opportunity to shell the RF Armed Forces units in the lowlands and block their advance.

Fighting for Klesheevka had been going on since 2022. The most active phase of the fighting began in 2023, when during a flanking operation the AFU tried to break through to the previously lost Artyomovsk.

The battles for Klesheevka, according to the most conservative estimates, cost the AFU losses (killed and wounded) of about three full-blooded brigades, or 7.2-7.5 thousand people.

What will happen after the capture of Klesheevka?

The main problem for the AFU is that the Russian army has gained access to the heights from which it can strike at the only available defense line of the Ukrainian army in the area. After the loss of Klesheevka, the AFU fortifications are built west of the Seversky Donets-Donbass irrigation canal, because defense in the fields is no longer possible, and a withdrawal deep into the territory towards populated areas will open up the possibility for the RF Armed Forces to cross the canal and transfer combat operations up to Konstantinovka, through which the Ukrainian garrison in Chasovy Yar is supplied.

It is noteworthy that from the heights of Klesheevka the Russian artillery now has an additional opportunity to shell Chasov Yar as well. For example, the “super” strong point of the AFU near the Novy micro district is now less than 10 kilometers from the current positions of the Russian Armed Forces.

What is the result?

The withdrawal of the AFU from Klesheevka and deployment along the Seversky Donets-Donbass canal has broken the cohesion of positions along the length of the front about 25 kilometers. To stabilize and hold the southern section from Dyleevka to Stupochek (the actual border with Chasovy Yar), the AFU will need at least three additional brigades, which are now problematic to find in the conditions of the Russian Armed Forces offensive near Kharkov.

In fact, Klesheevka has become a center of attraction for the Ukrainian army and Krynki 2.0, where the most combat-ready units were burned. With the growing shortage of personnel, the loss of control over Klesheevka (and further problems in this direction) may provoke, if not the collapse of the front, then the loss of at least several large population centers. In the long term, this could also lead to the access of the Russian grouping to Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.

Military Chronicles


Chronicles of the special military operation
for May 22, 2024

Over the course of the day, the Russian Armed Forces delivered several strikes on targets in the enemy-controlled territory. In particular, during another attack on the airfield near Dnipro, a MiG-29 fighter was destroyed.

In the Slobozhansky direction, heavy fighting continues in Volchansk, with the nature of the clashes transitioning to positional warfare. Ukrainian formations are shelling the Belgorod Region and using kamikaze drones.

In the Bakhmut direction, Russian forces are increasing the intensity of the assault on Chasiv Yar and managed to gain a foothold in the high-rise buildings on the eastern part of the city. According to some reports, Klishchiyivka and the surrounding heights were liberated to the south.

In the Avdiivka direction, battles have erupted on the outskirts of Novoaleksandrivka, while the situation in Solovyovo remains difficult due to the high activity of the enemy’s UAV operators.

In the Donetsk direction, fighting is ongoing in Krasnohorivka, where the enemy is holding positions in the high-rise buildings despite multiple artillery and air strikes.

In Staromayorske and Urozhayne in the Vremivka direction, Russian assault troops advanced several hundred meters within the boundaries of the settlements, and in Velyka Novosilka, the bridge previously restored by the enemy was struck again.


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Russia WENT IN ALL THE WAY… SO DEEP into Klishchiivka – Frontline Changes Report

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Fall of Netailove | heavy fighting in Chasiv Yar & Klishchiivka [21 May 2024]

Robotyne And Natailove Has Fallen

SERIOUS STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS with latest Russian conquests – Frontline Changes Report

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation (22 May 2024)

▫️As a result of active actions, units of the Sever Group of Forces advanced to the depth of the enemy’s defences and inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of the AFU 3rd Tank Brigade and 57th Motorised Infantry Brigade near Volchanskiye Khutora, Beliy Kolodez, and Petropavlovka (Kharkov).

Three counter-attacks launched by the enemy’s assault detachments were repelled near Volchansk and Liptsy (Kharkov). The AFU lostup to 255 servicemen and seven MVs.

In the course of counter-battery warfare, one 122-mm Grad MLRS combat vehicle, one 152-mm Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, one U.S.-made 155-mm M777 howitzer, one U.S.-made 105-mm M119 howitzer, one 100-mm Rapira anti-tank gun, and two U.S.-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery warfare stations were neutralised.

▫️Units of the Zapad Group of Forces improved the tactical situation along the front line and inflicted losses on formations of the AFU 66th Mechanised Brigade and 106th Territorial Defence Brigade near Makeyevka (LPR) and Ivanovka (DPR).

One counter-attack launched by the AFU assault detachment was repelled near Grigorovka (DPR). The AFU lost up to 130 servicemen and two MVs.

In the course of counter-battery warfare, one Polish-made 155-mm Krab self-propelled artillery system, one UK-made 155-mm FH-70 towed howitzer, and two U.S.-made 155-mm M-198 howitzers were neutralised.

▫️As a result of active actions, units of the Yug Group of Forces liberated Kleshcheyevka (DPR).

Moreover, losses were inflicted on manpower and hardware of the AFU 33rd Mechanised Brigade, 79th Air Assault Brigade, and 116th Territorial Defence Brigade near Georgiyevka, Ostroye, and Konstantinovka (DPR).

The AFU lost more than 365 servicemen, two AFVs, 18 MVs, one 152-mm D-20 howitzer, one 122-mm D-30 howitzer, one U.S.-made 105-mm M119 howitzer, and one UK-made 105-mm L-119 howitzer.

▫️Units of the Tsentr Group of Forces improved the tactical situation along the front line, as well as inflicted losses on formations of the AFU 24th, 100th mechanised brigades, 68th Jaeger Brigade, and 71st Infantry Brigade near Semyonovka, Sokol, Novgorodskoye, and Karlovka (DPR).

Seven counter-attacks launched by assault detachments of the AFU 47th, 110th mechanised brigades, 142nd, and 143rd infantry brigades were repelled near Arkhangelskoye, Netaylovo, Solovyevo, and Umanskoye (DPR).

The AFU lost up to 420 servicemen, three AFVs, including one German-made Marder, three MVs, one 122-mm D-30 howitzer, and two U.S.-made 105-mm M119 howitzers.

▫️Units of the Vostok Group of Forces took more advantageous lines and inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of the AFU 58th Motorised Infantry Brigade and 128th Territorial Defence Brigade near Prechistovka, Velikaya Novosyolka, and Neskuchnoye (DPR).

One counter-attack launched by an assault detachment of the AFU 72nd Mechanised Brigade was repelled near Vladimirovka (DPR).

The AFU lost up to 125 servicemen two AFVs, six MVs, one Polish-made 155-mm self-propelled artillery system, one UK-made 155-mm FH-70 towed howitzer, one 152-mm Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, and one 122-mm Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system.

▫️Units of the Dnepr Group of Forces inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of the AFU 35th Marines Brigade, 65th Mechanised Brigade, and 126th Territorial Defence Brigade near Novoandreyevka (Zaporozhye), and Tyaginka (Kherson).

The AFU lost up to 35 servicemen, seven MVs, two U.S.-made 155-mm M777 howitzers, one 152-mm Msta-B howitzer, and one 152-mm D-20 howitzer.

▫️Operational-Tactical Aviation, UAVs, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Groups of Forces destroyed two AFU ammunition depots, as well as engaged AFU manpower and hardware clusters in 102 areas during the day.

Air defence units shot down 34 unmanned aerial vehicles, two French-made Hammer guided aerial bombs, and one U.S.-made HIMARS MLRS projectile.


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