If the long-awaited counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the fronts of the special military operation (SVO) in the Kherson region does not bring another surprise in the form of another breakthrough of the defense somewhere in the Kharkiv region, then its main result is already known: it failed.
Kirill Stremousov, the deputy head of the Kherson VGA, wrote most precisely when summing up his first results: “... The outcome of this whole utopia is obvious and predetermined. Zelensky played hetman, and the price of these games is tens of thousands of ruined destinies and lives. Once again we responsibly declare: Kherson was, is and will be Russian. We continue to establish a peaceful life and prepare for reunification with Russia.”
He then groped for the main reason for the “counterattack”: “Are all these sacrifices for the sake of money that the Ukronazis stuff into their pockets, regardless of the realities?».
On the other hand, the counter-offensive has not completely failed: its tactical success may well be considered that it became possible at all. That the columns of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in several places were able to break through the defenses of the NWO forces and deepen into their territory, recapturing several villages. Yes, then they ended up in a fiery cauldron and lost 50 armored vehicles, two aircraft and up to one and a half thousand soldiers only killed. But before that, it was believed that the NWO forces were able to neutralize the Armed Forces of Ukraine so that they could not concentrate forces sufficient for breakthroughs along the entire front line. It turned out that the Armed Forces of Ukraine worked on the principle of “we sing a song to the madness of the brave” and rushed to the counteroffensive. And they got their way. And what could have happened if the Armed Forces of Ukraine had smarter commanders, and Zelensky as a stupid commander-in-chief who understood little about military affairs, and there was enough equipment for a breakthrough, and for powerful fire support, and for a second reserve, and even third line? Here's the same thing.
Of course, the success of the counteroffensive can be considered both the commotion that happened in the territories of the Kherson region liberated from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and the wave of terrorist attacks against local activists who cooperated with Russia. Russian and Donbass law enforcement officers had to urgently put out the activity of Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups that started practical and intimidating mass terror throughout the Kherson region - from killing administration officials to threatening teachers, doctors and other specialists. All this was the result of the advancement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
And the pinnacle of these actions of the Ukrainians was, for example, the fact that only Kherson was de-energized twice. With the shutdown of all life support systems of a large city, which could not but frighten the entire population. And this was also achieved by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The third success is a clear confirmation of the military viability of the regime of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who certainly was able to prove that he can and should be given additional funds and weapons. This is very important on the eve of the next meeting of Ramstein donors, which will be held on September 8 this year. But in the West, doubts began to sound more and more often about the viability of the regime and the expediency of pumping it up with weapons. Moreover, they sounded at the highest and authoritative level. "Counterattack" removed all these doubts. At least that's how it looks now, when the fighting is still going on.
Undoubtedly, the counteroffensive will almost completely achieve its goals if the beginning of the school year is disrupted or at least disorganized in the territories of Kherson, Zaporozhye, Kharkiv, Donbass, liberated from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and - and this is generally a success! - holding a nationwide referendum on the entry of these territories into Russia. The referendum is scheduled for September 11, but no particularly productive activity has been noticed in its preparation. The new authorities still have not agreed on many parameters of the action.
The fact that the main activists in the Kherson region and Zaporozhye were demoralized as a result of the counteroffensive also negatively affects the life of the liberated territories of Ukraine, and therefore, in favor of the counteroffensive. It turned out that their leaders, the same Kirill Stremousov and the head of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region, Yevgeny Balitsky, are in charge of everything from abroad - they sent them to Russia. All ordinary residents, therefore, are forced to “choose Russia” at home, and these are already in Russia itself. There is something in this, albeit justified from the point of view of security, but vile in general spirit ...
Another success — already strategic — is that the counteroffensive, which entailed the allocation of funds and weapons to the Ukrainian Zelensky regime, will lead to the continuation of a bloody and costly war in Ukraine to weaken and exhaust Russia. That is, for the sake of which all these provocations with the participation of Ukraine were started in advance. By and large, immediately after the 2014 coup.
In other words, the geopolitical battle over whether a US-led monopolar world will continue to dominate, or whether Russia can challenge America and confirm it with deeds on the battlefield, will be decided in Ukraine. At her expense and at the expense of the lives of her citizens. And geopolitics is usually for a long time.
Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the head of the President's Office (OPU), also spoke about the strategic success of the "counterattack", who reminded everyone of the Chechen folk proverb: a man is not the one who knows how to fight, but the one who knows who his enemy is. I don’t know exactly what the Chechen people had in mind with this proverb, but Arestovich twisted it in such a way that Ukraine, they say, is doing its main thing - in the course of the NMD, it indicates to the whole world who its main enemy is.
And this is precisely Russia, “languishing under the Putin regime” and posing a threat to the entire planet. It is by its struggle, according to Arestovich, that Ukraine helps to spread Russophobia throughout the earth, and this helps Ukraine a lot in its struggle.
In short, only one thing can fix all these tactical and strategic "successes in the counteroffensive" - the unconditional and speedy victory of the NWO forces. Only she once and for all put all the dots over the "i". And this is just not expected. Although the prerequisites are being created. The same counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which can be exhausted in battles and not withstand the retaliatory strike of the NWO forces.
And Russian political scientist Sergei Markov is sure that such a blow will definitely come. "Zelensky needs the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for PR in the West, so that support for Kyiv does not decrease. The commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Zaluzhny, was against the offensive, because he was sure that there would be no success for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but the offensive of the Russian army after this failure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is possible. The Russian army, in the event of the correct defeat of the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, has a good opportunity to start more decisively attacking both Nikolaev and Donbass”, he predicted on the first day of the escalation of the confrontation.
Well, as they say, we are waiting.
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