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Ukraine Repels Russian Assaults in Bakhmut as Battle Reaches Impasse—ISW
MSN ^ | Dec 11 | Anders Anglesey

Posted on 12/12/2022 2:09:04 AM PST by dennisw

Igor Girkin, a Russian army veteran and former defense minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, was among those who "directly" criticized the Russian leader.

According to the ISW, Girkin "specifically criticized" Putin's statement on December 9 that described the progress of the "special military operation" as "stable."

In a Telegram post, Girkin said: "[Putin] "assured us that the Special Military Operation was proceeding normally, calmly, according to plan (however, this time he did not add anything about being ahead of schedule)."

In addition, the ISW added in its assessment that Russian authorities planned to launch programs in Russia and occupied regions of Ukraine "to prepare children for eventual military service."

"The creation of such programs indicates that Russian authorities are investing in long-term force generation capabilities. A Russian anti-mobilization news outlet reported on December 9 that Russian authorities plan to open military training centers in 10 Russian regions to provide children from 14 to 18 with 'military sports training' and 'patriotic education,'" the U.S.-based think tank reported.

It continued: "Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev announced that the centers will exist because every Russian child should 'be able to defend their Motherland' and so that Russian soldiers who fight in Ukraine can 'return home alive.'"Ukrainian forces have repelled Russian assaults near the city of Bakhmut as the battle for it results in a deadlock, according to a report from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

A Ukrainian artilleryman from the 24th brigade carries empty artillery cartridge cases at a position along the front line in the vicinity of Bakhmut, Donetsk region on December 10, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainian forces have repelled Russian assaults on the city.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 12/12/2022 2:09:04 AM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Kagen family propaganda mill ISW.

“The New York Times reports that Ukraine is sending its least-willing conscripts to the frontlines with minimal training, while turning away those eager to fight. The fatality rates are reported to be around 70%.”

ISW reported that one yet?

How about this one?

“Video of the surrender of the crew of the Ukrainian T-72 tank with welded hatches appeared on the Web”

Or this one?

“Cry baby Mozart Group looking to bail Ukraine after getting arse-whooped not once but twice by the Wagner Group, you know, the unit Mozart was designed and created to beat/counter...”

Or maybe this one?

“#Ukrainian Nazi in 2015 reveals #Kiev regime plan - #Donbass is overly populated with useless people and is sitting on rich resources. In order to exploit those resources 1.5 million #Donbass people have to be exterminated.”

2 posted on 12/12/2022 2:14:00 AM PST by cranked
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To: dennisw

“Ukraine repels...”

Yeah, whole lot of ‘repelling’ here...

“Col. Richard Black: Ukraine is losing more men per day in Bakhmut (alone) than the United States lost in a month during the Vietnam War”

““As a result, the Ukrainian Army loses 500 to 800 killed and wounded soldiers in the “Bakhmut grinder”.

Alex Mercouris confirms these numbers from both Ukrainian and Russian sources, saying that the UAF is losing the equivalent of a battalion a day!””

“Not Just Bakhmut Collapsing”

“Pro-Ukraine accounts are declaring that Artemovsk/Bakhmut is unimportant, signaling that defeat is imminent. Artemovsk is actually key, its fall will begin the unraveling of defenses in the whole region. That is why the AFU have endured atrocious losses holding it.”

“Statement from PMC Wagner: “Wagner” continues to methodically destroy the militants in the #Bakhmut direction.

The Ukrainian defenders of Bakhmut confirm this, reporting that they have heavy losses: 500-1000 people per day “cargo 200”. The command sends them to destruction.”

3 posted on 12/12/2022 2:19:52 AM PST by cranked
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To: dennisw

4 posted on 12/12/2022 2:20:36 AM PST by cranked
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To: dennisw

“Remember this guy and his PMC “Mozart” that was supposed to kick Wagner’s ass at #Bakhmut? Well now he claims that “Mozart” is just a humanitarian organization and that they don’t fight. He whines about being targeted and he also confirmed massive Ukrainian casualties. FAFO.”

5 posted on 12/12/2022 2:24:48 AM PST by cranked
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To: dennisw
A truth speaker on Russian Propaganda TV.

6 posted on 12/12/2022 2:35:30 AM PST by tlozo (Better to Die on Your Feet than Live on Your Knees)
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To: tlozo

Another “truth speaker”....

“Russia Advances Deeper Bakhmut, UK MSM Praises Surovikin, Serbia Kosovo Crisis, China Saudi Links”

‘The Complete Destruction of Ukraine is Unavoidable’

7 posted on 12/12/2022 2:41:02 AM PST by cranked
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To: All
ISW is a neo-liberal disinformation operation.

8 posted on 12/12/2022 4:53:46 AM PST by mac_truck (aide toi et dieu t'aidera )
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To: dennisw

Russia goal is not territory, but to de-militarize the Uke’s.
Russia is well along that mission. Russia has established a defensive line, and shell all NATO troops crossing the flat lands to attack Russia.
Also, Russia holds those parts containing the most wealth

9 posted on 12/12/2022 5:00:37 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: Steven Tyler

Make sure you send Putin a thank-you card for sending thousands to their deaths for no reason

10 posted on 12/12/2022 5:06:29 AM PST by FreshPrince
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To: cranked

The only person publishing propaganda here is you.

11 posted on 12/12/2022 5:44:08 AM PST by popdonnelly (All the enormous crimes in history have been committed by governments.)
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To: FreshPrince

Best thing, Donbass should surrender to Zelenskyy now, vow to learn Ukrainian, tear down all Russian Churches and denounce Putin the Hitlerite War Monger. Maybe Ukraine will let them live then. Don’t worry, the USA will give them Millions to rebuild.

12 posted on 12/12/2022 7:10:16 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade ( Ride to the sound of the Guns!)
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To: popdonnelly

Ukraine has won—Russia is finished like its Tin Napoleon Putin. All that is left is for the surrender treaty! Russia needs to rebuild what it blew up, disarm, surrender all Nukes to the USA and vow to tear down all Russian Churches and become more like the west.

13 posted on 12/12/2022 7:13:30 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade ( Ride to the sound of the Guns!)
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To: cranked

They’re not “sucked into” the Bakhmut meat grinder, they’re “fed into” it. And where there’s a bit of resistance, there are meat “tampers” to push/force the “fresh meat” into the grinder.

14 posted on 12/12/2022 7:18:48 AM PST by House Atreides (I’m now ULTRA-MAGA-PRO-MAX.)
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To: dennisw

Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for December 12, 2022.

- Russia continues its war of attrition - focusing on exhausting and overwhelming critical Ukrainian defenses around Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine/western Russia;
- Despite claims that Russian missile stockpiles are depleted, Russia continues carrying out regular, large-scale missile barrages against Ukrainian infrastructure;

- Latest US assistance package for Ukraine continues the trend of dwindling, inadequate support for Ukraine;
- US government procurement numbers over the course of the next 2-5 years indicates that at no time in the near future will the US be capable of producing let alone supplying Ukraine with the number of weapons and ammunition it requires;
- While Russian production data is not available, the fact that Russia’s stockpiles and military were configured for large-scale protracted and intense combat suggests its military industrial output is likewise configured for such demands;
- The Western media is now admitting that Ukraine can neither win, nor is there any moral imperative to ensure that it does...

15 posted on 12/12/2022 10:37:45 AM PST by Kazan
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To: cranked; Kazan
Both of you on the same thread? Be careful, you don't want to confuse who you are.
16 posted on 12/12/2022 12:20:16 PM PST by Widget Jr (🇺🇦 Sláva Ukrayíni 🇺🇦 - Just say no to CCCP 2.0)
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To: Widget Jr

IKR? /s

17 posted on 12/12/2022 12:21:42 PM PST by cranked
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