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The situation in the Ukrainian SMO on May 28 2023

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Russia wrecks Ukraine with ‘record number’ of drones; Largest assault on Kyiv, other regions

Russia unleashes ‘massive’ air raids on Ukraine’s Kyiv

Combined Cruise Missile – Drone attack underway.

Reports of drones & missiles in following regions

Kiev (pic)
Odessa (video)


About those falling debris of “Russian missiles” from Kiev. Ukraine keeps posting their own L’s.

In the last (zoomed in) you can se a part of the word “CAUTION” which, checks notes, the Russian missiles don’t have.

But NATO supplied missiles do.

The telegram version of the Cartel channel that the Russians hit bunkers in the direction of Kiev with something more powerful at night and under the cover of a swarm of kamikaze UAVs, because of this, the residential buildings of Kiev residents shook, looks much more realistic and plausible than the outrageous statement of the mayor of Kiev Vitaliy Klitschko. He stated that the cause of the vibration was:
 “This weapon goes to the front. Pretty powerful. And maybe the vibration is related to this, and not to the earthquake.

We are waiting for another exculpatory version from the authorities. 

Klitschko said that the reason for the overnight shaking and vibrations in Kievv is a high-powered Ukrainian weapon.

“This weapon is going to the front. It is quite powerful. And the vibration may be related to it,” said the mayor of Kiev.  vibration similar to an earthquake was felt in the Kiev region.

Another night and another threat of a massive kamikaze drone strike.
In addition, there is a risk of a missile strike, which will happen mixed with a UAV raid

Everyone understands that the Russians are now using missiles for the most significant and “expensive” purposes.

Each massive UAV strike costs Ukraine the loss of one centralized / decentralized warehouse (it is impossible to calculate in monetary terms).
Plus, consider that shooting down even from 50 UAVs, 25 air defense missiles and 25 with the help of anti-aircraft guns and MANPADS, it costs the Ukrainian budget at least $ 5-25 million (it all depends on what types of air defense missiles were used to neutralize). At the same time, the Russians spend no more than $ 1 million on this.

War is about money, and because of money… 

For the second day in a row, a massive UAV raid. In such cases, air defense / air defense ammunition is massively “burned” (wasted), etc.

Odessa/Poltava/Chernihiv regions have already recorded arrivals.

Odessa was arrival. There is a “disgusting” smell of “burning” in the city.
Perhaps it was the mass launch of air defense missiles that gave such a smell. As it was in Kyiv, when before hitting the air defense installations, the system massively released the entire ammunition load.

There are still enough drones in the sky.
Already fixed missiles.

Odessa   Despite the Russian Armed Forces’ constant strikes on military targets, people in Odessa relax at night and even put on a laser show.

This is the best assessment of the accuracy of Russian missiles and geraniums. The population of Odessa understands that Russia is not at war with the peaceful population of the once Russian city, but strikes precisely at the enemies and equipment.

Only Ukrainian and NATO’s crooked air defences are to be feared in an attack by the Russian Armed Forces

Ukrainian militants again attempted to attack Zaporozhye NPP using a strike UAV.

This kamikaze FPV drone was  was landed by electronic warfare and neutralized just 500 meters away from the plant.

Two British-supplied Storm Shadow cruise missiles intercepted, says Russia
Russian air defence forces have intercepted two British-supplied Storm Shadow cruise missiles, the country’s ministry of defence has claimed.

The ministry also said it had intercepted shorter-range US-built HIMARS-launched and HARM missiles, and shot down 19 drones in the last 24 hours.
The UK gave Ukraine Storm Shadows earlier this month after Volodymyr Zelenksyy called for the West to supply long-range missiles.
Other countries have been unwilling to hand them over in case strikes inside Russia lead to escalation.

An interesting observation on the explosions in Zhytomyr.

 1) Drones “Geran-2″ began to fly deep into the protected area above the military units, where air defense is deployed. This means that the tactics of their use have changed – the Ukrainian air defense is working worse and worse, despite the sending of more and more weapons.

2) Judging by the observations and information from local residents, the Geran-2 drone dived onto the object, making a semicircle. This suggests that the software for setting up the flight task has been significantly improved. Now drone operators can put in the guidance block “the preferred option for hitting the target.”

3) Judging by what kind of explosion was in Zhytomyr, “Geran-2″ is equipped with an enlarged warhead. If you measure it with an explosion, then it is about 15-20 kg.

4) Refinement of “mopeds” allows you to make them cheaper, more accurate, more powerful and more efficient in use. Which will definitely make it possible to increase efficiency during massive missile strikes with the opening of enemy air defenses.

Top Ukrainian official says Kyiv’s forces are ready to launch the much-touted counteroffensive. Ukraine’s head of National Security and Defense Council said that a counteroffensive can start any moment and that the upcoming assault is a historic opportunity that Kyiv can’t lose.

Battlefield Ukraine Major Offensive Imminent

Russia and Ukraine both preparing MASSIVE Offensives

As you can see, the enemy is actively preparing for the upcoming counteroffensive – this is evidenced by the increase in the intensity of rocket and artillery shelling of positions of our troops and civilian facilities throughout the N SMO zone. Enemy drones are operating in the Bryansk, Belgorod and Kursk regions.

Along the line of contact, the enemy is also probing the defense of the RF Armed Forces. Our friends, Sakhalin warriors from the 39th Motorized Rifle Brigade, yesterday shared news from the Ugledar direction. Early in the morning, a kamikaze platoon of the Armed Forces armed with machine guns and LNG attacked our positions in the Volnovakha region from two directions. One Ukrainian group successfully cleared the minefield with their dead bodies. The second was subjected to intense shelling, and, having suffered losses, was forced to withdraw. Two enemy mortar crews were suppressed, the LNG crew was destroyed. The guys from Sakhalin escaped with little blood, while the AFU lost about ten people killed in the region.

Similar suicidal sorties, to which the recent incident in the Belgorod region can be equated, indicate that the enemy is not quite confident in his strength before the upcoming counteroffensive, and is still choosing the most promising direction for a potential strike. The Ukrainian command is throwing barrage groups at our positions, the main task of which is to reveal gaps in the defense of the Russian troops, even at the cost of their own lives. In the Belgorod region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to make a breakthrough, on the flanks of Artyomovsk – even build on success and gain a temporary foothold. Under Ugledar and in the Zaporozhye region, according to our data, this was not allowed.


Situation in the #Seversk Sector of #Svatovo Direction in the late Afternoon of 28 May 2023⚡️

🔹 In the #Serebryanskoye Forestry our paratroopers together with a special unit of Don Cossacks conduct an assault, while on the other side is #Zolotaryovka from where the 2 Army Corps units together with AKHMAT ( unit press on.
➖ In spite of serious defences of the enemy, our guys are slowly advancing. UAV reconnaissance detects enemy strongholds and positions.
➖ With excellent correction by scouts, artillery and aviation successfully hit enemy targets, which helps our units from #Serebryanskoye forestry and #Zolotarevka to occupy key enemy positions, pushing them out and slamming the ring around #Belogorovka.

📊 Enemy Losses:

Significant Enemy losses reported for the last 24 hours are as follows: 1 M777 howitzer, 2 tanks, 2 BMP-1s, 4 pickups, 1 mortar. Numbers of casualties are up to 90 killed and wounded.

🔹 What is the objective of the Liberation of #Belogorovka?

📌 This Move will ensure that we are in a strong position to develop our offensive on #Seversk, our army is able to reverse the enemy resistance and push back the enemy so that it cannot hit the peaceful quarters of #Kremennaya.

❗️I am fully aware that the enemy will do everything possible to hinder our progress. As a result of the recent AFU defeats at the front, drug addict Zelensky began to be denied the supply of weapons and he will do his best to contain this frontline.

Military Correspondent Lisitsyn

Russian forces easing attacks on Bakhmut in order to regroup, says Ukraine
Russian forces have temporarily eased their attacks on Bakhmut to regroup and strengthen their capabilities, a senior Ukrainian official has said.

In a statement on Telegram, Ukraine’s Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar said Russian forces have continued attacking but that “overall offensive activity has decreased”.

“Yesterday and today there have not been any active battles – neither in the city nor on the flanks,” she wrote, adding that Moscow’s troops were instead shelling the outskirts and approaches to Bakhmut.

“The decrease in the enemy’s offensive activity is due to the fact that troops are being replaced and regrouped,” Maliar said.

“The enemy is trying to strengthen its own capabilities.”

She added that Ukrainian troops “firmly hold” the heights overlooking Bakhmut from the north and south, as well as a portion of the outskirts, but have not advanced during the past two days to focus on “other tasks”.

It comes after Russia’s mercenary Wagner group started handing over its positions to regular Russian troops earlier this week.

In PMC “Wagner” there is no statute – only strictly observed golden rules:

1. You can’t drink
2. Don’t use drugs
3. You cannot loot
4. Do not touch civilians
5. You can’t back down

“After the capture of Bakhmut, the operational space is open, and the Russian army has every opportunity to launch a colossal offensive in the near future with the capture of Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, Druzhkovka, Konstantinovka, Chasov Yar, that is, the Donbas ring.
ㅤNext, it will be necessary to clarify whether the throw will be an offensive, lightning-fast, decisive throw towards the Dnieper in order to put our units on the left bank of the Dnieper.

I think that everything is within our power. The enemy will be defeated. Victory will be ours. But Pasaran! Azohnway!”

 Evgeny Prigozhin on further necessary steps within the SMO

The Russian army has every opportunity to launch a colossal offensive in the near future – Prigozhin’s latest interview

Prigozhin explained what the next steps should be for the war to end:
“As I said, our plans include going into field camps by June 1. We probably won’t have time to turn everything over to the military in a complete form, so it will probably take a few more days. Conditionally from June 5, the military gets operational room for an offensive to the west. As the Minister of Defence has already said, after the capture of Bakhmut, the operational room is open.

Operational space is open, and the Russian army has every opportunity to launch a huge offensive in the near future with the capture of Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, Druzhkovka, Konstantinovka, Chasov Yar, i.e. the “Donbass ring. After the “Donbass ring” or in parallel with it, we have in the referendum that the Kherson, Zaporozhye, Lugansk and Donetsk regions are part of the Russian Federation, so I am sure that our Red Banner Army will reach the borders of these regions.

Well then it will be necessary to clarify, I do not think it is a complicated process, it will be done in one meeting, whether there will be an offensive, lightning-fast, decisive rush towards the Dnieper, in order to put our units on the left bank of the Dnieper.

I think that everything is in our power. The enemy will be defeated. Victory will be ours. No pasaran! Azokhnvey! As far as I understand, this is what Peskov said, so everything fits into the general logic and goals of the special operation.


War Map and the Situation on the Fronts in the Evening of 28 May 2023; pub. 00:05⚡️

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⚔️ The Situation on the Fronts over the past Day:

🔹#Svatovo – #Kremennaya Direction:

▪️ The Russian army is fighting in the vicinity of #Masyutovka.
➖ Near #Belogorovka, our fighters continue to dislodge the militants from their positions, gradually approaching the encirclement of the settlement.

🔹#Donetsk Direction:

▪️ In the #Avdeyevka sector, the Russian army is fighting positional battles in the area of #Vodyanoye. Also ours stormed #Pervomayskoye, where they took positions in the south of the settlement.
➖ In #Maryinka, fighting continues on the western outskirts.

💥 According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, a temporary deployment point of foreign mercenaries was hit near #Bogodukhov in #Kharkov region.

👠 The AFU carried out terrorist shelling ( of the town of #Almaznaya in the LPR. The militants worked HIMARS on a private sector, killing three civilians and wounding eight others.

Special Operation, 28 May 2023, Main; pub. 23:49⚡️

▪️ Russian aviation and artillery hit a temporary foreign mercenary position in #Kharkov region, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said;

▪️ Two Ukrainian SRGs have been suppressed in #Kharkov region, (MoD) also said;

▪️ Russian air defence assets shot down 3 Ukrainian Storm Shadow missiles and 6 HIMARS rockets in a day, (MoD) said;

▪️ Russian Vostok Group of Forces thwarted an attempt by the AFU to attack in the #SouthDonetsk direction. 2 mortars, an anti-tank unit, manpower, as well as strongholds in the #Novopol and #Novosyolka areas were destroyed, (MoD) said;

▪️ The Vostok Group also struck enemy positions in the #Zaporozhye direction, as a result the Ukrainian side lost over 100 troops, 4 vehicles, a depot with ammunition and an American AN/TPQ-37 counter-battery radar during the day;

▪️ In #Kherson direction, Russian troops destroyed up to 10 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 pickup trucks and a “Gvozdika” self-propelled vehicle in the course of the day;

▪️ Ukrainian militants attempted to attack #Zaporozhye NPP with the help of a strike UAV, the device was landed and disarmed, a security official said;

▪️ Three people were killed when HIMARS fired at a residential sector in the town of #Almaznaya in the LPR, local authorities said.

Full Front Update 28/05/23

Ukraine Front Update [28 May 2023]

Military Expert Boris Rozhin on the Highlights of #Russia’s Special Military Operation in #Ukraine at 23:42 on 28 May 2023⚡️

🔹1. #Artyomovsk:

▪️ Despite enemy attacks to the northwest and southwest of #Artyomovsk, the RF Armed Forces are stepping up pressure on the enemy’s flanks following the redeployment of reserves.
➖ The AFU have noted increased artillery activity by the RF Armed Forces and the emergence of new units in this direction.
📌 We can expect intensified fighting near #Krasnoye and #Khromovo in the coming week.
➖ The enemy will attempt to attack in the direction of #Kurdyumovka and #Kleshchiyevka.

🔹2. #Kupyansk Direction:
▪️ The RF Armed Forces are expanding their area of control near #Masyutovka, but there is still no talk of a large-scale offensive against #Kupyansk.
Nevertheless, the enemy is strengthening its defences on the right bank of the #Oskol River and in #Kupyansk itself.

🔹3. Seversk Sector:

▪️ Our forces are stepping up pressure in the #Spornoye and #Belogorovka area, but no tangible progress has been achieved so far.
More promising movement through #Vasyukovka and #Razdolovka is still difficult.

🔹4. #Donetsk Direction:

▪️ No significant changes. There are local movements north of #Avdeyevka and in #Maryinka itself.
➖ In the #Ugledar section, there are positional battles.
➖ In the area of Velikaya Novoselovka and near the at the Vremyevsky ledge, the appearance of new enemy unitsnew enemy units is noted.

🔹5. #Zaporozhye Direction:

▪️ No changes. Both sides intensify strikes on the rear.
The enemy’s active use of Western cruise missiles in the #Zaporozhye region also hints at the priority nature of the #Zaporozhye direction in the enemy’s plans. These are very costly toys to divert attention.

Boris Rozhin

Russian Defence Ministry Report on the Progress of the Special Military Operation (28 May 2023)⚡️

The RF Armed Forces continue the special military operation.

◽️ In Kupyansk direction, active actions by units and artillery fire of the Zapad Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on enemy manpower and hardware close to Pershotravnevoye, Dvurechnaya, and Timkovka (Kharkov region), Novoselovskoye and Stelmakhovka (LPR).

💥 In addition, actions of 2 AFU SRGs have been thwarted near Liman Pervy and Berestovoye (Kharkov region). The enemy’s losses have amounted to over 30 troops, 1 AFV, and 2 pickup trucks in this direction during the day.

💥 Moreover, ammunition depots of the 119th Territorial Defence Brigade and Foreign Legion were annihilated in Zalizny Mos (Chernigov region) and Zhovtnevoye (Kharkov region).
◽️ In Krasny Liman direction, Operational-Tactical and Army aviation and artillery of the Tsentr Group of Forces engaged the AFU units close to Torskoye, Terny (DPR), Nevskoye and Chervonaya Dibrova (LPR), and the Serebryanskoye forestry.

💥 Over the past 24 hours, up to 65 troops, 1 AFV, 2 motor vehicles, Msta-B and D-20 howitzers, and 1 Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system have been neutralised in this direction.

💥 In Donetsk direction, units, aviation, and artillery of the Yug Group of Forces have eliminated up to 340 troops, 3 AFVs, 2 motor vehicles, and 2 Polish Krab self-propelled artillery system during the day.

💥 Ammunition depots of the AFU’s 79th Air Assault Brigade and the Liman Task Force have been hit close to Georgiyevka and Kramatorsk (DPR).

💥 In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, aviation and artillery of the Vostok Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on the AFU units close to Novoandreyevka, Novodanilovka, Chervonoye (Zaporozhye region), and Vodyanoye (DPR).

💥 In these direction, the enemy has suffered losses of over 100 troops, and 4 motor vehicles during the day.

◽️ 1 U.S. AN/TPQ-37 counterbattery warfare radar has been destroyed near Novouspenovskoye (Zaporozhye region).

◽️ Moreover, an ammunition depot of the AFU’s 128th Mountain Assault Brigade was obliterated close to Stepovoye (Zaporozhye region).
◽️ In Kherson direction, up to 10 troops, 3 pickup trucks, and 1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer have been neutralised over the past 24 hours.

💥 Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, and artillery of the Russian Group of Forces have engaged 89 AFU artillery units, manpower and hardware in 156 areas during the day.

◽️ Command and observation posts of the 24th and 65th mechanised brigades of the AFU have been eliminated close to Toretsk (DPR) and Novoandreyevka (Zaporozhye region). A temporary deployment point of foreign mercenaries in Bogodukhov (Kharkov Region) has been hit.

💥 Air defence forces have intercepted 3 Storm Shadow cruise missiles and 6 HIMARS MLRS projectiles during the day.

◽️ Moreover, 4 AFU UAVs have been shot down close to Zhovtnevoye (Kharkov region), Kopani (Zaporozhye region) and Slavnoye (DPR).

Ukraine risks losing Western aid in case of saboteurs support, Andreas Klut says

Andreas Klut, a Bloomberg columnist, stated that if Ukraine decides to support saboteurs, it could lose Western financial and military assistance. He also pointed out that Wests’ biggest fear is NATO-Russia direct confrontation.

Klut noted that a number of Western countries, perhaps even the US may completely stop their support for Ukrainian forces after 2024 elections if they pursue with the offensive. He believes that Ukrainian forces shouldn’t attack Russia or encourage saboteurs to do it.

Dmitry Peskov stated that the words  of US Senator Lindsey Graham about investing in the death of Russians disgrace the United States as a state.

“It’s hard to imagine a greater shame for the country than having such senators,” the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation said.

For those wondering why Lindsey Graham is so invested in Ukraine winning and Russians dying:

@LindseyGrahamSC was with Deep State McCain in Ukraine in 2016, telling the Ukrainians how they are going to get support from Washington so they can go on the “offensive” against Russia in 2017.

Only problem was, Trump won, and the Deep State plan was suspended until Trump was removed.

The reason Lindsey has called for Putin to be assassinated and celebrates Russians dying, is because if Russia wins, Lindsey’s corruption in Ukraine will be exposed, and then he’s a dead man.

Dmitry Medvedev: The old fool Senator Lindsey Graham said that the US has never invested the money better as in killing Russians. That is certainly so. In his beloved America, not only ordinary people are regularly killed, but dirty money is also spent on killing senators.

Let him remember the sad fate
Robert Kennedy,
Huey Long,
Clements Carlos Pinckney,
John Milton Elliott,
Wayne Owens, and a few other American politicians.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a stronger border security force to ensure that Russian military and civilian personnel can move quickly into Ukrainian territories already under Moscow’s authority.

Pentagon admits Ukraine’s inability to defeat Russian troops; Moscow lauds U.S. ‘assessment’


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