Good morning everybody! For today, I’ve prepared a review of latest developments on the battlefield, and some ‘analysis’ (or: call it ‘ranting’) of the US behaviour in regards of this war. AIR/MISSILE WARFARE The last few days, the Russian missile offensive on Ukraine slowed down, considerably: to something like releasing 4-6 cruise missiles, Shahed LPGMs or Kh-59 PGMs a day, most of which are then shot down by Ukrainian air defences.
Thanks a lot for your great reporting! We sit around doing almost nothing in Europe while the Ukrainians fight for their, and also our, freedom. In your opinion, what is the best way to financially support the Ukrainian army personal that have to do this terrible fight? You once mentioned the Come Back Alive foundation.
Finally! How long am I suppossed to wait for my summaries
"except that the ZSU is doing certain things on its own, about which I’m not going to talk in the public" can you at least share if it has positive or negative impact on the battlefield?
US already achieved it's real objective in this war with the blowing up of the Nord Stream and the EU pivot from Russian gas to American LNG. From that moment onwards they will only do damage control and a quite a little bit of money.
Tom, let me spare you the effort - having a PhD in nuclear and particle physics had a negligible effect on my understanding of the warfare. Your articles on the other hand keep being an eye opener.
A very optimistic and highly informative report! Really USA wants to rule and to use this war by balancing between the negotiations with Putler (it is impossible but the USA is not ready to accept the truth) and attempts to frighten him with the perspectives of the "growing difficulties" (none in fact) in Russia. I wonder how people with such mediocre mental capacities have reached the highest positions in the American administration. But maybe just because of it.
Agree with every word. I can add that people tend to believe in some kind of conspiracy theories. But in fact, the world is chaos, a chaos of opinions and conceit. As we can see, history repeats itself and a direct parallel with the year 38 can be easily drawn. Only then they were simply afraid, and now they are less afraid, but they love money more than the concept of sacrifices for the sake of the future.
Hello Tom, thank you for your actualisation. I am missing info what is happening on the left bank of Dněpr river at the moment. Could you please add some info about situation there? And what is your view on situation in general, would you bet for Ukrainian breakthrough in couple next weeks? Thank you
Thanks Tom! Could you explain why the ZSU keep insisting on putting small detachments (battalions?) of so many brigades (10?) on the Robotyne-Tokmak axis? It doesn't take a military genius to know that it's considerably easier to coordinate 2-3 brigade staff instead of 10.
Tom. nice review as always.
Kalino Air Base/Kursk International Photos of the runway were published yesterday and two big explosion marks were clearly visible.
Another thing. I always follow a fresh analysis of Marcus Reisner on the Österreichs Bundesheer channel. As for me, his point of view is very sensible. What can you say about this?
Many thanks Tom, for your update (a very valuable, indeed, with the US vision of the drama)
About EU politicians... better let them out. They’re a corrupt bunch and you only may waste your time with them. I’m in the mood that next weeks may introduce deep impact news. Hope that, anyway.
Such an insult sometimes makes you want to cry. Ukrainians fight like true heroes. They really are - heroes. Where in the world is there so much indifference, incompetence, selfishness? Where are their "values"? It seems that in the event of an attack on them, these "advisors" will be the first to run to lick Putin's heels. And they will say that it is profitable and reasonable.
I am writing this, and nearby, blow by blow - rockets are falling.
Couldn't agree more about Jake Sullivan and company. How does a failed lawyer get to be national security advisor? As for the anonymous sources in the Pentagon: I suspect they are all pro trump, pro putin clowns. Why do journalists regurgitate this stuff. Any of them heard of the Hurtzgen Forest?
European are simply worst, because they can`t take decision without USA. Scholz is a mouse, that will never do anything smart on his own initiative and Macron is just confused and do random things, that are not helpful. The rest are sadly even more irrelevant and left without leadership.
Thanks for the update, appreciated and informative as always.
I have two questions, if I may:
- Did you change meanwhile you opinion regarding the whole F16 story for Ukraine, meaning that you were not in full support for this move since the funding could be better spent otherwise?
- There is statement, often heard here and there, that Ukraine haven’t deployed its main established reserves yet. If so why? I assume that they are not of big use for the offensive in the South due to how hard it’s to move through the narrow lines of demined routs, it would simply oversaturate the territory with targets for the enemy? But maybe Ukraine could open a second offensive front somewhere in Luhansk to stretch the logistics for Russians even harder?
Thanks in advance!