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We commented on the Kherson offensive here:

There is a threat of a new offensive, toward Kharkov.  Are we going to be honest here and call these suicide missions?  Because this is what they are.

The RuMod reported that over 1,700 Ukrainian forces were killed in action in the Ukrainian Khersov offensive.  Taken off the battlefield from the Ukrainian side if one follows the numbers, must then be in the region of 4,000 more Ukrainian forces, unable to return to fight.

On the eve of the visit of the IAEA mission to the Zaporozhye NPP, Ukrainian militants again fired at Energodar and even attempted an assault.  Here is what the RuMod says as this assault failed and basically every Ukrainian soldier was taken out in one way or another.

The reason for this insane attempt is that the Ukies (and their enablers) want to take as hostages the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors, and in this way force Russia to hand back some territory.  Whereas we are not sure if this is absolutely accurate, it was another suicide mission.  Another possibility is that the Ukraine with their insane leadership wants to have the IAEA mission arrive at a Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant, and not a Russian controlled NPP, as propaganda for the ongoing Twitter war, where the Ukies are still winning.  A further reasoning here is that they want to hide their own shelling of the plant.  Yet, they failed again.  What do the war analysts say?  If I can see you .. you’re dead.

Russian Ministry of Defence (https://t.me/mod_russia_en) on the prevented assault attempt by the Ukrainian military aimed at disrupting IAEA mission

💬 Today at about 6 AM (Moscow time), two Ukrainian sabotage groups of up to 60 soldiers in seven boats landed on the coast of Kakhovskyi reservoir three kilometres north-east of Zaporozhskaya NPP (ZNPP) and attempted to seize the power plant. Measures were taken to neutralize this assault.

In addition, since 8 AM, the Ukrainian Armed Forces resumed shelling of the site of IAEA mission near Vasil’evka and the ZNPP.

❗️ The Kiev regime’s provocation is aimed at disrupting the arrival of IAEA working group at Zaporozhskaya nuclear power plant.

☝️ Despite attempts by the Kiev regime to disrupt the visit of a group of IAEA experts to Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the Russian side confirms its readiness to receive them with full security for further work.

The situation in the NPP area is complicated, but remains under full control.

Mr Lavrov made the point that this mission must have personnel skilled in the analysis of shell and ammunition fragments.  I have not seen the composition of the experts and what exactly they are ‘expert’ in.  Russia keeps saying that they welcome this mission, that they would welcome it if the UN leaves a number of experts at the power station, and that they will guarantee the safety of the experts while in Russian controlled territory.

We have to be careful with this – The Russians may be leaking stories, even true, and we know the Ukies lie always.

The operation to capture the NPP by military special forces was developed jointly by the General Staff and British Intelligence, the MI-6 experience was taken into account. Now there is a meeting with the security forces at Bankova, an analysis of the failure of the operation is underway and from where the information was leaked to the Russian troops, who were aware of all the details of the operation.

Nat South has a wonderful infographic on Live Journal, on the Ukrainian Military Units.  Please read for context.  https://natsouth.livejournal.com/30734.html

And reports are that the mission has reached the first Russian-controlled checkpoint.  Peskov stated:  Moscow fears provocations by Ukraine during International Atomic Energy Agency visit  to Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, Kiev is attempting to destabilize the situation – Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov.  https://tass.com/politics/1501069

On the Twitters of the world, the Ukrainians are still winning.  This is textbook information warfare.  The average citizen stands no chance of finding facts.  If you partake in western media, it is a clown show and designed to confuse.

Please take a look at the sheer inanity that is published by the leading military propagandist of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Zhdanov.

“The situation at the front has changed not in favor of Ukraine, we need to prepare for defense,”- the leading military propagandist of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Zhdanov.

– Zhdanov explained that at present, the Armed Forces of Ukraine can inflict the main blow onto the RF Armed Forces in 3 directions – Kharkov, Zaporozhye and Donetsk, but all of them are very difficult for the Ukrainian troops.

“Today, the situation has changed and not entirely in our favor. In the Kharkov direction, there is direct replenishment from the territories of Russia. And there is the Western Military District of the RF Armed Forces nearby. It will be very difficult. We can’t even push them to the border. We pushed back – they returned. And we are now holding the defense on those lines that already exist,” Zhdanov explained.

The most difficult direction for the Armed Forces of Ukraine is Donetsk. There, mostly mercenaries are fighting. It is very difficult for the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The battles for the Codems continue and it is still unknown how it’ll turn out.

“Zaporozhye direction was the most promising, but the appearance of the Russian Armed Forces 3rd Army Corps is expected there (the new 3rd Army Corps was created from units from all over Russia and is preparing to enter the battle) The Armed Forces of Ukraine need to prepare for a military operation, most likely in the Zaporozhye direction. The RF Armed Forces will try to equalize their positions,” Zhdanov said.

“The Russian Federation will transfer the military through the Crimea. We are talking about some part of the new 10,000 fighters.” — Zhdanov added that the Russian Federation will not throw the entire 3rd Army Corps in one direction. Perhaps the command of the RF Armed Forces divided the corps.

“They create the illusion of a massive offensive so that we transfer troops from south to north,” he explained.

It is truly fairy story nonsense.  The Chinese formal language is beginning to include the word ‘farce’.  In my mind it is accurate and it truly feels that the west is creating a very dangerous farce, costly in the lives of humans on this earth.

4 Comments

  • amarynth

    It is now reported that the mission has arrived at the NPP.

  • Lone Wolf

    @ Amarynth

    Excellent report. Thanks.

    You left little to nothing for us, commenters, to add.

    On the composition of the IAEA delegation…

    “Mr Lavrov made the point that this mission must have personnel skilled in the analysis of shell and ammunition fragments. I have not seen the composition of the experts and what exactly they are ‘expert’ in.”

    …ASB Military News reported the following

    https://t.me/asbmil/4588
    We’ve confirmed with a source familiar with the situation that ballistic experts have arrived with the IAEA as well as other military experts. If they’re truly independent, the truth should come out.

    I seriously doubt the truth will come out, who knows how many in that delegation are working for the CIA and other intel letter soups.

    On another note, here is an article I bookmarked once Ukraine started shelling the ZNPP, which publishes a report written for Zelensky by plant employees, on 06/04/2020, detailing the sorry state of the plant for lack of maintenance, and exposing Ukraine’s intention to destroy the plant before an inspection.

    Another botched operation, too little, too late.

    https://readovka.news/news/108520

    Zaporizhia NPP: what is Ukraine really trying to achieve by firing at a nuclear facility?

    ” …Attempts to cause an accident at the plant are based on the desire to hide the real state of affairs at the nuclear power plant and not give an opportunity to check and analyze anything. So that no one, except for the Russian Federation, which, of course, no one in the civilized world will believe, does not know in what state the station passed to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

    The NPP equipment is in a worn-out, deplorable state. It was not repaired for years, the allocated funds were totally plundered, the famous Kiev oligarchy in the person of Rinat Akhmetov profited from its operation. As evidence – an original document: a letter from employees of the nuclear power plant to the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky, where they reported on the condition of the equipment and asked to take measures to repair it…”

    Lone Wolf

  • amarynth

    Estimates of losses

    Total losses of Ukrainians during the counteroffensive on Kherson and landing on Energodar from August 29 to September 2>2800 soldiers107 tanks100 infantry fighting vehicles78 other armored fighting vehicles33 pickup trucks17 special vehicles4 SU-251 SU-242 MIG-293 MI-8According to the various channels, the Ukies are still trying to attack here and there and reports from the hospitals are quite horrendous. If you wanted to see dead soldiers, it looks bad out there in the channels. Dead lying everywhere!

  • amarynth

    Shoigu reported this morning:Kiev continues to attempt an offensive in the Mykolaiv-Krivoy Rog direction, but suffers heavy losses.The counteroffensives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were conducted by Zelensky with one goal — to create the illusion of the ability to conduct offensives.The influx of foreign mercenaries to Ukraine has decreased by more than 3.5 times against the background of high losses of the Ukrainian army.Since the beginning of the Russian operation, about 3 thousand militants from all over the world have been killed.The result of the international forum “Armies-2022” — the portfolio of the military-technical complex of the Russian Federation has grown by almost $600 million and 1.7 billion rubles.