>Be Western Military District of the Russian armed forces
>Entire district takes massive losses in the first few months of the war
>Russia responds by making the 3rd army corps to combat losses
>One new brigade in the 3rd army corps is the 72nd Separate Motor Rifle Brigade
You can't make this shit up holy kek
here lie the brave men of the 72nd
legend says they lasted 70 seconds
>72nd Separate Motor Rifle Brigade
wasnt that a unit that ukraine inherited after the ussr fell? Did they do a fucking take backsies and then get mulched in bakhmut?
That's the 72nd Mechanized Brigade of Ukraine, not Motorized.
If the Russian army is like Ukraine I think Motorized means they have lighter vehicles than a Mechanized brigade would have
Russians only have motor rifle and tank units instead of mechanized ones.
The Ukrainians renamed the 72nd from a motor rifle brigade to a mechanized one in '92.
Ukrainian 72nd was motorized at the start of the invasion, it was upgraded to mechanized after Izium.
Ukraine's is the 72nd mechanized. I think they're doing most of the fighting around Vuhledar and are responsible for mulching the 155th twice.
>mulching the 155th twice
Who mulched them the other 5 times then? Around the time we started seeing tanks driving into the same minefield over and over again resulting in the ACKING at Vuhledar, it was claimed the 155th was going to have be reconstituted a 7th time since the war began.
Don't actually remember. I just know the 72nd was responsible for flattening them twice.
BTW for anyone who hasn't seem clips from Prigozhin's new video this is the brigade he's claiming took 500 losses
Correction, I think he meant the 72nd army fled from there, and he lost 500 people in Wagner because of it
500 KIA is a pretty significant number for vaginer, because it was said they only had 3,000 mercs left in theater. That doesn't bode well for their continued survival past this month.
He said he lost 500 guys taking that area and now the army is running away. As always with Phidorozin, take it with a bucket of salt, he is lying when he opens his mouth.
Yes, 3rd says they've killed around 150.
> The third assault brigade thanks for the publicity of success at the front. And adds details.
> During two days of offensive actions on the South-Western outskirts of the city, the attack aircraft of the 3rd OShBr as part of the tactical group "Azov" eliminated 64 occupiers, another 87 - halfway to the previously mentioned ones (liquidation is ongoing, the data is being clarified). Among all of them there are also Wagnerites. Also, as of now, we have 5 captured Russians.
> The destroyed Russian equipment deserves special attention. These are several formations with the enemy's BC, mortars and more than one BMP.
well, 150-200 occupiers is still a good enough score, for all that.
Seeing claims that these lot are from today
2nd Uke from the left is the same guy that appears towards the end of the video posted, so I'm inclined to believe it. Might be the guys who are face down in the truck bed.
since when are ukes are using green tape now?
They have regularly rotated and changed it around between fronts since literally the first month of the war, after Russia tried to slip saboteurs in.
It catches out spies and people trying to sneak by using captured uniforms (frequently).
Since the start. Blue, Yellow and Green for Ukies. Red and White and duct tape for ruskies
have you been living under a rock?
They've been using it for months now.
Azov tg posted update this morning.
>in two days, 64 russian were liquidated, 87 unconfirmed (including wagner), 5 captured.
Some video https://t.me/ab3army/2520
>~150 vatnik pidors killed and executed
>only 5 captured alive
based AZOV as fuck go Ukraine
I fucking love paying taxes now
"liquidation is ongoing"
I absolutely hate these cow-titted abortions. If you need tits the size of watermelons to get hard, find a cow-titted animu waifu and stop perverting that which is pure.
Especially since the original was a skinny methhead for a reason (on top of the American History X references).
>noooo, anything but big tits
AI vill make all vomen viz big tits
and you vill by happy
>seething about big tits on a drawing
What are you, gay?
nice nice nice
But Prigozhin said it was like 500 patriots who got ACK
and he desperately needs muh Shells
Presented without comment
it's the normie twitch frog though
He looks really desperate.
TEMPO TEMPO TEMPO
How the fuck is this guy not in russian prison for throwing all of this no doubt top secret intel out on the internet for the whole fucking world? We put 22 year olds away for showing daily pamphlets away for decades. This guy can talk about specific bregaids and losses and nothing is happening to him, not one god damn KGB agent (if they still exist idk) is putting a nuclear pill in his drink.
wtf is this fucking war, what the fuck is going on...
Russia cannot afford to lose him. It is that desperate.
That country shatteringly crazy. I mean, did Putin not read Machiavelli? No nation has a second and separate military and lives for long. This level of pure incompetance was at first, I thought; some kind of ploy. But now; I don't know what the fuck is in the water in the eastern bloc of the world but holy shit I thought things where better since WW2. The reality is much worse, it's like things fucking regressed. Despite how brutal the USSR was, atleast their officers and generals where kinda loyal. This shit is african warlord tier.
>This shit is african warlord tier.
Russians are often called morons but wrong color by accident.
I doubt Putin reads anything
>No nation has a second and separate military and lives for long
>*glances at Iran*
Iran doesn't have a second, separate military, it has a parallel military operated by the government.
Feudal lords in the middle ages did this, though. A king would have dukes, counts and barons who all raised their own levies on the king's behalf. Just think of Putin as a king from the middle ages who is constantly playing his vassals off each other while also expecting them to accomplish unaccomplishable military objectives.
Wow, it's just like CK3 except I can't make an incest religion and have a daughter who is also my great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter. All for the juicy BGAF stats.
Russia as a modern feudal society is pretty accurate actually, it basically devolved back after the USSR collapsed so you have powerful oligarchs, gangs, those nationalist biker clubs that Putin would roll around with, human trafficking, unchecked and low-paid special forces, mercenaries, corrupt policemen and officials, self-governing minority states/zones all emerge to fill the void. Just like with Kadyrov.
Isn't the reason that went away is because it was inferior to nation states when it came to national security?
Kind of, I'd say the progression from feudalism to nation-states was for economic political and military reasons, but a big part was probably the "Infantry Revolution" when aristocratic cavalry started to be beaten by well-drilled infantry formations, which meant a change from fiefdoms supplying a lord and his retinue directly, to larger state-funded infantry blocks.
Of course there was also an economic and political component, as previously the state did not generally have the centralization and funding to levy troops effectively, while knights only required land, managing and funding themselves
>what the fuck is in the water in the eastern bloc
Uranium, lead, cadmium, arsenic, coal slurry, dioxin ....... take your fucking pick. A little of everything and a lot of most. Plus congenital Fetal Alcohol Syndrome from radiator bathtub vodka and krokodil.
> And THAT, folks, is how we make new vatmorons!
Looks like a Northern working man's club in some shithole like Hartlepool or something.
Don't tell him about the stalker film crew.
It's like watching Games of Thrones, The Fall of Han Dynasty kind of collapse.
The Nazi was right about the Slavic shit hole
Ironically, Putin still needs him abd Wagner. Even if they are no longer of use in Ukraine, Wagner still operates in many countries on African continent.
Without Prigozhin all those PMC might turn into new local Warlords that will destabilize Russian hold on those regions.
God PLEASE let there be a new wave of Russkie independent warlords. I want them to happen for reasons.
Imagine a wave of half-nomadic Russki warlords traveling around Central Africa in search of loot.
Sounds like a great premise for a film. 'The Last Tsar of Russia' has a nice ring to it.
>baron von ungern 2: african boogaloo
>converts to Zulu paganism and tries to revive the Zulu empire in South Africa
Pregoman probably has a dead-man drop that will unlock and expose a metric fuckton of Very Inconvenient Shit if ... uh, when ... something happens to him. monke needs to keep him alive until he figures a way around the kompromat.
Why Rostov? Just because it's "historical" Ukkie land?
Why not Kursk or Belogorod then?
Rostov is behind Donbass, so to reach there they must have recaptured all of it first.
That would be my guess.
Rostov implies the ukies take Crimea and the entire Sea of Azov really.
Why not both?
The Russian Federation has no rights to "inherit" land invaded, stolen, and occupied by the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union died, so did all claims to stolen territory.
That which was stolen shall be repatriated.
vgh, KVBAN, home
how come none of the russian soldiers appears to be carrying weapons? this is some sick game azov played with POWs for propaganda isn't it?
Yes we perform black magic rituals to zombify them
Crazy how we have "combat chat", and since it's probably Telegram (or maybe Signal) it's already secure enough.
Does anyone have the unedited version?
>72nd Separate Motor Rifle Brigade
what's the situation with Russian BTG's. Do they even still operate BTG's? or are they just sending units piece meal to hot areas
>Do they even still operate BTG's?
not since August 2022 or so, they gave up on the concept because inadequate infantry support. now the have attack companies. .
Vid from the OP with subs here.
>A whole 3 square kilometers
a small amount of land taken yes, but the same cannot be said for Russian lives taken.
In two days? russia spent two months capturing that!
A years worth of progress in glorious Pussiya
Pringles was bragging about taking 15000 square meters daily -> 0.015km^2
i remember the other day prigozhin talking about how they took 160 meters and it costed them like 300 fighters
lol and by defeat, Azov means 100 % dead. not some bullshit 35% wia.
Is it really smart to attack the enemy strongpoint? Or is the Bakhmut situation turbofucked and any added pressure will skurocket the Russian attrition?
glowies will glow
It seems they're attacking around Bakhmut, and the enemy is evaporating on contact and thus relieving pressure on the last pockets of resistance semi-encircled in the city, so that seems like going for low-effort high-impact objectives to me.
I can’t believe they might actually take the city back, I figured they’d just kill as many Russians as possible and pull out but Jesus Christ they could pull the most embarrassing thing possible on Russia and take back everything, bless those Ukrainians, they truly are our greatest allies
Same really. I figured they had a good run but would be forced to pull out by March... April... here we are in May and it's Wagner that's begging to be allowed to withdraw. What the hell.
I guess it really does make a difference when you actually care about what you’re fighting for, I’m sure some senators, the MIC as a whole, and generals are in a constant state of erection seeing a native population actually properly defend itself after Afghanistan
The last time the US bet on a horse this good was with the Rojava kurds, but those were geographically turbofucked from the start despite all their efforts (even so they continue to punch above their weight year after year.)
Ukraine is in a far better position and incomparably bigger.
It certainly helps that there’s little question that helping Ukraine is a good thing, so most of the west is also helping
Quite true. This is arguably the most black-and-white a war has ever been in this century, about as much as World War 2.
>most black-and-white since WW2
It's significantly more moral, since WW2 was only won by helping the Soviets, who were as brutal as the Nazis, and then occupied eastern europe for 40 years, where they committed horrific crimes against the Poles, Balts, Hungarians and many others
We even helped cover up their warcrimes during the war, such as in the Katyn massacre, which Russia just decided to begin denying again
We should have given the equipment and training we gave to the afghans to the ukies instead
>bless those Ukrainians,
> they truly are our greatest allies
Woah! Careful there, bro. Be VERY careful with phrasing like that. The last thing we need is for anyone to jinx it.
We all just good frens and allies, helping each other out like decent humans do.
As cool as the southern offensive would be a good portion of Russia's combat power is concentrated in Bakhmut/Avdiivka and the Svatove-Kremmina area. I can totally see the yooks concentrating here just to attempt to inflict mass damage and casualties. Crimea and the rest of Kherson isn't going anywhere, if they bleed Russia hard enough on their main formations it could have a follow on effect that allows the southern offensive to happen even easier. Just a guess tho
That seems to be what most people think, that or make bajamutt so desperately wanted by Russia that they focus on it exclusively, and then attack somewhere else.
It would be pretty fucking funny if they keep telegraphing south, feint a bit in the east, and punch through svatove in the north. If they get deep enough in the rear and cause a serious rout then several donets and Lysychansk can be threatened from the north where it's much easier to attack. That by extension would put a lot of pressure on Luhansk eventually depending on how it develops. Imagine the Russians even manage to take Bakhmut by June but end up losing Lysychansk and Severodonetsk, it would be such a fucking humiliation.
are they even in the same universe as us to feel humiliation anymore?
No and it would get memory holed within two weeks but the initial tears, boy those would be sweet, much like the Kinzhal cope, that was especially juicy for me.
Oh yeah fair, just yesterday’s ass pain over
I was watching the live chat on youtube during it and some guy was spam posting the oryx loss numbers as the vehicles went by kek
So in other words, the real parade was in the chat.
They're going to punch through the lines somewhere around Bakhmut and head into the Donbas. If they take Alchevisk, barely 40 kilometers from Bakhmut they will be able to hit every railhead Russia has into Ukraine, besides the Kerch bridge.
That would be some good shit. I have no evidence but I have a gut feeling that Ukraine has been building up a nice little stockpile of Hrim-2s with help from the west. There was some claims a few had been shot down attacking crimea, idk if it was ever confirmed but I doubt they'd give up on a capability like that, especially when the US won't hand over ATACM.
>The German forces in stalingrad, focused on destroying the last russian strongholds in urban combat, leave their flanks vulnerable and are surrounded by fresh new russian forces
>The russian forces in Bakhmut, focused on destroying the last Ukrainian strongholds in urban combat, leave their flanks vulnerableand are surrounded by fresh new ukranian forces
Please god let it happen
It's okay, chuggers already drew two arrows and painted land red, Russia took it back during this night, which is why none saw how it happened, no, there won't be any photo or video evidence to confirm this
Isn't the 3rd army corps the one that was going to save lyman?
Biletsky is a real OG. He formed the original Azov Battalion in 2014, built it into a regiment (it's a brigade as of 2023) and formed a whole new Azov brigade in Kharkiv. Not to mention he has like a half dozen Azov-inspired battalions that he influences and a whole civilian political wing in Kyiv. He might run the country one day.
>former nazi hooligan running the country
Let's be real here. EU won't let that happen so if Ukies want in, they have to at least look like leftist liberals.
>Orchestra already took it back
May we see it?
That's not in Bakhmut, sweaty.
Look at a map, anon.
You look at a map retard
da comrade, follow Intel Celeron Z for more news da wect is trying to bury.
Does anyone have a link to that 30-minute Prig rant that I keep hearing about?
There isn’t much to see. Just sounds like Caesars justification prior to crossing the rubikon
Blames incompetent leadership and government
Says that they will be deemed as traitors by the MOD if they leave their positions but he don’t care, will push on to find answers and justice
Says the ordinary soldier isn’t at fault even if he is running as it is not his fault that leadership is ass, if anything smarter to save your life
Complains about lack of ammunition
Makes bunch of anal penetration jokes
>Prighozins crossing of the Don river, beggining of the Second Russian civil war, 2023-2050
Isn't that very close to sedition. Things must be pretty bad if a military leader(or whatever the fuck Prigozhin is) is justifying troops abandoning.
>The orc dropped his weapon and begged the drone not to drop the bomb.
>bag: SURRENDER - go to the drone.
>We decide to equip the message. Note dropped.
>Shows that he will be killed if he decides to surrender, but still decides to go to the drone.
>Despite the fire of "his own", he gets to our boys and surrenders as a prisoner. (text from 2nd video)
What's insane is that 14 months into the war civilian drones are these uncounterable weapons of terror, and the Russians still haven't come up with some anti-drone infantry weapon, not even a stopgap.
Like equipping troops with civilian bird shotguns or proximity fuse rifle grenade, or SOMETHING.
>civilian bird shotguns
Would that work? I mean, it should, so where's the catch?
I don't know what range do fudds shoot at ducks.
Quadrotors may be flying outside that.
You need to be pretty close to hit a bird with a shotgun, 25 meters maybe?
depends on choke. as a boy I got a dove at about 35 with IC
thats because the russian army is very outdated, time and time again they chose to "modernize" their ancient soviet equipment instead of building something new, because god forbid we throw away those 10000 ancient tanks
soviet equipment have their limitations, no matter how much you "modernize" it, and while this doesnt apply specifically to drones, this is, in my opinion, the entire mindset of the russian military, do not make new stuff, keep updating the old crap
This may be Russia's biggest embarrassment yet in this war.
No that is still the pontooning
>Set up bridge
>get shelled and take massive losses
>set up another bridge right next to it
>same thing happens
>try that several more times in the same area
>it keeps happening
It's not even military tactics logic at that point, it's just logic. If something bad happens multiple times when you try something, don't keep doing that exact same thing.
Their thought process likely went thusly:
>Surely, THIS time they must've run out of amm-