“The liberated Donbass in our case is already eight regions”
The other day, at the request of journalists, President Putin again announced the tasks of a special military operation in Ukraine. And although, according to him, the tasks have not changed since February 24, some analysts saw a hidden allusion to the upcoming tasks of the Russian troops in the special operation.
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“The ultimate goal is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that would guarantee the security of Russia itself,” the president formulated in Ashgabat. Military expert Mikhail Khodarenok believes that “you need to be able to read these wordings.”
“The borders of the Donbass region,” the expert wrote in his channel, “include the Seversky Donets river basin and the Donetsk coal basin. That is, Donbass is Donetsk, Lugansk, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions.”
There, according to him, it is necessary to add “the already liberated Kherson and partially taken Mykolaiv regions.” “We also automatically add the Zaporozhye region, which, of course, no one will leave as an exclave among the liberated territories. Then the Odessa region, so as not to leave Ukraine access to the sea. In total, the liberated Donbass, in our case, is already eight regions, which in terms of their area make up approximately 230 thousand square kilometers, or in fact 40% of the area of all Ukraine,” Khodarenok concluded.
He also explained in detail what can be understood by Putin's words about the conditions “that would guarantee the security of Russia itself.” According to Mikhail Khodarenko, such conditions cannot include, for example, “the preservation of nationalist formations and functionaries on the territory of Ukraine, which permeate the entire structure of the armed forces of Ukraine.”
The expert also has questions about the preservation of the current Kyiv regime and Ukrainian elites who are ready to receive military and financial assistance from the West to continue the “anti-Russia” project and direct armed struggle both against the liberated regions and against the Russian Federation.
“Thus, in my opinion, the supreme the commander-in-chief at least means that as a result, the entire left-bank part of Ukraine, including the capital, Kyiv, will come under Russian control, and the current regime in Ukraine will be completely dismantled,” the analyst concludes.
In principle, any expert have the right to interpret the president's words as they see fit. Well, and how close the interpretation of the military analyst is to the installations of the chief leader, it will probably be possible to check from the next reports of the Russian Ministry of Defense. It remains to wait.