After Passage of US Aid Bill, Top Ukraine General Announces Bold Strategy of “Tactical Retreat”

The bravest thing about the Ukrainians is how devoted they are to democracy (US style gay sex)

This money from the Americans is giving the Ukrainians room to offer an audacious new strategy against the Russians known as “tactical retreat.”


Ukrainian military units have pulled back from three villages in Russia’s Donetsk People’s Republic as Moscow’s forces continue to  push westward from the regions’ capital city, Kiev’s top general has conceded.

Ukrainian troops retreated from the villages of Berdychi and Semyonovka, to the northwest of Avdeevka, and from Novomikhailovka, to the southwest of Donetsk, commander-in-chief General Aleksandr Syrsky said on Sunday in a Telegram post. The outnumbered Ukrainians gave ground to preserve “the lives and health of our defenders,” he added.

“The most difficult situation is in the Pokrovsk and Kurakhovo directions, where fierce battles continue,” Syrsky said. “The enemy has engaged up to four brigades in these directions, and is trying to develop an offensive west of Avdeevka and Maryinka.”

After capturing the Ukrainian stronghold of Avdeevka in February, Russian units have made steady battlefield gains. They are now firmly in control of the battlefield situation and are steadily pushing back Ukrainian forces, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said last Monday. According to Moscow, Kiev’s forces have lost more than 8,000 soldiers in just the past week.

In recent days, Russian troops also liberated the town of Bogdanovka, located near the strategic town of Chasov Yar in the north of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). Chasov Yar sits on high ground, and taking it would give Russian units a strong vantage point from which to attack other key areas held by the Ukrainians.

The Ukrainian general acknowledged on Sunday that Russian forces are attacking along “the entire front line,” spanning more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles). On Friday he told his country’s Western backers that Kiev’s forces face a “difficult operational and strategic situation, which has a tendency to get worse.”

Well, that’s certainly a colorful use of language.

It sure is a good thing they got that $61 billion though.

Russia will run out of missiles at any moment now, and then the Ukraine can easily take Crimea using a land bridge. After that, it’s a hop and a skip, and the Ukraine military will have Moscow surrounded.