If You Have not Learn Huge Serge You Should!


Serge Witte

I’m positive that many readers of this weblog are acquainted with the nice evaluation provided by Andrei Martyanov, Doug MacGregor, Brian Berletic and Scott Ritter. Whereas we could sometimes disagree on tactical points, I’m fairly positive all of us agree on the strategic image of what’s unfolding in Ukraine and its implications for a New World Order on the worldwide entrance. (I’ll remark on the finish of this piece on the latest information about American navy KIA within the latest battles round Bakhmut.)

One other title that have to be added to this checklist of very good analysts is Huge Serge. If you wish to perceive what the Russians are doing within the Donbas by way of navy technique please take the time to learn his newest, Russo-Ukrainian Struggle: The World Blood Pump. Said succinctly, he nails it!

I wish to spotlight a few of the salient factors from his newest treatise (and it’s a real treatise). Huge Serge (he takes his title from Sergei Witte, the primary Prime Minister of the Russian Empire) offers a nifty map that ought to enable you perceive the 4 main strains of protection that Ukraine erected since 2014. Russia cracked the primary line at Lysychansk in early July (#1). It’s now within the strategy of breaking by means of at Marinka (#2) and Bakhmut/Soledar (#3).

Ukraine Defensive Traces within the East (Map by Huge Serge)

The following map exhibits the large navy power that Ukraine has dedicated to the Bakhmut/Soledar sector. Here’s a cheat sheet that can assist you perceive the navy symbols on the map (I apologize for the totally different sizes of the photographs, I’m not a graphic artist and take what I can get):

Mechanized Infantry
Brigade Infantry
Brigade Motorized
Particular Operations Drive

This could enable you learn and perceive the map. If there’s an “X” above the field that represents a brigade. A “II” means it’s a battalion (300 to 500 troopers).

Ukrainian items round Bakhmut (Map courtesy of MilitaryLand)

Huge Serge offers a refreshingly clear clarification of Russia’s ways for destroying the Ukrainian defensive strains — pound it relentlessly with artillery earlier than committing troops to do the clear up.

Russian forces, primarily Wagner PMC and LNR items, have been slowly however certainly collapsing this Ukrainian stronghold by making liberal use of artillery. In November, now former Zelensky advisor Oleksiy Arestovych admitted that Russian artillery on the Bakhmut axis loved roughly a 9 to 1 tube benefit, which is popping Bakhmut right into a loss of life pit.

Huge Serge’s penultimate part explores one state of affairs that might eviscerate the Ukrainian troops that stay within the Donbas and open the highway to Kharkov and the Dnieper River.

Now, in regards to the information {that a} former U.S. Marine is a prisoner and an AWOL Navy SEAL died in battle within the Donbas. Retired US Marine Michael Winter, is reported to be amongst prisoners captured by the Wagner Group in Soledar. Winter reportedly participated in US navy operations in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and many others. and is speaking to his captors.

Michael Winter

The information will not be so good for the household of Daniel Swift:

A Navy Particular Warfare Operator First Class Daniel Swift who had gone AWOL, was killed in Ukraine on Jan. 18 after struggling accidents with a unit underneath assault by Russia.

The US Navy confirmed that Swift has been in “an lively deserter standing since March 11, 2019,”


A tragic reminder that guys like Daniel Swift could have unbelievable bodily expertise however they don’t seem to be bulletproof. He made a selection and has suffered a horrible consequence. My condolences to his household and pals.

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