The world’s markets rallied once again on fake news that the “peace” overtures by the Russians and Ukrainians meant that this war is almost over.
Check this Tweet out and get back to me on that:
Ukrainian chief negotiator Podolyak met Turkish drone maker Baykar’s CEO in Istanbul. Seems like Galataport. He praises Haluk Bayraktar and says he is grateful to him pic.twitter.com/6dJ39gTHQG— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) March 29, 2022
Grateful. Hopeful. Stupid.
The Russians will view this, along with all of the other arrogance as similar to that of the Germans in 1942 right up until their defeat in Stalingrad.
And then there was no mercy.
Vladimir Putin is not the warm and fuzzy type if anyone has not noticed. The “withdrawal” from the Kiev Oblast is not a surrender no matter what the pro-Ukrainian websites and forces might state. In fact if anything, it should scare the crap out of them. More on that tomorrow as there is a logical reason to the strategic re-positioning of Russian forces now.
In the mean time, here’s what’s happening up to 0100 UTC tonight of consequence and as always, I shall provide updates via my Telegram channel as time permits.
09:00 UTC UPDATE:
As we all wake up this morning, China verifies what most of us suspected yesterday:
That news is not shocking and easily predictable as the “see sanctions work” idiots crowed all day yesterday as the talks in Turkey concluded. In fact it is becoming quite apparent that Senile Joe is going to be left out of the conversation as the Chinese are enhancing relations with Russia, not acting as a neutral party:
The Russian missiles keep getting launched on Ukrainian targets today:
Russian Iskander-K launch pic.twitter.com/jWk8DrVwop— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) March 30, 2022
The war in southern Ukraine appears to be intensifying as planned by Russia:
The Russians are finally figuring out how to shoot down the pesky Turkish drones, although this is only the second confirmed aerial kill:
Downed Ukraine AF Bayraktar TB2 UCAV. pic.twitter.com/L2438XSNFL— Aldin 🇧🇦 (@tinso_ww) March 30, 2022
And another Ukrainian fuel depot goes up in flames. The revised Russian strategy is becoming more apparent:
I shall post more later on today and as usual via my Telegram channel as news warrants.
Note something the Ukies wanted captured…
More information on the MAM-L from a Roketsan brochure. pic.twitter.com/sksTiA7aAo— Oliver Alexander (@OAlexanderDK) March 29, 2022
This will make a difference in about 3 months.
Meanwhile in Mariupol, the “let’s use up our ammo for the internet” videos continue:
Russian aligned DNR fighters, Mariupol pic.twitter.com/XgEFlrurdy— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) March 29, 2022
I’ve done some similar things on a friend’s farm in Arcadia. So yeah, wasting ammo is fun.
In the mean time, civilians are still trying to escape from Mariupol tonight:
Huge column of cars with people trying to escape from surrounded Mariupol. Description says that this only a small part of it. Video uploaded tonight.https://t.co/f91aFKBifD pic.twitter.com/Vd694waENl— Status-6 (@Archer83Able) March 29, 2022
I do not like this guy, but he makes some great points, thus worth reading the thread:
1/ Big Arrow War—a primer. For all those scratching their heads in confusion, or dusting off their dress uniforms for the Ukrainian victory parade in Kiev, over the news about Russia’s “strategic shift”, you might want to re-familiarize yourself with basic military concepts.— Scott Ritter (@RealScottRitter) March 29, 2022
It would appear the initial reports of more reserve units being called up is true:
These 2S19 are missing the rear storage lockers often seen on in-service models, looks like they’ve been pulled out of storage pic.twitter.com/qIaToUL4tf— tom (@tom_bullock_) March 29, 2022
To think the Russians won’t learn and adapt is foolish….
“At present, Aerorozvidka typically waits for the Russians (to) turn off their jamming equipment to launch their own drones, and then it sends up its machines at the same time. The unit then concentrates its firepower on the electronic warfare vehicles.” https://t.co/bf0mkODyGX— Leigh Neville (@LeighJNeville) March 28, 2022
More in the morning folks….