Author: Branislav Slantchev

The Gerasimov Offensive isn’t “coming” — it’s here

January 30, 2023 (This entry collects, and expands upon, several FB posts I made over the past few days.) Ever since the news about the appointment of Gerasimov, the Chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, to command the Russian forces in Ukraine, everybody has been expecting a large offensive by VSRF. I do … Continue reading The Gerasimov Offensive isn’t “coming” — it’s here

Send the tanks!

January 7, 2023 Why has the West "suddenly" decided to cross the "red line" with Western-made tracked IFVs (Bradleys, Marders, etc.)? Putin and Lavrov both confirmed what I had been saying forever: Russia is not interested in any peace that does not give it conquered territories -- all that nonsense about NATO expansion and protecting … Continue reading Send the tanks!

ZSU’s strike on Makiivka: It’s happened before, and will happen again

Originally on FB, January 2, 2022 By now everyone knows that while Putin and Surovikin were launching their terrorist strikes on Ukrainian cities for 3 days in a row, ZSU attacked numerous Russian depots, HQs, and troop concentrations. While most of the strikes were in Zaporizhzhia, the one people are talking about is the attack … Continue reading ZSU’s strike on Makiivka: It’s happened before, and will happen again