Proxy War Update, Russia Targeting U.S. Military Equipment Arriving in Ukraine, Apparently with Some Success


Posted originally the conservative tree house on May 7, 2022 | Sundance

It doesn’t sound like a very complex military strategy on the part of Russia actually.  As the U.S. weapons convoys are pushed from Western Ukraine toward Eastern Ukraine (Donbas region) the Russians identify the locations and blow them up with cruise missiles.

It remains difficult to locate solid reporting on the ongoing Ukraine conflict, but somewhere between the western media disinformation about the heroic efforts to fight back – and the Russian claims of advanced success in the region, the truth must exist.  The challenge is finding the accurate information.

According to Reuters, “Russia’s defense ministry on Saturday said it had destroyed a large stockpile of military equipment from the United States and European countries near the Bohodukhiv railway station in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region. The ministry said it had hit 18 Ukrainian military facilities overnight, including three ammunition depots in Dachne, near the port city of Odesa.”  France24 seems to confirm this report.

Additionally, as to the Eastern Ukraine Alamo known as the Azovstal steel plant in the port city of Mariupol, it now appears all of the women and children (human shields) have been able to escape the facility and now the Russians will collapse the remaining Azov Battalion opposition. “Before the UN-led evacuation, about 200 civilians, including children, were estimated to still be trapped in the Soviet-era tunnels and bunkers beneath the factory, along with a group of Ukrainian soldiers making a last stand.” (link)

Yahoo News – “US President Joe Biden announces a new $150 million weapons package to Ukraine, including artillery munitions and radar, while urging Congress to pass a $33 billion aid package including $20 billion in military aid.

The new batch brings the total value of US weaponry sent by the Biden administration to Ukraine — including heavy artillery, shoulder-held Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and drones — to $3.8 billion since Russia invaded on February 24, says Secretary of State Antony Blinken.” (link)

WHITE HOUSE – […] With today’s announcement, my Administration has nearly exhausted funding that can be used to send security assistance through drawdown authorities for Ukraine. For Ukraine to succeed in this next phase of war its international partners, including the U.S., must continue to demonstrate our unity and our resolve to keep the weapons and ammunition flowing to Ukraine, without interruption. Congress should quickly provide the requested funding to strengthen Ukraine on the battlefield and at the negotiating table. (LINK)

The Washington Post reports, ” Biden has requested an additional $33 billion in Ukraine aid, nearly two-thirds of which would bededicated to security spending. Kirby has said that package should carry Ukraine through another five months of fighting. Congress has not yet approved the funding, and there are concerns about how quickly defense contractors would be able to meet the government’s demands to replenish U.S. stockpiles to ship Ukraine what it needs.

“This is pretty unprecedented, the amount of munitions that are being used right now,” the Pentagon’s acquisition chief, Bill LaPlante, told reporters Friday. […] International leaders appear to be bracing for an extended period of conflict, warning on Friday that the global threats posed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could metastasize in the weeks and months ahead. European Union foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell told the Associated Press that he is “very much worried” Russia could try to invade Moldova, which borders Ukraine to the west.  (LINK)

It’s pretty obvious when you look at the contradictions that much of the Western media reporting is propaganda.  How could Russia be getting their butts kicked, and yet simultaneously gaining ground leading to western leaders saying more military hardware is urgently needed and the fighting will likely last a long time.  The two narratives carry a lot of contradiction.

It looks like Vladimir Putin’s military is simply playing whac-a-mole by destroying U.S. heavy weapons shipments as they arrive.  We send in artillery pieces; Russia blows them up in convoys or on railroad trains.

Everything is essentially guesswork at this time, but it doesn’t look like Russia is losing.

The western propaganda is extremely thick.  Much of the western effort is U.S. psychological operations, run from the Dept of State, using pictures and images to keep Americans supporting the proxy war.

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