Category Archives: The Military Art

Ukrainian artillery: the true king of battle – TTG

Artillery aiming technology that works like the Uber app helped Ukrainians to destroy almost an entire Russian battalion in a single attack this week. GIS Arta, an advanced situational awareness system developed by Ukrainian programmers in collaboration with British digital-mapping … Continue reading

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“On the Fundamentals of National Resistance” – TTG

By ten-forty-five it was all over. The town was occupied, the defenders defeated, and the war finished. The invader had prepared for this campaign as carefully as he had for larger ones. On this Sunday morning the postman and the … Continue reading

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Battle at the Siverskyi Donets – TTG

The context: I am UA military engineering and EOD officer. I have served one turn in Donbas prior to the recent invasion. Recently, I have accomplished a mission which made huge impact on Russian losses and completely screwed up their … Continue reading

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How did we miss that? – TTG

A heated exchange between Senator King and DIA Director General Berrier on whether the intel community failed to predict/understand Ukraine’s will to fight.  Berrier: “there was never an intelligence community assessment that said the Ukrainians lack the will to fight.” … Continue reading

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“Russian Guided Weapons Miss the Mark, US Defense Officials Say” – TTG

On Monday morning, as columns of armored vehicles and soldiers paraded through Moscow in celebration of Russia’s 1945 victory over Germany in World War II, one element of Russian military power was conspicuously missing: its warplanes. And though officials blamed … Continue reading

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Kamil Galeev on Russian Mobilization – TTG

Comment: This is an abridged (by me) version of a Twitter thread by Kamil Galeev. His bio from the Wilson Center says this about him: “Kamil Galeev is an independent researcher and a journalist residing in Moscow. His main focus … Continue reading

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ISW RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MAY 6 – TTG

The Ukrainian counteroffensive north and east of Kharkiv city secured further gains in the last 24 hours and may successfully push Russian forces out of artillery range of Kharkiv in the coming days. Ukrainian forces captured several settlements north and east … Continue reading

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“On Popasna, 1 May 2021” – TTG

Arm chair analysts are again accusing me of spreading Ukrainian propaganda, but, alas, you cannot escape the truth. The situation now has changed there, aviation was used and half the town was captured. I was not in Popasna, but I … Continue reading

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Wagner Group in action

“However, the Russian advance on eastern Ukraine appears to have already stalled due to a combination of incompetence, poor morale, troop losses and the beginnings of a Ukrainian counter-attack. “Despite struggling to break through Ukrainian defences and build momentum, Russia highly likely intends to … Continue reading

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“Ukraine is relying on its secret weapon in the war against Russia: Trains” – TTG

KYIV, Ukraine (28 April) — The passenger train from Kyiv to Sumy was running Thursday morning with just a six-minute delay. The 200-mile route crosses territory scarred by more than two months of ground battles and aerial bombardment since Russia’s … Continue reading

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