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Why Western media teach our generals how to fight

22 August, 2023 Tuesday
17:33

It's not like with Iraq in the desert under air cover. This is a little more complicated

The Western media either exaggerate their importance too much or simply do not realize that there is real life beyond the stories they write and show. And it's not just in the burger joint around the corner. 

First, Forbes reported the positions and numbers of the 82nd Brigade, which was the one that was immediately targeted, and then the Financial Times wrote about the tension between Ukraine and the United States due to misunderstandings in counteroffensive tactics. Allegedly, you see, the Ukrainian army has deployed too many troops to the east and is therefore slowing down the southern direction.

"These are the same media outlets that predicted three days for Kyiv and two weeks for Ukraine. However, at the time, General Zaluzhnyi hid the defense plan, so there was nothing to surrender. We just watched in amazement as the Russian columns burned."

I can't say about the tension between the political and military leadership, and the media refer to Uncle John, who knows everything. But I would like to point out to those journalists that battle tactics in Ukraine are not written in the editorial offices of respected media. And it's definitely not for Washington to decide where to attack and where to keep the defense. Of course, it would be better to leave Bakhmut and Kupyansk and all go to Melitopol. However, by the time we reach Azov, we will have lost Donbas.

"Perhaps the Western media should feed the reader with sensationalism. But not to teach our generals how to fight, and not to surrender brigade positions. Because for us, this war is not on TV."

And as for the fact that we have losses and it is difficult for us, we can only remind you that we are at war with a country that the West is still afraid to provoke. And before sending another missile or aircraft, every gram of risk is weighed on the scales.

Yes, it's not like with Iraq in the desert under air cover. It's a little more complicated. And American soldiers who went through this war could explain this to their journalists.

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About the author. Vasyl Zyma, journalist, Espreso TV presenter. 

The editors don't always share the opinions expressed by the authors of the blogs.

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