... to provide the tribune to some obviously shady amateurs--running along the front-line and calling oneself a military correspondent--does not make one a military planner and military professional. Vladislav Ugolny is represented as a Russian journalist born in Donetsk. You will find precious little about this guy, except that he is not military and he was... the head of Russian department of BBC called "Svet", he himself confirms it (in Russian). In other words, yet another creep similar to Rybar, Cassad, Edda et al. Look what he writes and rudderless RT (Simonyan is too busy parading herself a fool that she is at Russian TV) publishes this crap:
Over the year and a half of the military operation, Ukraine has become more capable of acting in the Black Sea region and has gradually moved from exclusively defensive to offensive tactics. This has been possible because of foreign assistance and the transfer of weapons capable of striking the rear positions of the Russian military. As a result, both sides attack each other’s military infrastructure without being able to completely destroy the enemy’s forces. However, while Ukraine is concentrated only in this region, Russia’s scope of action is broader – it continues to destroy military facilities along the entire length of the front line and can exert pressure on Ukraine’s strategic rear. Meanwhile, the victory of either side can only be ensured by means of a land operation – eventually, either the Russian flag will return to Odessa or the Ukrainian flag will fly over Sevastopol. Otherwise, the region will only face further escalation and constant threats, including terrorist attacks.
To illustrate what kind of creature this BSer is, here is him:
Meanwhile, the victory of either side can only be ensured by means of a land operation – eventually, either the Russian flag will return to Odessa or the Ukrainian flag will fly over Sevastopol. Otherwise, the region will only face further escalation and constant threats, including terrorist attacks (c).
Yes, and then they will take Moscow. It is impossible to explain to RT and Simonyan, who is utterly unqualified to run anything, except into the ground, and who has zero serious background in anything, that most (not all, exceptions like Scott Ritter are far and between) of RT's "military experts" are full of shit ignoramuses, even when they have former military ranks. So, something is wrong at RT, not with Ugolny who merely desperately tries to talk about things he has no clue about. My suggestion to RT is to "hire" military "experts" from high schools. And no, I have no intentions to offer myself as such, I simply see no reason of continuing to appear at RT.