Shamanov: Liberation of Odessa Next Stage


TopWar: One of the tasks of the ongoing special military operation is the demilitarization of Ukraine, and it cannot be done within the framework of the liberation of part of the country. Therefore, after the liberation of Donbass, the operation will continue, the next target is Odessa. This was told by the ex-commander-in-chief of the Russian Airborne Forces, the head of the Association of Heroes, Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov.

The Russian troops achieved the goals of the first stage – they suppressed the Ukrainian air defense, caused significant damage to the military infrastructure, and deprived the country of the central state and military administration. Now the second stage begins – the liberation of Donbass, the operation to liberate Odessa should be the next one. According to the general, it is impossible to demilitarize Ukraine by freeing only a few regions. The military potential of Ukraine is located throughout its territory, including the western regions.

The military potential of Ukraine is located (…) wherever there were warehouses, airfields, bases of the Soviet army even under the USSR. It’s like in chess: if you take a piece, move. If we do not resolve this issue with Ukraine now, future generations of Russian soldiers and officers will have to return to it.

As Shamanov noted, now Mariupol and other fortified areas are holding back units of the Russian army, but it will become easier with the encirclement and destruction of the Donbass group.

(…) we will take on the grouping that between the Dnieper and Izyum is already, in essence, surrounded and in a cauldron. Odessa is next. While there is progress in the Nikolaev region, Odessa, like appendicitis, is blocked, but I think it will come to its turn
– quote “Arguments and Facts” the words of the general.

Also, Shamanov did not ignore another problem, namely the establishment of temporary military-civilian administrations in the liberated territories. According to him, the troops are moving forward, the lines of communication are lengthening, the question arises of filling the space behind the army that has gone ahead. Therefore, it is necessary to establish control over administrative centers and involve the local population in management.


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  1. This is only to be expected. To denazify Ukr, it is necessary to do so in the entirety of the state. To do so in only half the state is ridiculous and only begs for more of the same down the road.

  2. At the moment the russians have a military front of more than 600 miles.
    Not to mention isolated pockets of resistance.
    Kharkiv to Dnipro to Odessa is some 350 miles…a great reduction.
    Chernobyl border to the nearest boundary point in Moldova is some 250 miles.
    The “corridor” distance between Kalingrad and Belarus is some 50-60 miles.
    These geographical facts speak for themselves.
    It appears to be likely that ‘harassing strategies” maybe attempted along the Belarus border and the isolated Kalingrad could be harassed from three sides.
    Polish ambition seem to be the biggest culprit!…(Kahzarians…ashkenazi…no…. phoenicians)
    The main various AWACS/C17 flying “observers”… come out of Brize Norton (uk)…Lakenheath (uk)
    Ramstein (germany) and Konya (turkey) and there is a small plane from Sweden.
    Intelligence from these sources must be of concern.
    I am English and am disgusted that Bojo and the present parliament are acting without authorisation.
    NATO should be disbanded and as usual the Poles are the cause of the problem.

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