Putin, Prigozhin and the Wagner Group 16 May 2023 by Larry Johnson 42 Comments Judge Napolitano and I had another good chat about the current situation in Ukraine. We also touch on Jack Teixeira.
Arguing about the poisonous effect of depleted uranium, denying the record of cancers and the horror of birth defects caused by such weapons, both in Serbia and Iraq, gives no credit to Johnson.
At least one book written about the Iraqi tragedy – with photos of new-born babies with monstrous birth defects – cannot be waved aside as irrelevant. There is plenty of recorded testimony and imagery of such cruelty besides – no amount of sophistry shall erase that criminality (it takes a strong stomach to endure watching those pictures)
And the wicked British ruling cabal go about repeating their former crimes, now in Ukraine.
~ Just an old testimony below:
At about 9:50 you report you have been advised that DU would need a “far higher temperature such as that generated by a nuclear blast” to be pulverised.
I suggest you should ask your advisors for proof.
Reference the Dept of Energy Material Safety Dara Sheet I linked to yesterday,
In Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties, the melting point of Uranium is given as 2070F/1132C. It is not at all inconceivable that temperatures as high as this or higher were achieved during the explosions at Kmelnitsky.
DESCRIPTION: grayish white, dense, silvery, radioactive solid that is strongly electropositive. On vigorous shaking the metallic particles exhibit luminescence. It is ductile and malleable and ignites spontaneously in air (dust, chips, shavings or turnings).
Molecular weight: (see Certificate of Analysis for isotopic ratios)
Molecular formula: U
Boiling point: 6904°F (3818°C)
Melting point: 2070°F (1132°C)
Specific Gravity: 19.0
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity list a number of compound that Uranium reacts with.
Chemical Stability: Clean Uranium turnings or chips oxidize readily in air. If confined in a container
without air movement, they can ignite spontaneously. Moisture increases this reactivity.
Uranium turnings stored in water will form a hydride and ignite during warm weather.
Possibility of Hazardous Reactions (Polymerization): No data available.
Conditions to Avoid: May ignite itself if exposed to air (dust, chips, shavings, turnings). May burn
rapidly with flare-burning effect and re-ignite after fire is extinguished.
Incompatible Materials: See below
CHLORINE: Violent Reaction
AIR: Violent Reaction
FLUORINE: Violent Reaction
NITRIC ACID: Reacts explosively or with the formation of an explosive surface coating or residue
NITROGEN OXIDE: Ignites
DINITROGEN TETROXIDE: Explodes or forms an explosive surface coating or residue
SELENIUM: Reacts violently or incandesces
SULFUR: Reacts violently or incandesces
WATER: Violent Reaction Hazard
AMMONIA: Reacts violently or incandesces at dull red heat
BROMIUM TRIFLUORIDE: Violent Reaction
TRICHLORO ETHYLENE: Violent Reaction
NITRYL FLUORIDE: Violent Reaction or glowing or white incandescence
CARBON DIOXIDE: At 750°C Interaction is so rapid that ignition will occur with the finely divided
metal, and at 800°C the massive metal will ignite.
CARBON TETRACHLORIDE: Use of a carbon tetrachloride fire extinguisher on a small uranium fire
led to an explosion.
CHLORINE: Ignites at 150-180°C
BROMINE VAPOR: Ignites at 210-240°C
IODINE VAPOR: Ignites at 260°C
ACIDS: Reacts with liberation of hydrogen and formation of salts of tetravalent uranium.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Thermal decomposition may release toxic and/or hazardous gases.
The proponents of DU are doing the same thing dentists did with mercury amalgam fillings. A material known to be hazardous and requiring careful handling and disposal miraculous became inert an safe when used as dental filling.
For DU, a hazardous material that requires careful handling and disposal as specified in the MSDS when used in industrial and research facilities suddenly, miraculously becomes perfectly safe when used for military purposes.
Historian Geoffrey Roberts has provided us with a list.
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Hubert A. Monteiro says
Here I go again, waxing prolific on words contained in a dusty old book that the majority in the world has discarded as simply an outdated compilation of fairy tales and ramblings by bearded old men.
When we see our CIA ( Criminal Institution of America) spouting out about divisions they have “clearly” detected and confirmed, between Russian Military and Yevgeni Prigozhyn, I believe they really, really think they are spot on, much like they were spot on about everything else they have assessed in the past, including Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. It is not propaganda, it is really what they believe, even if it is the antithesis of truth.
What drives these demon-infested monsters into reaching such conclusions can be explained in the words of Jesus, in St. John 16: 1-4, where you read how those who were supposed to be the oracles and the defenders of God’s truths, turned His Order upside down, persecuting and killing all of God’s prophets and even their own Messiah, thinking they were doing God’s will.
When we see JB, wrecking our oil industry on his very first week in office, sending inflation through the roof, by spending $6 trillion freshly printed out of thin are and allowing criminals to invade our nation, our top military brass wrecking the military with wokeism, Peter Buttigieg spending billions to make our road infrastructure less racist, the US ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emmanuel infuriating Japanese leaders, by forcing them to pass laws protecting and empowering the LGBTQIA2+ movement in Japan, they all believe they are doing God’s will… for real!
k. talaat says
They are not doing God’s will. They have forgotten God a long time ago.
Satan is their master coordinator. They are of the world not of the Lord.
They choose and partake in evil, it’s that simple.
If Dick Cheyney’s battery operated heart isn’t a sign from God that this man is heartless, we’re not paying attention to the magnitude of the irony.
Pilate was a bad man, but he was incredulous at the establishment priests and religious leaders. They were totally convinced of their conclusion that a murderer was preferable to the man being accused. Today’s religion of equity and wokeness overrides and expunges the existence of anything higher than the mind of a human.
Earth is a god
all siblings are special
but Earth alone seemingly
has the concentrated logos
by human brain
that can read texts
sometimes painful tool
of God the creator
who in each of us
but very quietly
only for the honest
therefore Matthew 18.3
“Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted,
and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
thereto C.G.JUNG: “become – not remain”
and I deem
kingdom of heaven already can inflame
in this world
the angel with the flame-sword
guarding the entrance to paradise
and the other world
the true child
in this and
the other world
in the world of the fallen angels
having lost the key
Jupiter, strategic thinker and God of understanding the necessity of each uniqueness, now for a year serving
Venus in her setting borders for a balanced security for each human tribe.
the week has a great opposition and a double-square, a great and rare historic constellation, in which the great and extraordinaire happenings of the current two weeks are appearing like preordained.
Pluto-water – sacrifice
Jupiter-fire – extension
By that the conscious consideration is overwhelmed, even, spontaneously that the astrologer. But the latter has akind of structure of the week in mind’s background. And by such he/she can retrospectively state: conscious rational acting running in parallel to the unconscous constellation and rational preparation of human things can meet the unconscious moment of kairos in its essence.
With America and Russia since 2014 the old world -Saturn- and the new one -Uranus- have prepared for the final battle in the Ukraine while the old Saturn-World, now in Pisces, is inexorably fading away.
20. Week: “Historic Constellation – Commanding Historic Enforcement”
Frances Lynch says
Respectfully, IMO NONE of them believe they are doing God’s work, I doubt a single one of them has any belief in any god other than Mammon.
k. talaat says
Believe me some think they do, Mike Pompeo announced he quit his bid for president because “God told him so.” Church Lady says: ain’t that special.
The Devil’s greatest trick
was convincing Us, he didn’t exist.
Markus Ross says
Grzegorz Kuczek says
Ok couple of corrections/clarifications in regards to depleted uranium: Every material is/can be to some minimal extend radioactive, depleted Uranium is still radioactive to some extend but less than naturally freshly mined Uranium because some of it radioactive “part” was used in nuclear power plant to generate energy.
Rest is mostly correct, primary feature of depleted uranium is high density hence good penetration hence it is being used for armour penetrating shells.
Now besides being somehow radioactive (but radiation level is not very high so overall radiation in not that big of a danger) Uranium in general it is just toxic – more or less all metals from this part of Mendeleev table are toxic. Let me stress that it is a separate issue from radiation problem. It is toxic just like ex. Mercury (more or less without going into toxicity mechanism and details). Now as long as it is in shell/bullet that is not so big of a problem – You not gonna inhale or eat and digest a bullet so there is no real danger of poisoning. Now problem is when fired it burst into flames and on impact some of it will always shatter and go into very fine dust form – that is a problem because then this sh… can go everywhere – to the ground or into water and it can be inhaled/consumed that way or will just contaminate agricultural areas.
Now another serious accusation is that it is potentially cancerogenic (on the top of its “normal” toxicity) – In Iraq Fallujah after battle and USA bombardment with depleted uranium shells local authorities are claiming big uptake in cancer cases.
Horrific birth defects from DU in Fallujah. I tried to look at the photograps and couldn’t.
DU was also dropped on Serbia; people who were adolescents there during the NATO bombing campaign in the late 90’s were having their growth spurt and took it up into their bones. Now in their thirties, they are dying of aggressive cancers at a high rate, usually six months from diagnosis.
Bill Osborne Jr says
Spot on commentary Mr. Kuczek. Depleted uranium is a by product of uranium enrichment. The majority but not all of the radioactive isotope, U235, has been extracted so depleted uranium is mostly composed of the non fissile isotope U238.
The bigger issue as you correctly note is the chemical toxicity of the dust. Similar to being exposed to lead. There is no easy way to remove the dust so contaminated land cannot be used to grow crops. A less toxic but probably more expensive alternative would be to use tungsten in place of depleted uranium.
The poisonous nature of depleted Uranium, and the monstrous consequences upon the affected populations, won’t disappear from history and present-day realities just because you ban truthful comments on your site, Johnson.
Art Thomas says
He didn’t ban you.
At least the affected populations are in Banderistan. Have a nice day.
An excellent interview, which meshes with my new article on Prigozhin on Substack which builds on my friend Aleks’ previous article and Phil Butler’s on NEO,as well as Pepe Escobar.
I of course draw heavily on (and credit) Larry’s articles in this area. Thank you Larry!
Not a big point but your mixing journalists Patrick Lancaster who’s American with Graham Phillips who’s British – sanctioned by his own government.
k. talaat says
Wouldn’t be fair if some of the contaminated soil were to be spread inside 10 Downing and over Buckingham palace? These inbreds will never stop on their own after five centuries.
just saying says
In other news, Russians made a response to CIA recruitment activities in Russia:
just saying says
Here is some background.
Larry could do an article explaining if this is late April Fools’ by CIA, or the top level covert action by them now includes making a Telegram channel and Youtube video for Russian traitors. This looks like something Jack Devine would conceive.
This is not about the above. I wanted to write something about the Ukrainian shebang, but I can’t; I’m not good enough.
The EU/NATO are completely unhinged and their visceral hatred of Russia is insane. Humans are still primitives.
Scott Ritter is one of the very few who has actually used the word EVIL to describe the behavior of the US government. It IS evil; those people ARE evil. And…I simply cannot get over how stupid they are. Is anyone aware of their incredible stupidity? They don’t even know how to speak English.
This is our State Department. Is it not evil and moronic?
On today’s RT we learn that NATO is getting ready to send F-16’s.
When I read the following I somewhat doubted and wondered if it would come to that. Of course it’s coming to that:
What we have been hearing from both sides is a lot of disinformation.
There WILL be a war. Things are developing so fast, and the craziness, the insanity manifested by the US, the UK, the Germans, Macron, Poland and the Baltics, as well as all the other rinky-dink states of Europe guarantee it. The tension increases every day and something WILL break.
For adults only: is this not a sign of a disease having reached a very advanced stage? How much longer can we hold it together?
The UK: they are disgusting. They are the ones who harbor the greatest visceral hatred of Russia. Alexander Mercouris reads some things from the British newspapers almost every day. The stupidity and evil are something to behold.
Remember: Putin said “there will be no world without Russia”.
Think about it….and don’t think he doesn’t mean it.
That’s the soldier who throws himself on a grenade in order to save his mates. Better nothing than permanent sickness, evil, and depravity.
The West is so caught up in its evil and psychotic wet dreams it’s not listening. It’s going to push it to the very end. Just a milisecond before they are turned to ash will Washington D.C. and London realize their error.
Listen to this very moving interview of Scott Ritter, how intelligent he is
and how well he expresses himself. No one else has the ability to put things
the way he does. Listen and watch the whole thing through. Pay especial
attention to what he says, and how he says it, from 22:40 to 31:00,
and for the 3 or 4 minutes following 51:00.
NB: the above is not “writing”. Just a few words to weave together my illustrations.
But I do have a question, though: I have been following the Ukraine war from day
one, every day. I read all the people and web pages and blogs all of you do.
There have been no questions asked, no discussions regarding how the NATO/EU
countries, that is to say, their presidents, ministers, politicians have allowed themselves and their countries to be led down the primrose path by the USA.
How and why have they allowed themselves to be led to their self-destruction?
Is it possible that that they are all genuine believers in all this?
Or is something being held over their heads..
Satanists? Drinkers of the blood of sacrificed babies? Pedophiles (Brussels)?
Has Washington threatened any of them with assassination?
Or are they all united behind the NWO, the WEF, etc.
latest Mcgregor on redacted
I honestly don t know what ‘a think about Prigohzin and his diatribes all over.
A genius? a prophet of our times? a click bait hunter?
JB: Despite his current low-middling approval ratings, I think he’ll go down as the worst president in history – but things have been downhill for a long time …
Although Biden knew exactly what was coming, voters were completely blind-sided by these events. Russia/Ukraine was a “long op” – even I knew about the plans to break up Russia; they harken back to the 90s. Why didn’t we listen to Dr. Stephen Cohen’s (late Princeton Russia expert) counsel about befriending Russia – or at least not demonizing them? We and Europe would have been so much stronger and further ahead.
Instead Nuland and Blinken (and ousted oligarchs of the “Tribe”?) were allowed to indulge their private revenge ambitions based on their family’s experiences with the Soviet Union from the last century or before.
Mearsheimer predicted it all down to the last comma in 2015.
The preparation with the American population began with Russia-Gate (also targeting Trump finally discredited by the Durham report recently released) followed by full-spectrum propaganda led by the New York Times.
I truly believe the CIA’s main functions is to maintain a steady stream of opportunities for the MIC – hand in glove.
In a parliamentary system, there’s such a thing as a “No Confidence Vote” whereby a new election is immediately triggered. I wish we had that in the US.
Jiri Severa says
Larry, the split in Ukraine between the Right and Left Bank of Dnieper, i.e. the anti-Russia and pro-Russia factions does not date from WWII, but has a history of over three hundred and sixty years. People need to understand this, and that “Ukraine” means a different thing in Kiev, in Moscow, in Odessa, in Dnipro, in Ivano-Frankovsk, in Kharkov, in Chernigov, and Uzhhorod. Until the Bolshevik revolution, most of Ukraine (in Russian Empire) was referred as “Malorossiya” (Little Russia). The term “Ukraina” (Borderland) the Russians used only in reference to “Slobodskaya Ukraina” (Free Borderland), a territory which is now Kharkov region, Donbas, and parts of Belgorod, Kursk and Voronezh regions in Russia. People there – most famously N.S. Khruschev – considered themselves Ukrainians, even though they had solid Russian ancestry and spoke mostly only Russian. Russian speakers in all parts of Ukraine were always suspicious of the Ukrainian “ethnics”, called them derisively “khokholi” (after the the tuft in the middle of a bald head), and considered them lawless and traitorous sort. In the mind of an ordinary Russian, Ukrainians were interchangeable with the (Zaporozhye and Don) Cossacks, who were Ukrainian speaking and traditionally presented the Tsars with big headaches. All of Russia’s great peasant uprisings, Bolotnikov’s, Razin’s, Pugachev’s, were Cossack led. Cossack regiments fought against the Russians during the Great Northern War and alongside the Wehrmacht. On the Polish side of Ukraine, the same problem existed. Khmelnitsky, who brought central Ukraine under Russian rule was a rebel against the Polish king. A great tradition of Carpathian highlander outlaw gangs started in the 18th century by Oleksa Dovbush and is alive and well until our days. In 2014 Sashko Bilyi (Olexander Muzychko), between harrassing Yanukovich regional administrators, amused himself by robbing trains. He was eventually shot by the SBU. A brutally frank Slovak-Ukrainian movie (The Line) about organized crime in the Carpathian crescent played to a critical acclaim in Europe in 2017.
Online Detective says
There’s a malicious link attached to your link. What are you trying to do here, Jiri? And btw, why is the r pronounced as zh in Slovak?
Type: Probability of unauthorized software download
Threat level: High
‘Prevented visiting a website that can initiate downloading unwanted programs. The website can download applications on your device without your knowledge or consent.’
Online Detective says
Mar 22, 2023 Cagothie.net is a site that redirects the browser to ads for unwanted browser extensions, surveys, adult sites, online web games, fake software updates, and unwanted programs. The Cagothie.net website may be displayed to you through websites that redirect you to the site, push notifications, or by malware that opens the site without your consent.
Beware the bent trident says
A film about the Carpathian mafia run by the Carpathian mafia?
Leave it to the Ukrainians. I’ll bet if you delve further, you’ll find that cathogie trojan hosted on a NATO server, like the ukrops’ myrotvorets kill list.
That said, I wonder about the Poles. When they see the Ukrainian trident, does it ever remind them of Ukrainians skewering their ancestors against barn doors by trident looking pitchforks?
Don’t click on Jiri’s movie link. It’s redirected to malware without your knowing.
Oblomovka daydream says
Komsomolskaya Pravda has an article about the spread of bismuth, which is a half-life product of depleted uranium. Because of the present weather (East winds) Moldavia, Western Ukraine and Poland are being contaminated. In the past scientists thought that bismuth was not radioactive, but bismuth has caused so much cancer among the Serbian and Iraqi population.
Radiation from Ukraine from British shells with depleted uranium covered Poland and Moldova
NATO supplied Ukraine with toxic munitions for use against Russia, but they were detonated before they hit the battlefield
The Polish University named after Maria Skladowska-Curie published environmental monitoring data: on May 15, sensors recorded a sharp jump in the level of bismuth pollution – 6-7 times.
More alarm bells rang in Moldova. There, residents of the North-Eastern part of the country began to complain of headaches, dizziness, and the general condition worsened.
And all this right after the explosion of military warehouses near Ternopil and Khmelnytsky, where shells with depleted uranium for tanks, which were supplied by the UK to Ukraine, were probably stored. Fires in these warehouses were extinguished by robots, not ordinary rescuers, the level of radiation jumped for a while, the movement of trains was stopped.
The Ukrainian authorities continue to deny that there was nothing of the kind, no uranium (neither depleted nor any other), but people began to notice that dosimetrists appear where they never were. Then they ran en masse to pharmacies for vitamins with iodine. And the Poles write that the radiation threat came from the Khmelnitsky region.
Let’s go further. Bismuth, an increase in the concentration of which was recorded in Lublin, Poland, is a half-life product of depleted uranium. For a long time it was considered non-radioactive, but more recently – in 2003 – scientists discovered its alpha decay, albeit extremely slow. Its half-life is (1.9 ± 0.2)⋅1019 years. This is more than the age of the universe by 9 orders of magnitude. That is a billion times. In other words, the land contaminated with bismuth will never be cleansed by itself. You will have to at least remove a layer of soil.
And this is now faced not only by residents of Ukraine, but also by Poland.
From Ternopil to Lublin – 300 kilometers in a straight line to the northwest. To Moldova – also, only to the south. Warehouses were liquidated on the morning of May 13, a jump in the level of bismuth – May 15. Could a cloud of radioactive metal have covered such a distance during this time and in general in which direction the wind was blowing. We asked a retired lieutenant colonel, military meteorologist Evgeny Tishkovets about this .
On May 15, in his telegram channel “Hourly Weather”, he published a map of the distribution of particles throughout the entire thickness of the troposphere – from the lowest boundary layer to 10 kilometers.
“At the time of the missile attacks on the warehouses, the aerosynoptic situation was determined by the front of the cyclone,” says Tishkovets. – And what is the front part of the cyclone? This is a baric top that spins counterclockwise. And just Western Ukraine was in front of this whirlwind. That is, the wind was blowing from the southeast to the northwest.
Lublin, where the content of bismuth increased by 6-7 times, is located just in the North-West from Ternopil and Khmelnitsky.
“If you look at a map with particle trajectories every three hours, you can clearly see that radioactive particles could spread to Khmelnitsky, Ternopil, Rivne, Volyn, Lvov, Zhytomyr regions,” the forecaster continues. – In addition, 12-24 hours after the event, radiation particles could reach the territory of Poland: these are Warsaw, Zamosc, Lublin, Kozienice, Polotsk, Siedlce, Ostroleka, Mlawa, Toron, Alshtan, Chojnice, Koszalin. That is, all of southeastern, eastern, part of central and northern Poland and further tangentially to northern Germany.
It is worth noting that usually the winds blow just in the opposite direction – from west to east. But at that moment, the air masses turned in the opposite direction.
Color me Curious says
Just wondering. How long would an F-16 be expected to last flown anywhere over past or present Ukraine against RU AD?
just saying says
As long as MiG-29.
Manuel V says
Todos dicen muchas falcedades sobre el Uranio empobrecido. El Uranio empobrecido es totalmente inerte. Todos los altos mandos de USA, UE, Corea, Australia, japon y el Reino Unido fueron expuestos a esos materiales durante mucho tiempo y en la actualidad estan mejor que nunca con una lucides increible.
Everyone’s favorite Diplomat: Victoria “Fuck the EU” Nuland is loving the destruction & will only escalate:
Larry, could you revisit the question of depleted uranium given this article in TASS, at
19 May, 08:15
Radioactive cloud from Ukraine’s eliminated munitions drifts to Europe — Security Council
“An increase in radiation levels has already been registered in Poland,” Nikolay Patrushev warned
Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolay Patrushev Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS
Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolay Patrushev
© Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS
SYKTYVKAR, May 19. /TASS/. The destruction of depleted uranium munitions supplied by the West to Ukraine has caused a radioactive cloud that is drifting towards Europe, Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said at a conference in Syktyvkar on Friday.
He drew attention to the fact that US President Joe Biden arrived in Japan on Thursday to attend the G7 summit.
“Including to uphold, as the Americans believe, ‘common democratic values.’ The heads of Western countries under US pressure will also discuss aid to Ukraine,” Patrushev pointed out.
He noted that “the Americans have ‘helped’ other countries in this way more than once in history.
“They ‘helped’ Ukraine too, by putting pressure on their satellites and supplying depleted uranium munitions. Their elimination has caused a radioactive cloud that is now moving towards Western Europe. An increase in radiation levels has already been registered in Poland,” Patrushev warned.
In addition, he continued, “the US is developing and already using chemical and biological weapons, including in Ukraine.”
Patrushev recalled that in August 1945, without any military necessity, the US dropped A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which caused “disastrous consequences and the death of a huge number of civilians.”
“They didn’t apologize! And they are not going to apologize for what they have done. They keep brainwashing the Japanese to make them think that it was the Soviet Union, not the United States, that used nuclear weapons against them,” Patrushev stated. “That’s what American aid and democracy is all about!”.
and more extensive article in Sputnik News at: https://sputnikglobe.com/20230519/ukraines-depleted-uranium-blast-europe-on-brink-of-environmental-disaster-1110462939.html
If as you reported in your interview with Judge Napolitano, the increase in gamma rays predated the Russian missile attack which destroyed the ammunition dump, and if it is now in a cloud allegedly traveling West, what do you think might be the cause of that gamma ray increase and what might be its effect on the environment?
Larry Johnson says
I think Russia is deliberately hyping the remote possibility of radioactive contamination.
Larry- Thanks. I don’t question your assessment, I value it, but what about the possibility or likelihood of heavy metals residue at the site, if in fact depleted uranium weapons were destroyed.
Prigozhin’s Wagner-Group (huge army 😉 and some Chechens (whole Chechnya counts 1,2 million inhabitants) are completely unimportant in this gigantic matter. Example “Bakhmut”:
The Russians could take Bakhmut a very long time ago, but they deliberately don’t because they know that the real Ukrainian Fascists/ Nazis will come to Bakhmut. That’s why they let them come so that they can eliminate as many of them as possible in Bakhmut.
The Russians do not want to harm the normal Ukrainians (relatives). The Nazis, however, are scattered all over Ukraine. If the Russians attacked them everywhere, there would be too much collateral damage. So, the Russians let them gather in Bakhmut and eliminate them gradually. If they were defeated quickly, the new Nazis would not come after them.
Every war is very complex. This is one of 100 filters to best achieve own goals.
This is part of the mockery and Russian tactic of gathering Ukrainian & NATO Nazis + material to be destroyed in Bakhmut.
See 2: 23 ff. High number of western soldiers in Ukraine.
This time the satanic hegemonists (USA/ NATO) have overestimated themselves beyond all measure and therefore will be destroyed.
The propaganda and the media of the western states turn too many westerners into zombies. But we write only because of the few who can understand something.
The satanic and hegemonistic attempts of the USA/ NATO to smash Russia (their old strategic goal) and to plunder the Siberian mineral resources will lead to the downfall of the USA/ NATO.
Both the USSR (ideologies were different, but military alliances are something else) and afterward Yeltsin and Putin wanted to join NATO. All were rejected because of the old strategic USA/ NATO goals.