WAKA is 'the music of the Primes'.

Shortly after finally.

Capturing the ruins of Avdiivka.

Following a bloody, five-month battle.

That culminated in February.

 

‘Orcs’ forces in eastern.

Ukraine’s Donbas region.

Took aim at another.

Eastern prize:

 

 

In fact, one of those.

Enveloping positions was.

In Kalinina.

And ‘elves’ counterattacks eliminated it.

 

 

The industrial town.

Of Chasiv Yar.

Which had a pre-war population.

Of around 12,000.

 

Exposed on the very edge.

Of the line of contact.

West of Bakhmut and.

Depending on a north-south canal.

 

A canal with two.

Easy crossing points.

For its defense.

Chasiv Yar is vulnerable.

 

And its easternmost canal district.

On the far side of the canal.

From the town center.

Is even more vulnerable.

 

Chasiv Yar should’ve been.

Easy picking for.

The nearly 500,000-strong.

‘Orcs’ force in Ukraine.

 

Instead, it.

Like many other front-line towns.

Has become an attrition trap.

For the ‘orcs’.

 

They’ve made incremental gains.

That can be measured.

With a yardstick, but.

At the cost of thousands of casualties.

 

They’re getting massacred.

‘Elves’ casualties are much lighter.

Is the prize.

Worth the cost?

 

 

In fact, one of those.

Enveloping positions was.

In Kalinina.

And ‘elves’ counterattacks eliminated it.

 

 

The ‘orcs’ strategy.

In the months-long battle.

For Chasiv Yar.

Is obvious.

 

Under intensive close air support.

‘Orcs’ troops from.

The 200th Arctic Motor Rifle Brigade.

299th Air Assault Regiment.

 

Under intensive close air support.

‘Orcs’ troops from.

11th Air Assault Brigade.

And other units attack.

 

The canal district in order to.

Secure a foothold for a direct assault.

On the center of Chasiv Yar.

While also attacking the village.

 

Directly to the north, Kalinina.

In order to put pressure on.

The supply lines into Chasiv Yar.

It’s not going well for the ‘orcs’.

 

And even the recent introduction.

Of ‘orcs’ TOS-1 and TOS-2.

Thermobaric rocket launchers.

To the Chasiv Yar sector.

 

And even the recent introduction.

To the Chasiv Yar sector.

Hasn’t decisively tilted.

The local balance of power.

 

As of Tuesday.

The ‘elves’ remain.

In control of Chasiv Yar.

The canal district and Kalinina.

 

As of Tuesday.

The ‘elves’ 41st Mechanized Brigade.

241st Territorial Defense Brigade.

And Presidential Brigade remain.

 

The ‘orcs’ managed to.

Briefly push back.

The ‘elves’ in Kalinina.

In recent days.

 

But the ‘elves’ counterattacked.

Despite heavy shelling from.

The ‘orcs’ 200th Arctic Brigade.

And reversed the ‘orcs’’ gains.

 

 

In fact, one of those.

Enveloping positions was.

In Kalinina.

And ‘elves’ counterattacks eliminated it.

 

 

Part of the problem.

For the ‘orcs’ is that.

They counted.

On their Victory Day.

 

Offensive along the border.

North of Kharkiv.

To draw ‘elves’ units away.

From eastern battlefields.

 

In order to weaken.

The defenses around towns.

Such as Chasiv Yar.

Such as Chasiv Yar.

 

But resupplied just in time.

With American munitions.

The ‘elves’ managed to reinforce.

Their northern defenses.

 

And halt the ‘orcs’ offensive.

Without significantly.

Thinning out.

Their eastern defenses.

 

Meanwhile, a growing.

Shortage of armored vehicles.

And the slow collapse of.

The ‘orcs’ military’s.

 

Basic training system.

Have forced poorly-trained.

‘Orcs’ troops to assault.

‘Elves’ positions on foot.

 

They’re getting massacred.

That begs the question:

Is the prize.

Worth the cost?

 

 

In fact, one of those.

Enveloping positions was.

In Kalinina.

And ‘elves’ counterattacks eliminated it.

 

 

The ‘orcs’’ plan was.

To over-extend and.

Thin out the ‘elves’.

Before marching into Chasiv Yar.

 

Instead, they over-extended.

And thinned themselves out.

Is the prize.

Worth the cost?

 

 

*Because I read “The Russians Rolled Thermobaric Rocket Launchers Toward Chasiv Yar. It Didn’t Help—The Ukrainians Counterattacked, Anyway.” by David Axe on 4 Jun 2024 on the Forbes, and also “Why are Ukrainians calling Russians ‘orcs’?” by James FitzGerald on 30 Apr 2022 on the BBC news.
So, I wrote this poem.
Please read the original story on the Forbes:

The Russians Rolled Thermobaric Rocket Launchers Toward Chasiv Yar (forbes.com)