Category Archives: Russia

“Russians expand Donbas assault”

“In the early weeks of the invasion, Russian forces pushed to take Kyiv and Kharkiv, Ukraine’s two largest cities. But Kyiv never fell, and now Kharkiv is back under Ukrainian control. Kharkiv reopened its subway system earlier this week, after pushing … Continue reading

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ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, 23 May – TTG

Russian nationalist figures are increasingly criticizing the failures of Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine and are calling for further mobilization that the Kremlin likely remains unwilling and unable to pursue in the short term. The All-Russian Officers Assembly, an independent … Continue reading

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Russia assumes “protective” role for Azovstal PWs.

“The Kremlin said the combatants would be treated in line with international norms, though some Russian lawmakers demanded they be tried for war crimes and one demanded they face the death penalty. read more The Swiss-based International Committee of the Red … Continue reading

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“Captured Russians: Kremlin Commanders ‘Shooting Their Own Wounded'”

“Captured Kremlin soldiers have alleged to Ukrainian forces that their commanders are slaughtering wounded Russian troops rather than seeking medical treatment, Mirror reported. The soldiers claimed that a Russian lieutenant colonel has killed multiple injured troops. Recalling one account, the prisoners said … Continue reading

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“Russia has likely lost one-third of its combat forces in Ukraine, UK Defense Ministry says.”

“Russia has likely lost one-third of its ground combat forces in Ukraine and the forces who remain are depleted and have been unable to make any territorial progress in recent weeks, British intelligence officials said early Sunday. Russia “has now likely suffered losses … Continue reading

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Erdogan wants his “pound of flesh”

“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating Turkey could use its membership in the Western military alliance to veto moves to admit the two countries. “We are … Continue reading

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Russian forces have butchered thousands of civilians? UN

“Thousands of Ukrainian civilians have been killed by Russian forces in Mariupol since the war began but the “true scale” of atrocities has yet to be fully uncovered, the UN Human Rights High Commissioner warned Thursday. “I am shocked at the scale of the … Continue reading

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Russians dumping their dead in Donetsk?

“Russian authorities in Ukraine’s occupied city of Donetsk are tossing the bodies of their dead soldiers in a secret dump “by the thousands” and charging their loved ones money to find them. That’s according to a new audio recording released by Ukraine’s Security … Continue reading

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Poor Vlad – nothing works.

“A salvo of missiles brought the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine to Fastiv, a quiet town abounding with flowering cherry trees and set in sweeping farmland hundreds of kilometers from the front lines. The strike on April 28, which injured two … Continue reading

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Kamil Galeev on Russian Mobilization – TTG

Comment: This is an abridged (by me) version of a Twitter thread by Kamil Galeev. His bio from the Wilson Center says this about him: “Kamil Galeev is an independent researcher and a journalist residing in Moscow. His main focus … Continue reading

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