Category Archives: Russia

“…  there will be no lull. There is preparation for the next series …”

Zelenskyy Vows No Let Up as Ukraine Says Troops Cross Key River in Northeast | Newsmax.com Comment My compliments to Russian IO, recruited agents of influence and “running dogs.” You all ae doing a great job of “keeping your pecker … Continue reading

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Russian incompetence and Ukrainian capabilities.

Russian forces continue to prioritize strategically meaningless offensive operations around Donetsk City and Bakhmut over defending against continued Ukrainian counter-offensive operations in Kharkiv Oblast. Ukrainian forces liberated a settlement southwest of Lyman and are likely continuing to expand their positions … Continue reading

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“Report: Russian Army Facing ‘Increasingly Severe’ Manpower Shortages”

“Wagner Group, a Kremlin-linked Russian private military company, has been conducting a campaign to recruit Russian convicts for service in Ukraine. Prisoners have been offered commutation of their sentences, “as well as cash incentives.” There’s a BBC-verified video of Wagner owner … Continue reading

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EEI needed for judgments about the Ukraine campaign

Essential Elements of Information (EEI) or whatever they call it now are some of the bases for sound analyses. Others are a lifetime of learning background information. To judge the current situation, I would need to know: Just how big … Continue reading

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1st Guards Tank Army “will take years to rebuild after being pulverized in Ukraine.”

“An elite Russian tank unit formed to defend Moscow and lead any war with Nato has been “severely degraded” by the war in Ukraine, according to British intelligence.  Moscow’s 1st Guards Tank Army – believed to be made up of … Continue reading

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“Ukrainian troops keep up pressure on fleeing Russian forces”

 “Ukrainian troops piled pressure on retreating Russian forces Tuesday, pressing deeper into occupied territory and sending more Kremlin troops fleeing ahead of the counteroffensive that has inflicted a stunning blow on Moscow’s military prestige.” “Some Russians appeared to have been left behind … Continue reading

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Putin is avoiding his generals …

“After Russian forces in Ukraine suffered a series of crushing defeats over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin went into retreat himself. The Russian president postponed a planned meeting with his top military brass and representatives of the defense industry in Sochi, … Continue reading

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“…  reports capturing many POWs.”

” Ukrainian troops expanded their territorial gains Monday, pushing all the way to the country’s northeastern border in places, and claimed to have captured a record number of Russian soldiers as part of the lightning advance that forced Moscow to make a hasty … Continue reading

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Broken like a stick

Reversal of fortune “Ukrainian forces blitzed the northeast over the weekend, driving Russian troops from more than 1,000 square miles and completely reshaping the six-month-old war in a matter of days. When we reported on Ukraine’s early gains on Friday, the reality … Continue reading

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“Exclusive: Russian soldiers ‘literally running’ for their lives as chain of command collapses.”

“Panicked Russian soldiers are abandoning their tanks, weapons and even clothes as they “literally run from their positions” in the face of a shock Ukrainian offensive, soldiers have told The Telegraph. A Ukrainian intelligence unit on the front line said … Continue reading

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