“The stalled Russian advance to the north of Kyiv is a perfect example of “poor planning and poor execution”, Western officials have said.
Russian ground forces “are not performing in the way they believed they would, how they previously have trained or how they would pride themselves to be”.
American-supplied Javelin anti-tank missiles have destroyed Russian tanks and blocked the road, according to US officials, adding to existing problems of vehicles without fuel.
A Western official said that the “enormously large traffic jam” was partly the result of damaged or destroyed vehicles blocking the road, presenting Russia with “a real problem passing logistics forward to enable that force to actually move at pace”.
They said: “That force has really not made any significant progress now for a number of days.””
Comment: These really look like mostly trucks to me. pl
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