There are various reports that Russia is in full panic mode on the left bank of the Dnipro River across from Kherson and is bugging out. Reports say that Ukraine has effectively cut the only road that Russia can use to supply the Kinburn Spit, presumably through fire control. Hopefully this is true. But whether it’s true, partially true, exaggerated, disinformation or whatever … we’ll see.
Of course, maybe they are just “regrouping without a fight.”
Or maybe this is a goodwill gesture.
Translation of the tweet below:
The occupying power is indeed fleeing Oleshok, but they do not plan to surrender the city.
A marine soldier spoke about this in more detail and indicated the reasons:They are fleeing because Oleshki is under constant surveillance and fire. He flew calmly over Oleshka and pointed the art at the house with the Russians.
FPV fully control all entrances. After the start of the curfew, any car on the approaches to Oleshok will be neutralized.I think they're just "not calm" there, but the soldier doesn't feel sorry for them, let's throw them to the last one. I don't think they will come out, because they keep everyone
(sic) meter now, and do not regret anything.Therefore, you should not rejoice too soon, the departure of the administration does not mean that we will go there tomorrow, but it indicates that, indeed, they may not leave at all, because we are already controlling all the entrances.
Taken out by a $100 grenade dropped from a $1,000 drone. I’m guessing on the prices. And $200 million is likely exaggerated, but even if it’s only a third that cost, it’s embarrassing.
This video is making the rounds that purports to show a Ukrainian soldier saying his unit is surrounded and they won’t make it out alive. But it could also be as Dmitri suggests.
They should have kept the cow.
"From the very beginning, Stanislav's mother tried to talk him out of joining the war, but he responded by asking, 'Mom, who else but me?' His father, a sergeant in the reserve, was proud of his son. In September 2022, his parents sold their last cow for 32,000 rubles ($346) to buy thermal underwear, a sleeping bag, and boots for their son. Four months later, they charged three times that amount from their credit card to pay the lawyer who defended their son in court. They will also bury their son themselves - "for now everything is at our own expense, except for the airplane, but then we don't know."
Another video appeal from a Russian soldier to Putin.
He’ll be dead and fertilizing a field in Ukraine before long.
When a town is liberated by Ukraine, it leads to Russia trying to shell the town to rubble. Russia is doing that to Kherson and they are doing it to Lyman.
A Russian tries to put a good spin on its difficulties advancing at Avdiivka. “Achieved with considerable efforts” = we lost a lot of men and equipment.
Judging by what is happening, the enemy managed to transfer part of its reserves to the threatened sections of the Avdeevska direction near Donetsk. Attempts at counterattack actions were recorded in almost all areas of the direction where the Russian Armed Forces had previously had success.
The sodomites are especially persistent on the southern face and near the waste heap. It is too early to talk about anything more, but even now it is clear that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have no obvious successes, and the tactics of action in small groups do not bring results. Our reconnaissance finds the enemy's advance and the assault groups are covered with artillery and mortar fire.
Earlier, ours advanced towards the coke plant, overcoming another hundred meters in the face of enemy fire.
Also, shock assault groups advanced from the right side of the village Stepovoe on the northern façade. We managed to knock out the enemy from two treelines. And here the progress amounted to several hundreds of meters, but was achieved with considerable efforts.
Cluster munitions making a difference at Avdiivka.
General Mud takes commands.
General Winter has also arrived.
It was helpful of Russian artillery units to shell their own troops near Krynky.
A JDAM destroys a Russian base that houses small planes. It’s an odd base. Not sure how those planes land or take off because I don’t see a runway.
Russia seems to have no shortage of mines.
Drones launching drones.
Hungary has been obstructive and ridiculous in blocking needed aid to Ukraine, but they did manage to find medical supplies to donate.
The Chinese Desertcross vehicle looks like a glorified golf cart.
Apparently it is not prohibited in the EU to supply the Russian Army with boot.
It ought to be.
Rest in peace.
War or no war, a dog’s gotta go for a walk.