The fight of the ‘Little’ against the fight of the ‘Big’ sometimes has the little out wear the Big…..
In the Ukraine….
It IS becoming evident that the Russian’s seem to have bit off more then they can chew…..
With arms and coaching from the West?
The Ukraine military has given up land but is slowly taking some back and forcing the Russians to deal with something that has them stumped….
Other East European countries are now asking for military assistance and weapons quicker from NATO and the US, least the Russian’s try to over run their border, s like the Ukraine….
(Western weapons manufactures ARE gonna be working overtime for years in response to Putin)
Ukraine Prersident Zelensky wants EU countries to limit Russian travel visa’s…..
From spring into summer, the Ukrainian military was pummeled by Russian artillery in eastern Ukraine, steadily losing ground and as many as 200 soldiers a day in a mismatched, head-to-head contest. But in recent weeks, Ukraine has shifted its strategy with the help of new weaponry and succeeded, at least for now, in slowing Russia’s advances.
Supplied with a growing arsenal of long-range Western weaponsand aided by local fighters known as partisans, Ukraine has been able to hit Russian forces deep behind enemy lines, disrupting critical supply lines and, increasingly, striking targets that are key to Moscow’s combat potential.
The new weapons have also forced Russia to recalibrate on the battlefield, creating some breathing room for the Ukrainians to make more strategic decisions.
One blow to the Russians this week was a series of explosions at an air base on the occupied Crimean Peninsula that destroyed at least eight warplanes, and that a Ukrainian official said had resulted from a strike carried out by special forces troops aided by local partisan fighters.
The approach has been particularly well suited to the Kherson region in the south, where for weeks Ukrainian officials have been engaged in the opening salvos of a counteroffensive. The city of Kherson in particular, dependent for supplies on just four bridges spanning the Dnipro River, is considered more vulnerable than other occupied cities.
On Saturday, the Ukrainians claimed to have hit the last of those four key bridges, leaving thousands of Russian troops in danger of becoming isolated and cut off from resupply, according to Western intelligence officials.
“We do not have the resources to litter the territory with bodies and shells, as Russia does,” Ukraine’s defense minister, Oleksii Reznikov, said in an interview this past week with Pravda, a Ukrainian news media outlet. “Therefore it is necessary to change tactics, to fight in a different way.”…
Here’s what you need to know:
Ukraine, facing Russia’s greater military might, aims to ‘fight in a different way.’
As the West urges a demilitarized zone at a Ukrainian nuclear plant, new shelling is reported.
A Russian official warns of ‘serious collateral damage’ if the U.S. designates Russia a sponsor of terrorism.
Some see the Kremlin at work in Balkans flare-ups, aiming to deflect NATO’s attention from Ukraine war.
Russian attack in eastern Ukraine kills 2 civilians, regional military leader says…..
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the European Union to halt visas for Russians, and missiles hit a city in southern Ukraine near the Zaporizhzhia site, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
- Ukrainian forces will target Russian soldiers who shoot at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, or shoot from the facility, Zelensky said in his nightly address Saturday. He said the Russian soldiers are becoming a “special target,” and repeated his call for sanctions against Russia’s nuclear industry.
- Russian forces in the Kherson area are retreating to the eastern bank of the Dnipro River after Ukrainian forces destroyed the bridge over Nova Kakhovka Dam, according to the Mykolayiv regional governor, Vitaliy Kim. The bridge was the last one Russians could use to transport supplies to several thousand troops on the Dnipro’s western bank, and the damage comes just weeks after Ukrainian forces destroyed the Antonovsky Bridge.
- The Kremlin has condemned calls to ban all Russian travelers after Zelensky told The Washington Post he wants Western countries to deny visas to Russians in a bid to deter Moscow from annexing Ukrainian territory. Latvia and Estonia have decided to stop issuing tourist visas, closing off two vital land routes for Russians to access the European Union since the bloc closed its airspace to Russian aircraft.
- The Pentagon said it does not know what weapons were used in an attack on a Russian air base in Crimea this week. A military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity under terms set by the Pentagon, told reporters the United States found that equipment damaged in the blasts includes “a number of Russian aircraft, fighters, fighter bombers, surveillance aircraft” and “a pretty significant cache of munitions.”
- Russian strikes hit Nikopol, a regional official said overnight. He reported damage to homes and a kindergarten in the region near the Zaporizhzhia plant. A recent uptick in shelling in districts around the facility, which Russian forces control, has raised alarm. As Ukrainian and Russian forces trade blame for firing near the site, the United Nations has called for a cease-fire there.
- Zelensky said in his address that “fierce fighting” continues in Donbas and that Ukraine-backed forces continue to defend the Kharkiv region. He said Russian forces are “trying to intimidate” residents near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, adding that they hide behind the plant to fire at the cities of Nikopol and Marhanets.
- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States “is concerned” by reports of British, Swedish and Croatian nationals being charged by “illegitimate authorities in eastern Ukraine.” Pro-Moscow separatists in the east have tried foreign nationals for fighting alongside Kyiv.
- Shelling in the eastern city of Kramatorsk left three dead and 13 wounded, the city council said Friday, as Ukrainian officials ask people to leave the eastern Donetsk region under an evacuation order.
- Ukraine’s military says it has nearly all of Moscow’s supply lines under firing range in the southern Kherson region, which Russian forces seized earlier in the war. On the front near Kherson, progress that Ukrainian troops made in retaking occupied villages appears to have stalled.