UN nuclear inspectors are going into a war zone to do inspections of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant…..
The Ukraine offense will put the Russian ‘two front’ status…..
The Ukraine Southern push will NOT be heavy troop movements…..
It will be weapons driven and the Russian military is NOT happy being in this conflict….
The Ukrainian military continued to pound targets across southern Ukraine on Tuesday as it sought to disrupt Russian supply lines, degrade Russia’s combat capabilities and isolate Russian forces, part of what analysts said could be the beginnings of a broad and coordinated counteroffensive.
The military said that its forces had broken through Russia’s first line of defense in multiple points along the front in the occupied Kherson region, but officials offered little detail and their claims could not be independently verified.
Western military analysts emphasized that Russian forces have had months to reinforce multiple lines of defense across the south, making any Ukrainian advance likely to be tough and bloody.
It remained unclear whether the strikes marked the start of a long-anticipated counteroffensive or were simply an intensification of weeks of Ukrainian counterattacks. The British military intelligence agency said on Tuesday that Ukrainian brigades had “increased the weight of artillery fires in frontline sectors across southern Ukraine” but noted that it was “not yet possible to confirm the extent of Ukrainian advances.”…
Here’s what we know:
Kyiv is seeking to disrupt Russian supply lines and isolate its forces, in what military analysts say could be the start of a broad counteroffensive.
Ukraine claims to have broken through Russian defenses at multiple points in the Kherson region.
Nuclear inspectors are in Ukraine for a high-stakes visit to the Zaporizhzhia plant.
The Vatican, for the first time, calls Russia the aggressor in the war.
The E.U. is locked in a contentious debate over visa restrictions for Russians.
The first shipment of Iranian military drones arrives in Russia.
Dispatching U.N. nuclear inspectors to a war zone brings benefits and risks…..