We’ve been talking about the Ukrainee gains in the in the North Eastern part of the country….
In the South Eastern part of the country?
Russian troops are still attacking and grinding out gains….
Russian President Putin now says his goal is to gain and hold ground in the Donbus region a place the Russians have had control of since 2014…..
In places the Ukraine military is fighting Russian criminals promised freedom if they volunterr to fight for their freedom….
Biden warns Putin NOT to go nuclear…..
Grain shipments continue….
Even after Russia took a crippling defeat in Ukraine’s northeast last week, when its troops lost dozens of villages and roughly a thousand square miles of territory around the city of Kharkiv, its forces still continued to attack Bakhmut.
Ukrainian soldiers and commanders believe Bakhmut is in an increasingly tenuous position as Russian forces press from the east and southeast in an attempt to cut off the country’s supplies.
Soldiers on the front line around the city have claimed that Russian forces in the area are mainly composed of troops from the Wagner Group, a private military company with ties to the Kremlin. Wagner troops have fought in places such as Syria and Libya — countries with a history of Russian intervention — and Ukrainian soldiers say they are deploying Russian prisoners onto the front lines.
That the Ukrainian forces were being attacked by inmates — and not just regular Russian ranks — suggested a reason there seemed an unending supply of soldiers around Bakhmut attacking them, Ukrainian troops said.
On Tuesday, a video posted online and analyzed by The New York Times shows the Wagner Group promising convicts that they will be released from prison in return for a six-month combat tour in Ukraine. It is unclear when the video was filmed.
After Russia’s humiliating defeat around Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, in the spring, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said that capturing the Donbas, a region roughly the size of New Hampshire, would be one of the war’s primary aims….