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MickinMD

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The current lack of American TV media news about what's going on in Ukraine is frustrating, especially since Ukraine is on the attack now.

There's an site run by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) that has a lot of text and map coverage.

The Ukrainians are doing amazingly well, though we have to wonder if the west is supplying enough ammunition and equipment, with Western Europe failing to live up to its promises so far.

For example:  Ukrainian forces have penetrated Russian lines to a depth of up to 70 kilometers in some places and captured over 3,000 square kilometers of territory in the past five days since September 6 – more territory than Russian forces have captured in all their operations since April...

The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced the withdrawal of troops from the Balakliya-Izyum line on September 10, falsely framing the retreat as a “regrouping” of forces to support Russian efforts in the Donetsk Oblast direction"...

The Ukrainian counteroffensive in Kharkiv Oblast is routing Russian forces and collapsing Russia’s northern Donbas axis. Russian forces are not conducting a controlled withdrawal and are hurriedly fleeing southeastern Kharkiv Oblast to escape encirclement around Izyum....

Ukrainian forces seized the western half of Kupyansk on September 10 and can likely take the rest of the city within 24 hours if they choose to cross the Oskil River. Russian sources reported that Russian forces retreated from western Kupyansk to the east bank of the Oskil River, where, a Russian source claimed, Russian forces can defend Kupyansk’s industrial zone more easily...

Ukraine’s Southern Operational Command Spokesperson Nataliya Humenyuk stated that Ukrainian forces have advanced tens of kilometers in some unnamed areas of Kherson Oblast and noted that the Ukrainian counteroffensive is pushing Russian forces to retreat to their second lines of defenses.[26] Humenyuk added that Russian forces continue to resist Ukrainian attacks and retain ammunition and supplies on the frontlines, but Russian units are suffering heavy losses....

Russian forces reportedly deployed an unspecified 1,300-person-strong Chechen unit to Kherson Oblast.[35] It is possible that the Chechen units may be newly formed volunteer battalions or are at least in part staffed by new recruits. The Ukrainian General Staff and Ukrainian intelligence previously noted that new arrivals are older and inexperienced men, which fits the profile of Russian volunteer recruits.

The claims made at this site are the same as the Associated Press site which says: "As the war in Ukraine marked 200 days on Sunday, the country has reclaimed broad swaths of the south and east in a long-anticipated counteroffensive that has dealt a heavy blow to Russia."

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There is a lot of information available online.  

Yes, Ukraine is pushing back hard as they have between 10 and 20,000 Russian troops surrounded. This is why as many are fleeing to Crimea. 

No, we are not sending enough weaponry to sustain the counter as Russia may resort to more cruise missile strikes in Kiev, then attack again in the south once troops are reinforced and resupplied. 

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53 minutes ago, MickinMD said:

The current lack of American TV media news about what's going on in Ukraine is frustrating, especially since Ukraine is on the attack now.

There's an site run by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) that has a lot of text and map coverage.

The Ukrainians are doing amazingly well, though we have to wonder if the west is supplying enough ammunition and equipment, with Western Europe failing to live up to its promises so far.

For example:  Ukrainian forces have penetrated Russian lines to a depth of up to 70 kilometers in some places and captured over 3,000 square kilometers of territory in the past five days since September 6 – more territory than Russian forces have captured in all their operations since April...

The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced the withdrawal of troops from the Balakliya-Izyum line on September 10, falsely framing the retreat as a “regrouping” of forces to support Russian efforts in the Donetsk Oblast direction"...

The Ukrainian counteroffensive in Kharkiv Oblast is routing Russian forces and collapsing Russia’s northern Donbas axis. Russian forces are not conducting a controlled withdrawal and are hurriedly fleeing southeastern Kharkiv Oblast to escape encirclement around Izyum....

Ukrainian forces seized the western half of Kupyansk on September 10 and can likely take the rest of the city within 24 hours if they choose to cross the Oskil River. Russian sources reported that Russian forces retreated from western Kupyansk to the east bank of the Oskil River, where, a Russian source claimed, Russian forces can defend Kupyansk’s industrial zone more easily...

Ukraine’s Southern Operational Command Spokesperson Nataliya Humenyuk stated that Ukrainian forces have advanced tens of kilometers in some unnamed areas of Kherson Oblast and noted that the Ukrainian counteroffensive is pushing Russian forces to retreat to their second lines of defenses.[26] Humenyuk added that Russian forces continue to resist Ukrainian attacks and retain ammunition and supplies on the frontlines, but Russian units are suffering heavy losses....

Russian forces reportedly deployed an unspecified 1,300-person-strong Chechen unit to Kherson Oblast.[35] It is possible that the Chechen units may be newly formed volunteer battalions or are at least in part staffed by new recruits. The Ukrainian General Staff and Ukrainian intelligence previously noted that new arrivals are older and inexperienced men, which fits the profile of Russian volunteer recruits.

The claims made at this site are the same as the Associated Press site which says: "As the war in Ukraine marked 200 days on Sunday, the country has reclaimed broad swaths of the south and east in a long-anticipated counteroffensive that has dealt a heavy blow to Russia."

The Oligarchy only wants you to see what it wants you to see regardless of how many times we tell ourselves we are free.

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14 minutes ago, Prophet Zacharia said:

I heard yesterday that Russia has sustained the same number KIA in the last 200 days as the US did throughout all of Vietnam. And that there is rising anti-Putin sentiment within Russia. So some more accidental falls are due in the near future.

Afghanistan all over again except Ukraine is much better armed.

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Honestly, it's pretty damn hard to report on a war.  There are restrictions on what can be reported due to security concerns.  Very few reporters actually get up to the tip of the spear because some who do, die there.  The handouts from the various parties involved all contain a great deal of propaganda and rah rah.

It's hard for the reader/viewer to understand the soldier's feelings.  "Shit happened today and I live through it".

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13 hours ago, Wilbur said:

There is a lot of information available online.  

Yep.

Front page & above the fold in the Washington Post as well.  This AM, still a top story on WSJ.com as well.

Regular & daily prime location still on my news sites, so I think it is covered pretty well.

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