More stalemate and energetic dancing
It’s depressing. One by one, members of Ukraine’s government are admitting they were told for months, repeatedly, Russia would invade in late February and attempt to decapitate Kyiv but chose to disregard the warnings.12 These revelations are not news because we’re all preoccupied today with plans to avoid hypothermia when it gets colder.
Ukraine’s top general Valeriy Zaluzhny has said 20% of Russia’s invasion forces along a 1,300-kilometer long frontline (not including border w/ Belarus) have been liquidated3. But Ukraine lacks sufficient artillery systems, ammo, troops, etc to mount a counteroffensive for the foreseeable future. That means more stalemate and energetic dancing.
Looking on the bright side, we got three months of running in over the summer and will be in good shape for the country’s 31st birthday party on August 24. Many experts predicted Ukraine would surrender in three days. We’ve survived six months. That’s something to celebrate.
Defense Minister Reznikov: Russia uses meat grinder tactics. We do not have the resources to fill the territory with bodies. Ukrainskaya Pravda (August 11, 2022)