THE EDGE OF COLLAPSE: Ukrainian Troops Say Russia Will Take Donbas Region by October, Complain ‘NO ONE Wants To Fight for Kiev’ – MSM Adjusts Coverage in Anticipation of Defeat

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by Paul Serran

I have been trying to offer short and focused updates on the war in Ukraine, but now it seems impossible, since the amount of activity in so many parts of the 600-mile long frontline is simply dizzying.

So I will try here to pack as much information as possible to show just how close to collapse are Kiev’s defenses in Donetsk region.

Report by the New York Times says Russian Federation troops liberated 12 settlements in just the last week of offensive in the Donbas.

Much like Ukrainian forces are retreating and taking up new defensive lines, so does the MSM, that is abandoning some propaganda narratives and taking up others further behind in their fake triumphalism.

Some of the media reports now hear ‘military bloggers on both sides’, and not just the ‘Ukrainian Military PR lie machine’.

WATCH: Heavy ground battles in Chasov Yar.

And much of the distressing news for Kiev is coming from their own forces on the ground, tired of pretending.

For instance, Swiss paper Blick (behind a paywall) brings the unvarnished opinions of frontline Ukrainian officers:

“’The Russians will capture Donbass by October, then the conflict will freeze, and we will have to negotiate with Putin’, predicts Sergei, an officer of the brigade located in Chasov Yar.”

WATCH: a traditional Odessa school nicknamed ‘Hogwarts Castle’ was struck and caught fire.

They point out three reasons: lack of people, and new US aid ‘arrives too late’.

“The third reason is the leadership style of Commander-in-Chief Syrsky, which the publication calls ‘the paralyzing effect of the Butcher’.

Syrsky’s appointment “caused a bad mood in many places at the front, as they were sent on combat missions with no ammunition, with too few people.

The Guardian reported:

“Russia has consolidated recent battlefield gains in the east of Ukraine, and is attempting to break through Ukrainian defensive lines before a long-awaited package of US military assistance arrives at the frontline.”

Russians have expanded a narrow corridor around the rural settlement of Ocheretyne. The fighting there followed a rare surprise Russian attack, because with the present-day ISR capabilities one side is always able to know the other’s movements.

WATCH: Russian forces use a large-scale aerosol curtain to disguise troop movement from enemy drones.

“According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), the Kremlin is seeking to exploit a window of opportunity before US assistance is delivered. Moscow has been bringing in reinforcements and has a threefold advantage in some sectors. Its recent tactical gains suggest an ambitious plan to encircle the Ukrainian garrison cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk in a summer offensive. Whether it will succeed is unclear. Russia is unlikely to overwhelm Ukrainian defences, the ISW said last week.”

Ukrainian service personnel complain that they are completely outgunned. Russian warplanes able to operate freely close to the frontline. Ukraine has fewer tanks and armored vehicles.

WATCH: Russian forces storm Ocheretyne.

Russian Armed Forces are trying to disrupt the supply of American weapons to Ukraine, with Bloomberg reporting that strikes are increasingly focusing on military installations and logistics.

“’The Russian military is rapidly moving forward in the eastern direction, while exhausted Ukrainian troops wait for desperately needed American weapons’, the article says.”

The Russian armed forces struck a major railroad hub in the settlement of Borovaya, the Kharkov region, where Ukrainian forces were distributing servicemen, equipment, and ammunition to the frontlines.

WATCH: Russian air defense system destroys reconnaissance Ukrainian drone in the border area.

Besides targeting power and railroad infrastructure, Russians are targeting foreign fighters. Sunday, Russian drones hit a hotel in the southern port city of Mykolaiv, targeting ‘English-speaking mercenaries’.

A reconnaissance UAV also discovered a temporary deployment point for foreign mercenaries of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kharkov.

Russian Telegram channels: “Additional reconnaissance revealed that there were more than 150 mercenaries in two buildings. A high-precision missile strike was carried out at the coordinates of the buildings, as a result of which 40 mercenaries from central and western Europe were instantly demobilized, and more than 55 were injured of varying degrees of severity.

Even ‘the butcher’ now has to concede the repeated defeats.

BBC reported:

“Ukraine’s commander-in-chief has said the situation on the frontline has worsened in the face of multiple Russian attacks. Oleksandr Syrsky said Ukrainian forces had withdrawn from positions in the eastern Donetsk region.

[…] ‘The situation at the front has worsened’, Gen Syrsky said in a post on the Telegram messaging service on Sunday.”

Advancing forces made further gains in multiple locations along the eastern front in Ukraine.

CNN reported:

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This isn’t a surprise to many of us, but to people who are propagandized by western media it must by a huge shock. They’ve been lied to for over 2 years now about the Ukrainian war and been lied to for 8 years about Trump. One would think they would finally wake up to how bad the propaganda is.

But, stupid is as stupid does. greg knows he has been lied to but continues to spread propaganda for the regime.

Trump’s puppets blocked aid to Ukraine for six months. Prior to that Putin’s invaders were losing territory.

Trump did that.

You have already said that many times. There was no spring, summer or fall offensive when weapons were pouring into Ukraine. Billions down the shitter with only death to show for it.
Here is congress waving flags, they might as well be chanting death to Ukrainians.
https://twitter.com/realtoriabrooke/status/1782863794001084862

Last edited 1 month ago by kitt

It is true and worth repeating.

It is a lie you have memorized.

The money then like now is not going to make a difference. It amazes no one how blind you are to facts. But that is the DNA of a Maoist leftist.

Heavy weapons needed for offensive operations were withheld by Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden because he didn’t want to make his master, Putin, mad. Election fraud did THAT.

This is all on Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden. 100%. His weakness, his incompetence, his corruption, his stupid energy policies made the war possible. Then, after he allowed Russia to invade, he withheld the weaponry they needed to ever take the offensive and push the Russians back. Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden and his manipulators is all four of the Horsemen combined. He isn’t satisfied with only destroying America, he wants to destroy other nations.

The same goes for Israel. While he funds Iran and their funding of terrorism they now want to cut Israel off because the IDF is effectively fighting a war against terrorists (funded by Iran) who hide behind civilians.