[ Editor’s Note: We have on the Donbass front the three missile strikes west of Popasyana, an indication of pummeling the remaining supplies of the Ukraine troops holding the line there. Seeing your ammo dumps go up in smoke is a great incentive to pull back to where you know you have the resources to fight.
The Donbass and Russsan forces have to push the Ukies west so they cannot shell the former’s positions when they begin to close the pockect on Serverodonetsk, Kiev’s goal of course is to use its troops there, to the last man if needed, to hold up the Russian advance, praying that a miracle Western cavalry might appear to save Zelensky.
Also note the ‘multiple missile strikes on the Denipro National Guard base, which would have appeared to be far away enough from the front to not pose a threat.
But that is the was station where the Polish two battalions of artillery were supposed to have stage at, and where we have heard nothing more about them, maybe due to earlier missile strikes.
The Russians have shown that they have had good Intel on the routes these Western arms shippments are taking, and Moscow is saving its missiles for those kinds of targets as it save a lot of it combat troops… Jim W. Dean ]
First revealed … Could 28, 2022
Under, Lyman was cleared with minor Russian losses. The query now’s will the Ukraine troops retreat towards the rising cauldron of Severodonetsk or within the Slavyansk path to construct a brand new entrance line there. The western street there can be blocked out of Severodonetsk as is the one going southwest.
The Russian forces coming south from Izyum are transferring slowly. The longer their line south is prolonged the extra uncovered their western flank can be for Ukie counterattack. Garrisoning all of the territory within the advance would boring its offensive energy.
However ultimately it has to get west of Slavyansk and Kramotorsk to put seige to them. I anticipate the Russians would like to try a give up versus a multi month battle to take them with artillery and road combating and have two extra destroyed cities so as to add to the listing.
That stated, Zelensky could want the bigger destruction choice to incite NATO to come back in to avoid wasting him and his TV present crew that he has operating the federal government and it clearly has proven they’re manner in over their heads… JD