“More Ukrainian flags were flown in Donbass this week. There will be more next week,” Zelenskyy said. This is the first warning shot that must be heard at all levels of the Russian government, said the Ukrainian president.
“Dead One By One”
“Until you solve the problem with the one who started all this, this senseless war, they will all be killed one by one and made scapegoats because they don’t want to admit that this war is a historic mistake for Russia,” Zelenskyy said in a statement. communicated. the video was released on Saturday night.
Major casualties on the Russian side
According to British intelligence, Russian forces suffered heavy losses as they retreated from the strategically important town of Lyman in eastern Ukraine. According to the British, the withdrawal set off a wave of public criticism of the military leadership in Russian government circles. Further defeats in the regions of the annexed territories will likely intensify this even further and increase the pressure on superior commanders.
Putin’s conscious decision deduction
Military experts at the renowned Institute for the Study of War “almost certainly” view the withdrawal of Russian troops from the strategically important eastern Ukrainian city of Lyman as a conscious decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to an initial analysis, it was not the military commands that decided not to reinforce the front lines near the cities of Kupjansk or Lyman, but the president himself.
This indicates that Putin wants to focus more on securing strategic areas in the Kherson and Zaporizhia regions.
Putin’s popularity is waning
Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin’s popularity in Russia is waning. According to British investigative journalist Catherine Belton, the reason for this is the partial mobilization that the Russian president “didn’t really want”. The author and Russia expert explained in an interview with APA that at the beginning of the war in Ukraine it was mainly the ethnic minorities of the huge empire that were mobilized, but now young Russians are also being recruited.
Up to 40,000 fallen Russians
According to the author of the bestselling “Putin’s Network”, most Russians are only willing to go to war. However, they are often poorly trained and not as motivated as their opponents, the Ukrainians, who fight for their country’s freedom. As the lives of many Russians are threatened, resistance is rapidly growing.
People now have the option to rise up against the war, protest and possibly go to prison for it, or be sent to Ukraine and eventually die there. The unpopular partial mobilization became necessary as the Russian side suffered increasing losses. Belton spoke of up to 40,000 fallen Russians – she was referring to information from the British Foreign Office.