March 24, 2023

Ukrainian Territorial Gains in September

From JohnH on 9/2/2022, in response to confidentials inquiry: “hows the crossing of the dneipr and reconquesta of kherson going?”

Its a stealth counteroffensive! Absolutely nothing in the United States media … a transformation from the heretofore triumphalist “Ukraine is Winning” narrative.
There is plenty in the Russian media: “Ukraine suffers heavy losses in stopped working offensive– Moscow”
Got ta keep sifting and winnowing to find the fact …
Heres the scenario on the ground since 9/29, according to ISW (light blue shading represents locations retaken by Ukrainian forces since 9/2):.

Ukrainian forces seem to be about to close another trap around Russian forces in Lyman:.


I will let readers answer for themselves the question JohnH posed on 9/2: “How is that trap exercising?” (that is feinting an attack in the south to draw troops away from the Kharkiv area)

This entry was published on September 29, 2022 by Menzie Chinn.

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