Friday, March 25, 2022

Bad Case of Projection; Declare Victory Before Ukraine Takes Moscow

 3/25/22 Reuters:

BUCHA/LVIV, Ukraine, March 25 (Reuters) - Moscow signalled on Friday it was scaling back its ambitions in Ukraine to focus on territory claimed by Russian-backed separatists as Ukrainian forces went on the offensive to recapture towns on the outskirts of the capital Kyiv....

In an announcement that appeared to indicate more limited goals, the Russian Defence Ministry said a first phase of its operation was mostly complete and it would now focus on "liberating" the breakaway eastern Donbass region. read more

"The combat potential of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been considerably reduced, which ... makes it possible to focus our core efforts on achieving the main goal, the liberation of Donbass," said Sergei Rudskoi, head of the Russian General Staff's Main Operational Directorate.

Yes, the combat potential of the Armed Forces of Russia have been considerably reduced.  

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