The above rubbish is part of daily US/Western propaganda war on Russia.
According to UK owned and controlled BBC fake news:
“Vladimir Putin is being misled by advisers who are too scared to tell him how badly the war in Ukraine is going (sic).”
Biden regime communications director Kate Bedingfield defied reality by calling Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine “a strategic blunder (sic).”
The same goes for head of Britain’s GCHQ spy agency, Jeremy Fleming, saying:
“Russian soldiers are short of weapons and morale (sic).”
They’re “refusing to carry out orders (and) sabotaging their own equipment (sic).”
According to interventionist Blinken, Russian officials aren’t “speak(ing) truth to power (sic).”
The NYT published the above fake news on Wednesday, falsely adding:
“(W)ar (in Ukraine) continues to go poorly for Russia forces (sic).”
“Ukraine’s (battered, beaten and fragmented) military (is) h(olding) its own and beg(an) counterattacking (sic).”
Shifting some Russian forces from Kiev and Chernigov to Donbass is “a further sign that (the Kremlin) is adjusting its failing strategy (sic).”
It’s “is a sign of dysfunction and miscommunication in the upper ranks of the Russian Defense Ministry (sic).”
According to WaPo fake news, “Russia’s military is bogged down by logistics in Ukraine (sic).”
It’s “bedeviled by an inability to keep supplies flowing to troops (sic).”
Nonexistent “Ukrainian resistance (is) surprisingly fierce (sic).”
Its “counterattacks (sic) forced Russia to divert large numbers of troops to defend their supply lines (sic).”
“Russia’s command structure (is) confused (sic).”
“Russian soldiers suffered frostbite because they lacked cold-weather gear (sic).”
“(S)ome soldiers carried meals that expired in 2002 (sic).”
“Intercepted communications between (Russian) troops said they needed food, water and fuel (sic).”
“(V)ideos (showed) looting (by) soldiers (sic).”
“There have been reports of inadequate medical support for Russian troops (sic).”
“On March 23, a NATO official estimated that between 7,000 and 15,000 Russian troops have been killed since the invasion began in late February, and many more have been wounded — so many that the Pentagon said Russia is pulling in reinforcements who are deployed elsewhere (sic).”
Fake news by Britain’s war ministry claimed that Russia brought in private mercenaries (sic).”
According to Forbes fake news, “Russia appears to be running low on precision munitions such as guided missiles (sic).”
And this fake news from Reuters:
The “US assesses up to a 60% failure rate for some Russian precision-guided missiles (sic).”
“Russia failed to achieve (its) objectives…such as neutralizing Ukraine’s air force” for this reason (sic).
Note what Reuters added:
“US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not provide evidence to support the(ir) assessment…”
Reuters failed to explain that what doesn’t exist can’t be provided.
Reports of heavy Russian losses of troops, weapons and equipment, of Ukrainian battlefield successes, of a “muzzled start” to Russia’s military operation haven’t risen to the level of bad fiction.
There’s this rubbish from France 24:
“Five weeks into (Russia’s operation), Kiev kept the extent of its military losses under wraps, but analysts say the country has probably succeeded in limiting the toll thanks to years of preparation and smart tactics (sic).
Zelensky regime fake news falsely claimed that over 17,000 Russian soldiers were killed (sic).”
“NATO officials estimate that of the 150,000 to 200,000 Russian troops deployed to Ukraine, 30,000 to 40,000 have been either killed, wounded or taken prisoner (sic).”
The above rubbish and volumes more like it daily don’t reflect the fog of war.
Its US/Western propaganda, information war, the only way that their ruling regimes are besting Russia.
On the battlefield, indisputable evidence shows overwhelming Russian successes.
They’re reflected by a badly battered and beaten Ukrainian military.
Debunking the above fake news and lots more like it, analyst Larry Johnson gave his own fake news examples by US MSM, summing up as follows, saying:
Their reports “paint(ing) a dire picture of Russia’s failure in Ukraine (are) laughably devoid of facts…”
“(B)ut hey, that is what passes for journalism…in the West.”
It’s enough to give propaganda a bad name.
And Johnson stressed the following:
If Russian forces sustained heavy casualties, its units “would no longer be combat effective.”
Information from Russian field hospitals would have “leak(ed) out.”
If large numbers of Russian tanks and armored vehicles were destroyed, they’d be images of wreckage to prove it.
There’s none of the above, just MSM fake news Russia bashing bluster.
Isn’t that their specialty on all major domestic and geopolitical issues?
Isn’t that their longstanding way of operating — as mouthpieces for wealth, power, and privilege, at the expense of what journalism is supposed to be.