Reality on the ground in Ukraine is worlds apart different from US/Western/Kiev infowar rubbish.
An example of the latter is the following from a so-called puppet Zelensky regime official.
Defying reality, he falsely claimed that “(a)lmost the entire 35th All-Russian Army was destroyed (sic).”
The so-called DC-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW) makes similar rubbish claims time and again.
Staffed by US neocon hardliners and former incompetent Pentagon brass, the ISW is a so-called public policy think tank propaganda operation for the empire of lies.
An example of how it turns reality on its head is the following rubbish published on Saturday, falsely claiming:
(Battered, degraded and beaten) “Ukrainian forces are successfully slowing down Russian operations” in Donbass — by nonexistent “counterattacks” and nonexistent “hindering (of) Russian advances (sic).”
And this ISW rubbish:
“Ukrainian forces have enough reinforcements and equipment to conduct further counterattacks and defend their positions (sic).”
“Russian forces wrongfully believe in their own successes (sic), enabling Ukrainian defenders to inflict high losses against (their) units (sic).”
The ISW features rubbish like the above daily.
No wonder the empire of lies hasn’t won a war since WW II.
Noted military analyst Andrei Martyanov stressed the incompetence of retired US generals David Petraeus and Jack Keane at the ISW, and others like them.
Calling them “talking heads and ignoramuses” on all things related to waging “modern warfare” effectively, their incompetence is in stark contrast to what Russian forces mastered.
Throughout Russia’s SMO, Ukrainian troops have consistently been on their back foot from day-one.
Never once did they successfully counterattack or slow steady Russian advances.
According to a retired US army colonel, nearly two-thirds of Ukrainian frontline troops were killed or wounded in action, an unsustainable casualty rate.
Dominant Russian forces turned occupied parts of Donbass, as well as eastern and southern Ukraine, into a meatgrinder for Kiev Nazified and conscript troops.
It’s just a matter of time before Russia achieves its demilitarization and deNazification of Ukraine objectives.
In the last 24 hours alone, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry:
Its “(t)actical, army and unmanned aviation (forces) struck 54 clusters of Ukrainian troops and military equipment.”
“A total of more than 400 (Nazi thugs) were killed in the aviation strikes.”
Russian warplanes also destroyed 20 Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles, along with four BM-21 Grad MLR systems, adding:
“High-precision air-launched missiles struck a Ukrainian artillery training center with foreign instructors in the area of the Stetsovka settlement of the Sumy Region.”
High-precision Russian missiles destroyed a foreign mercenary base in the Odessa region.
“In addition, 27 clusters of (Ukrainian) troops and military equipment were hit, two command posts, six depots of missile and artillery weapons, ammunition and fuel” in occupied parts of Donetsk and Lugansk.
All of the above targets were destroyed.
Since Feb. 24, Russian forces eliminated 187 Ukrainian warplanes, 129 helicopters, 1,104 UAVs, 3,406 tanks and armored vehicles, 466 multiple rocket launcher systems, 328 air defense systems, 1,769 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 3,405 special military vehicles.
As more US/Western weapons et al pour into Ukraine, Russian forces continue to spot, target and destroy them.
Separately, Russia’s Defense Ministry explained the following:
With Britain’s BoJo regime support, Kiev made “morale-boosting” videos for home front viewing.
Concealing disaster on the ground for its forces, they pretend to show their effectiveness — in stark contrast to how they’ve been battered, degraded and beaten.
They also repeat thoroughly debunked claims about nonexistent Russian targeting of civilians — a longstanding US/NATO specialty, mimicked by Ukrainian Nazis and conscript troops.
Virtually daily, they shell Donbass residential areas with artillery, missiles, mortar and rocket fire — with killing civilians and destroying vital infrastructure in mind.
According to the Donetsk News Agency:
“Ukrainian forces fired more than 320 shells on the DPR on Friday.”
“Chaotic bombing of towns and cities in the DPR continues.”
“The enemy used Grad and Smerch MLRS, artillery and mortars to target Donetsk, Makeyevka, Yasinovataya, Gorlovka and many more neighbouring townships.”
“The Russia-led coalition is advancing towards Svyatogorsk in the northern DPR.”
“Two townships in the area have been liberated, Yarovaya and Schyurovo.”
“One (civilian) was killed in Gorlovka, five people injured.”
“Thirteen houses and a common parking space sustained damage.”
“An adult and a child were killed in Mariupol by an unexploded ordnance blast at a city beach.”
“Another civilian was killed in Vladimirovka, outside Volnovakha, one person injured.”
“Four civilians were injured in Donetsk (city), 11 houses and a kindergarten damaged.”
“In Signalnoye, west of Donetsk, 13 houses and a vehicle were hit by Ukrainian bombing, which left 15,000 customers without power.”
“A(n) (elderly) woman was injured in Yasinovataya, two houses damaged.”
According to DPR Ombudswoman Daria Morozova:
“I forward every appeal we receive to international organizations, such as the UN and the ICRC.”
“I also notify them daily about human rights violations in the territory (from) shelling” of residential areas by Kiev troops.
“I do not receive a proper reaction.”
One-sidedly supporting Nazi-infested Ukraine, they’re indifferent toward long-suffering Donbass residents — including imperial tool, UN secretary general Guterres.
According to the Lugansk media center, “Kiev forces shell(ed) (the republic) 976 times since February 17” — as orchestrated and directed by US-dominated NATO.
Russia’s liberating SMO is proceeding as planned.
While its forces protect civilians and nonmilitary infrastructure, Ukrainian Nazis and conscripts operate in polar opposite fashion — as ordered by their higher power in Washington.
At the same time, Russia is falsely blamed for their crimes of war, against humanity and related atrocities.
And of course, MSM feature state-approved Russia-bashing fake news daily — while suppressing reality on the ground.