THE NEXT MOVE OF THE RUSSIA AND UKRAINIAN WAR BEGINS
Monitring Desk: With Moscow’s statements that the core aim of its assault of Ukraine is now just to secure the Donbas, the conflict has entered the next move.
Michael Kofman of CNA joins Ryan once again, for the 5th week in a row, to help us parse through events on the battlefield.
They talk over the resilience of Ukrainian society, strutted fronts, the air war, tactical adaptations, the effects of Western armaments, drones, the maritime picture, where Russian munitions are falling teeny, why Michael does not think Russia will use chemical weapons, why the Battle of Kyiv is not likely to happen, the emergence of the suburban guerrilla, and the ability of Ukrainian Army to continue to turn back Russian offenses and possibly even go on the offensive themselves.
According to Aljazeera, US President Joe Biden, in a phone call with Zelenskyy, condemned the “unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces”, the White House said.
Biden said in a statement he briefed Zelenskyy on Washington and its allies’ planned next steps against Russia, including “severe sanctions”.
In an impassioned appeal, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres condemned Russia’s actions.
“In the name of humanity, bring your troops back to Russia,” he said. “In the name of humanity, do not allow a war to start in Europe which could be the worst war since the beginning of the century with consequences not only devastating for Ukraine, not only tragic for the Russian Federation but with an impact, we cannot even foresee.”