From FB page; News from and about Ukraine in English

Hans Petter Midttun. August 27

Morning report day 185 – 27 August: Ukraine continues attacking Russian supply lines in the Kherson oblast. AFU struck an enemy military base in Kadiivka and 200 Russian paratroopers were allegedly eliminated. There are currently more than 20 HIMARS, M270 and MARS multiple rocket systems in service with the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Over the last five days, there has probably been an increase in the intensity of Russian assaults along the Donetsk sector of the Donbas. There is a realistic possibility that Russia has increased its efforts in the Donbas in an attempt to draw in or fix additional Ukrainian units, amid speculation that Ukraine is planning a major counter-offensive, the UK Defence Intelligence assess. Three more Ukrainian regions are to face mandatory civilian evacuation.

Russia can’t stop the war, even if Ukraine drops NATO hopes, former President Dmitry Medvedev says. Russia will continue the campaign until its goals had been achieved.

ME: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” During the first 8 years of the war, the strategic messaging from the West was that we should not supply weapons to Ukraine to avoid an escalation of the conflict. We pursued that policy right up to the point when the conflict escalated into a full-scale war.

Despite the very evident failure of the strategy, we continue to uphold the strategy with only minor adjustments.

Why? The argument is that a war – which already is a broader conflict between Russia and NATO – might escalate into a broader conflict between Russia and NATO.

NATO is once again basing its strategy on the notion that Russia – despite its multiple threats and statements of being at war with the West – will demonstrate restraint.

We have tried negotiating with Russia from a position of weakness before. As a consequence, we have a war on the European continent. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” It is time to coerce or defeat Russia from a position of strength.

“You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour, and you will have war.” (Winston Churchill to Neville Chamberlain)

Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 185: Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant reconnected to Ukraine’s grid

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2 comments

  1. RuZZia won’t stop because its economy has not been destroyed, its military has not been crushed and every shit country in the world; including the BRICS, is supporting genocide.
    In practical terms only the US, UK, Poland and the Balts are reliable friends of Ukraine. Czechia, Slovakia, Romania, Spain and Portugal show signs of being more helpful. Three of our great WW2 friends; The Five Eyes; Aus, NZ and Can, are still not pulling their weight. They need to step up. Also the very wealthy Scandies are still being as mean as dirt in comparison to their GDP’s.
    The defenders are still unable to liberate Kherson because they don’t have the firepower and the manpower. If the allies would provide ground troops for Kyiv, Odessa and Mykolaiv, the defenders could free off thousands of men.
    The defenders have 20 HIMARS. Twenty! To deal with a horde of orcs! They need five times that at least.

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