Russia Has Taken A Beating And Has To Recuperate, According To British Officials; Putin’s Aides Have Misled Him

According to a report released Wednesday by the British Defense Ministry, several Russian military units that suffered serious losses in Ukraine have been compelled to return to Belarus and Russia to replenish, putting extra strain on Russia’s already strained logistics. According to the assessment, the issues show Russia’s difficulty reforming its units in Ukraine’s front areas. According to the estimate, Russia would likely continue to compensate for its weakened ground-force capability “via mass artillery and missile strikes.”

The judgment comes amid US intelligence claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin was misled about his military’s performance in Ukraine and that tensions between Putin and his aides have escalated. Russia said this week that it will reduce military operations in and around Kyiv, but Ukraine officials say the city is still being shelled by artillery.

Last week, Russian military authorities stated the first phase of their military operation was nearly complete, and that their forces would now focus on “liberating” the breakaway Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass area. “Russia’s claimed to focus on an attack in Donetsk and Luhansk is likely a tacit acknowledgment that it is failing to sustain more than one significant axis of advance,” according to the report.

Tensions Between Putin And Russian Military Officers Are Rising, According To A Us Official

According to a US official, US intelligence officials have established that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s advisers are misinforming him about Russian soldiers’ performance in Ukraine. According to the official, Putin has been misled by the Russian military, and there is no animosity between him and his military officials, who talked to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Wednesday to discuss the recently declassified intelligence assessment. The official did not provide any proof of how US intelligence arrived at this conclusion.

The findings suggest a “clear breakdown in the flow of correct information” to Putin, as well as a “fear of telling him the truth,” according to the official.

Biden Had A Conversation With Zelenskyy

According to the White House, President Joe Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday to discuss “our sustained support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.” The appeal came after Russian and Ukrainian officials failed to reach an agreement at peace talks in Turkey on Tuesday. During the hour-long discussion, Zelenskyy tweeted that he gave Biden an assessment of the situation on the battlefield and at the bargaining table.

Zelenskyy stated, “We discussed particular defense support, a fresh package of strengthened sanctions, macro-financial and humanitarian relief.” Russia’s declared pledges to reduce military posture near Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, have been met with mistrust by the Biden administration.

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In A Russian Capsule, A Us Astronaut Returns To Earth

After a record-breaking 355 days on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei landed in Kazakhstan in a Soyuz vehicle. Vande Hei was joined by Pyotr Dubrov of the Russian Space Agency and Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Space Agency, who had both spent the previous year in space. Following the touchdown, the wind knocked the capsule onto its side, and the trio emerged one by one into the late afternoon sun.

As he was brought to a reclining chair out in the wide Kazakh steppes, Vande Hei, the last one out, grinned and waved. “It’s lovely out here,” said Vande Hei, who expected to return to Houston with a team of NASA physicians and other personnel as soon as possible.

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