The war grinds on while Russia’s near-abroad erupts in turmoil

June 20, 2022 It has been several days since my last update, so it's time for some analysis of the war in Ukraine and its global repercussions. As usual, we begin with an operational update, starting from the North, with Kharkiv. Unfortunately, the RFA has made some small advances toward the city, which has now … Continue reading The war grinds on while Russia’s near-abroad erupts in turmoil

War of attrition and maneuvers in the succession struggle

June 8, 2022 We begin, as has now become usual, with an operational update. Please bear in mind that in this war of attrition, daily developments should be interpreted with caution -- breakthroughs are unlikely for either side, towns and villages are likely to change hands multiple times, and the important thing is to keep … Continue reading War of attrition and maneuvers in the succession struggle

Fighting stalls as politics heat up: Will the West hold the line?

June 2, 2022 As usual, we start with an operational update, going clockwise from the north, starting with the most intense situation in Luhansk. The Russians threw everything but the kitchen sink in their offensive designed to occupy Luhansk Region to its administrative borders. Some information leaked that Putin had given the army until June … Continue reading Fighting stalls as politics heat up: Will the West hold the line?