VLADIMIR PUTIN’S invasion of Ukraine is in tatters as defence forces decimate Russian tanks with drone footage showing total destruction of the armoured vehicles.
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With the war entering the fourth week, progress by Putin’s forces has been met by brave resistance by Ukrainian forces who have stood up to the Russian war machine. Reports from Ukraine suggest 13,500 Russian soldiers have been killed since the start of the conflict, however, Ukraine has also suffered heavy losses, structural destruction and over 2.5 million people forced to leave the country.
Andrew Neil has issued a brilliant assessment of Vladimir Putin after the Russian president released yet another diatribe against the West. Pictures of the most recent attacks on Russian tanks in Ukraine show clear aerial footage of a tank being hit by an explosive device.
The most recent intelligence report by the Ministry of Defence states: “Russian forces are struggling to overcome the challenges posed by Ukraine’s terrain. “Russian forces have remained largely tied to Ukraine’s road network and have demonstrated a reluctance to conduct off-road manoeuvre. The destruction of bridges by Ukrainian forces has also played a key role in stalling Russia’s advance. “The tactics of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have adeptly exploited Russia’s lack of manoeuvre, frustrating the Russian advance and inflicting heavy losses on the invading forces.”
It is hence why Russian forces are relying heavily on air superiority when attacking Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has pleaded on numerous occasions for a NATO-imposed no-fly zone over the country, hence cutting off Russia’s last line of attack. However, this has been widely snubbed by NATO and Western allies who state such an act will involve serious global consequences should a non-Ukrainian asset shoot down Russian aircraft.
In a desperate plea to the US House of Representatives yesterday, Mr Zelensky begged for more equipment in order for Ukraine to defend itself. Most NATO members have contributed hardware to Ukraine, but have stopped short in sending troops or becoming directly involved.