Ukraine takes back Kyiv suburb as Russia continues long-range attacks
Gwen Baumgardner: RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE IS SEEMINGLY SHIFTING TO A WAR OF ATTRITION.
UKRAINE — PICKING UP A HUGE WIN IN A SUBURB OF KYIV.
THIS IS MAKARIV — SHOWN EARLIER THIS MONTH.
ON TUESDAY — UKRAINE’S DEFENSE MINISTRY SAID ITS TROOPS HAD FORCED RUSSIAN TROOPS OUT OF THE CITY — REGAINING A KEY HIGHWAY THAT BLOCKS RUSSIAN TROOPS FROM SURROUNDING KYIV FROM THE NORTHWEST.
RUSSIA’S DEFENSE MINISTRY SAID ITS TROOPS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PARTIALLY TAKE OVER SEVERAL OTHER NORTHWEST SUBURBS.
HOWEVER — RUSSIA’S GROUND ATTACKS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY HAVE MOVED SLOWLY — IF AT ALL.
John Kirby | Pentagon spokesperson: “So I think what we’re seeing here is the Russians have been flummoxed, they’ve been frustrated, they have failed to achieve a lot of their objectives on the ground. And because they are essentially still stalled outside Kyiv, outside Kharkiv, outside Chernihiv and so many other places that they are stepping up their what we in the Pentagon here call long range fires, bombardment from afar.”
Gwen Baumgardner: KIRBY WENT ON TO SAY THAT THESE LONG-RANGE ATTACKS ARE RESULTING IN MORE CIVILIAN DEATHS — AS WELL AS MORE DAMAGE TO RESIDENTIAL AREAS, HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS.