The Ukrainian Defense Forces have recaptured dozens of villages in the east and south of the country in recent weeks.
Finally on Tuesday evening, the Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged that Ukrainian forces have Restored areas of Kherson Province in southern Ukraine.
During a press conference of the Ministry, a map was shown showing that the village of Dudchane on the western bank of the Dnipro River was no longer under the control of Russian troops.
A high-ranking official of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine stated at the same time that Ukrainian forces have recaptured more than 50 villages and settlements in Kherson Oblast, reports the Ukrainian News Agency. Interfax. This has not been confirmed by independent sources.
John Bolton, who was a UN ambassador under former President George W. Bush and National Security Adviser to Donald Trump before turning against Trump, says Sky News Russian President Vladimir Putin now faces “bigger problems than at any time since the invasion”.
In addition to the problems on the battlefield, rumors circulated throughout the war that the Kremlin did not support Putin’s war.
A source close to the Kremlin recently told the Guardian that many people in It should shock the Russian elite too About what happened in recent months.
– Somewhat likely
Bolton believes that Putin The annexation of four Ukrainian regions It was intended to encourage the Russian forces.
– But the fact is, at least from Putin’s worldview, that the battles are now taking place on “Russian soil”, and the Russian army is not doing well, he says, and adds:
“So I think without a doubt that adds to Putin’s problems in Russian politics and makes it somewhat more likely that a tactical nuclear weapon could be possible,” Bolton says.
Tom Rossyth, chief intelligence lecturer at the Norwegian Defense Academy, previously told Dagbladet that he thinks the kind of setback the Russians are experiencing now means that tactical nuclear weapons are largely considered in the Kremlin — but it is true. resident ‘A long way from nuclear weapons’.
– I think it is premature, the regions are still not officially Russian and are waiting for ratification from the State Duma and the Federation Council, said Rosth.
threaten the west
It’s been less than two weeks Putin threatened the West with nuclear weapons. He did so in the same speech where he also announced partial mobilization.
– I would like to remind the West that our country also possesses various weapons of destruction, and in some cases these are more modern weapons than those of NATO. We will use all means available to us to secure our Motherland, our sovereignty and freedom, Putin said, adding:
– I don’t cheat.
Russia has one of The largest nuclear weapons arsenal in the world – Something Putin does not hide at all.
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