“Get real” is an idiom : Get real implies an acknowledgement/acceptance of the true facts/reality of a situation
Briefly speaking, through alternative sources (Duran, Military Summary) it appears that the situation is untenable in Bakhmut for the Ukrainians- They can’t move troops from Kherson to Bakhmut region or Kherson will be retaken. Which leaves the Ukrainian forces in Kherson out manned. And under supplied. The alt sources have talked about this situation all week. Finally 5 eyes is acknowledging this fact- On a Friday. When attention is elsewhere.. As usual
Ukrainian Forces Outnumbered And Facing Supply Issues In Battle for Bakhmut
Ukraine has said its forces are outnumbered by Russian troops and face dwindling ammunition in the battle for Bakhmut, the city in the Donetsk region believed to be the most contested patch of ground in the war at the moment.
A Ukrainian commander told CNN that his troops faced a Russian barrage from early morning until night, but the biggest problem for Kyiv’s forces was that they were
Battery commanders at the frontline told the network that ammunition supplies are running low and that even U.S.-supplied guns are “breaking” under the constant strain, and that they needed more weapons and munitions to fight.
On Thursday, the General Staff of the Ukrainian army reported yet another day of artillery and tank bombardment and shelling reported in more than two dozen different settlements nearby.
Bakhmut is the potential pivot point for the next stage of the conflict,” he told Newsweek. “Russia’s numerical superiority shows that numbers are not the primary metric in military
The quagmire of carnage now consuming the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut has been mostly overlooked, given Ukraine’s battlefield successes against Russia’s army elsewhere.
But the gruelling, gruesome six-month fight for the city in the Donbas region may soon reach its culmination, and the outcome is taking on outsized importance for both sides.
Situation ‘is difficult’
But the strategy carries risks for Ukraine.
NATO officials claim Russia still has an immense amount of equipment, troops and weaponry inside Ukraine, and there appears little chance its army will run low on foot soldiers.
Russian officials say they have just completed mobilizing 300,000 soldiers, and there are persistent reports that another round of call-ups could come after Christmas.
Even as some of NATO’s best weaponry continues to pour into the country, Western officials worry Ukraine is suffering heavy military and civilian casualties — as many as 100,000 of its soldiers may have been killed or wounded.
From my understanding.. less civilian and very heavy military casualties including a likely 100,000 dead Ukrainian soldiers and probably 4 times as many injured. Some light. Some severely. None of this needed to happen!
Ukraine President Volodomyr Zelenskyy has said the number of Ukrainian casualties is a security issue and something he doesn’t discuss. But in an address earlier this week, he indicated the situation in Bakhmut is grim.
These would be Christian institutions..
Zelensky, the NSDC instructed the state service on
ethnopolitics and freedom of conscienceto conduct an examination of the charter of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) “for the presence of church-canonical ties with the Moscow Patriarchate.”
The Security Council also
ordered a check of whether religious organizations legally used the property located in the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve(on the territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra).
Zelensky announced that Ukraine will intensify the fight against Russian security services in the Ukrainian church, and the state service for ethnopolitics will receive more powers.
“We will ensure for our state the fullness of independence. In particular, spiritual independence. We will never allow anyone to build an empire inside the Ukrainian soul,” said the president of Ukraine.
Zelensky is going for religious persecution. Clearly. Plainly. Undoubtedly.