Russia Continues Grinding Away Ukrainian Military & Electrical Power (Update for November 21, 2022

– Russian makes incremental gains in the Donbass region;

– Ukraine’s power grid continues to degrade under Russian missile and drone strikes;

– Ukraine continues denying responsibility for missile strike in Poland;

– US claims NASAMS air defense systems performed at 100% effectiveness, provide no numbers or proof of this claim;

– There are not enough NASAMS arriving in Ukraine over the next several years to protect Ukraine from further Russian missile and drone salvos;

Ukraine has more or less abandoned Kherson city;

US DoD admits Ukraine cannot achieve its main objective of expelling Russia;

– Failure to achieve Ukraine’s objective while continuing to fight and lose men and equipment equates to demilitarization;

References:

Al Jazeera – Ukraine to begin voluntary evacuation from Kherson: Deputy PM: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1…

Breaking Defense – Zelensky advisor: ‘Important’ to wait for results of Poland missile explosion investigation: https://breakingdefense.com/2022/11/z…

Guardian – In eastern Poland, Putin’s war has turned former enemies into friends: https://www.theguardian.com/world/202…

ABC News – Ukrainian officials refute US estimates on number of killed, injured soldiers: https://abcnews.go.com/International/…

BBC – Ukraine war: 10 million without power after Russian strikes: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe…

US Department of Defense – Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Army General Mark A. Milley, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Hold a Press Briefing Following Ukrainian Defense Contact Group Meeting Nov. 16, 2022: https://www.defense.gov/News/Transcri…

Human Rights Watch – Off Target: The Conduct of the War and Civilian Casualties in Iraq: II. CONDUCT OF THE AIR WAR: https://www.hrw.org/reports/2003/usa1…

Houston Business Journal – KBR completes power substation project in Iraq: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/s…

Bloomberg – Transcript: Vladimir Putin’s Televised Address on Ukraine (February 24, 2022): https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl…

 

 

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