Reasons given – missile strikes, possibility of encirclement, flooding, difficult to supply.
9 Ukrainian attempts repelled this morning.
Will be reported as a Russian defeat; days of celebration, escalation, confidence, more sanctions could be piled on, Putin demonised. regime change narrative. West will be smelling blood.
Is Crimea in danger? water supply? ZNPP in range of Highmars missiles?
Kremlin all on board militarily. Politically?
Will US move troops in?
Giving up Russian territory to invading force; a lot of moving pieces.
Shows a tweet at the end which says no sign of Russian troops leaving?