Former NATO general says Putin has 9-month window to win war

May 27, 2022 9:00 am

[Source: Aljazeera]

A resurgent Russian army has refocused its previous awkward efforts to claim Ukraine’s east, making its first significant advances there in the 13th week of the war.

Russian forces have re-launched offensives at three main points to surround a spearhead of Ukrainian defenders.

Russian forces appear to be attempting a strong movement from Izyum and Popasna to isolate Ukraine’s entire tactical army of about 50,000 men in the Luhansk and Donetsk (doniyesk) regions to the east.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia’s bombardment was turning the Donbas into “hell”.