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Ukraine Begins Expulsion of Russians

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The Ukrainian Army is successfully retaking thousands of kilometers of its territory. The Russians are fleeing, with their morale on the floor, in the face of the decisive advance of Zelensky’s troops. What happens today in Ukraine is surprising and implies a turning point in the invasion that began at the beginning of the year.

In just a few days, the Ukrainians have retaken some three thousand kilometers of territory, previously under the control of the invading Russian troops. Key cities, which fell at the beginning of the invasion at the hands of the Russians, have been retaken: Kharkov and Izyum are among them.

A day ago, Vladimir Putin’s Defense Ministry acknowledged the failure and announced the withdrawal of troops from the entire Kharkov region, as a result of the relentless Ukrainian counteroffensive.

So far, it has been proven that Ukraine’s intelligence services are far superior to Russia’s, because Putin’s military was surprised by the Ukrainian ambushes and siege. The Institute for the Study of War said that the Ukrainian advance is collapsing the Russian axis in the entire Donbas area.

Faced with the retreat, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, “The Russian Army these days is showing the best thing it can do: turn its back.” And a Ukrainian soldier told the Wall Street Journal this week that “the Russians are so low in morale that they are leaving weapons and tanks behind in their retreat.”

The world, however, must remain vigilant. Putin will do something, because, as we have said all along, he cannot afford failure in Ukraine. And the more cornered he is, the more dangerous he becomes. His ace up his sleeve is nuclear weaponry, which, let’s hope, he has enough sense never to use. By now, it is clear that he has not won the war.



Today’s editorial Monday, September 12, 2022, was written by Orlando Avendaño and is part of El American’s newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe here to receive daily access to our reports, research articles, and commentaries.

Orlando Avendaño is the co-editor-in-chief of El American. He is a Venezuelan journalist and has studies in the History of Venezuela. He is the author of the book Days of submission // Orlando Avendaño es el co-editor en Jefe de El American. Es periodista venezolano y cuenta con estudios en Historia de Venezuela. Es autor del libro Días de sumisión.

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