Monday, 17 October 2022 — Land Destroyer
(The New Atlas) – Update for Russian military operations against Ukraine for October 17, 2022.
- Russian forces are closing in on Bakhmut city – with even the Western media noting the inevitability of Russia’s victory there;
- Ukrainian offensives are grinding to a halt – whatever additional gains they make will be temporary and inevitably reversed as Russia prepares what appears to be a major offensive of its own;
- Western media is depending heavily on propaganda to paper over severe weapon and ammunition shortages in Ukraine and the implications it has on Kiev’s fighting capacity;
- The US is lashing out with an increasingly desperate tone as nations around the globe refuse to subordinate themselves and their nation’s interests to US foreign policy objectives – India being among them;