Russian Operations in Ukraine: Week 5 Update

Russian operations in Ukraine enter week 5. Despite claims Russia is stalled, frustrated, and without a plan, it appears that Russia is doing precisely in Ukraine what it successfully did in Syria from 2015 onward in the systematic taking of population centers.

I also discuss constant accusations by the West regarding “chemical weapons,” as well as a breakdown on how Russia will approach, encircle, and take population centers, just as it recently did in Mariupol.


US Department of Defense – Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing (March 25, 2022):…

TASS – Operation in Ukraine proceeds as planned, first stage goals complete (March 25, 2022):

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – Russia Says 1,351 Of Its Soldiers Have Died In Ukraine, Well Below Western Estimates:….

Wall Street Journal – NATO: Up to 40,000 Russian Troops Killed, Wounded, Taken Prisoner or Missing in Ukraine:…

Combating Terrorism Center at West Point – Russia’s Battlefield Success in Syria: Will It Be a Pyrrhic Victory? (2019):…

The Harvard Gazette – Russia’s remaining weapons are horrific and confounding:…

The New Atlas – Russia’s Back Isn’t “Against the Wall,” and WON’T use “Chemical Weapons”:

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