Where is Russia’s Winter Offensive + President Biden Empty-Handed in Kiev

Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for February 22, 2023:

– Russian forces continue encircling Bakhmut, moving outward from Kremenna, and pressuring Vugladar;

– US President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev, Ukraine with little else but rhetoric;

– the most recent US military assistance package to Ukraine is meager with many items omitting the quantity being sent;

– US analysts believe Russia’s winter offensive already began, that it is underwhelming, and will exhaust Russian combat potential giving Ukraine better chances of success for its own spring offensive;

– More likely Russia is conducting theater-wide spoiling operations to deny Ukraine a pause to put together significant offensive forces;

– Russian General S. Surovikin prepared extensive defenses to blunt Ukraine’s offensive;


BBC – Biden visits Zelensky in Kyiv and says Putin ‘dead wrong’ on Ukraine war (February 21, 2023):

Alex Christoforou – Biden PR disaster trip to Ukraine. Merkel prank call. Reuters, Russia targets North Sea. U/2:

War on the Rocks – RUSSIA’S WINTER OFFENSIVE (February 18, 2023):

US Department of Defense – Biden Administration Announces Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine (February 20, 2023):

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