Another Russian Retreat Comes as Kremlin’s Invasion Fails

Vladimir Putin isn’t exactly on top of the world at the moment, as his invasion of Ukraine continues to sputter and fail at an alarming rate.

Not only are Russia’s troops abandoning the front lines en masse, (thanks in no small part to the poor morale that was cultivated when they were tricked into going to war), but the Ukrainians are simply out-fighting the Kremlin’s stooges.

The latest evidence of Moscow’s blunder comes to us from Kharkiv.

Russia’s withdrawal of troops from a Ukrainian region that they encircled at the beginning of the war is proving their “inability to capture key Ukrainian cities,” the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense said Thursday.

In an intelligence update, the Ministry said “Ukrainian forces are continuing to counterattack to the north of Kharkiv, recapturing several towns and villages towards the Russian border.”

“Despite Russia’s success in encircling Kharkiv in the initial stages of the conflict, it has reportedly withdrawn units from the region to reorganize and replenish its forces following heavy losses,” the Ministry continued.

The troops will likely be redeployed out to the south and east of Ukraine, where Russia is focusing most of its attention after once again moving the goalposts of success in this “special military operation”.