The Russian army has found themselves in an incredibly untenable situation in Ukraine, having already been decimated by the army of the nation that they’re invading.
Now, to make matters worse, their ranks have been depleted to the point in which 300,000 civilians have been conscripted into military service and sent to the front lines with no training and outdated equipment.
As such, it should come as no surprise that Russian troops have begun literally waving the white flag, surrendering en masse to the Ukrainians.
RUSSIAN soldiers cornered during Ukrainian’s lightning-paced counteroffensive have been filmed surrendering with a white flag flying from their tank.
Incredible footage shows the vehicle heading to Ukrainian lines, as thousands are said to be throwing down their weapons in the face of Kyiv’s blitz and Russian continues to lose swathes of territory.
The stunning optics come after a number of major advances by the Ukrainians.
And senior US officials last night said Ukraine could even take back Crimea, if the military continues to advance at its current rate.
The official told The Telegraph: “The recapture of Crimea by Ukraine is a distinct possibility and can no longer be discounted.”
Dr Mike Martin, a fellow at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, said: “The Ukrainians have had a great day in the south – Russian lines are continuing to collapse and pull back.”
In his nightly address, President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed his troops had liberated three more settlements in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine and their offensive “continues”.
The humiliating moment could be seen on social media as of Wednesday.
— David Patrikarakos (@dpatrikarakos) October 5, 2022