Russian General Surovikin Speaks, Kherson Battle Looms, Drone/Missiles Strikes Continue

Update on Russian Military Operations against Ukraine for October 19, 2022

– Russian missile and drone strikes continue for over a week, knocking out much of Ukraine’s electric grid;
– Ukraine is wasting precious small arms ammunition in failed attempts to counter Russian Geran-2 drones;
– NATO claims it will send means to counter them – nothing of substance actually revealed;
– Russian forces continue to advance in Bakhmut, indicating Ukrainian forces are stretched too thin;
– Russian General Surovikin is focused on the defense of Kherson which is being evacuated;
– Fighting may reach the city, Russia has in the past withdrawn forces rather than have them destroyed or captured;
– Whatever gains Ukraine makes will be temporary – Kiev is trading its entire army for territory hoping for a political resolution in its favor ahead of a military resolution in Russia’s;
 
Credit to : The New Atlas