The UK Guardian claims Ukraine has “won the battle of Kharkiv” driving back Russian attempts to encircle and take the city… only Russian forces were not trying to take Kharkov. The primary objective, according to even the Pentagon, is the Donbas region, all other objectives are secondary.
Russian forces around Kharkov are engaged in a fixing operation. As long as Ukrainian troops are forced to remain around Kharkov instead of reinforcing Ukrainian troops in Donbas, Russia’s fixing operation is a success.
The fact that the Western media has to embellish minor and superficial gains on the battlefield as a major “victory” illustrates just how little success Ukraine is actually having.
Guardian – Ukraine has won the battle of Kharkiv, analysts say, as Kyiv warns of ‘long phase of war’:
Institute for the Study of War (ISW) – RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MAY 13:
Ukrainian General Staff (Facebook) – Operational information as of 18.00 13.05.2022:
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