It’s no surprise that most people believe the nonsense being pushed by the anti-Russian globalist media, because it never stops even when directly contradicted by the very headlines of the story containing the false narrative:
Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, issued a video address to the nation in the early hours of Thursday, giving an upbeat assessment of the war and calling on Ukrainians to keep up the resistance.
‘We are a people who in a week have destroyed the plans of the enemy,’ he said, in the clip posted on social media. ‘They will have no peace here. They will have no food. They will have here not one quiet moment.’
Zelensky did not comment on whether the Russians have seized several cities, including Kherson. ‘If they went somewhere, then only temporarily. We’ll drive them out,’ he said.
He said the fighting is taking a toll on the morale of Russian soldiers, who ‘go into grocery stores and try to find something to eat.’ He added: ‘These are not warriors of a superpower. These are confused children who have been used,’ while giving the death toll at 9,000 Russian troops. The US believes the toll is actually around 6,000. Moscow has admitted only 500 deaths.
His assessment of the Russian attack was shared by several US defence analysts who said the campaign had been mismanaged, under-supplied, ineffective, and led to Moscow suffering much-higher casualties in the first few days of fighting than had been anticipated.
Now, on the Darkstream two nights ago, specifically episode 838 Separating Fact from Fiction, I estimated that Russian KIAs were between 250 and 500 troops, based on the number of troops involved in the operation and historical comparisons to the Six-Days War of 1967, Kuwait in 1991, and Iraq in 2003. The official Russian figure of 498 is therefore highly credible, and tends to reflect the way in which the Russian forces are not utilizing their air supremacy or their artillery to minimize their own casualties, because they are observably attempting to minimize civilian casualties.
Both the 6,000 and the 9,000 Russian KIAs reported by the USA and the Ukrainians, respectively, are obvious fiction. There is absolutely no way to rationalize what would amount to 31,500 casualties – as the ratio of wounded to KIA is normally around 3.5/1 – with the fact that the Russian forces are observably advancing through Ukraine at speeds comparable to “the most lethal and fastest ground combat formation in history”, the US 24th Infantry Division, which lost only 16 soldiers while advancing about 206 km from its position in Saudi Arabia to its final position west of Al Basrah in 100 hours, during which time it was responsible for the famous “Highway of Death”.
I note that Melitopol, which fell to Russian troops in less than 48 hours, is 161 kilometers from the Crimea. Kherson, the fall of which headlined the article linked above, is 418 kilometers away from Donetsk. This indicates that the Russians are actually moving faster than “the fastest ground combat formation in history” did.