Ukraine War, June 2, 2022 (I): Russia, with overwhelming force, is winning the war in the Donbas; Delayed weapons deliveries a big factor; Russia is down, but not out

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1) Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Michael Kofman, “Russia Is Down. But It’s Not Out,” New York Times, June 2, 2022 (5:08 a.m. ET);

Ms. Kendall-Taylor is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Mr. Kofman is the director of Russian studies at the research institute CNA. Both are experts on national security, Russia and modern warfare.

2) Editorial, “Defeating Russia’s Food Blockade; Ukraine’s wheat harvest is coming soon, but the U.S. still won’t consider a naval escort for commercial ships in the Black Sea,” Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2022 (updated 7:09 pm ET);

3) Christoph B. Schiltz, “‘Mit dieser Taktik gewinnt Russland gerade den Krieg im Donbass,'” Die Welt, den 2. Juni 2022;

4) Christoph B. Schiltz, “With this tactic, Russia is currently winning the war in Donbass,” Die Welt (English translation), June 2, 2022.

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See also,

Only force can stop Putin

“Ukraine War, April 5, 2022 (II): Force must be used to stop Putin,” The Trenchant Observer, April 5, 2022.