Ukraine War, June 11, 2023: Russian defenses, and the grand strategy of Ukraine and the West

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1) Joe Barnes,”The Russian fortifications Ukraine needs to break through in its counter-offensive; New satellite images reveal the array of minefields, anti-tank ditches and trenches lying ahead of Ukrainian troops,” The Telegraph, June 11, 2023 (11:23 am):

2) James Kilner, “Ukraine claims first counter-offensive gains; Kyiv says two Donetsk villages have been liberated by troops while railway lines in Crimea are rocked by explosions,” The Telegraph, June 11, 2023 (8:48 pm);

3) Julian Borger (Kyiv), “Ukraine claims to have liberated three frontline villages in Donetsk: Soldiers filmed raising Ukrainian flag and banner in villages, a week after launch of counteroffensive, The Guardian, June 11, 2023 (18:56 BST);

4) Peter Pomerantsev, “What lies behind Russia’s acts of extreme violence; Freudian analysis offers an answe,” The Guardian, June 11, 2023 (10.01 BST);

Peter Pomerantsev is the author of Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia

5) The Economist (Odessa),”Ukraine is counter-attacking in multiple directions, with mixed results; But its main forces have yet to be committed,” The Economist, June 11, 2023;

6) Clemens Wergin, “‘Die Gegenoffensive hat begonnen’ – Jetzt tritt der Krieg in eine neue Phase ein,” Die Welt, den 10. Juni 2023;


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