In Kherson, a Turning Point?

by Peter Zeihan on October 5, 2022
Ukrainian forces are poised to rout Russian defensive formations around the critical southern city of Kherson. This comes weeks after a planned counter offensive went into effect, but on the heels of significant gains made against Russian troops in Ukraine’s northeast, which saw Kyiv recapture Izium and and the strategic rail hub of Lyman.The battle for Kherson will represent a significant bellwether in the current phase of the Ukraine conflict. Russia’s best troops and equipment are stationed there. If they dissolve, as have other fronts in recent weeks, not only does this have significant implications for Russia itself but the capture of advanced Russian equipment by Kyiv’s forces will represent a larger and more significant transfer than nearly anything NATO has provided up to this point.

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