My thoughts on the liberation of Kherson:
However, Russian forces appear to have withdrawn from the city in mostly good order. While they left some equipment, and apparently some stocks of ammunition, the most valuable kit was apparently transferred across the river in recent weeks. This means Ukraine is unlikely to enjoy the same bonanza it acquired after Russian retreats from Kyiv and Kharkiv. It also means that Russian forces can continue to use their equipment in defense of territory seized in other parts of the country. For good measure, the Russians finished off the bridges that linked Kherson west of the river to its suburbs in the east. Ukraine had already significantly damaged these bridges, and they probably would not have been militarily useful in any case, but Russian troops took no chances.
- How Chinese military aviation may be able to take advantage of war experience.
- Big report out of RUSI on the air war thus far and what Ukraine needs to do to maintain its advantage.
- Ooh kamikaze drones... in boat form!
- Dual use tech in Russian military kit.