Friday, May 13, 2022

Ukraine Makes Headway in Retaking Areas Outside Kharkiv After String of victories; Russian dead dumped in piles ‘as tall as a man’ to hide true tally: Ukraine officials; US fears Russia will use ‘drastic’ tactics including nuke threat as fortunes wane in Ukraine, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

Ukraine makes headway in retaking areas outside Kharkiv after string of victories:
Ukrainian troops Wednesday retook the town of Pytomnyk outside Kharkiv in the northeastern part of the country, the latest in a string of victories that has put Ukrainian troops within miles of the Russian border.
The liberation of Pytomnyk, a town some 15 miles from the Russian border, comes a day after Ukrainian authorities announced the recapture of four other villages outside of Kharkiv.
The combined counterassaults have effectively pushed Russian artillery out of range of Ukraine’s second-largest city, and simultaneously put pressure on Russia’s border and supply lines.
“We are having successes in the Kharkiv direction, where we are steadily pushing back the enemy and liberating population centers,” Brigadier General Oleksiy Hromov, Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of Ukraine’s General Staff, said Wednesday.
Ukraine has also taken the fight back to Snake Island — the Black Sea base which was taken in the opening act of the war, in which Ukrainian troops famously told the Russian cruiser Moskva to “go f–k [it]self.” --->READ MORE HERE
Russian dead dumped in piles ‘as tall as a man’ to hide true tally: Ukraine officials:
Russian troops dumped thousands of their war dead in heaps “as tall as a man” in a desperate bid to hide the true extent of their losses, according to an intercepted call released by Ukrainian authorities.
The Security Services of Ukraine on Tuesday said the call caught an invading soldier telling his wife about “makeshift dumpsites” with “so many corpses that the mountains of them reach” more than 6 feet high.
“It’s not a morgue, it’s a dump,” he told her of the site near Donetsk.
“They were just lying one on top of another. … It was a dump as tall as a man,” he said, according to a translation by the Times of London.
The dispirited soldier said he heard about the human dumping ground from the wife of a soldier who was only reported as missing, but whom she found among the dead there.
“She said there were thousands [of bodies],” he told his wife.
“They chuck them there and then it’s easier for them to say they’re missing in action,” he told her, according to the UK Times. --->READ MORE HERE
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