The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is in the process of “regrouping”, in other words, retreating, of his army in the Kharkiv region.
This was announced by his press secretary Dmytro Peskov at the briefing, Russian Interfax reports.
“It is clear that everything that happens, any actions taken by the military during a special military operation, is reported to the supreme commander. The President is in constant, round-the-clock communication with the Minister of Defense and all military commanders.”he said.
Arestovych on the counteroffensive: The “tsunami” phase was replaced by consolidation of results and battles abroadThe operation of the Armed Forces in the east and south continues. After a rapid advance, the troops moved on to consolidating results and fighting for the occupation of the most advantageous lines.
September 12, 2022, 1:16 p.m
When asked whether the country’s military leadership still enjoys Putin’s trust in light of recent events, Peskov reiterated that “the special military operation will continue until the initial goals are achieved.”
He also refused to answer questions about Russia’s strikes on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure, as well as whether the Russian Federation plans to mobilize against the background of a successful counteroffensive by the Armed Forces: Peskov said that this is the competence of the Ministry of Defense.
We will remind you that the Ukrainian military is actively de-occupying the Kharkiv region. Only in the last day, more than 20 settlements were liberated from the Russians.
As Oleksiy Arestovych noted, it took only four days for the Armed Forces of Ukraine to liberate the territory that the Russians had occupied for more than 120 days.
The rapid offensive of the Armed Forces caught the occupiers by surprise. The army’s flight to the Ministry of Defense of Russia was called “regrouping”.
The mass media write that the defeat of Russian troops in the Kharkiv region can undermine Putin’s reputation in the Russian Federation as a geopolitical strategist.