President Putin, who declared his own territory to be part of Ukraine, retreated after a counter-attack by Ukrainian forces. Some of Putin’s close aides have encouraged the use of tactical nuclear weapons.
According to the British Guardian, on the 3rd (local time), the Ukrainian army recaptured the large cities of Izium and Lehman on the eastern front which had been occupied by Russian forces, and managed to break through the Russian defense lines in southern Kherson state
Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said in a daily briefing that “Ukrainian forces have penetrated deep into our defenses with tank units at the front.”
The Guardian reports that the victory of the Ukrainian forces has put President Putin in jeopardy after he declared that his own territory is the occupied territory of Ukraine.
Currently, the Ukrainian army is said to have advanced into the Kherson ‘Duchani’ area and are fighting. Duchani is a village about 30 km south of the current front line.
Some military experts believe that the supply routes for Russian troops are at risk of being cut off.
As the Russian military is on the defensive, President Putin’s aides and media even mentioned the use of tactical nuclear weapons. “In my personal opinion, more drastic measures should be taken, including the declaration of martial law in the border area and the use of low-powered nuclear weapons (tactical nuclear weapons),” said Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Russian Federation. Republic.
Reporter Choi Jae-ho, Donga.com [email protected]