The world has known that thing aren’t going well for Russia in Ukraine for quite a while now, but perhaps no single incident sums up the situation as perfectly as a recently captured video from the eastern portion of the besieged nation.
Russian troops, 300,000 of which will now be untrained civilians by decree of the desperate Kremlin, have been utterly manhandled by their Ukrainian counterparts throughout the 8 months of bloodshed we’ve witnessed thus far. Now, as the unwilling and unprepared newbies arrive, many are simply surrendering outright as opposed to leaving themselves at the mercy of their own military.
A near-perfect representation of the situation has now arrived.
RUSSIAN soldiers cornered during Ukrainian’s lightning-paced counteroffensive have been filmed surrendering with a white flag flying from their tank.
Incredible footage shows the vehicle heading to Ukrainian lines, as thousands are said to be throwing down their weapons in the face of Kyiv’s blitz and Russian continues to lose swathes of territory.
The iconic moment comes at what appears to be a turning point in the war:
And senior US officials last night said Ukraine could even take back Crimea, if the military continues to advance at its current rate.Advertisement - story continues below
The official told The Telegraph: “The recapture of Crimea by Ukraine is a distinct possibility and can no longer be discounted.”
Dr Mike Martin, a fellow at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, said: “The Ukrainians have had a great day in the south – Russian lines are continuing to collapse and pull back.”
In his nightly address, President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed his troops had liberated three more settlements in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine and their offensive “continues”.
Video of the incident can be seen below:
Russian troops flying a white flag from their tank and surrender to Ukraine pic.twitter.com/h9k8KtXmDc
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 6, 2022