Ukrainian Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyі

Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyі, architect of the Kharkiv offensive

Mark Sumner’s two stories today (morning, afternoon) have a great deal of information on Ukraine’s operational gains today. As I write this, it’s night in Ukraine and while undoubtedly stuff is happening, we won’t hear about any of it until morning.

This is most likely significantly out of date, but good enough for now with confirmed advances:


I wonder if Russia will hit Putin’s September 15 deadline to capture all of the Donbas.

They were already going to cut it close, but events up in Kharkiv might force additional delays. On the plus side, they are making some gains. 

Wagner captured a hill. A…