Russian Ops in Ukraine (August 8, 2022) – Ukraine’s Missing Tanks, Delayed Offensive

Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for August 8, 2022

– Russian advances continue along the line of contact between Avdiivka and Siversk;
– Ukraine’s “Kherson Offensive™” has yet to visibly begin;
– Russian Ministry of Defense claims to have destroyed another HIMARS (5 destroyed in total of 16);
– Western “rights orgs” turn on Ukraine after months of covering up atrocities – Amnesty International reports on Ukrainian armed forces using schools and hospitals as military posts;
– Forbes reports on disappearing Ukrainian tank brigades;
– CBS reports on Western aid disappearing enroute to Ukrainian front lines;
– Sudden rash of recycled headlines including redux on Javelin missiles and

References:

Defense Politics Asia – Ukraine Map:
https://defensepoliticsasia.com/ukraine/
LiveUAmap (pro-Ukrainian):
https://liveuamap.com/
UK Times – Showdown looms in Mykolaiv as Putin scrambles to save face:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sh…
Sky News – Ukraine war set to enter ‘new phase’, Ministry of Defence warns:
https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-wa…
Forbes – It Seems Ukraine Is Struggling To Form Tank Brigades:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe…
CBS News – Why military aid to Ukraine doesn’t always get to the front lines: “Like 30% of it reaches its final destination”:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ukraine-…
Amnesty International – Ukraine: Ukrainian fighting tactics endanger civilians:
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/new…
Washington Post – Russia has killed civilians in Ukraine. Kyiv’s defense tactics add to the danger. (March 2022):
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/…
Reuters – Head of Ukraine’s Amnesty office leaves after group accuses Kyiv:
https://www.reuters.com/world/head-uk…