Some reports that the whole Ring Road around Moscow was blocked off yesterday from civilian traffic for the use of the military, this resident of Moscow, which is some 380 miles from Kharkiv. This screencap of video shows part of a large military leaving the city for perhaps Izyum, which would be a waste since the Russians abandoned the city in their withdrawal. They have also abandoned Kupiansk which in our last sitrep we stated would leave Russian forces with their backs to the Oskil River with the bridges already destroyed behind them.



a long line of Ambulances was filmed arriving in Kyiv yesterday.  Pro-Russian sources crowed that this was an indication of the heavy casualties the Ukrainians are taking.  To be sure, their casualties are significant.  This is not a war in the desert, with sparse cover for large formations of infantry and tanks.  It is a war being fought on terrain which is heavily wooded and dotted with villages, towns and cities. Unlike the casualties Ukraine took while holding the Russians and planning this offensive just to keep ground, these losses are incurred while taking ground, with Russian forces appearing to melt in front of them.

This image may tell another story though. The Ukrainians are able to evacuate their casualties and have the logistics in place to do so. All through this war, we have seen credible reports(often from Russian soldiers themselves) saying that their wounded are not being evacuated or received substandard treatment, or in some cases are being shot by their own officers when they are judged too far gone to save.

Kyiv is a long way from the front lines, we doubt these casualties were evacuated by ground transportation.  They were probably airlifted by helicopter there and are the most seriously wounded, needing the most extensive care.