Yesterday’s SOFREP SITREP on the Ukraine-Russia war paints a positive picture of Ukrainian progress as they reclaim two villages in the southern city of Kherson. Yet, today, we’re met with operational silence from the Ukrainian military leaders as they prepare for another onslaught on the counteroffensive campaign.

According to the Institute for the Study of War, the Ukrainian ground forces continue to target Russian ground lines of communication (GLOCs) and ammunition depots in Central Kherson Oblast. A leaked video on social media also shows proof that the Russian forces have been dismantled in the region as it showed a battered and broken Russian position in Kherson.

It was speculated that some Russian troops thought they were getting ready to surrender because of the lack of communication. This sentiment is echoed by retired US Army Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, who said that the recent movement on the front lines indicates a “future surrender.” Gen. Hertling also highlighted the poor “soldier discipline and horrible fieldcraft/training” that’s seen in the Russian forces’ performance in the past few months.