We Told You So

Five days ago, we reported that Russia was abandoning Kherson in Ukraine and withdrawing its troops to the East bank of the Dnipro river to prevent being cut off and annihilated by the armed force of Ukraine.

On November 9th, Russian General of the Army Sergey Surovikin met with the Russian army staff in a heavily scripted and staged briefing where Gen. Surovikin gives a glowing assessment of their successes on the front but then walks it back recommending a “maneuver” to the West bank of the Dnipro river, saying that it was necessary to ensure the safety of civilians and to preserve the lives of their troops in Kherson. A video of this briefing with a decent translation into English is found below.  They only seem to confuse the banks of the river as left and right rather than East and West.