Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

In a country where independent media and commentary has all but disappeared from public view, it's rare to hear dissenting voices on the many state-controlled TV networks in Russia " particularly now with the country at war with Ukraine.



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"But one well-known military analyst and veteran has stood out this week after he appeared on state TV and gave a damning assessment of the Ukraine invasion, or what Russia calls its "special military operation."

"The situation, frankly speaking, will get worse for us," Mikhail Khodaryonok, a retired Russian army colonel, told the "60 Minutes" talk show on Rossiya-1 TV program hosted by Olga Skabeyeva, who's renowned for her pro-Kremlin stance.

"You should not swallow informational tranquilizers," Khodaryonok told the host as he warned that Ukraine was in no way near being beaten by Russia, and that Kyiv could mobilize and arm a million people if it wanted to.

"The desire to defend one's motherland in the sense that it exists in Ukraine " it really does exist there and they intend to fight to the last," Khodaryonok said before he was interrupted by Skabeyeva who was trying to downplay the effectiveness of Ukraine's forces.

"We need to treat this million Ukrainian soldiers as a reality in the nearest future," he said." more at the link


Apparently you can't hide invading your neighbor in a Land Grab, and losing, even in Russia. Who'd a thunk it?

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-05-18 11:56 AM | Reply

Two of Russia's neighbors that were previously afraid of how Russia would react if they joined NATO are no longer afraid.

That's how bad Russia is losing in the meat grinder called Ukraine.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-18 01:07 PM | Reply

The entire free world has rallied behind Ukraine sending aid and even volunteer fighters with the exception of some pieces of --- in the US (Rand Paul, Sporkfoot, etc) just shows how much Putin is hated.

This will not end well for Vlad.

He either suffers catastrophic losses and withdraws humiliated in the future or withdraws humiliated now.

He really --- the bed this time.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-05-19 08:08 AM | Reply

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