Dateline Moscow and Kyiv: A shift in momentum during an operational pause.
Ukraine at D+155: A shift in momentum? (The CyberWire) Russia’s difficulties filling its depleted ranks (down nearly 50%, the US Intelligence Community is said to have told Congress) and its inability to advance (during what looks more like exhaustion and neutralization than it does operational pause) appear to have given Ukraine an opportunity to take back the initiative in the North, East, and, especially, the South. A look at hacktivism in the Ukrainian interest.
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 156 (Al Jazeera) As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 156th day, we take a look at the main developments.
Russia-Ukraine war latest: what we know on day 156 of the invasion (the Guardian) Ukraine steps up campaign to retake Russian-controlled regions in south; Kyiv accuses Russia of a war crime over the deaths of more than 40 prisoners of war
Ukraine steps up counteroffensive against Russian forces (Al Jazeera) Ukrainian officials say campaign to retake parts of Kherson, Zaporizhia oblasts has begun, urging civilians to leave.
Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskiy says grain exports ready to start; Kyiv and Moscow both launch investigations into PoW deaths – live (the Guardian) Ukraine’s president says Black Sea ports ready to export grain; Kyiv calls on world leaders to condemn Russia over attack that led to death of 40 PoWs
Ukraine could be turning the tide of war again as Russian advances stall (Washington Post) Russian advances in Ukraine have slowed almost to a standstill as newly delivered Western weapons help Ukrainian forces reclaim much of the advantage they had lost in recent months, opening a window of opportunity to turn the tide of the war in their favor again.
Ukraine war: Russian Kalibr cruise missiles strike military base near Kyiv (The Telegraph) Russian forces have struck a military base north of the capital Kyiv, Ukraine has said in a rare admission of a successful attack by Moscow on its military infrastructure.
Northern Ukraine Comes Under Burst of Russian Attacks Far From Front Lines (Wall Street Journal) Missiles and rockets rained down on northern Ukraine, marking the first time in weeks…