More evidence of the poor morale of Russian invasion forces in Ukraine is coming to light following the successful Ukrainian counter-offensive in Kharkiv Oblast in recent days.
In an intercepted call published on the Telegram channel of the Main Intelligence Department of Ukraine on Sept. 15, a Russian serviceman can be heard admitting that Russia’s army is being beaten.
“Their army is much stronger," he says.
Ukrainian Defense Intelligence clarifies that the Russian soldier was commenting on the situation in the area of Kupyansk, Kharkiv Oblast.
His interlocutor advises him to attack in any direction and says there are reports that they are surrounded.
Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to liberate settlements in the east and south of Ukraine from Russian invasion forces.
The Ministry of Defense noted that since Sept. 6, the defenders of Ukraine have liberated 388 settlements and about 8,500 square kilometers of territory in Kharkiv Oblast.
Against the backdrop of the success of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the region, Russian troops carry out attacks on residential areas of Kharkiv and critical infrastructure facilities.