Ukrainian Offensive. Russians Run Away

The Ukrainian army’s ongoing counteroffensive on the northeastern section of the front led to the liberation of the city of Lyman, whose annexation, along with the entire Donetsk oblast, as well as the Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions (which are partially occupied by Russian troops) was publicly announced the day before at a ceremony in Moscow by Vladimir Putin.

The loss of occupied Lyman, a strategically important city in the Donetsk oblast, has been called a “withdrawal” by the Russian Defence Ministry, intended to allow the troops to take up better defence positions. This failed to convince Russian military bloggers and so-called “war correspondents” who had already sounded the alarm days earlier that the Ukrainian encirclement was closing.

This episode further covers topics of Danish authorities confirming that the leaks in both Nord Stream pipelines are under control, Russia being kicked off the UN’s aviation agency, the abduction of the head of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant by Moscow and several EU countries supporting Ukraine’s bid of becoming a NATO member.

To shed more light on these issues, TVP World invited Mykhailo Samus, the Director at the New Geopolitics Research Network.

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Mykhailo Samus

NGRN Director

After 20 years in media as well as in security and defence analysis and consultancy, Mykhailo is an experienced researcher in the sphere of international relations, national resilience and new generation warfare. Served 12 years in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, he gained his Master’s Degree in International Journalism from the Institute of Journalism, Kyiv Shevchenko National University (2007). Having started his career as a journalist at Defense Express, he became the Editor-in-Chief of the Export Control Newsletter magazine, and then the Deputy Director of the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies.

He was the founder (2009) of the EU CACDS office in Prague (Czech Republic), and was responsible for the coordination of CACDS international activities, its regional sections, and projects with NATO and the EU. Mykhailo also was the member of the editorial border of the CACDS Analytical Bulletin Challenges and Risks.

Now Mykhailo is a chief and one the drivers of new international project – The New Geopolitics Research Network which is an independent and nonpartisan initiative to provide a think tank platform for researchers, academics, experts, journalists, intellectuals who aspire to shape a new facets of geopolitics.

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