Russian forces have driven Ukrainian defenders from most parts of the besieged city of Mariupol and could fully capture the southeastern port city “in the coming week,” the Institute for the Study of War said

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“Can’t defend a city if there’s no city left to defend” – Russian military’s offensive siege operations handbook


Wow, 50-days to take one city. Ukrainian’s are putting up one hell of a fight!


For what it’s worth, I’ve been reading the ISW updates daily for the entire conflict… They’ve been predicting Mariupol’s fall “in the next few days” for about a month now.


So even with almost no defenders left it will still take a week in in Russian time? So about a month in real people time?


This is why you treat soldiers who surrender well. If soldiers feel like surrendering will mean torture or death, they’ll fight to the end