We had ‘health experts’ these last two years for COVID, now we have ‘military experts’ for Ukraine. Sky News UK had this fella telling us the Russians had ‘stalled’ just south of Izyum:
Compare this with info over the last few days that Russians had been both strengthening their position around Izyum (in the figure below, Izyum is the northern pincer threatening the UKR salient
and obtaining command and control of the heights immediately south there at Suligovka and advancing further south to Pashkove,
This also involves a question about the status of the UKR’s 93rd Brigade which was last situated at Oskil (immediately east of Izyum) and is believed to surrounded, and the retreat of their 81st Brigade from area of Sviatoguirsk.
None of this granular detail is provided by our Sky News UK ‘military expert’. Nor any appreciation of the advantage RUS has obtained by winning the heights at Suligovka and surrounds. Or of the tremendous pressure this puts on UKR attempting to hold off encirclement of the salient and the thousands of UKR troops and equipment within. This is of a piece with the reporting re COVID which was almost universally designed to exaggerate the risk of spread and disease at every turn, except that here the coverage is designed to present RUS’s position as underwhelming and near catastrophe while exaggerating the strength of the UKR’s position even to the extent of widely reporting the most fanciful nonsense (Ghost of Kiev, Snake Island, and the like) again and again.
And again and again, we are provided with evidence that the experts employed by the media-political nexus do nothing more than ‘shape’ public opinion in the interests of their class. They appear uninterested at all with a frank and sober analysis of the situation. Maintaining the official narrative is just too important, reality must yield.