Andrei finally recharged his batteries and upon his return unleashed a heavy artillery barrage of great analysis and demolition of Western narratives:
Five months ago, on February 24th, Russia began what she called a “special military operation” (SMO). In very simple terms, this is what Russia has achieved so far: Ukraine has lost about 20% of its territory, about 3 thousand towns and villages, half of the gross national product, and a third of coal production. It completely lost access to the Sea of Azov, and traffic through the Black Sea ports froze due to fighting and mining of waterways. The number of refugees has reached 7 million (source).But these factoids don’t even begin to tell the full story. There would be many ways that this story could be told, but to begin I want to list a few elements of the official western narrative which have now faceplanted and nobody sane would take seriously.
Read the whole thing--it is long and that is precisely why it makes it so good, because Andrei covers many key issues apart from what now is apparently becoming an imploding narrative by the combined West. Enjoy, I did.