DAY 91

Victory Chronicles
-DAY 91

May 25,2022


  • Above: Donbas pocket activity. Map via ISW
  • With approximately half of their committed combat forces concentrated in Luhansk oblast, Russians are carving out small gains through continuous heavy shelling, destruction of property and civilian lives.
  • Enemy forces are concentrated on urban targets of Severodonetsk-Lysychansk, Bakhmut, Zolote (NE of Popasna) and Adivka (W of Horlivka).


  • Above: Russian blockade of the Black Sea. Photo via UkrInform
  • The Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis is working with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to create a coalition of countries willing to break the Russian Black Sea blockade that is threatening world food security. (Read in The Times)
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, speaking at Davos, expressed his doubts that Western allies would have the political will and courage to end the Black Sea blockade.


  • A new poll issued on Reuters/Ipsos put President Joe Biden’s approval at just 36%.  While Democrats approved by 76%, only 10% of Republicans approved. Republicans are consumed with domestic inflation and gas prices, blaming the president for global trends.  Despite Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pledge of sustained support for Ukraine, the rise of pro-Russian rhetoric in Republican circles is disturbing.


  • Above: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Facebook that the world is on the brink of an economic crisis, and Hungary must stay outside of this war.
  • The influential and ultra-conservative Republican lobbying group CPAC held an ideological conference in Budapest, Hungary, last week in solidarity with Hungary’s vocally pro-Putin president Viktor Orban who was the keynote speaker. (Read “5 Questions about CPAC in Hungary and Far-Right Extremism“)
  • Hungarian President Viktor Orban, fresh off his resounding endorsement by the USA’s conservative movement, pushed through a constitutional amendment allowing his government to rule by decree based on scare-mongering over national threats from the Russian war on Ukraine. He then imposed a state of emergency, allowing his government to take broad actions in the interest of preserving public safety.


  • Above: French Caesar Howitzers have been deployed by Ukrainian military forces in the east. Photo via Illia Ponomarenko Twitter.
  • Below: Canada purchased 20,000 artillery rounds of NATO standard ammunition destined for the fight in Ukraine.  Photo via CBC.



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