Arpan Rai,Rory Sullivan,Tom Ambrose and Matt Mathers
Tue, 31 May 2022, 11:17 am
Russia’s army is on the brink of collapse but Vladimir Putin sees the loss of some 30,000 troops as a “price worth paying” for a small win the in Donbas region, it is reported.
According to a report written by a “top UK analyst on Russia” seen by the Daily Mirror, the Russian president still believes he can get a “partial victory” despite Kremlin insiders trying to convince him that the invasion has been a disaster.
It comes as fierce fighting continues Severdonestk, where Russia claims it controls half of the territory in the Donbas city.
“This immediately covers more than two-thirds of oil imports from Russia, cutting a huge source of financing for its war machine,” EU Council president Charles Michel wrote on Twitter.
However, the embargo only applies to seaborne trade, not oil carried by pipelines.