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Ukraine Split Russian Defenses By Tricking Them Into Defending Wrong City

Vladimir Putin

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  • What does Ukraine credit its recent success against Russia to? Drawing on its reserves, keeping morale high over half a year of conflict and, according to a Ukrainian military source, deception.
  • Ukrainian forces used a number of tactics, some of which could not be disclosed, to trick Russians into believing their impending counter-offensive was targeting the southern port city of Kherson, reports The Times of London.
  • Moscow sent reinforcements from Kharkiv, about 300 miles (500 kilometers) northeast of the port.

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