1. Ukraine invasion: Ukraine pushes to liberate all land from Russia, calls for Western arms  Newshub
  2. Putin's Russia struggles for response to Ukrainian blitz  Stuff
  3. US leaders avoid victory dance as Ukraine blitz routs Putin's troops  New Zealand Herald
  4. The Guardian view on Ukraine’s counteroffensive: a stunning breakthrough  The Guardian
  5. White House: Ukrainians fighting hard to take back territory  Reuters.com
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Ukraine's Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Malyar said 150,000 people had been liberated from Russian rule in the area.Ukraine's Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Malyar said 150,000 people had been liberated from Russian rule in the area.

Ukraine invasion: Ukraine pushes to liberate all land from Russia, calls for Western arms | Newshub

Putin's invasion of Ukraine is rapidly going backwards - so what will he do if cornered?Putin's invasion of Ukraine is rapidly going backwards - so what will he do if cornered?

Russian-Ukraine war: With his army on the back foot, is escalation over Ukraine Vladimir Putin's only real option? - NZ Herald

President Volodymyr Zelensky wanted to make a dramatic move in the war against Russia. U.S. and Ukrainian officials came up with a plan.President Volodymyr Zelensky wanted to make a dramatic move in the war against Russia. U.S. and Ukrainian officials came up with a plan.

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Ukrainian forces have recaptured 6,000 sq km in south and east, Zelenskiy says; Kyiv says Russia has stopped sending new troops into UkraineUkrainian forces have recaptured 6,000 sq km in south and east, Zelenskiy says; Kyiv says Russia has stopped sending new troops into Ukraine

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling on the West to speed up deliveries of weapons systems as Ukrainian troops move to consolidate control over a large swath of north-eastern territory seized back from Russia.Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling on the West to speed up deliveries of weapons systems as Ukrainian troops move to consolidate control over a large swath of north-eastern territory seized back from Russia.

Ukraine calls for more Western arms after Russia pullback | RNZ News

Whether Ukraine's gains are permanent depends on Russia’s next moves, especially whether President Vladimir Putin calls up additional military forces.Whether Ukraine's gains are permanent depends on Russia’s next moves, especially whether President Vladimir Putin calls up additional military forces.

Russian retreat may be Ukraine war turning point, U.S. officials say - The Washington Post

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Recent gains by Ukraine likened to ‘scoring a goal before half-time’ Recent gains by Ukraine likened to ‘scoring a goal before half-time’

Russian forces ‘ordered to retreat’ from Kharkiv as some leave weapons behind in ‘apparent panic’ | The Independent

Even before this weeks' gains by Ukraine, there were signs that Russia's artillery is wearing down, and that it is running low on munitions - potentially limiting Moscow's options. Even before this weeks' gains by Ukraine, there were signs that Russia's artillery is wearing down, and that it is running low on munitions - potentially limiting Moscow's options.

As Ukraine counterattacks, Russia’s military facing steep artillery, resupply challenges - Breaking Defense

Ukraine's offensive is quickly pushing Russia back and raising the risks of Putin trying to expand the warUkraine's offensive is quickly pushing Russia back and raising the risks of Putin trying to expand the war

Ukraine's Offensive Is Effective—and Risks Escalation | Time

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Some advocate starting peace talks while others demand retaliation — all as Ukrainian troops advance.Some advocate starting peace talks while others demand retaliation — all as Ukrainian troops advance.

Ukrainian surge throws Kremlin propagandists into disarray – POLITICO

The President calls on Ukraine's allies to strengthen cooperation to "defeat Russian terror" amid its troops gains in the country's north-east. The President calls on Ukraine's allies to strengthen cooperation to "defeat Russian terror" amid its troops gains in the country's north-east. 

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A lightning Ukrainian counter-offensive has recaptured 6,000 square kilometres of territory in the country's northeast and south since the start of September, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.…A lightning Ukrainian counter-offensive has recaptured 6,000 square kilometres of territory in the country's northeast and south since the start of September, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.…

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Ukraine has set its sights on freeing all territory occupied by invading Russian forces after driving them back in a speedy counter-offensive in the northeast and there are indications of more U.S. military aid on the way to back Ukraine's mission.Ukraine has set its sights on freeing all territory occupied by invading Russian forces after driving them back in a speedy counter-offensive in the northeast and there are indications of more U.S. military aid on the way to back Ukraine's mission.

Ukraine aspires to free all Russian-occupied land after days of military success | Reuters

Right-wing nationalists are spreading a dangerous “stab-in-the-back” myth to explain Russia’s crushing defeats.

Russia Has a New Opposition, and It's Furious at Defeat in Ukraine

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"From what I've seen, the technical has stood up to the challenges of a modern-day, conventional battlefield," a retired Delta Force operator said."From what I've seen, the technical has stood up to the challenges of a modern-day, conventional battlefield," a retired Delta Force operator said.

Ukrainians Turn Personal Vehicles Into 'Technicals' to Fight Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. leaders from President Joe Biden on down are being careful not to declare a premature victory after a Ukrainian offensive forced Russian troops into a messy retreat in the north. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. leaders from President Joe Biden on down are being careful not to declare a premature victory after a Ukrainian offensive forced Russian troops into a messy retreat in the north.

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Western-leaning politician allowed to voice rare criticism in what may be ploy to prepare the Russian people for possibility of peace talksWestern-leaning politician allowed to voice rare criticism in what may be ploy to prepare the Russian people for possibility of peace talks

Russian state TV utters the unspeakable: ‘Ukraine cannot be defeated’

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In the aftermath of Putin’s catastrophic war on Ukraine, Russia will never be the same.In the aftermath of Putin’s catastrophic war on Ukraine, Russia will never be the same.

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The Russian army is losing at least a battalion’s worth of vehicles and men a day as twin Ukrainian counteroffensives roll back Russian territorial gains in eastern and southern Ukraine. That’s hundreds of casualties and scores of vehicle write-offs every day.The Russian army is losing at least a battalion’s worth of vehicles and men a day as twin Ukrainian counteroffensives roll back Russian territorial gains in eastern and southern Ukraine. That’s hundreds of casualties and scores of vehicle write-offs every day.

The Russian Army Is Losing A Battalion Every Day As Ukrainian Counterattacks Accelerate

Ukraine is pushing back into what is still the country of Ukraine, but previously Russian-occupied territory, Sky News Political Reporter Tom Connell says. “This is in the northeast of the country, it’s focusing on Izium and also Kharkiv as well,” Mr Connell said. “It has been intense fighting. “What is going to happen here is the big question. Is this the start of Ukraine taking back territory, not just in the northeast, but going all the way down to the south as well? Or, are we going to see Russian forces in fact fight back?”<p>Ukraine is pushing back into what is still the country of Ukraine, but previously Russian-occupied territory, Sky News Political Reporter Tom Connell says. &ldquo;This is in the northeast of the country, it&rsquo;s focusing on Izium and also Kharkiv as well,&rdquo; Mr Connell said. &ldquo;It has been intense fighting. &ldquo;What is going to happen here is the big question. Is this the start of Ukraine taking back territory, not just in the northeast, but going all the way down to the south as well? Or, are we going to see Russian forces in fact fight back?&rdquo; </p>

‘Intense fighting’: Ukraine ‘pushing back’ against Russia | Sky News Australia

Following weeks of methodical attrition of Russian logistics, munitions depots, and command posts along the frontline, Ukrainian forces have driven the Russian invaders out of the country’s northeast.Following weeks of methodical attrition of Russian logistics, munitions depots, and command posts along the frontline, Ukrainian forces have driven the Russian invaders out of the country’s...

How misdirection, drone warfare and fresh troops powered Ukraine to surprise wins

RFE/RL's Russian Service recently spoke to a lawyer who helps Russian soldiers and their families fight for their rights. Soldiers' complaints testify to the depletion of human resources in the army and the inability of the Russian authorities to provide manpower in the "special military operation."RFE/RL's Russian Service recently spoke to a lawyer who helps Russian soldiers and their families fight for their rights. Soldiers' complaints testify to the depletion of human resources in the army and the inability of the Russian authorities to provide manpower in the "special military operation."

How One Crusading Lawyer Battles For The Rights Of Russians Sent To Fight In Ukraine

If it is hard to work out what one man - Putin - would settle for, it is even harder to work out what an emerging democracy - Ukraine - would do.If it is hard to work out what one man - Putin - would settle for, it is even harder to work out what an emerging democracy - Ukraine - would do.

Ukraine. Welcome victories, dangerous possibilities, uncertain consequences. | Conservative Home

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Russian nationalists called angrily on Sunday for President Vladimir Putin to make immediate changes to ensure ultimate victory in the Ukraine war.Russian nationalists called angrily on Sunday for President Vladimir Putin to make immediate changes to ensure ultimate victory in the Ukraine war.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Nationalists Rage After Stunning Military Setback In Ukraine

The Kremlin seems increasingly unsure what to do with growing calls and efforts to remove its head, Russian President Vladimir Putin.Staunch Putin loyalist Kadyrov criticizes Kremlin on TelegramLawmakers in St Petersburg urge parliament to prosecute Putin for treasonLawmakers in Moscow

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“A lot of time has passed and [our] society needs some answers.”“A lot of time has passed and [our] society needs some answers.”

Pro-Kremlin Figures Voice Frustration After Ukraine Routs Moscow’s Forces - The Moscow Times

Russian troops are surrendering en masse after Ukraine recaptured around 6,000 square kilometres of land from invading troops.Russian troops are surrendering en masse after Ukraine recaptured around 6,000 square kilometres of land from invading troops.

Russian troops 'surrendering en masse' as Ukraine recaptures over 6,000 sq km of land - LBC