Ukrainian forces reach Russian defensive lines near RobotyneA former Russian Lieutenant Colonel has revealed the shocking extent of decay and corruption inside Putin's army, predicting it is heading towards defeat. In the east, Kyiv's army is attempting to outflank Russian troops and mercenaries in Bakhmut. "Valerii Zaluzhnyi is acting 10 times more intelligently than Gerasimov (the Russian army boss). However, he then went on to reveal the decay and crippling disfunction within Putin's army, that he believes will doom it to defeat. For the year 2021, only 421 pieces of new equipment were delivered to the entire Russian army across its three branches - the infantry, the airforce and the navy.