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Bloodthirsty Putin 'orders full scale advance in Ukraine' despite Army's poor equipment
Vladimir Putin is geeing up his troops for a big advance on the Ukrainian front line but is being plagued by his troops' lack of equipment. Putin’s troops have been commanded to advance in “most sectors” but are struggling to achieve a major breakthrough on the Ukrainian front line, British military chiefs have said.The Ministry of Defence (MoD) today (February 14) said the Russians had “not massed sufficient offensive combat power to “achieve a decisive effect”.READ MORE: Russia hides Putin health info after eagle-eyed observers spot Vlad's doctor billsIn a new intelligence assessment, it said the wacko Wagner Group had made “further small gains” in the contested town of Bakhmut and that Russia's hopeful advance to the south "has made little progress".The overall assessment from the MoD made for grim reading for Mad Vlad.“Overall, the current operational picture suggests that Russian forces are being given orders to advance in most sectors, but that they have not massed sufficient offensive combat power on any one axis to achieve a decisive effect,” the MoD said.It is also thought that Putin's predicted spring offensive is likely to be split into multiple fronts.Putin has called up thousands of conscripts and prisoners to fight as the situation gets increasingly desperate.Some analysts say the Russians are throwing conscripts into specific parts of Ukraine to "test" their defences in a kind of grim battlefield experiment.
Plane tracker shows Russians fleeing as flights sell out following Putin's mobilisation
Russia have sold out or rocketed up to £10,000 in price after Vladimir Putin announced the country's first mobilisation of reservists since World War Two.Seats on aeroplanes destined for international airports out of Moscow and St Petersburg were being quickly snapped up following Putin's televised address to the nation yesterday, leaving those who could not afford a five-figure, one-way ticket contemplating being called up for the war in Ukraine.A late afternoon flight from Moscow to Heathrow was listed at £10,051, whilse a ticket from the Russian capital to Istanbul in Turkey for a near-midnight departure was available at £10,115.READ MORE: 4 horrific takeaways from Putin's terrifying speech including very real nuclear threatLooking further ahead, a flight from Moscow leaving for the Iranian capital of Tehran on Saturday was available for a still inflated cost of £962.In his speech, Putin also spoke of his plan to annex large parts of Ukraine, while warning the West that he is ready to use nuclear weapons to defend Russia.Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, meanwhile, revealed that 300,000 additional reservists from some 25million potential fighters at Moscow's disposal would now be drafted in to assist Russia's troops in Ukraine. To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.During the address, which was made following a critical Russian battlefield defeat in north-east Ukraine, Putin said: "If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will without doubt use all available means to protect Russia and our people - this is not a bluff.