Russian Ops in Ukraine: Ukraine is Blocking Own Ports, Losing Ground in Donbas

 May 26, 2022 (The New Atlas) - Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for May 24, 2022:

Major developments: 

1. Russian forces continue gaining ground in Donbas; 
2. Ukrainian forces are at critical risk of complete encirclement; 
3. Russian assault of Lyman begins; 
4. Ukrainian ports are blocked by Ukrainian sea mines, Pentagon admits; 
5. Western heavy weapons have little impact; 
6. West discussions on sending additional heavy weapons are unrealistic.