Despite Its Barrage of Missiles, Russia Loses Ground in Ukraine

From a New York Times story by Andrew E. Kramer headlined “Despite Its Barrage of Missiles, Russia Still Loses Ground in Ukraine”:

KYIV, Ukraine — They exploded with dull thuds on the outskirts of towns and detonated in the center of cities with deafening booms. Strikes in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, left cars burning and splatters of blood on the sidewalks.

Throughout this week, the Russian military fired its most intensive barrage of missiles at Ukraine since the start of the war in February, killing three dozen civilians, knocking out electricity and overwhelming air defenses. One thing the missiles did not do was change the course of the ground war.