The writer points out that military logic is not the same as game show logic.
Bloggers, Telegrammers and commenters do not get to vote for who is the winner in Ukraine. That will be decided by who can put the most combat effective troops on the field, who can feed and supply those troops with the weapons and ammunition they need to fight, and who can destroy the opposing army, economy and political system.
Russia’s retreat from Kherson should be comprehended in terms of military logic. It is a mistake to assume that a loss of territory is the same as a strategic loss on the battlefield.