Following battlefield losses by the Russian forces, the former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman believes Putin is now like a "cornered animal."
As the blasts tore through the capital and several other cities, Russia fired at least 75 missiles, said Ukraine's commander-in-chief Valery Zaluzhny.
"They have to win because for Ukraine, it's an independence war. It's not just a regional conflict, and that's why they are highly motivated," said the Estonian spymaster.
Russian Soldiers 'Running And Panicking' To Exit Liberated Ukraine Cities; Bodies Scattered Everywhere
The Russian soldiers fled from the newly-liberated village of Torske in occupied Donetsk Oblast.
About 20 Russian soldiers who were deployed as part of the platoon were killed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Russia's army general Sergei Surovikin will now lead all military actions in Ukraine for the invasion.
President Joe Biden's warning of nuclear "armageddon" took some in his administration by surprise.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky urged NATO to apply preventive pressure on Russia in response to Putin's nuclear threats.
Around 500 Russian Mobilized Soldiers Protest 'Like-Cattle' Living Conditions, Weapons From 70s [Video]
The mobilized soldiers also said they had to spend their money to buy food and equipment.
The Russian military's death toll is now estimated to be at 61,000, according to the UAF General Staff.
Ukrainian officials also found a gas mask that was supposedly "put on the head of a victim who was covered with a smoldering rag and buried alive."
Putin Indirectly Admits Instability In Russian Annexation Of Ukraine, Promises 'Control Will Be Regained'
Maps shared by the Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday showed that the country's army in Kherson had retreated toward the border of Luhansk Oblast.
"We take your husband and you get to eat for a few weeks. That's a true indication of poverty officials want everyone to forget," Russian political analyst Anton Barbashin said in an interview, referring to the new recruitment scheme.
The newly-liberated settlements in Kherson Oblast were located in the region's Beryslav district.
"In a few weeks, we have already [received] more than 2,000 such requests," said a representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov praised Elon Musk for "looking for a peaceful way out of" the war in Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin has threatened nuclear weapons in Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Whether the threats are legit and how the U.S. will respond remains unclear.
Zelensky, Officials Criticize Elon Musk's Tweets About 'Ukraine-Russia Peace' Plan, Crimea Staying Annexed
In a Twitter post, Musk suggested re-doing referendums in annexed territories of Ukraine "under UN supervision."
Russia President Vladimir Putin's allies also suggested that Moscow's military commander should be sent to the frontlines armed only with a machine gun.
Russian Army Suffering From 'Morale Collapse' In Ukraine, Already At 'Breaking Point': Ex-Security Adviser
Former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster made the remarks following Ukraine's liberation of the city of Lyman.
A report by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that the Ukrainian soldiers also successfully hit five Russian command posts over the weekend.
The Biden administration on Friday added further sanctions on Russia and Russian entities following Putin's annexation of four regions in Ukraine.
Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev said that the new legislation will be adopted by the end of 2022.
"If a mistake is made, I repeat, it must be corrected. Those who were called up without proper reason should be returned home," Putin said in a videoconference with his top security officials.
A human rights defender said at least one HIV-positive individual has already been sent to a Russian collection point.
Vadym Boichenko, Mayor of Russian-occupied Mariupol, warned that the Russian army could mobilize about 10,000 residents and urged the city's male population to flee.
Footage of the Russian soldiers' "Squid Game-like" sleeping quarters was posted by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
"There are rare cases of mobilization of persons with disabilities, cancer patients, parents with many children, and persons over sixty years of age..," the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a report.
Relatives of the Russian draftees said they were not given any explanation as to what would happen after signing the war forms.
CIA Sees No 'Practical Evidence' Putin Will Use Nuclear Weapons, But Taking Threats 'Very Seriously'
CIA Director William Burns noted that it is still "very hard to say" whether Putin's threats of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine is a bluff.