“Gradual Russian advances” in Ukraine, the analysis of the British 007s

The war report: “Static front, very gradual advances in key sectors”

The war between Ukraine and Russia is approaching the 2-year mark. The conflict increasingly resembles a tug of war with consolidated balances. On the field, the situation appears to have crystallized without significant changes, judging by the news also released by British intelligence which monitors the conflict on a daily basis: “Over the course of the last week, the land front has continued to be characterized either by a static front or by very gradual and local Russian advances in key sectors.”

The framework of the war, the operations from North to South of Ukraine

“To the north, near Kupiansk the group of Western Russian forces continues to conduct large-scale but inconclusive offensive operations. In the northern Donetsk oblast, Ukraine has maintained a stable front line in the face of small-scale Russian attacks around in Bakhmut”, reads the bulletin which refers to the city that was the hub of the war last year.

In eastern Ukraine, fighting is taking place between cities reduced to piles of rubble: “In central Donetsk, Avdiivka is still hotly contested, while Russian forces have consolidated advances near Marinka at the end of December 2023, which saw them advance towards the western limit of the city after nine years of fighting in this area”, continues the bulletin, thus recalling that the conflict in Donbass began in 2014, before the large-scale Russian invasion of February 2022.

“In southern Ukraine, Russian airborne forces most likely achieved minimal results in removing the Ukrainian bridgehead on the left bank of the Dnipro River around the village of Krynky,” the bulletin concludes.