“The rapid Ukrainian successes have significant implications for Russia’s overall operational design”
Faced with the “Ukrainian advances, Russia probably ordered the withdrawal of its troops from the entire occupied area of the Kharkiv region, west of the Oskil River“, an area in which” isolated pockets of resistance remain, but since Wednesday Ukraine has recaptured a territory equal to at least twice the Greater London area “.latest intelligence update from the London Ministry of Defenseaccording to which in the south, near Kherson, Russia is probably struggling to “get sufficient reserves across the Dnipro River to the front line.”
And, notes the assessment, “the floating bridge that Russia began building two weeks ago remains incomplete”, while “Ukrainian long-range artillery is now likely hitting Dnipro crossings so frequently that Russia cannot repair damaged bridges“.
And, it continues, “the rapid Ukrainian successes have significant implications for Russia’s overall operational design” and “it is very likely that most of the forces in Ukraine will be forced to prioritize emergency defense actions” while “the the already limited confidence of the troops on the ground in the Russian military “risks a” further “decline.
KIEV: “RUSSIANS MOVED AWAY FROM 20 SETTLEMENTS IN 24 HOURS”
In the past 24 hours, Ukrainian forces have “managed to remove” the Russians from “over 20 settlements”. This is what the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced in an update on Facebook, stating that “the liberation of settlements in the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions continues”.