Ukraine is preparing to intensify Russian attacks on Donbass in the east of the country, a priority for Moscow but its forces are losing momentum, while the Ukrainian military continues its counter-offensive in the region from Kharkov.
“We are preparing for Russia’s new efforts in the Donbass to somehow intensify the movement towards southern Ukraine.“In a video released on Sunday evening, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky began. Yet according to him,”Residents still do not want to admit that they are in a quandary“.
On Sunday evening Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovich pledged his part. The Ukrainian military announced Monday morning that it had detonated a Russian-controlled railway bridge connecting Moscow’s two bases, Rubisne and Severodonetsk.
“We are preparing for major attacks on the Severodonetsk and Lyssytchansk-Bakmut axis“The Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region, Serguiï Gaïdaï, says it is already developing in the Donetsk Donbass minefield on Saturday, and he described the increasingly important humanitarian situation.
For example, the AFP reporter noted that the nearly three-month-long war has left the mining town of Lisztzansk, home to about 100,000 mainly Russian-speaking people, an abandoned area with no water, electricity or telephone network.
“The Russians and Ukrainians claim victory“, Says Natalia Georgievna.When we had the internet we could see the news, but now … we have no idea who is behind those voices or where they are coming from.“, She laments.
But for the British military intelligence, the Russian attack on eastern Ukraine “Lost momentum“.
Moscow’s troops failed to make significant regional gains and advanced their war plan.Considerably late“, According to these sources.
“Russia may have lost a third of its ground warfare in February“, They added.”In the present situation“They judge”Not possible“Russia does”Significantly accelerates its rate of improvement“Next month.
The Russians, for their part, describe their success by declaring that they have fired missiles from.High accuracy“Two Ukrainian command points and four artillery depots in the Donetsk region (east) near Zaporizhia, Paraskovyka, Konstantinovka and Novomikilovka.
The Russian plane destroyed two missiles and a radar system in the northeastern Sumi region, and Russian air defense systems destroyed 15 Ukrainian drones, Moscow said.
Russian forces are also facing a counter-attack by Ukrainian forces in the Kharkiv region, the country’s second-largest city now approaching the Russian border.
In the village of Vilkievka, east of the Ukrainian-occupied city of Kharkiv, there are scars of violent fighting as houses torn down by bombs, streets littered with rubbish, and even the remains of bullets or tanks randomly dropped. On the road.
Symbol, inscription “Azov was“, With the emblem of a Ukrainian battalion similar to the Nazi swastika, pasted into one of the next tanks.”Z“It was drawn there by Russian troops,” the AFP journalist said.
The body of a Russian soldier was found lying in a garden on Saturday, with boxes of anti-tank explosives, sleeping bags and instant pasta piled up in a mess at a gym used as a shelter for Russians. Basketball and school books.
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