“It is very likely that Russia has been attempting to restart major offensive operations in Ukraine as early as early January,” with the goal “of capturing the remaining Ukrainian-controlled parts of Donetsk Oblast.” This was stated by the British Ministry of Defense in its intelligence report.
According to the British Ministry of Defence, Russia almost certainly lacks the munitions and maneuver units needed for a successful offensive into Ukraine.
London intelligence reports that Russian forces have only managed to gain a few hundred meters of territory a week and this is almost certainly due to the fact that Russia does not have the necessary “for a successful offensive”. High-ranking commanders are likely, according to the British Defence, “to make plans that require understaffed and inexperienced units to achieve unrealistic objectives, due to political and professional pressures”.
According to the intelligence update, therefore, it is very likely that Russia is attempting to restart offensive operations in Ukraine from the beginning of January, almost certainly with the aim of capturing the remaining parts of Donetsk Oblast that are in hand to the Ukrainian forces.
The Russian army is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the areas of Kupyan, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiiv and Novopavliv, according to the report of the General Staff of the Ukrainian army, cited by UNIAN. “Over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repulsed the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Novoselyvske, Kreminna and Dibrova settlements of the Lugansk region and Verkhnyokamianske, Vesele, Zaliznyanske, Krasna Gora, Bakhmut, Ivanovske and Paraskoviyvka, in the region Donetsk”, is what the General Staff declares.
Finally, Russian Defense Minister Serghei Shoigu claims that the offensive continues successfully in the areas of Ugledar and Bakhmut, in the eastern province of Donetsk, and successes by Russian troops are also recorded in the southern province of Zaporizhzhia.
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