DAccording to British intelligence experts, Russia’s difficulties in advancing in Ukraine are also caused by weaknesses in its air force. It is very likely that this is one of the most important factors behind Russia’s very limited successes, the updated British Ministry of Defense said on Monday. So far, the air forces have tended to avoid risks during maneuvers and have failed to achieve air supremacy. This has increased the pressure on Russian ground forces, which are now increasingly exhausted.
According to British estimates, the Russians have combat-ready aircraft, but are not properly trained for modern air force operations. For years, it has been said that the training of the Russian Air Force focused more on impressing senior military officials than on training dynamic deployment scenarios for various units.
Since the start of the Russian offensive war, about four months ago, the British government regularly published intelligence on the course. Moscow blames London for a targeted disinformation campaign.
According to US military experts, the strength of Russia’s attack is not enough to conquer Sieverodonetsk
According to the latest analysis by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Russia’s superiority in artillery is not enough to capture the administrative center. Sheverodonezk in eastern Ukraine. “The concentrated capacity of the Russian artillery, together with the probably weakened infantry units, remains insufficient for the Russian advance in Sieverodonetsk,” military experts said. Russian troops continued to fight for control of the city, but made little progress on Sunday.
According to experts, Russia is likely to continue its efforts to encircle the former city and cut off supplies to the remaining Ukrainian forces, which are largely hidden in the Azot chemical plant. However, little progress is currently being made on this project. In addition, Moscow is preparing an offensive Slovenian before. The Slovyansk-Kramatorsk region is considered the center of the Ukrainian defense forces in the Donbas region.
According to ISW, Moscow itself is defending the success of its invasion by continuing to talk about a “special military operation” instead of a war. This prevents Russia from mobilizing to build more forces. In addition, the Kremlin lacks legal means to punish soldiers who refuse to be deployed.
The situation at the chemical plant in Severodonetsk is “hell”
According to the governor, the situation in the last stronghold of Ukrainian troops in the fighting city of Sieverodonetsk in Luhansk is becoming increasingly desperate. “It’s just hell there,” Governor Serhiy Hajdaj reported of the fighting at the Azot chemical plant. “Everything’s on fire, the shelling won’t stop for an hour.”
Around 500 civilians have settled in the chemical plant in the Sievarodonetsk industrial zone with an unknown number of militants. It is the only place in the city of Sierodonetsk that the Russians do not yet have under their control, Hajday wrote to the AP news agency. Moscow is constantly sending new reinforcements there.
The loss of the village on Monday was also acknowledged by the Ukrainian authorities Metjolkin, southeast of Sieverodonetsk. “Control of Metyolkin near Sierodonetsk has been lost,” Military Governor Haiday said on his Telegram channel.
Also a sister city of Seyerodonetsk, Lyssytschansk, on the west bank of the river Severskyi Donets came under fire. Evacuation operations for civilians took place in the city. According to Hajda, tough battles are also taking place around the suburbs Toschkivka and The institution“Because the orcs want to make a breakthrough there and for that purpose they concentrated a large amount of military equipment there,” he wrote.
Ukrainian officials often use the derogatory term “goblins” from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy for Russian troops.
One wounded in the resumption of shelling of the Russian border area
In western Russia Bryansk region According to official information, a man was injured during artillery fire on the border with Ukraine. “Location this morning Susemka was shelled by Ukrainian forces, “said Bryansk Governor Alexander Bogomas in his Telegram channel. One person was “injured” and several “objects” were damaged.
An employee of a local energy supplier should be injured. He suffered minor skin injuries from splinters. One family house and two apartment buildings were damaged. In addition, the municipality’s energy supply was partially paralyzed.
Russia, which launched an offensive war against Ukraine in February, has been lamenting weeks of shelling its own border areas. In this context, Bogomas’s formulation is spicy. “The shelling was retaliation,” but the source of the fire was quickly eliminated, the governor wrote. It follows that Ukraine was previously shelled from Russian territory.
Selensky warns of even more violent Russian attacks on Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, meanwhile, warns of even more violent Russian attacks on Ukraine. “Of course we expect Russia to increase its hostile activity this week,” Zelenskyj said in his evening video message on Sunday night. He added: “We are preparing. We are ready.”
The Ukrainian president also reiterated the importance of the pending decision of EU member states on the possible status of his candidate country. Few decisions were “so fatal for Ukraine,” Zelenskyj said. “Only a positive decision is in the interest of the whole of Europe,” he added.
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