Russia set to Advance on the Next Stage of an Offensive Push in Ukraine
Ukrainian officials and the British Defense Ministry confirm Russia's next advancement in offensive operations...
According to Ukrainian military officials, Russia is planning and preparing to implement its next offensive push after Russian troops have been instructed to step up military operations.
"It is not only missile strikes from the air and sea. We can see shelling along the entire line of contact, along the entire front line. There is active use of tactical aviation and attack helicopters.
There is indeed a certain activation of the enemy along the entire front line... Clearly, preparations are now underway for the next stage of the offensive."
Vadym Skibitskiy, a Ukrainian military intelligence spokesperson, said.
Ukrainian troops reportedly stuffed the Russian attempts to move into Slovyansk and also stuffed attacks elsewhere throughout the country. The British Defense Ministry said that Russia is reinforcing its defensive positions across the areas it occupies in southern Ukraine.
"This includes the movement of manpower, equipment, and defensive stores between Mariupol and [Zaporizhzhya], and in Kherson.”
The Ministry wrote on Twitter.
This is all something that has been relatively known however as Russia announced an increase in military operations previously. Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Defense Minister, reportedly gave "instructions to further intensify the actions of units in all operational areas, in order to exclude the possibility of the Kyiv regime launching a massive rocket and artillery strikes on civilian infrastructure and residents of settlements in Donbas and other regions.”
Russian shelling in urban areas has been responsible for the lives of at least 40 people in the last three days. There have been reports of Russian missiles striking industrial and infrastructure facilities in the city of Mykolayiv in southern Ukraine as well. In Chuhuiv, three people were reported dead due to a Russian strike.
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy said Ukraine had “withstood Russia’s brutal blows” and managed to take back some of the lost territories from the beginning of the war.