“The Russians are currently failing on the ground in many areas”
According to the British Defense Secretary, “Putin’s plans A, B and C have failed” – so he can change his strategy again. Kiev has been shelled by Russian missiles. There have been no attacks in the capital for weeks. An overview.
BAccording to the governor, 15 people were injured in a Russian rocket attack on the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Rockets hit military installations on the outskirts of the city, Oleksiy Kuleba, the region’s governor, wrote on Messenger Service Telegram.
More than a dozen Russian rockets fell in the Chernihiv region northeast of Kiev, the governor there told Ukrainian television. Like Kiev, Chernihiv has not been attacked for weeks.
Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, was also shelled overnight. According to Mayor Ihor Terekov, Russian missiles hit the two-story building and the university.
Russia accused Ukraine’s military of attacking a prison in territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists Donetsk killing dozens of prisoners. As a result of the shelling, 40 “Ukrainian prisoners of war” were killed and 75 wounded, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said on Friday. The attack was carried out using a Himars rocket launcher that Ukraine received from the United States.
According to Wallace, Russia is failing in many areas
According to British Defense Minister Ben Wallace, Russia is currently losing the war against Ukraine in many areas. Therefore, Russian President Vladimir Putin may try to change his strategy again. “The Russians have lost ground in many areas at the moment,” Wallace told Sky News. “Putin’s Plans A, B and C have failed, and he may be looking at Plan D.”
According to British intelligence, the Wagner mercenary organization has been given responsibility for some elements of the front in eastern Ukraine. The Ministry of Defense in London wrote on Twitter that this was a significant change compared to previous deployments since 2015, citing the Military Intelligence Service’s daily bulletin.
Previously, Wagner mercenaries were mainly involved in operations that differed from the open, large-scale operations of the regular Russian army. Perhaps the reason for the change in tactics was that the Russian army was facing a severe shortage of combat infantry. However, the intelligence report said Wagner’s forces were insufficient to make a significant difference in the course of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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