“10 Russians on their way to eastern Ukraine”

“10 Russians on their way to eastern Ukraine”

 

“10 Russians on their way to eastern Ukraine”

The escalation of the situation in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine is facing an escalation of the situation in its eastern territory. Tens of thousands of Russians are sent there, according to the Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region. The country has repeatedly warned of an imminent offensive.

Fears of a Russian advance

Serhiy Haidai, Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region, said: "We are seeing more and more reserves deployed in our direction." He expects a Russian advance on three fronts. However, there is widespread skepticism about Russia's success in this endeavor.

« 10 000 Russes en route pour l’est de l’Ukraine » TELES RELAY
"10 Russians on their way to eastern Ukraine" TELES RELAY

Russian objective in eastern Ukraine

The UK defense intelligence briefing revealed that Russia's aim was almost certainly to capture parts of Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region that were not yet under occupation. However, the UK also said it remained unlikely that Russia could build up the forces needed to significantly affect the outcome of the war in the coming weeks.

Russian Armed Forces Report

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said seven Ukrainian towns had been "liberated" in recent weeks and operations were progressing "successfully" in two others, Bakhmut and Vuhledar. Russian mercenaries, recently joined by regular troops, tried for six months to seize Bakhmut, a small city of 70 inhabitants before the outbreak of hostilities.

« 10 000 Russes en route pour l’est de l’Ukraine » TELES RELAY
"10 Russians on their way to eastern Ukraine" TELES RELAY

Situation in Bakhmut

Today, Ukrainian commander Denis Yaroslavskiy said only 2 civilians remained in the city and that Russian forces had captured parts of the city's east and north, continuing to advance. However, Russian mercenary force leader Wagner said this week that Ukrainian forces were not ceding any ground in the city and fierce battles were taking place in every street, house and stairwell.

Ukraine in Russia's sights

Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian President, announced that the Ukrainian armed forces are ready to face the threat from Russia. He said experienced military leaders have been appointed to protect the border regions, such as Bakhmut.

Air attack shot down

Ukrainian forces reported shooting down a Russian warplane over Bakhmut. However, there has been no independent confirmation of this statement. The Russians have made little progress in Ukraine since their withdrawal from the city of Kherson in November last year.

« 10 000 Russes en route pour l’est de l’Ukraine » TELES RELAY
"10 Russians on their way to eastern Ukraine" TELES RELAY

Military reserve recruited

Almost a year after the Russian invasion, around 300 Russian reserve troops have been recruited in recent months to try to break through Ukraine's front lines. The capture of Bakhmut could allow Russian forces to move towards the major cities of Kramatorsk and Sloviansk.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Ihor Haidai said the Russians' two-month training period was coming to an end and that Moscow would need about 10 days to transfer them to the front for a new offensive. He also suggested that the Russians would target the towns of Bilohorivka, Kreminna and Svatove in the Luhansk region.

Call for help from Western countries

President Zelensky called on Western countries to send heavy weapons to help Ukraine repel the expected Russian offensive. The United States recently agreed to send long-range missiles, allowing Ukraine to double its attack range.

Russian warning

The Russian Defense Minister has warned that Western heavy weapons will draw NATO countries into the conflict and could lead to an unpredictable escalation.

« 10 000 Russes en route pour l’est de l’Ukraine » TELES RELAY
"10 Russians on their way to eastern Ukraine" TELES RELAY

In conclusion, the situation in Ukraine is tense with Russian attention directed towards major Ukrainian cities. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said the Ukrainian army is ready to face threats from Russia, while Russian forces have begun to recruit reserve soldiers for a new offensive.

President Zelensky called on Western countries to send heavy weapons to help Ukraine deal with this imminent threat. However, the Russian Defense Minister warned that this could lead to an unpredictable escalation of the conflict.

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