Russia lacks the resources to launch a new, large-scale offensive. This is the “verdict” of the Ukrainian secret service, according to the picture drawn by the spokesman Andrei Yusov on Kiev TV. He says Russia is “on the defensive” when “the entire front line” is considered. The Russian forces lack the weapons and men “to repeat offensive operations on a large scale. Throughout the last period they have been preparing for defense and this is an important factor that the Ukrainian leadership certainly takes into account when preparing for the liberation of occupied territories,” Yusov says.
And he continues that Russia maintains the ability to launch missile strikes even if it feels a shortage of weapons in this region. Kalibr missiles, in particular, are not so much: “They are looking for alternative solutions, they are looking for weapons all over the world, but so far they have not achieved particular success.” Russia still has a large number of S-300 missiles at its disposal, capable of causing massive damage with inaccurate inaccuracies.
Meanwhile, the war always revolves around the fulcrum of Bakhmut. The city in eastern Ukraine is at the center of the conflict. The Kiev General Staff still describes violent clashes associated with “ineffective offensive actions” by Russian forces. Kiev explains that “Ukrainian units repelled several attacks in the area of \u200b\u200bthe city of Marinka.” Yuriy Fedorenko, an officer in the 92nd Brigade, posted an update on Telegram that Ukrainian soldiers had consolidated their positions and gained ground in some areas over the past three days.
Meanwhile, as President Volodymyr Zelensky returns home after his European tour – Rome, Berlin, Paris and London – news arrives from Germany that may help clarify Kiev’s plans. 31 American M1 Abrams tanks landed on German soil, the Pentagon announced. In the next 15 days, Ukrainian servicemen will arrive in Germany for training in the use of vehicles. The training will last several months and the war-ready Abrams will arrive in Ukraine next fall.
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