Britain says Russia has misplaced a 3rd of its forces in Ukraine – Occasions of India



LONDON: Russia has in all probability misplaced round a 3rd of the bottom forces it deployed to Ukraine and its offensive within the Donbas area “has misplaced momentum and fallen considerably delayed”, British navy intelligence mentioned on Sunday. “Regardless of small-scale preliminary advances, Russia has failed to realize substantial territorial beneficial properties over the previous month while sustaining persistently excessive ranges of attrition,” the British defence ministry mentioned on Twitter. “Russia has now probably suffered losses of 1 third of the bottom fight drive it dedicated in February.” It mentioned Russia was unlikely to dramatically speed up its fee of advance over the following 30 days. Since Russia’s invasion on February 24, Ukraine’s navy has pressured Russia’s commanders to desert an advance on the capital Kyiv, earlier than making fast beneficial properties within the northeast and driving them away from the second greatest metropolis of Kharkiv. A Ukrainian counteroffensive has been beneath approach close to the Russian-held city of Izium, although Ukraine’s navy reported on Sunday that Russian forces have been advancing elsewhere within the Donbas area, the primary theatre of battle over the previous month.

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