LONDON: British navy officers say the heavy losses suffered lately by a column of Russian armor reveal the stress Moscow’s commanders are underneath to make progress in japanese Ukraine. The UK Ministry of Protection on Friday confirmed information experiences that Ukrainian forces prevented the Russian column from crossing the Siverskyi Donets river, west of Severodonetsk, on a pontoon bridge. Russia misplaced “important” components of at the very least one battalion tactical group, in addition to tools used to shortly deploy the floating bridge, the ministry stated. “Conducting river crossings in a contested setting is a extremely dangerous maneuver and speaks to the stress the Russian commanders are underneath to make progress of their operations in japanese Ukraine,” the ministry stated in its day by day intelligence replace. The Ministry stated Russia has didn’t make any important advances, regardless of concentrating forces within the Luhansk and Donbas areas of japanese Ukraine after withdrawing troops from different areas.