Drin another meaning Russian army losses In Ukraine, it is probably as high after only three months of war as that of the Red Army in the nine years of the Soviet war in Afghanistan. British intelligence experts appreciate this, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense in London on Monday. The high rate of loss is also increasing in the Russian offensive in the Donbass. The reason for this is a combination of factors such as poor tactics, limited air superiority, and a lack of flexibility.
British intelligence experts assume that the Russian death toll is likely to be reflected in the public perception of the war in the country. „Russian public opinion has historically been sensitive to the loss of life in wars that were not imposed on the country,” the statement said. With the increasing number of deaths, discontent among Russians and willingness to express it could increase.
Ukraine supporters hit back
Meanwhile, he appointed Moscow mayor of the southern Ukrainian city Innerhodar He was injured in an explosion. Dmytro Orlov, the elected mayor of Enerodar, told Telegram on Sunday that he had confirmation that the pro-Russian mayor Andrei „Shevchik and his bodyguards” were injured in the explosion. They are in hospital with „varying injuries”. Otherwise no one was hurt.
It also informed the Ukrainian Military Administration of the Zaporizhia Region. „Andrei Shevchik, the self-proclaimed head of the Enerhodar People’s Administration, was injured in an explosion at the entrance to the apartment building where his mother lives,” the agency said on its Telegram channel late Sunday night. She added that it was a targeted partisan attack against a collaborator.
Enerhodar is located near Zaporizhia and is the site of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Russian forces took control there at the end of February. On the opposite bank of the Dnieper River and a few kilometers to the north, Zaporizhia is still under the control of Ukraine.
And the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, citing a source in the emergency services, reported that Shevchik is in intensive care. According to the security services, the explosion was said to have been caused by an „improvised explosive device”, the news agency reported.
According to the Ukrainian military administration, the Russian occupation forces are now looking for two young men in a red Audi. They were also going to reinforce the checkpoints. According to her statements, on Monday, the Russian Investigative Committee began criminal proceedings „on charges of committing the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists.”
The Institute for the Study of War, a think-tank that supports the observed military situation in Ukraine, comments. In Melitopol, the partisans reportedly blew up an armored train of one of the occupiers a few days earlier.
But there are also frequent reports of mysterious attacks and explosions from Russia itself. So it only broke out on May 21. at the Central Institute of Aerodynamics in Schukoswsky near Moscow fire. A week ago, there were attacks on three Russian army recruitment offices, and there were reports of fires and explosions in government buildings in different cities.
The Ukrainian army warns of activities on the Belarusian border
Meanwhile, the former Soviet Republic is moving Belarus, which has not yet actively participated in the Russian-Ukrainian war, according to information from Kyiv, the armed forces on the border together. „The Belarusian Armed Forces are conducting increased reconnaissance operations and have created additional units in the border region,” the Ukrainian General Staff said in its report on the situation on Monday. Accordingly, the threat of missile and air attacks on Ukraine from Belarusian territory still exists.
The Governor of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, did not participate with his forces in the war against Ukraine, which Russia began at the end of February. However, Russian troops were allowed to use the country as a staging area for the attack. Therefore, Kyiv does not see Minsk as neutral and fears the possibility of the intervention of Belarusian soldiers in the conflict on the part of Russia. Lukashenko, who is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Monday, has always denied such intentions.
in the fight in eastern ukraine The same, according to the General Staff, there are a few changes: in the north Kharkiv The Russians are trying to defend their positions, so in the south they are preparing for a new attack on the city of Sloviansk. When trying to capture the village of Dowgenke west of the important strategic road between Izyum and Slovyansk, the Russian army was repulsed.
According to Ukrainian information, the night attacks were also unsuccessful Severodonetsk And bashmot. In the Avdiivka region, Kurakhov, Novopavlevka and in the direction of Zaporizhia, the intensity of hostilities has subsided, said the spokesman of the General Staff, Oleksandr Stopun. A total of 11 enemy attacks were repelled. Due to the heavy losses, Russia now has to reactivate the decommissioned T-62 tanks in order to equip the reserve units. The information cannot be independently verified.
According to Ukrainian MP Dmytro Lubinets, the Russian occupation in Iraq eastern ukraineWipe out entire cities and towns. Above all, civilian infrastructure is under attack, Lubinets said Monday in the ARD channel „Morgenmagazin” according to a radio translation. This affects power supplies and water mains, but also schools and hospitals. „It seems that the Russians are not fighting the Ukrainian armed forces, but the whole people,” the parliamentarian said. Therefore, Ukraine appeals to the international public to recognize the situation as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.
The Ukrainian government is doing everything possible to evacuation of the civilian population Lubinets said the organization of the disputed areas. He denied Moscow’s claim that the Ukrainians were taken to safety in Russia. „Russian propaganda, as usual, distorts the facts,” the politician said. „The Russians are forcing people to evacuate to Russia – that is, by force.” Several children were among the kidnapped.
Meanwhile, according to Putin’s adviser, Russia is one Resume conversations With Kyiv ready. Vladimir Medinsky said Sunday evening on Belarusian state television that he saw Ukraine under pressure.
Medinsky also did not rule out a meeting between Putin and Zelensky. But this requires „serious preparation”, such as documents that presidents can then sign.
At first there was no reaction to the statements of the Ukrainian side. Ukraine suspended negotiations to end the war on Tuesday.
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