Ukraine conflict: Russian military ‘lose total battalion’ attempting to cross river


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Russian forces are conducting “extremely dangerous” manoeuvres which counsel their army leaders are beneath stress to make progress of their operations in jap Ukraine, based on UK intelligence, after a battalion was worn out attempting to cross a river.

Footage launched by Ukrainian forces appeared to point out a number of burnt out army automobiles and segments of a bridge partially submerged in a river within the Donbas area.

The pictures confirmed many extra broken or deserted automobiles, together with tanks, within the woods and on the monitor resulting in the river.

The UK Ministry of Defence mentioned the footage recommended that Russia had misplaced nearly a whole battalion and the pontoon bridging gear deployed whereas crossing the Siverskyi Donets river west of Severodonetsk.

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In its newest replace on the scenario on the bottom in Ukraine, the MoD mentioned Russia has didn’t make “any vital advances” regardless of withdrawing and redeploying models from central and northern Ukraine to the east of the war-torn nation.

“Russia is investing vital effort within the neighborhood of Izium and Severodonetsk in an try to realize a breakthrough in direction of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk,” it mentioned.

“The first goal on this axis is to envelop Ukrainian forces within the Joint Forces Operation space, isolating them from help or reinforcement by models within the west of the nation.”

It added: “Conducting river crossings in a contested setting is a extremely dangerous manoeuvre and speaks to the stress the Russian commanders are beneath to make progress of their operations in jap Ukraine.”

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It’s the newest setback on the battlefield for the invading forces after Ukraine on Thursday claimed a Russian navy logistics ship close to Snake Island within the Black Sea was set on hearth because of a Ukrainian strike.

Satellite tv for pc photographs captured by US-based firm Maxar Applied sciences appeared to point out the aftermath of what it mentioned have been possible missile assaults on a Russian Serna-class touchdown craft close to the island.

A satellite image shows a Russian Serna-class landing craft and possible missile contrail near Snake Island, Ukraine. Pic: Maxar Technologies via Reuters
A satellite tv for pc picture reveals a Russian Serna-class touchdown craft and potential missile contrail close to Snake Island, Ukraine. Pic: Maxar Applied sciences through Reuters

Russia is specializing in “liberating” Donbas as a part of its “particular army operation” after going through stiff Ukrainian resistance within the north.

Russian-backed separatists management a part of the Luhansk and Donetsk areas which collectively make up the Donbas and Russian chief Vladimir Putin needs it completely in pro-Russian arms.

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