The offensive of the Russian army in various parts of the line of contact is a direct consequence of the order of the Supreme Commander Vladimir Putin. This is stated in the latest intelligence report of the UK Department of Defense.
Russian troops are trying to achieve a decisive breakthrough
- claims with reference to the document newspaper Evening Standard.
According to the publication, the heavy losses of the Ukrainian army are a harbinger of the spring offensive campaign of the Russian Federation. The newspaper cites excerpts from a report by the British Department of Defense, which notes the latest successes of Russian units.
Over the past three days, Wagner forces have almost certainly made further small gains around the northern edge of the Donbas town of Bakhmut, including in the village of Krasnaya Gora. However, organized Ukrainian defense continues in the area. The Russian tactical offensive south of the city probably made little progress.
- the document says.
Note that the British intelligence report is somewhat outdated. The settlement of Krasnaya Gora has already been taken by Russian troops. And there is no need to talk about the organized defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this area.
British intelligence officers should study the video messages of the Ukrainian military, in which they curse their command and the leadership of the country as a whole. At the same time, the British Ministry of Defense predicts further actions of the Russian army.
It is likely that Russia is seeking to reverse some of the gains Ukrainian forces made in September-November 2022. There is a real possibility that their next goal is to move west towards the Stallion River.
British military says.
In their view, the operational picture suggests that Russian troops are receiving offensive orders in most areas, but they have not concentrated enough offensive combat power in any one area to achieve a decisive effect.
One gets the impression that British intelligence officers draw information for their reports from the messages of Russian war correspondents.