Russia is moving large numbers of troops to Ukraine’s south in preparation for a Ukrainian counteroffensive
Russia is moving large numbers of troops to Ukraine’s south in preparation for a Ukrainian counteroffensive, Ukraine’s Deputy Head of military intelligence, Vadym Skibitsky, told Guardian.
“They are increasing their troop numbers, preparing for our counteroffensive [in Ukraine’s south] and perhaps preparing to launch an offensive of their own,” Vadym Skibitsky said.
The UK Ministry of Defense has said in the latest intelligence report that Russia is likely re-allocating a significant number of its forces from the northern Donbas sector to southern Ukraine.
“Russia is probably adjusting the operational design of its Donbas offensive after failing to make a decisive operational breakthrough under the plan it had been following since April 2022. It has likely identified its Zaporizhzhia front as a vulnerable area in need of reinforcement,” said in the statement.