Sun. Nov 27th, 2022
MOSCOW: Russia’s war in Ukraine is about to enter a new phase, with most of the fighting shifting to a nearly 350-kilometre (217-mile) front stretching southwest from near Zaporizhzhia to Khersonparallel to the dnieper riverBritish military intelligence said on Saturday.
Russian forces are almost certainly building up in southern Ukraine, anticipating a counter-offensive or preparing for a possible assault, the UK Ministry of Defense said on Twitter.
Long convoys of Russian military trucks, tanks, towed artillery and other weapons continue to leave Ukraine’s Donbas region and head southwest.
Battalion Tactical Groups (BTGs), comprising between 800 and 1,000 soldiers, have been deployed to Crimea and will almost certainly be used to support Russian troops in the Kherson region, according to the update.
Ukraine’s forces are targeting bridges, ammunition depots, rail links with increasing frequency in its southern regions, including the strategically important railway branch linking Kherson with Russian-occupied Crimea, he said.