British intelligence: Ukraine forces penetrated first line of Russian defences

    WORLD  10 June 2023 - 14:07

    In the last 48 hours, significant Ukrainian operations have been taking place in several sectors of eastern and southern Ukraine.

    Caliber.Az reports per UK Defence Ministry's Twitter update on the situation in Ukraine that in some areas, Ukrainian forces have likely made good progress and penetrated the first line of Russian defences. In others, Ukrainian progress has been slower.

    Russian performance has been mixed: some units are likely conducting credible manoeuvre defence operations while others have pulled back in some disorder, amid increased reports of Russian casualties as they withdraw through their own minefields.

    The Russian Airforce has been unusually active over southern Ukraine, where the airspace is more permissive for Russia than in other parts of the country. However, it remains unclear whether tactical airstrikes have been effective.

    Over the past week, Russia has been systematically spreading information about alleged "heavy losses of the Ukraine Armed Forces" and "destruction of Western equipment". For its part, Ukraine denies these claims. As Natalia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the Defence Forces in southern Ukraine, noted, Russia is trying to "fill the airwaves" in this way, as it has failed in all the goals it set at the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

    "As they say, give them a chance to drown in their lies. And as for the work of the Defence Forces - have patience," Humeniuk noted.

    Caliber.Az

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