Moscow announced on Friday that its forces would intensify their military operations “All functional areas“.
Russia is preparing for its next offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official said, after Moscow announced that its forces would intensify their military operations. “All functional areas“.
Russian rockets and missiles have hit cities in attacks that are said to have killed dozens of people in recent days. “It’s not just about missile strikes from the air and sea.”Ukrainian military intelligence spokesman Vadim Skibitsky said on Saturday. “We can see shelling along the entire line of communication, along the entire front line. Tactical aviation and attack helicopters are being actively used. It is clear that preparations are underway. Certainly for the next phase of the attack.”
The Ukrainian military appears to be regrouping units for an assault on Russia’s Sloviansk, a city of significant symbolic importance.
The British Ministry of Defense said on Sunday that it is strengthening its defense positions in the Russian-occupied areas of southern Ukraine.
Russian bombing kills 40 in 3 days
At least 40 people have been killed in Russian shelling of urban areas over the past three days, according to Kiev.
Three people, including a 70-year-old woman, were killed and three others were wounded when rockets hit the northeastern city of Suhuiv in the Kharkiv region overnight from Friday to Saturday, regional governor Ole Sinehupov said.
In the south, more than 50 Russian Grad rockets hit the Dnipro River city of Nikopol, killing two people found in the rubble, Governor Valentin Resnichenko said.
Moscow, which calls the invasion a “special military operation” aimed at militarizing its neighbors and rooting out nationalists, says it is using high-precision weapons to destroy Ukraine’s military infrastructure and protect its own security. Russia has repeatedly denied targeting civilians.
Kyiv and the West say the conflict is an unprovoked attempt to rescue a country freed from Moscow’s guidance when the Soviet Union broke up in 1991.
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