Military experts noted that “Russian forces now appear capable of only two major offensive operations in Ukraine.” They both concern the Donetsk region.
It is highly likely that the offensive in eastern Ukraine will end before the capture of additional significant cities. The members of the institute shared this information on the social networking site Twitter during the night from Wednesday to Thursday.
According to the ISW, Russia’s offensive operations have so far focused on moves towards Seversk in Donetsk region, Verknokamyanga and Bilohorivka in Luhansk region, and Pakmut in the Donetsk coal basin. The Russians are going to focus on this area from July 16. Functional suspension when they are called.
“Russian forces have allocated sufficient resources to conduct almost daily ground offensives and seize territory on these two axes, but have not been able to maintain a similar pace of offensive activity or make similar territorial gains in other parts of Ukraine” – experts said. From the Institute of War Studies with your latest update.
Ground operations in Ukraine
A week ago, the Office of Military Affairs pointed out that In defiance of the general order issued by the Minister of Defense of Russia, Sergei Shoigu“Ending the Russian operational freeze is unlikely to result in a powerful new wave of multi-Axis ground attacks.”
U.S. experts wrote in the report that the most important target of the Russian strike is currently Bagmut and the Seversk region, while the Russians are limited to maintaining defensive positions north of Kharkiv. The agency estimates that the offensive will be characterized by variable momentum over time and the resumption of ground operations.
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