The Russian invaders are struggling with the staffing of combat units and support forces.
The relevant statement was made by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebookreports a correspondent of Ukrinform.
As of 6 a.m. on March 17, 2022, the state, positions and nature of actions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces remained virtually unchanged. The Ukrainian Armed Forces continued to deliver devastating blows to enemy troops, who were trying to consolidate and maintain the defense of captured borders.
Over the past day, Ukrainian defenders destroyed the command post and supporting units of the all-military 35th Army of the Eastern Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Enemy casualties have not yet been reported.
In addition, the Air Force and Air Defense Forces of the Ukrainian Ground Forces destroyed 10 enemy air targets, namely two Su-34 bombers, three Su-34SM fighters, three helicopters and drones. Data on other aircraft and pilots still need to be updated.
Having failed to carry out a ground operation, the enemy continued to launch missiles and airstrikes on infrastructure and densely populated areas of Ukrainian cities.
The Russian invaders continue to operate insidiously in the information space, carrying out cyberattacks, physically destroying television and radio stations, implementing a mass information campaign to discredit the military and political leaders of the Ukraine and the Defense Forces.
In addition, Russia continues to actively spread misinformation to its own people about the progress of its so-called “special operation” in Ukraine.
According to the General Staff, Russian troops continue to suffer losses. They have big problems with the staffing of combat units and support forces.
Enemy personnel are demoralized, which leads to the growing number of deserters and the refusal of the Russian military to participate in the war against Ukraine.
Photo: Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs