Defense Ministry provides update on Russian invasion of Ukraine
The MoD gave the British an overview of the latest developments in Ukraine.
The statement reads: “From the beginning of August 29, 2022, several brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine increased the weight of artillery fire in the frontline sectors of southern Ukraine.
“Long-range Ukrainian precision strikes continue to disrupt Russian resupply. It is not yet possible to confirm the extent of Ukrainian advances.
“However, since the beginning of August, Russia has made significant efforts to build up its strength on the western bank of the Dnipro around Kherson.
“The 49th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District (SMD) was most likely reinforced by elements of the 35th Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District (EMD).
“Most units around Kherson are probably understaffed and dependent on fragile ferry supply lines and pontoon bridges over the Dnipro.
“This integration of SMD and EMD units suggests a significant reorganization of the Russian force in Ukraine.
“There is a realistic possibility that Russia acted to streamline the several semi-independent operational commands that contributed to its poor performance early in the invasion.
“If Ukraine succeeds in undertaking sustained offensive operations, the cohesion of this untested structure will likely be a key factor in the sustainability of Russian defenses in the south.”