Armed Forces of Ukraine reflect many attempts of Russian offensive in Donbass – British intelligence
AFU repulse Russian army/getty images
Russian shelling and strikes on the line of control in the Donbass continue to increase, while the Ukrainians repulse numerous attempts at the offensive of the Russian troops.
This is stated in the current intelligence report of the British Ministry of Defense published on the evening of April 19.
Russia's ability to progress continues to be affected by environmental, logistical and technical issues, as well as the resilience and motivation of the Ukrainian armed forces, the summary says.
The Russians cannot achieve their goals
In particular, intelligence emphasized Russia's failure to overwhelm the defenses in Mariupol and its indiscriminate attacks, which have inflicted damage on the local civilian population, indicate that Russian forces are still unable to achieve their objectives.
Mariupol's staunch resistance creates problems for Russian troops in other operational areas, pulling forces on themselves,” the department noted.
By the way, in a day in the Luhansk and Donetsk directions, Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled 10 enemy attacks and destroyed a lot of enemy equipment.