Attacks of Russian troops are limited to narrow fronts, – ISW

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Russian attacks are limited to narrow fronts, – ISW

The situation at the front after June 10/General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Russian occupiers manage to achieve insignificant success. It is connected with the fact that the invaders will transfer a significant amount of manpower there, outnumbering the Ukrainian defenders.

Analysts from the US Institute for the Study of War (ISW) noted that Russian attacks remain mostly road-bound and limited to narrow fronts.

The main goal for the Russians now is the capture of Severodonetsk (with the subsequent assault on Lisichansk), as well as Slavyanskaya. It is on this that all the efforts of the infidels are thrown. After all, this is a “pocket” on the axis from Izyum in the Kharkiv region to Bakhmut in the Donetsk region. Russian invaders are trying to cordon Ukrainian forces there.

Russian troops continue to prepare for offensive operations from the southeast of Izyum and west of Liman towards Slavyansk. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on June 10 they managed to achieve little success.

This may be due to the fact that now 30 Russian battalion tactical groups (BTGs) are operating in the direction of the Kharkiv region, which is 10 more than reported June 3rd. However, these BTGs probably suffered significant combat losses and may consist of remnants of other units.

Evidence of an additional 10 BTGs operating on this axis likely indicates that the Kremlin has reorganized its units and may have deployed some reinforcements, but it is unlikely that Russian forces have actually increased their combat strength by 50%.

< p>At the same time, analysts note possible problems that will appear before the Russian military leadership due to such an increase in the number of military men. As attacks remain largely road-bound and limited to narrow fronts, it will likely be difficult for Russian forces to exploit any new weight of numbers.

Fighting for Severodonetsk

Russian forces continued their ground assault in Severodonetsk, but on June 10 they had not yet established full control over the city. Ukrainian troops control the Azot plant and the Lisichansk-Bakhmut highway. And the invaders are shelling this road, as well as Lisichansk, Ustinovka, Toshkovka and Zolote, in order to support their aggressive operation in Severodonetsk and interfere with Ukrainian supplies.

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