Russia continues to prepare the offensive in eastern Ukraine and continues the siege of Mariupol. on


According to the Ukrainian army, Russian units are concentrating their efforts in Mariupol, on the offensive in the area of ​​the city of Izyum and towards the Donetsk area.

After 44 days have passed since the start of the war in Ukraine, Russia continues to prepare its offensive in eastern Ukraine as the siege of the city of Mariupol, in the Sea of ​​Azov, continues, according to the army’s latest war report

“The main efforts of the Russian invaders continue to focus on conquering Mariupolthe offensive in the area of ​​the city Izyum (in the Kharkiv region) and towards the area of donestk“, in eastern Ukraine, adds the war report.

According to Ukrainian order, Russian troops continue to blockade the city Kharkiv and building minefields to, he says, “prevent the advance of Ukrainian troops.”

In the city of IzyumAccording to the military authority of Ukraine, the representatives of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic (self-declared and recognized by Russia) perform the functions of local “police” and carry out “illegal checks on documents, data of persons and settlements of the population”.

In his message this morning, the Ukrainian President Volodomir Zelenskyi, has already warned that Russian troops were now more active in Donbass (eastern Ukraine) and that they were preparing for an offensive.

According to the latest analysis from the Institute for the Study of War (USA), “Russian forces are likely to attempt to regroup and redeploy units withdrawn from northeastern Ukraine to support an offensive, but it is unlikely that these units will allow a Russian advance.”

According to this institution, the control of the city Izyum and the axis with Sloveniansky it is critical to the future Russian offensive, otherwise “Russian forces are unlikely to successfully capture the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.”

Pro-Russian troops said yesterday they were targeting the center of Mariupolthe strategic port on the Sea of ​​Azov that has been besieged and bombed for days by Russian forces, but Ukraine responded by saying its forces continued to resist.

Source: EITB


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