Estonian intelligence: The weather favors the defensive actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Estonian Intelligence Service: Weather Favors Armed Forces Defensive Operations

Russian the occupiers are advancing on the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, but relatively warm weather favors the defensive actions of the Ukrainian army. This was stated by Colonel Margo Grosberg, Commander of the Intelligence Center of the Estonian Defense Forces, writes

«Compared to last week, the activity of hostilities increased, the initiative to some extent turned into the hands of the Russian Armed Forces»,” Grosberg said.

According to him, the defense of Ukraine is under very strong pressure both in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. «Despite this, there have been no major changes on the line of contact», the colonel added.

Grosberg said that the Bakhmut area, where Russian troops are trying to encircle the Armed Forces of Ukraine, remains the hottest point of hostilities, continuing to attack the city from the north and south in order to gain control over the supply routes of the Ukrainian military.

Grosberg also pointed to the activation of Russian troops in the direction of Liman, which was liberated by the Ukrainians in October.

< p>«Russia pulled new units there. Likely target — recapture it and thereby put pressure on Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, located to the east, which, thanks to the retention of Bakhmut, continue to remain under the control of Ukraine. One of the goals of conquering Bakhmut, of course, is the subsequent attack on Slavyansk and Kramatorsk & # 187;, & # 8212; Grosbreg said.

Russia has also concentrated large forces in the Zaporozhye region and in the vicinity of Vuhledar, Grosberg said. «There has also been a redeployment of troops in the Kharkiv region, especially in the Svatovsky and Kupyansky districts», he added.

At the same time, warmer weather is not conducive to offensive operations, as the soil has become viscous, Grosberg said .

«In the north-east of Ukraine, that is, in the Luhansk region, the average daily temperature is kept at a level near zero, in the south of the country a positive temperature has been established. In other words, the weather is now favorable for the defensive actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine & # 187;, & # 8212; said the colonel.

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