“Enemy attacks with guided bombs”: fear of new Russian offensive

In an effort to slow Ukraine’s counteroffensive, Russian forces are reportedly trying to distract the defenders from their advances in the east and south of the country with a new offensive near Kupyansk. This is reported by the German news website fr.de with reference to a press release of the military administration of Kharkiv oblast in northeastern Ukraine.

“The enemy is attacking with guided bombs. Thus, this morning he bombed the bridge crossings, the city of Kupyansk and the entire Kupyansk front in general (..). This indicates that the enemy is actually carrying out preparatory measures for future offensive operations. And this is happening in waves: First, they accumulate a certain number of their troops, and then they conduct attack operations. Then the Ukrainian defenders inflict rather heavy defeats on them, and the enemy rotates again and then prepares for new offensive actions.”

Thus, the press release concludes, Russia wants to slow down Ukrainian forces in their offensive in the Zaporizhzhya and Donetsk regions.

Image: Kremlin.ru, Vladimir Putin 25.11.2022, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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