According to the British MoD, Russia almost certainly lacks the munitions and maneuver units needed for a successful offensive.
"Russian forces managed to gain only a few hundred meters of territory a week. This is almost certainly due to the fact that Russia lacks the
ammunition and maneuver units necessary for a successful offensive. It is likely that - he argues GB intelligence - senior commanders make plans that require understaffed and inexperienced units to achieve unrealistic objectives, due to political and professional pressures".
According to the update, it is very likely that Russia has been attempting to restart offensive operations in Ukraine since early January this year, almost certainly with the aim of capturing the remaining Ukrainian-held parts of Donetsk Oblast. .
The morning report of the General Staff of the Ukrainian army, quoted by UNIAN, reports that the Russian army is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the areas of Kupyan, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiiv and Novopavliv.
According to the Kiev army, 1,030 Russian soldiers were killed in battle in the last 24 hours, thus bringing the total losses of the Russian army to around 133,190 military dead.
"Over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repulsed the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Novoselyvske, Kreminna and Dibrova settlements of the
Lugansk region and Verkhnyokamianske, Vesele, Zaliznyanske, Krasna Gora, Bakhmut, Ivanovske and Paraskoviyvka, in the region Donetsk,” the General Staff declares.
The pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushilin, quoted by Tass, reports that Russian forces have achieved some successes in the Siversk area, essential for the liberation of Krasny Lyman, in Donetsk.