The most intense fighting will shift to the front with a length of about 350 km – from Zaporizhzhia to Kherson.
According to British intelligence, a new phase of the war will soon begin, the main front of which will be about 350 km long in the south.
This is stated in the review of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain about the war in Ukraine.
“Russian troops are almost certainly massing in the south, expecting either a counteroffensive from Ukraine, or preparing for an offensive. Long convoys of Russian military trucks, tanks, artillery, and more continue to move from Donbas to the southwest,” it said.
There are reports of the transfer of forces from the occupied Melitopol, Berdyansk, Mariupol and the Russian mainland via the Crimean Bridge to Crimea.
“BTG with the number of 800-1000 people was moved to Crimea, they will most likely be used to strengthen the Russian group in Kherson region. On August 2, a new BTG was transferred to Crimea, they are also transferred from the eastern group of forces and with a high probability will be sent to Kherson region in the coming days”, – British intelligence reports.
The Ukrainian military, the review says, continues to hit the enemy’s rear, targeting bridges, ammunition depots and railway junctions in the occupied south. Given the strategic importance of the railway branch connecting the occupied Crimea with the south, actions to create all possible problems for it are probably aimed at complicating the logistics of the southern grouping of troops for Russia.
“Russia’s war against Ukraine will soon enter a new phase. The most intense fighting will shift to a front with a length of about 350 km – from Zaporizhzhia to Kherson,” the intelligence concludes.
Earlier it was reported that Russia, most likely, placed special equipment near the damaged ones of key bridges near Khersontrying to deflect further strikes by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on their crossings.
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