The Russian army has begun to disperse military supplies across the territory of the Russian Federation, in particular through the Crimean peninsula to the southern occupied regions of Ukraine. At the same time, the Russians are learning from their mistakes and are now making it difficult for Ukrainian missiles to hit ammunition depots and logistics centres.

“It is necessary to launch strikes against facilities not only in Russian-occupied Crimea but also in the Russian Federation,” Vadym Skibitskyi, a representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, said.

According to him, now Russian military depots are located 80-120 km from the front line, which means Ukraine needs longer-range strike systems to target them. They are also needed to launch a counteroffensive before Russia redeploys reinforcements.

“In order to prepare a counteroffensive or offensive operation you need to destroy many installations, not only on the front line, but also deep behind, 100-150 kilometres behind the enemy lines, ” Skibitskyi explained.

To form strong strike groupings, Ukraine needs tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and heavy weapons, he added.

At times, the Operational Command “South” informs that the ruscists are moving additional mobilisation resources to the left bank of the Dnipro River. The Russian army leadership feels uneasy because of strikes on its bases.

“The Russians, preparing for the active operations, which is obvious due to their provocations in Zaporizhzhia direction, are trying to gradually move their mobilisation resource. These are the same undertrained, underequipped, underdressed mobilised personnel whom we have already seen on the right bank. Now the enemy has brought a new batch of mobilised troops and they are already trying to train them little in these conditions before throwing them to the front line,” said Natalia Humeniuk, head of the press center of the Defence Forces of the Operational Command “South”.

According to her, using human resources when unable to maneuver equipment is already commonplace for the enemy.

Bohdan Marusyak

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