Ukrainian Offensive Makes Russia Increase Its Troops in Occupied South

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Russia is redeploying a large number of troops to the territory of the occupied Crimea to use them in southern Ukraine further to conduct hostilities against the Armed Forces of Ukraine. A relevant statement was made by Vadym Skibitskyi, a representative of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.

According to the representative of the Ukrainian military intelligence, Russia withdrew tactical groups of airborne troops from the Donetsk region two weeks ago and redeployed them to occupied Kherson. Russia is also moving troops from its eastern military district used in the attack on Slovyansk.

“If Russia had won the battle in the south and east of Ukraine, it would have continued new offensive operations to seize more territory in Ukraine, using units currently being formed in the Russian Federation,” Skibitsky said.

He also noted that, apart from additional weapons, Ukraine today needs assistance in training troops abroad.

Natalia Tolub

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