According to Zelensky, the Russians would try to “throw into battle through poorly trained recruits and secret mobilization.”
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heavy losses of Russian troops, which, according to the Ukrainian President, Volodmir Zelensky, The casualties would soon exceed 40,000, forcing the Russian command to send reinforcements. Ukraine and join the quest to capture new strategic groups Donbs.
“Harm Russia In June they may exceed 40,000. They had not suffered so much in any war for decades,” he said in a video message aired early Monday.
A difficult figure in contrast because of the stubborn silence of the Russian command, which has not returned to give casualties figures in its ranks since recognizing the 1,351 soldiers killed in the military operation on March 25.
Russia calls for reinforcements to double the dons
According to the Ukrainian president, “the key strategic objective of the occupiers has not changed: they maintain their pressure”. Severodnetsk, where the battle is fierce for every meter,” he said, noting that the Russian army was also moving in the direction of Lisichansk, Bakhmut and Sloviansk.
“The Russian army is trying to deploy reserve forces in the Donbs. But what reserve can they talk about now?” He asked.
According to the president, the Russians will try to “throw into the battle through poorly trained recruits and secret mobilization.”
a view that he shares with military intelligence United Kingdom, According to which Russia is “preparing additional combat units for deployment in Ukraine.”
“In recent weeks (…) preparations have begun for the deployment of the 3rd Battalion. Usually two out of three battalions do not participate in the operation at the same time,” British intelligence confirmed, noting that That the 3rd battalion “is not often. Fully formed.”
something that would compel the Russians to enlist recruits or reservists to take part in the fighting in Ukraine, something the Russian command has denied on several occasions and even to a dozen officers. Approval has been given to send some 600 recruits to the front.
Meanwhile, according to British intelligence, “Russia takes advantage of its advantage in the balance of army and artillery and gradually captures Severodonetsk and its surrounding areas.”
FIGHT IN SEVERODONETSK
head of the military administration of Lugansk, Serhi Gaidai, Today it is recognized that the area of the chemical plant Azot, The last stronghold of the defenders of Severodnetsk, “is heavily bombarded by large-caliber enemy artillery.”
According to the official, around 500 civilians have been detained at the plant, of whom 40 are minors.
“It is impossible to carry out mass evacuations and humanitarian aid because of the attacks. The military manages to evacuate a few people every day,” he said.
And while he continued to deny that the plant’s defenders were besieged by Russian forces, he acknowledged that “the shelters are not as strong as those at the plant.” Azovstal, sidewalk of maripole In which several thousand Ukrainian soldiers barricaded themselves for almost two months before surrendering.
LISICHANSK. with a look at
About Lisichansk, On the way to the neighboring city of Severodnetsk and the next target of the Russians sloviansky You Kramatorsk, The main Ukrainian stronghold in the Donetsk region, Gadai He denounced that these “intensified attacks with large-caliber weapons, the city is subject to daily destruction.”
Meanwhile, in “Ambassador” Russia of Lugansk, Rodin Miroshnik, He anticipated that an attack on the city would “soon”.
“The main attack on Lisichansk will probably be carried out only with the attack siversk In order not to allow anyone to leave the circle in the direction of Sloviansk,” he wrote on his YouTube channel. Wire.
More weapons for Ukraine
Slowly but surely, the Russian army continues – thanks to its technological superiority – its progress in the Donbes, where it has concentrated all its efforts, before which Kyiv Emphasizes the importance of getting more Western weapons.
Advisor to the Ukrainian Presidency, Mykhailo Podolyak, He said the country would need at least “1,000 155-millimeter caliber howitzers; 300 rocket launch systems; 500 tanks; 2,000 armored vehicles; 1,000 drones” to achieve heavy weapons parity with Russia and liberate occupied Ukrainian territories. the wanted.
For his part, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, oleksey reznikov He criticized the West, accusing him of not providing enough support to his country.
“Either the world does not understand what is happening, or it understands it but is tired of it and is ready to resign itself to the idea that Ukrainians die every day,” he denounced.
The defense chief insisted that “we need help quickly, because each day of the odds is measured in Ukrainian blood”, and did not hide his dismay at his counterparts’ lack of will. France You Germany To accelerate the delivery of weapons to Ukraine.
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