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Occupiers taken by surprise: British intelligence assesses new achievements by Armed Forces of Ukraine

Saturday, 10 September 2022, 09:23


British Intelligence reported on the increasing isolation of Russian forces around Izium and the threat to Russian forces as they might lose Kupiansk [both settlements are in Kharkiv region - ed.].

European Pravda writes about this, referring to the intelligence review of the British Ministry of Defence.


The British Ministry of Defence reports that Ukrainian troops began offensive operations in the south of the Kharkiv Oblast on 6 September, 2022. Lead elements have advanced up to 50 km into previously Russian held territory on a narrow front.

"Russian troops were likely taken by surprise. The sector was only lightly held, and Ukrainian units captured or surrounded several towns," the review says.

"A Russian force around Izium is likely increasingly isolated. Ukrainian units are now threatening the town of Kupiansk; its capture would be a significant blow to Russia, because it sits on supply routes to the Donbas front line," British intelligence notes.


As it is emphasised, since the Ukrainian operations are also continuing in Kherson, the Russian front is under pressure on both northern and southern flanks.

The British Intelligence states that Russian commanders faced a dilemma against the backdrop of Ukraine's offensive in the south: they should choose whether to deploy operational reserves to support their offensive in Donbas, or defend against the Ukrainian forces’ offensive in its southern oblasts.

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