War in Ukraine: Vladimir Putin's troops have been ordered to advance in most sectors of the front
Sylvie Claire / February 14, 2023
Vladimir Putin's troops have been ordered to advance in "most sectors" but are struggling to make a major breakthrough on the Ukrainian frontline, British military chiefs said Tuesday.
According to the British Ministry of Defense, the Russians "did not muster sufficient offensive combat power" on a single axis to "achieve a decisive effect. »
According to intelligence, Wagner Group mercenaries have likely made "further small gains" on the northern outskirts of the town of Bakhmut. At the same time, Ukrainian resistance continues and the Russian advance to the south "has probably made little progress. »
Further north, in Kreminna-Svatove, the Russians are carrying out "continuous offensive efforts" but on "a scale too small to achieve a significant breakthrough," the British services add.
Overall, the current operational picture suggests that Russian forces are ordered to advance in most areas, but have not massed sufficient offensive combat power on any one axis to achieve a decisive effect," the ministry said.
British defense sources believe that the Russian president's spring offensive may not be launched simultaneously along the entire front line.