As a result of successful strikes by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russian troops on the western bank of the Dnipro River have become very vulnerable.
British intelligence claims that in its daily review.
“Ukraine’s counter-offensive in Kherson is gathering momentum. Their forces have highly likely established a bridgehead south of the Ingulets River, which forms the northern boundary of Russian-occupied Kherson,” the review says.
It is noted that Ukraine has used its new long-range artillery to damage at least three bridges over the Dnipro River that Russia relies on to supply territories under its control.
One of them, the 1,000-meter Antonivsky Bridge near Kherson, was damaged last week. Ukraine hit it again on July 27, and it is very likely that the crossing is now unusable, British intelligence noted.
“Russia’s 49th Army is stationed on the west bank of the Dnipro River and now looks highly vulnerable,” the British Defense Ministry claims.
As noted, Kherson city, the most politically significant population center occupied by Russia, is now virtually cut off from other occupied territories.
“Its loss would severely undermine Russia’s attempts to paint the occupation as a success,” the review says.
As reported, the United States expects Moscow’s proxies to hold sham referendums in order to annex parts of Ukraine which are now seized by the Russian troops.
Author - Anastasiya Glotova, 28/07/2022