Over the past two weeks, Russia may have further reinforced the 58th Combined Arms Army, which is in a difficult situation, with additional airborne units in the Orikhiv sector of the Zaporizhzhia region.
This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defense on Twitter.
According to the report, a total of at least five airborne (VDV) regiments recruited from the 7th and 76th divisions are likely to be concentrated within a few kilometers of the frontline village of Robotyne.
According to British intelligence, the full force should include about 10,000 elite paratroopers. However, almost all units are likely to be in critical condition.
"The current situation is likely to be seen as highly unsatisfactory by the VDV Throughout the war Russian commanders have attempted to regenerate the airborne forces as a highly mobile, striking force for offensive operations. Once again, they are being used as line infantry to augment over-stretched ground forces," the British Ministry of Defense said.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 18/09/2023