In mid-September, Russia most likely deployed units of its new 25th Combined Arms Army (25 CAA) for the first time. The formation began moving to Ukraine in late August 2023.
This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defense on Twitter.
According to the report, units from two of 25 CAA‘s maneuver components, the 67th Motor Rifle Division and 164th Separate Motor Rifle Brigade, are reported to be fighting on the front in a sector west of Severodonetsk and Kreminna, along the border between the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
According to British intelligence, since the beginning of the invasion, Russia has only occasionally maintained an unused army-sized group that could potentially form the basis for a new major offensive.
"With 25 CAA apparently being deployed piecemeal to reinforce the over-stretched line, a concerted new Russian offensive is less likely over the coming weeks," the British Ministry of Defense said.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 27/09/2023