The blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam allowed Russian troops to redeploy and reinforce other areas. Moscow believes that the AFU will not be able to force the Dnipro River.
This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defense on Twitter.
As noted in the report, over the last ten days, Russia has highly likely started relocating elements of its Dnipro Group of Forces (DGF) from the eastern bank of the Dnipro River to reinforce the Zaporizhzhia and Bakhmut sectors.
According to British intelligence, this potentially involves several thousand troops from the 49th Army, including its 34th Separate Motorised Brigade, as well as Airborne Forces (VDV) and Naval Infantry units.
"The DGF redeployment likely reflects Russia’s perception that a major Ukrainian attack across the Dnipro is now less likely following the collapse of Kakhovka Dam and the resulting flooding," the British Ministry of Defense said.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 19/06/2023