In recent weeks, Russia has prioritized and improved tactics aimed at slowing down Ukrainian armored counteroffensives in southern Ukraine.
This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defense on Twitter.
According to the report, this approach is based on Russia's very intensive use of anti-tank mines.
British intelligence notes that in some areas the density of its minefields indicates that it has likely used many more mines than laid down in its military doctrine. Having slowed the Ukrainian advance, Russia has then attempted to strike Ukrainian armoured vehicles with one-way attack uncrewed aerial vehicles, attack helicopters, and artillery.
"Although Russia has achieved some success with this approach in the early stages of Ukraine’s counter-offensive, its forces continue to suffer from key weaknesses, especially overstretched units and a shortage of artillery munitions," the British Ministry of Defense said.
As a reminder, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, said that Ukraine's counteroffensive proved difficult due to anti-personnel mines and other obstacles. However, according to him, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are doing the right thing when they act cautiously.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 04/07/2023