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The Russian military has launched a comprehensive offensive over several kilometers in the Donbass, further increasing its numbers in Ukraine on Tuesday. The shelling continued to intensify The latest British intelligence reportReleased at 9 p.m.

Deadly attacks were carried out in the cities of Kharkiv and Gramadorsk, and Moscow claimed to have targeted targets near Zaporizhia and Dinibro. Russia has increased its military presence in eastern and southern Ukraine to 76, bringing the total number of battalions in the country to 76, according to a senior US defense official.

However, Russia seems to be an obstacle to its progress “Environmental, logistics and technical challenges (…) And by the retreat of the most determined Ukrainian forces. ”The British intelligence report continues. “Russia’s inability to eliminate opposition in Mariupol and its indiscriminate attacks (…) Indicates that she failed to achieve her goals as quickly as she wanted. ⁇

L ‘War Analysis Research Institute Such as (ISW). According to its latest report, Russian forces are likely to concentrate more artillery and manpower, but the note says Russian operations are unlikely to show greater success than attacks around Kyiv. The ISW also reported effective Ukrainian counterattacks in the southeast of Kharkiv, which would force the Russians to divert units of troops to strengthen that front.

In Mariupol, the last Ukrainian soldiers to resist Russian attacks are still waiting after the relentless Russian firing and bombing. Authorities fear 20,000 to 22,000 civilians could be killed in the port city as fighting rages around the Azovstall metallurgical complex. Except for the Ukrainian militants, rooted there, “At least a thousand civilians, mostly women, children and the elderly, [sont] In underground camps “ The plant, Mariupol City Council said in a telegram on Tuesday. “There are fights, street fights going on (…) But tank wars “Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the regional civil administration of the Donetsk region, told CNN.

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In the south of the country, another front, a Russian-backed front, has announced dozens of other missile strikes by Russian forces. Russia, which has already occupied the city of Kherson, “Concentrate on one’s strength” Natalia Komenyuk, spokeswoman for the Southern Armed Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said on Tuesday that the shelling should advance towards the Mykoliv region in the west where it has intensified.

“Everyone expected an attack with such a terrible large force as February 24.”On Tuesday, however, Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, underlined. “But it continues with caution. These are Russian units trying to advance. In the south they are trying to encircle us. It started on the heels of yesterday. [dimanche]. ⁇