London: Russia lacks the strength to attack at Cherson
10/28/2022 3:47 PM
British intelligence reported tragic conditions in the Russian troops on the front lines near Cherson: companies of usually 100 people consisted of a few men. So Moscow is increasingly focusing on simply defending its positions.
According to British intelligence, the Russian armed forces are very weak in the strategically important battle of Cherson. According to the daily report, Moscow apparently replenished some forces along the Dnipro River with newly mobilized reserve soldiers to improve the minimum manpower.
According to the information, Russian companies in the Kherson region in September consisted of six to eight men, according to Russian officers. A company usually consists of about 100 soldiers.
According to London, due to staff bottlenecks, Russia is increasingly preparing to defend its positions. The Russian Defense Ministry reports that in the past few weeks, the Russian ground forces have taken a long-term defensive position in most sectors of the front. “This is likely due to a more realistic assessment that the severely understaffed and poorly trained Ukrainian force can currently only conduct defensive operations,” the intelligence agencies said in the daily report.
Russia: No more civilians in the area
Meanwhile, the Russian authorities said that they evacuated the Kherson region and took all civilians into Russian-controlled territory. Moscow-appointed head of Crimea Sergei Aksionov told Telegram that work to remove residents from the right bank of the Dnipro River was “completed”. The Ukrainian military said the so-called “Moscow evacuation” was continuing.
Recently, the pro-Russian authorities asked residents of the Kherson region to cross to the left bank of the Dnipro River. On Wednesday, the head of the Kherson region, appointed by Russia, Vladimir Saldo, said that more than 70,000 civilians in the region had evacuated their homes within a week. Ukraine compared the Russian actions to the “deportations” of the Soviet era.