According to British military intelligence, Vladimir Putin's troops have lost a third of the ground combat force engaged since the start of the war in Ukraine in February.
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British military intelligence said on Sunday that the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine had "lost momentum" despite recent advances.
According to them, Russia has suffered huge losses and is in serious danger of getting bogged down in its attempt to conquer the east of the country. Moscow's troops failed to make substantial territorial gains, putting their battle plan "significantly behind schedule", according to these sources.
"Russia has now probably suffered losses of a third of the ground combat force it committed in February," they added.
"Under current conditions", they consider it "unlikely" that Russia will "significantly accelerate its pace of progress" in the next month
Russian forces are trying to advance into the strategic Donbass region in eastern Ukraine.
Donbass has been partly controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014. Moscow has made it its main objective since the withdrawal of its troops from around Kyiv at the end of March.
The Russians, however, encountered fierce resistance from the Ukrainian forces.
On the ground, four Russian missiles destroyed military installations in western Ukraine, in the Yavoriv district near the Polish border, without causing any casualties, the governor of the Lviv region, Maxim Lviv, announced on Sunday. Kozytsky, on Telegram.
Ukrainian forces also destroyed two cruise missiles over that same region, largely untouched since the start of the Russian invasion, the governor added.
Moscow also announced that Russian "high-precision" missiles had targeted two Ukrainian command points and four artillery ammunition depots near Zaporizhia, Paraskovievka, Konstantinovka and Novomikhailovka in the Donetsk region, among other targets overnight. .
-With Julie Rheaume