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Ukraine Expects New Offensive as Moscow Strengthens Winter Assault

Britain’s Defence Minister had said that Russia’s military had been trying to launch newer offensives

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Hrishita Chatterjee
Hrishita Chatterjee
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UKRAINE: Ukraine confessed on Tuesday that the last 24 hours were the most dangerous of the war for troops in Russia, with Moscow throwing tens of thousands of freshly mobilised soldiers and mercenaries into the ferocious winter assault in the east.

The running tally of the Russian military personnel who died previously was 1,030, augmented by the Ukrainian military as the numbers rose to 133,190 overnight, stating the number of deceased to be the highest so far. The troops also destroyed 25 Russian tanks in the past two days.

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Moscow, however, denies that its forces suffered to such a large extent despite saying that the combat killed a huge number of Ukrainians. This is a turning point as the war moves into its second year. Moscow wants power, and Kyiv is counting on Western tanks to help it fight back.

Britain’s Defence Minister had said that Russia’s military had been trying to launch newer offensives to capture the Ukraine-held parts of the Donetsk region in vain.

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Moscow is now making use of hundreds and thousands of troops called up in the last few months to launch its first mobilisation since World War II after being unable to capture Kyiv in 2022.

West Russia, as Kyiv claims, has been deploying new troops into eastern Ukraine in recent weeks in order to claim new accomplishments and initiatives on the occasion of the country’s first anniversary.

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This war has taken over the Ukrainian-held city of Bakhmut in the eastern Donetsk province for months. Bakhmut is a city with a population of around 75,000 before the war and has been Russia’s prime target. 

Another assault was launched by Moscow further south against Vuhledar and a Ukrainian-held bastion on high ground at the intersection between the eastern and southern front lines.

“Russian leaders will likely continue to demand sweeping advances. It remains unlikely that Russia can build up the forces needed to affect the war’s outcome within the coming weeks substantially,” an updated source said.

In his Monday nightly address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned that personnel alterations on the border would strengthen Ukraine’s military efforts.

Also Read: United Nations Fears an Upcoming ‘Wider War’ over Russia-Ukraine Conflict


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