The intelligence services of United Kingdom have pointed to a “realistic possibility” that the Russian offensive against the ukrainian city of bakhmutlocated in the region of Donetsk (east), is “losing the limited momentum it had gained” following a counterattack by Ukrainian forces in the area.
“There is a realistic possibility that the Russian assault on the city is losing the limited momentum it had gained, partly because some units of the Russian Ministry of Defense have been relocated to other sectors”, they have pointed out, according to a series of messages published by the British Ministry of Defense through their account on the social network Twitter.
Thus, they have stated that “the fighting continues around the center of the city” and have added that “the Ukrainian defense continues to be at risk of being surrounded from the north and the south”, although they have highlighted that “in recent days, Ukrainian forces have started a local counterattack west of Bakhmut.” “It will probably reduce the pressure on the threatened supply route H-32“, they have settled.
Three killed near Kyiv
Meanwhile, the Russian attacks continue to wreak havoc. At least three people have died and another seven have been injured in a drone attack carried out this Wednesday against the Ukrainian town of Rzhishchiv, located in the Kyiv region, as denounced by the Ukrainian authorities, who have also pointed out that five people were they find missing.
The head of the Kiev region Police, Andriy Nebitov, has indicated in his Telegram account that the drones have reached “a residential building” and has detailed that “the first explosions took place around 3:00 a.m. (local time). ), followed by several more”. “The Police and emergency services have evacuated more than 200 people”he stated, before pointing out that “part” of the building “has been almost completely destroyed.”
“A fire has broken out,” he indicated, while asserting that the emergency services are working to respond to the situation. In this sense, he has denounced that “the enemy has again attacked civilian infrastructure” and that “innocent people have died”, among them “an ambulance driver who came to rescue citizens”.
“It is another shameful war crime of the occupiers”, Nebitov stressed. Hours earlier, the governor of the Kiev region, Serhiy Popko, had assured that air defense systems had shot down eight kamikaze drones launched by Russian forces “in the vicinity of Kiev.” Moscow has not yet ruled on what happened.