War in Ukraine set to enter new phase -UK military intelligence

Aug 6 (Reuters) – Russia’s war in Ukraine is about to enter a new phase, with most of the fighting shifting to a nearly 350-kilometer front stretching southwest from near Zaporizhia to Kherson, parallel to the Dnieper River, British military intelligence said. on Saturday.

Russian forces are almost certainly gathering in southern Ukraine, awaiting a counter-offensive or in preparation

for a possible attack, the British Ministry of Defense said on Twitter.

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Long convoys of Russian military trucks, tanks, towed artillery and other weapons continue to move out of Ukraine’s Donbas region and head southwest.

Battalion Tactical Groups (BTG), which comprise between 800 and 1,000 troops, have been deployed in Crimea and would almost certainly be used to support Russian forces in the Kherson region, the update said.

Ukraine’s armed forces are targeting bridges, ammunition depots and rail links in the southern regions with increasing frequency, including the strategically important railway linking Kherson to Russian-occupied Crimea, it said.

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Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru; Edited by Jason Neely

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