War in Ukraine: Russia’s actions in Zaporizhia are like an admission
war in Ukraine
Russia’s action in Zaporizhia is like an admission
According to British intelligence, Moscow will not achieve some of its planned major goals. As an example, London cites recent developments in the Zaporizhia region.
Russia is probably aware, according to British intelligence, that it will not achieve some of its major goals in the foreseeable future.
This is shown, for example, by the fact that the authorities in the Russian-controlled part of the area Zaporizhia declared Melitopol the capital of the region in early March, the British Ministry of Defense said in a tweet on Sunday. According to Russia, this is a temporary measure until the city of Zaporizhia is completely under control.
Zaporizhia is one of the four territories that Russian President Vladimir Putin illegally annexed in September 2022. So far, however, Russian troops have not been able to occupy the industrial city of Zaporizhia, which has a population of 700,000. “The tacit declaration of an alternative capital is likely a tacit admission within the Russian system that the armed forces will not be able to capture planned major targets in the near future,” it said London.
The British Ministry of Defense has been publishing since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against the Ukraine daily updates on the course of the war, citing intelligence information. In doing so, the British government wants to both counter the Russian portrayal and keep allies in line. Moscow accuses London of a disinformation campaign.
UK Ministry of Defense Twitter thread