Russia is trying to slow down the counteroffensive operations of the AFU: British intelligence reveals the tactics of the occupants
The Russian Army has slightly improved its defense tactics aimed at deterring the Ukrainian counterattack. In order to hinder the advance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the occupiers use a large number of mines.
In parallel, the enemy has strengthened drones and aircraft to strike armored vehicles of the Defense Forces. This was reported by British intelligence in a summary he July 4, published on Twitter of the British Ministry of Defense.
"In recent weeks, Russia has prioritized and refined tactics aimed at slowing down the Ukrainian army's counteroffensive operations in the south. The basis of this approach has been Russia's very intensive use of anti-tank mines," the report said.
According to British intelligence, in some temporarily occupied areas on the front line, the density of minefields indicates that the Russian Armed Forces probably used many more mines than their military doctrine stipulates.
"Having slowed the Ukrainian advance, Russia then attempted to strike Ukrainian armored vehicles with drones, attack helicopters, and artillery," the report said.
Although the aggressor country's forces "achieved some success" with this approach in the early stages of Ukraine's counteroffensive, its forces now continue to suffer from key weaknesses. Particularly, experts say, from overstretched occupier units and a lack of artillery ammunition.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, during July 3, the Ukrainian Defense Forces conducted counteroffensive operations in at least four areas of the front and advanced slightly. Against the background of their successes, particularly in Kherson region, propaganda bloggers from the Russian Federation expressed "fear" that the Ukrainian Armed Forces will soon force the Dnieper River.