British MoD reveals latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine

British MoD reveals latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine. Image: British MoD

THE British Ministry of Defence has released its latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine with a map highlighting Russian attacks and troop locations.

British Defence Intelligence has revealed that Russia has increased the intensity of its operations in the Donbas as it seeks to encircle Severodonetsk, Lyschansk, and Rubizhne.

On Tuesday, May 24, the latest map update of war-torn Ukraine shows that the northern and southern axes of this operation are separated by approximately 25 km of Ukrainian-held territory.

A report from the MoD said that “there has been strong Ukrainian resistance with forces occupying well dug-in defensive positions. Ukraine’s long-established Joint Force Operation likely retains effective command and control of this front.

“Russia has, however, achieved some localised successes, due in part to concentrating artillery units.”

There have been huge battles in the Severodonetsk region, which was revealed in the latest Ukrainian Minister of Defence’s Russian combat losses.

On Tuesday, May 24, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine revealed that Putin’s army had suffered the greatest losses on Monday, May 23 in the Severodonetsk region.

As noted by British intelligence, “Russia’s capture of the Severodonetsk pocket would see the whole of Luhansk Oblast placed under Russian occupation. While currently Russia’s main effort, this operation is only one part of Russia’s campaign to seize the Donbas.”

They added: “If the Donbas front line moves further west, this will extend Russian lines of communication and likely see its forces face further logistic resupply difficulties.”

The UK’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace reiterated Britain’s support for Ukraine.

On Tuesday, May 24, Mr Wallace said: “The United Kingdom stands firmly with Ukraine as it defends itself against President Putin’s unprovoked and illegal invasion.

“Together with our international partners, we are continuing the supply of military aid and will do all we can to ensure Ukraine prevails.”


Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTelegramLinkedInEmailCopy Link
Go Back
Written by

Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

Comments


    • John J Brown

      24 May 2022 • 16:32

      “There have been huge battles in the Severodonetsk region, which was revealed in the latest Ukrainian Minister of Defence’s Russian combat losses”

      Yes, they’re impartial and accurate.

      In fact, might as well ask the dog, and they’re as accurate as Russian bombs…

      Reply

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published.