“Russian forces continue to prioritize the redevelopment, reorganization and readiness of defenses in most areas in Ukraine,” following the withdrawal from the city of Kherson a week ago, the ministry said in its statement. information updated daily.
“Some of these locations are up to 60 km behind the current frontline, suggesting that Russian planners are preparing in case of further major Ukrainian breakthroughs,” he added.
Ukraine has waged a successful counter-offensive in recent weeks that has seen it regain more than half of the land it lost to Russia during the war. Last week, he took over Kherson, capital of the Ukrainian region that borders Crimea.
He says he intends to keep fighting until he regains all of his territory, including Crimea, which Russia illegally annexed in 2014.
Although the northern border of the peninsula is still about 50 or 60 miles from the front line, there have been several successful attacks on Russian military installations and infrastructure in Crimea, including an explosion at the Kerch Bridge which connects to Russia in October.
Satellite images last week appeared to show new trenches being dug near Crimea’s northern border, suggesting Moscow feared Ukrainian forces could reach the peninsula.
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