The British Ministry of Defense announced in the latest intelligence report that the plans of the Russian military command to occupy the entire Donbass region during the winter offensive have failed, reports the Ukrinform news agency.
It is recalled that General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the Russian General Staff, in 2023. January 11 began to personally lead the so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine.
“Under Gerasimov’s leadership, the goal was to launch a winter offensive and expand Russian control over the entire Donbass region. After 80 days, it is clear that this project has failed,” the report reads. intelligence, also posted on Twitter.
Russian forces advanced little and only in a few areas of the Donbass front. However, Russia paid a heavy price: tens of thousands of troops were killed or wounded, and the temporary benefit of more troops after the fall “partial mobilization” was wasted.
Source: The Delfi