The Russian invasion of Ukraine has stalled on all fronts, according to the UK Ministry of Defense. Russian forces have made minimal progress on land, sea or in the air in recent days and continue to suffer losses. According to the British, the Ukrainian resistance is firm and well coordinated. The Ukrainians control the vast majority of the country’s territory, including major cities.
The Russian army has made no recent progress on any of the four fronts it keeps open: its attempt to encircle kyiv, the offensive on Kharkov, the advances in Donetsk and to occupy Mariupol, and lastly, in the south of the country, where they are trying to make progress. west from Kherson.
On Wednesday, Putin’s troops carried out several unsuccessful attacks northwest of kyiv, but none from the northeast, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). There were also no major ground operations in Chernigov, Sumi or Kharkov, three other cities that they are trying to surround, so far without success.
Meanwhile, the Russians continue their artillery attacks on civilians. According to Ukrainian authorities, this Wednesday a theater that served as a refuge would have been bombed in Mariupol, and at least 10 people would have died in a bread queue in Chernigov. In the early hours of Thursday, Ukraine’s emergency service reported another attack on a residential building in kyiv.
The US estimates that 7,000 Russian soldiers have died in Ukraine, according to information from New York Times. Between 14,000 and 21,000 would be wounded, out of a total of 150,000 Russian soldiers participating in the war. That could mean that most of his combat units are at a minimum, unable to carry out combat actions.
By M. Zafra, K. Llaneras, D. Grasso, J. Galán and J.A. Alvarez
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