Most Russian units in Ukraine went on the defensive - British intelligence

09:32 12 September Kyiv, Ukraine

Against the backdrop of a successful counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, most of the Russian forces are forced to go exclusively on the defensive. The situation at the front will further undermine the confidence of Russian soldiers in the top military leadership of the country.
 
This is stated in the report of the British Ministry of Defense, published on September 12.
"In the face of a Ukrainian offensive, Russia likely ordered the withdrawal of its troops from all of the occupied Kharkiv region west of the Oskol River.. Isolated pockets of resistance remain in this sector, but since Wednesday Ukraine has regained territory at least twice the size of Greater London.
In southern Ukraine, near Kherson, Russian troops are "struggling to move sufficient reserves across the Dnieper River to the front line," according to intelligence reports.. It is noted that Ukrainian long-range artillery hits crossings across the Dnieper so often that Russia cannot repair damaged road bridges.
"The rapid Ukrainian gains have serious implications for Russia's overall operating scheme. Most of the forces in Ukraine are likely to be forced to prioritize emergency defensive action. The already limited trust of deployed troops in Russia's top military leadership is likely to further deteriorate," summed up in the Ministry of Defense of Britain.