Russia expects a counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Zaporozhye to Kherson

10:51 06 August Kyiv, Ukraine

Today, August 6, the British Ministry of Defense posted a message on Twitter that Russia is concentrating the main forces in southern Ukraine in anticipation of a counteroffensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine or in preparation for a possible offensive.

Russia's war with Ukraine is about to enter a new phase, with the fiercest fighting shifting to a roughly 350-kilometer front line stretching southwest from Zaporozhye to Kherson, parallel to the Dnieper River.

According to British intelligence, there is information about the movement of equipment from Russian-occupied Melitopol, Berdyansk, Mariupol and from the Russian mainland through the Kerch bridge to the Crimea.

Battalion Tactical Groups (BTGs), numbering between 800 and 1,000 troops, have been deployed to Crimea and will almost certainly be used to support Russian troops in the Kherson region. In addition, on August 2, a new BTG was deployed to Crimea, and the BTG is also being redeployed from the Eastern Group of Forces. Most likely, in the coming days they will be sent to the Kherson region.

In turn, Ukrainian forces are focusing their strikes on bridges, ammunition depots and railway lines in the southern regions.. The targets include a strategically important rail link that links Kherson to Russian-occupied Crimea to try to influence Russia's ability to resupply.

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia would not be helped by the transfer of forces to southern Ukraine. He stressed that strategically, the Russian aggressors have no chance of winning this war.