Air raid sirens were issued all over Ukraine following warnings that Russia are preparing for “some quite big air attacks.”
Vitaliy Kim, the governor of the Mykolaiv region in southern Ukraine, said: “Last time, the Russians also disguised the strike as a training flight… Let’s see.”
Oleksiy Kuleba, head of Kyiv Regional Military Administration, alerted all residents in the Kyiv region to immediately go into “shelters and safe places,” which was cancelled.
Professor Michael Clarke, the former director-general of RUSI, told Sky News, “It looks as though Russians are preparing some big air attacks.
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“There’s a lot of Twitter chat and satellite imagery at air bases… so there may be a lot of air activity.
“The Russians are really digging in for winter and preparing trenches. In Kherson, they’ve got huge defences”.
Providing an update he said that Russia are making “some progress” in the “south of Bakhmut.”
Professor Clarke said, “The Russians have been pounding away at Bakhmut for about four weeks and they’re trying to attack it from the east, the north and it looks as though they’ve made some progress from the south of Bakhmut.”
He then warned that the fighting in the eastern city in Donetsk will be “very ferocious” and this is is the “one place” where the Russians “are making progress” and in other parts of Ukraine Russian forces are “digging in for the winter.”