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Moscow warned to expect ‘a major attack’ in ‘one part of the Donbas or another’ as Ukraine’s counteroffensive starts

12th Jun 23 4:38 pm

Since Ukraine’s counteroffensive officially started on Saturday Kyiv’s forces have now captured a fourth village and raised the Ukrainian flag in the Storozheve in the Donetsk region.

The 35th Separate Brigade of Marines also liberated three other villages of Blahodatne, Neskuchne and Makarivka which are based on the edge of the Donetsk region.

The British Conservative MP and the chair of the UK’s defence select committee, Tobias Ellwood has warned that Moscow should expect an attack on Russian territory.

The former British Army officer said that “In the next few days we should anticipate a major attack in one part of the Donbas or another.”

Ellwood said that Ukrainian forces are doing “probing and shaping operations,” then warned, “the main front of the Ukrainian capability still in reserves ready for that singular attack.”

He added to Sky News, “The Russians don’t know where that’s going to be but we’re seeing chaos ensue between the Wagner Group and the Russian forces themselves.”

The much-respected British Tory MP urged “caution” by saying do not expect Ukraine to “charge in” and that the war “will all be over very quickly,” these things take time.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said over the weekend, “Counteroffensive and defensive actions are taking place in Ukraine: at which stage I will not talk in detail.

Russia reported that they are thwarting attacks, but Zelensky had this to say, “It’s interesting what Putin said about our counteroffensive. It is important that Russia always feels this: that they do not have long left, in my opinion.”

He added that he was in daily touch with military commanders along with the armed forces chief Valery Zaluzhny, and “everyone is positive now – tell that to Putin.”

The Washington DC-based think tank the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said, “Russian sources claimed that Ukrainian forces have tactical advantages in conducting assaults at night due to Western-provided equipment with superior night optics systems.”

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