Ukrainian long-range precision strikes are decimating Russian forces and they are suffering with mass casualties far behind the frontlines.
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Friday in their latest intelligence briefing that the long-range precision strikes are hitting Russian convoys around 23 km behind the frontlines inflicting devastating losses.
The MoD said in their intelligence briefing, “On 10 November 2023, likely over 70 Russian troops were killed in a strike on a convoy of trucks 23km behind the front line in the village of Hladkivka, Kherson Oblast.
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“Subsequently, on 19 November 2023, a strike on Russian troops attending an award ceremony or concert in Kumachove, 60km inside Russian-controlled territory, likely caused tens of casualties.”
However, they also said that similar incidents has also occurred inside Ukraine as a Russian ballistic missile killed 19 members of Ukraine’s 128th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade at a medal ceremony on 3 November 2023.
The MoD added, “Deployed soldiers are typically well aware of the ranges of their adversary’s weapons systems.
“However, faced with the reality of very long combat deployments, commanders face an acute dilemma.
“They must balance the best practice of keeping the troops dispersed, and less vulnerable to strikes, and the day-to-day requirement to gather units together to conduct administration and to maintain morale.”