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Sun May 1, 2022, 10:24 AM

Depleted Russian units that failed to take Kyiv are merging, says MoD


(Guardian UK) Russian troops have been forced to merge and redeploy units from their “failed advances” in Ukraine’s north-east, the UK Ministry of Defence has said, as both Kyiv and Moscow deal with serious losses on the frontline in the Donbas region.

“Russia hopes to rectify issues that have previously constrained its invasion by geographically concentrating combat power, shortening supply lines and simplifying command and control,” a British military intelligence report released early on Saturday said.

“It has been forced to merge and redeploy depleted and disparate units from the failed advances in north-east Ukraine. Many of these units are likely suffering from weakened morale.”

After Moscow’s withdrawal from the areas north of Kyiv early in April, which revealed the brutality of mass graves, with hundreds of civilian corpses buried in residential districts, about two weeks ago the long-anticipated large-scale military operation in the Donbas and second phase of the war began, with Russian forces carrying out one of the biggest barrages of missile strikes since the beginning of the invasion. ............(more)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/30/depleted-russian-units-that-failed-to-take-kyiv-ukraine-are-merging-says-mod




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Sun May 1, 2022, 01:44 PM

1. The Germans did the same thing during WW II

I doubt that the mish-mash fought much better than the original units.

The tactic tended to be employed after the original units suffered a LOT of casualties.

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Sun May 1, 2022, 01:52 PM

2. This might end sadly for the Russians.



They are still up against motivated Ukrainians defending their homeland from Barbarians.

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