Russian Federation forms another strike force near Ukraine – GUR

About it said the representative Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vadym Skibitsky.

“According to confirmed data, 8 battalions were formed by mid-July. This is not enough for rf. These battalions were formed somehow. Anyone was recruited into their composition. Therefore, to conduct combat operations, Russia decided to form a third separate army corps. Now it is being formed in the western military district in order to use it as an association against Ukraine. They announced their plans to form this corps by mid-August,” Skibitsky said.

He also announced the catastrophic understaffing of the combat units of the occupation forces of the Russian Federation with officers. According to the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate, the command echelon of the Russian army did not fulfill the tasks that were set for it in February and March on the occupation of Ukraine, and then was removed. Also, the middle command link of the occupation units is noticeably understaffed.

“According to the information that the military intelligence of Ukraine receives from various sources, including from radio intercepts, we see that the lack of officer cadres is simply catastrophic. In their conversations they say that there are no officers at all in the units, and if there are, then no one knows or sees them. And we see this problem in the formation of this third army corps and other units that Russia is forming, ”Skibitsky said.

He added that in order to ensure the presence of lower-level commanders in the units, the Russians are forced to assign the rank of junior lieutenant to non-commissioned officers.


At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

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