British intelligence doubts that the Russian Armed Forces will be able to keep the defense lines on the border of the LPR.
A new report from the British Ministry of Defense says that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have moved far ahead, launching a counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region, writes Military Review.
Now the troops of the Russian Federation and the forces of the LDNR are building a defensive line between the Oskol River and the city of Svatovo. It is extremely important for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to keep this line, because if the Armed Forces of Ukraine break through the defense there, they will be able to go forward already on the territory of the LPR, creating problems for the supply of the Russian group in the Donbass, cutting off important highways from the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation.
The loss of even a part of the Luhansk region will be a blow to the image of the Russian leadership, Western analysts believe, since the establishment of control over the entire territory of the LPR was announced as one of the successes of the Russian “military special operation”.