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Russia is amassing and redeploying forces towards Sumy - 3rd Brigade

21 May, 2024 Tuesday
20:16

Maksym Zhorin, deputy commander of the 3rd Brigade, says that as of May 21, Russia is amassing and redeploying forces towards Sumy

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He wrote about this on Telegram.

"As for Sumy, Russia is amassing and redeploying forces here. So far, the numbers suggest a similar task - pulling back the Ukrainian army. And when they talk about Kadyrov’s fighters, it makes me think of something frivolous," said Zhorin.

According to Zhorin, he does not think that the Russians will be able to take Kharkiv.

"But most likely, the capture of the city is not the goal of the Russian Federation today. The pressure will increase - we can see from the intelligence data. But it still looks more like a task of stretching our resources, weakening our forces in other areas and reducing our reserves," the statement says.

The situation at the front is quite complicated. Maksym Zhorin emphasized that it will not get any easier in the near future. Ukraine is facing a difficult summer with heavy fighting.

  • Since the beginning of the day, the number of combat engagements along the entire frontline has increased to 74. The Russian army attempted to break through Ukrainian defense lines in the Pokrovsk sector 27 times, while the Armed Forces repelled an enemy assault near Terny in the Lyman sector.
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