Russia deploys new segment of its military force to front lines – UK intelligence
Starting in mid-September, Russia initiated the deployment of units from its newly formed 25th Combined Arms Army. However, it's unlikely that the Russian army will launch offensive operations in the coming weeks
This is reported by the UK Ministry of Defenсe.
This development signifies that the new Russian army formation became active in Ukraine towards the end of August 2023.
According to British intelligence, “Units from two of 25 CAA's maneuver components, 67th Motor Rifle Division and 164th Separate Motor Rifle Brigade, are reported to be fighting on the front in a sector west of Severodonetsk and Kreminna, along the border between Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.”
The British Ministry of Defenсe also noted that since the outset of the invasion of Ukraine, Russia has only intermittently maintained a loosely organized army grouping that could potentially be used for a significant offensive operation in the future.
“With 25 CAA apparently being deployed piecemeal to reinforce the over-stretched line, a concerted new Russian offensive is less likely over the coming weeks,” the report reads.
- General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that on September 26, there were 26 combat engagements along the front lines. Importantly, there were no offensive or assault actions by the enemy in the Kupyansk, Lyman, and Bakhmut directions.