Russia replaces large-scale invasion in east with fight for Severodonetsk, Lysychansk - Serhiy Zgurets
Defense Express analyst Serhiy Zgurets has said that Russia's large-scale invasion in eastern Ukraine has been replaced by battles for Severodonetsk and Lysychansk
The military expert shared details with Espreso.
"The aggressor country's ambitions have diminished significantly in these four months of full-scale war. We see that the desire to reach the borders of Luhansk and Donetsk regions has been limited to the battles for Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, which have been going on for several weeks."
The analyst added that the Kremlin's plans changed during the war against Ukraine, as appetites diminished when the Russian army faced heroic resistance from Ukrainians.
"Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine is divided into two stages: a large-scale invasion in all directions, starting from April 18-19, the transition to the second phase of hostilities, where Russia concentrated its forces in Donbas, trying to reach the administrative border of Donetsk and Luhansk regions as well as control over the southern corridor," said Serhiy Zgurets.