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Russia creates 100,000-strong grouping of troops - Ukrainian Ground Forces Commander

22 March, 2024 Friday
17:40

Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces Oleksandr Pavliuk says that Russia is creating a new grouping of over 100,000 troops. There is a possibility of an offensive in the summer in one of the directions

He said this during a telethon.

"We don't know Russia's plans to the end. We only know the data they have, what they are creating. They are creating a group of more than 100,000 people," Pavliuk said.

The Ukrainian commander noted that it may not necessarily be an offensive. He added that the Russians might be replenishing their units that are losing their combat capability.

"But there is a possibility that by the beginning of summer they may have certain forces to conduct appropriate offensive operations on one of the directions," he emphasized.

At the same time, Pavliuk emphasized: "These are still the most grim forecasts that such an offensive will take place. I think we will do everything to inflict maximum losses on the enemy, which is what we are doing now, so that all their resources that they are forming are involved in the battle at that time. But we are preparing for possible different developments of the situation.”

  • On March 22, Pavliuk said that the Russian troops are doing everything to continue their offensive in the Lyman, Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions.
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