In addition, the number of air operations has been reduced to 20-30 sorties per day.
APU reduced the number of sorties of Turkish Bayraktar strike UAVs in the east of the country due to powerful Russian air defense.
This is discussed in report American Institute for the Study of War. Analysts cite Foreign Policy material written by anonymous Ukrainian officials and the military.
Ukrainian officials are reportedly growing concerned that US-provided Gray Eagle attack drones will also be shot down by enhanced Russian air defenses over the Donbass.
In addition, the number of air operations has been reduced to 20-30 sorties per day. The Armed Forces of Ukraine faced a shortage of aircraft for active pilots.
“Russian forces are likely prioritizing the deployment of air defenses in eastern Ukraine in order to nullify Ukrainian operations and protect artillery systems on which Russian forces depend in the offensive. However, Ukrainian aircraft and armed drones continue to operate elsewhere, having inflicted over the past week several successful strikes against targets in the Kherson region,” analysts from the Institute for the Study of War comment.
It is noted that the Ukrainian forces did not strike at the Russian infrastructure for several weeks. But the attack on the oil depot in the Rostov region is likely an attempt to disrupt Russian logistics and fuel supply to Russian troops in eastern Ukraine.
War in Ukraine: current data
Russia has focused all its efforts on the capture of Donbass. Currently, fierce battles for Severodonetsk continue. Enemy coming soon can capture Lysichanskexperts from ISW warn.
At the same time, in the area of Belogorovka, the invaders refused to force the Seversky Donetsfearing new large losses in equipment and manpower.
June 21 the enemy again attacked the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Slavic directionand in the Kharkiv region is trying to keep the Ukrainian forces and prevent them from reaching the Russian border.
According to the head of the Center for Military Legal Research Alexander Musienko, Russia’s goals is the capture of Severodonetsk, a campaign from the south to Lysichansk and movement from Popasnaya with further control over the Lysichansk-Bakhmut highway.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes that Russia may run out of resources in the battles in the Donbass.