Ukraine intensifies attacks on Russian territory

Ukraine intensifies attacks on Russian territory

Moscow/Kyiv: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has assured that a counteroffensive against Russia will commence soon. Before starting the new campaign, Ukraine appeared to have intensified its attacks on Russian territory. Ukraine has continuously targeted Belgorod, Kursk, Rostov and Crimea over the past month. Ukrainian and pro-Ukrainian armed groups launched arracks on Belgorod and Crimea on Saturday and Sunday.

Russian territoryOnly last month, pro-Ukrainian groups infiltrated the Belgorod province, close to the Ukraine-Russia border, and launched attacks. The Ukrainian group is claimed to have captured a city after the attacks. However, Russian forces took aggressive action while retaliating befittingly to the attacks. After that, Russia said it had deployed units of Special forces and additional troops.

According to the local administration, another infiltration occurred in Belgorod within ten days. Groups consisting of Russian citizens, which Ukrainian and Western agencies had trained, infiltrated the Russian territory and attacked the Belgorod province. These soldiers are believed to be members of the ‘Freedom of Russia Legion’ and ‘Russian Volunteer Corps’. According to the local Russian governor, clashes between the Russian military and these armed groups is ongoing and have also caused damage to some houses. This attack, which took place for the second time in about ten days, is considered a cause for concern for Russia.

Crimea was also targeted by drones along with Belgorod. On Saturday as well as Sunday, nine drones were brought down in Crimea’s Dzhankoi area, officials said. Last week, drone attacks were also launched on Crimea, Kursk and Smolensk provinces. Although Russia is retaliating to most of the drone strikes, their rising number is noteworthy.

Attacks being launched over Belgorod, Crimea, and other Russian provinces demonstrate the Ukrainian military’s growing capability. Due to these attacks, the Western media and analysts claim that Ukraine has successfully taken the war initiated by Russia to Russian territory. Analysts claim that if the intensity of the attacks grows in the future, it will be difficult for the Russian government to justify it and maintain support for the war.

Meanwhile, the series of missile and drone attacks on Ukraine from Russia continue. The cruise missiles were launched at the capital city of Kyiv and other parts of the country. Also, according to the Russian Defence Ministry, the runways in Ukraine and the weapons stockpile were targeted.


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