Russian authorities in the Crimea in panic. These steps are a mystery

  • On Tuesday, the US Institute for War Studies reported that, in addition to a successful counteroffensive in the Kharkiv Oblast, Ukrainians are also successful in the south of the country
  • Ukraine was able to use US intelligence to identify key Russian targets. They began to plan a counteroffensive that has allowed them to achieve significant success in the Northeast in recent days, the New York Times reported
  • The newspaper cites the opinion of retired Lieutenant General Frederick B. Hodges, the former top commander of the US Army in Europe. He admitted that Ukraine could regain territories in the south and east faster than he thought and pave the way to reclaim Crimea next year
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“Despite assurances about the safety of staying on the peninsula, representatives of the Crimean occupation administration, FSB officers and commanders of some military units are secretly trying to sell their apartments and take their families out of the peninsula,” wrote the Ukrainian interview on its website.

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The interview reminds that the Russian occupiers at the same time banned the conclusion of contracts for the sale of real estate, introduced traffic restrictions on the Kerch Bridge connecting the Crimean Peninsula with the Taman Peninsula on Russian territory, and are trying at all costs to conceal information about the counter-offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces – added in the release.

On Tuesday, the US Institute for War Studies announced that in addition to the successful counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region, Ukrainians are also successful in the south of the country. Russian forces probably withdrew from the village of Kyselivka, 15 km northwest of Kherson.

On August 9, there was an explosion at the Saki military airport near Novofedorivka in the CrimeaAs a result, about 20 Russian planes were destroyed or damaged. However, on August 16 a fire broke out in a transformer substation in the city of Dzhankoy and an ammunition warehouse was detonated in the nearby village of Majske. On August 20, reports of the sounds of explosions were heard in Yevpatoria and Bakhchisaray.

The leader of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dżemilev, already said in an interview with the portal Crimea.Realii that in the annexed Crimea, representatives of the authorities appointed by the Russians were taking their families out of the peninsula. Similar actions were undertaken by officers of the Russian Federal Security Service.

The Ukrainians were able to use US intelligence to identify key Russian targets. They began planning a counteroffensive that has allowed them to achieve significant success in the Northeast in recent days, the New York Times reported on Monday.

According to the newspaper, the US provides Ukraine with information about Russian command posts, ammunition depots, etc. This played a decisive role in planning and executing tasks such as targeting enemy forces, killing high-ranking generals and forcing them to move their ammunition supplies further from the front lines.

As the newspaper noted earlier, US intelligence agents said that they often understood Russia’s military plans better than Ukraine’s. This was due to the fears of Ukrainians that sharing operational plans could highlight their weaknesses and discourage Americans from further support.

“But as Ukraine prepared its plans to strike against the Russians, leaders in Kiev decided that sharing more information with the United States would help them get more help,” writes the NYT based on sources in an interview.

He added that it was not yet clear what the Ukrainian gains would be of strategic importance. The offensive, however, could be the beginning of actions that could distance the Russian front line.

The newspaper cites the opinion of retired Lieutenant General Frederick B. Hodges, the former top commander of the US Army in Europe. He admitted that Ukraine could regain territories in the south and east faster than he thought and pave the way for the recapture of Crimea next year.

Other representatives of the Pentagon spoke in a similar vein. They emphasized the benefits of training Ukrainians for eight years. At the same time, they admitted that it was too early to judge whether the Ukrainian army could maintain its gains.

“The offensive will burden the Ukrainians, who suffer from supply shortages, especially artillery shells. Their army also suffered heavy losses. Going on the offensive is more difficult than defending and more difficult to maintain (gains),” writes the NYT.

He also refers to the warnings of US officials that the more successful Ukraine is, the more Russia will look for ways to retaliate.

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