Defence Intelligence: The counteroffensive of the Defense Forces of Ukraine forces the occupiers to ask for help from the Red Cross and flee on stolen bicycles
As a result of the counteroffensive of the Defense Forces of Ukraine in several directions, the occupying forces are looking for ways to safely escape from hostilities and possible encirclements.
Russians from the 202nd separate motorized rifle regiment in the Kharkiv region withdrew from their positions and moved to the nearest forest strip. The unit was left without commanders and communications. Currently, relatives are calling with requests to contact the command and find out where they should go next. Some of them ask their wives to contact the hotlines of the Ministry of Defense of Russia and the Red Cross with the demand to remove them from the territory of Ukraine.
The occupiers tried to resist the offensive in the Kharkiv direction, shelling the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from tanks and the heavy multiple rocket launcher TOS-1. However, they suffered severe losses, left their positions, and retreated in small groups. They complain about the powerful offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the lack of ammunition and equipment. Due to the lack of logistics, they are retreating disorganizedly. Bicycles and scooters taken from the local population are used to leave combat positions. Many soldiers go by foot.
In the Dnipropetrovsk direction, the enemy is trying to hold positions. However, dissatisfaction with the new reinforcements is growing – most “recruits” are 55-60 years old.
In order to maintain their positions in the Kherson region, the occupiers brought in “fresh” soldiers from the territory of the Russian Federation. However, the replenishment categorically refuses to participate in offensive combat operations.
It is also known that the 237th Guards Airborne Assault Regiment of the Russian Federation ceased to exist due to the death or injury of all servicemen. A significant part of those who survived is in a tough conditions.
At the same time, Russian mass media spread information that the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is a fake “PR action”. Kremlin propaganda is trying to convince its citizens that all reports of a counterattack are a “show performance” for Europe and the civilized world. And all provided Western weapons and military equipment were sold to unknown buyers.