Russia ‘prioritizing’ eastern Ukraine as ground forces remain stalled, reinforcements coming from Georgia. Russia relies on air bombardments as ground forces remain stalled across Ukraine.
Russia is re-evaluating its strategy as it looks to save face in cease-fire negotiations with Ukraine following a month of fighting that has resulted in little ground advancement.
“They are putting their priorities and their efforts in eastern Ukraine. And that’s where still there remains a lot of heavy fighting,” a senior defense official told reporters Friday. “We think they are trying to not only secure some sort of more substantial gains there as a potential negotiating tactic at the table, but also to cut off Ukrainian forces in the eastern part of the country.”
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