The Russian army has declared that it has seized control of Mariupol, a key point in eastern Ukraine, and is poised to step up its offensive to seize control of the two eastern states.
On the other hand, issues such as the operation and equipment of Russian troops have been pointed out, and the Ukrainian army receiving military support from Europe and the United States is also fighting back, and the battle is expected to be prolonged.
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on the 20th that Mariupol, a key point that has continued to fight fiercely in eastern Ukraine, has surrendered from the steelworks where 2439 people, including the commander of Ukrainian troops, have been based, and has taken control of the entire Mariupol. bottom.
Ukrainian President Zelensky has also said that the evacuation of all the remaining soldiers at the steelworks will end, and Mariupol seems to have been virtually seized by the Russian side at this point.
In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on the 21st that it launched a cruise missile "Calibre" and destroyed the weapons of the Ukrainian army in the northwestern Zhytomyr Oblast, and these weapons were provided by the Western side and the Ukrainian army in the two eastern states Claims to have been transferred to.
The Russian army will now concentrate its troops on the two eastern states, of which Luhansk Oblast is expected to aim to intensify its offensive to gain control of the entire region.
Meanwhile, the American think tank "War Research Institute" said in an analysis on the 20th that Russian troops are intensifying their offensive with the aim of capturing Severodonetsk, one of the bases in Luhansk Oblast. It seems that they are preparing for a large-scale counterattack and a prolonged conflict. "
In addition, the British Ministry of Defense said on the 21st that many unmanned aerial vehicles used for reconnaissance of the Russian army were shot down in the battle so far, and domestic production can not keep up with sanctions from Europe and the United States. Continuing to lose drones will further reduce intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities, which will affect operational efficiency. "
While issues such as the operation and equipment of Russian troops have been pointed out, the Ukrainian army, which receives military support from Europe and the United States, is also intensifying its counterattack, and the battle is showing signs of prolonging.Keywords: