Russian troops are stepping up their offensive against one of Ukrainian bases, Severodonetsk, to seize control of the two eastern Ukrainian states, but the Ukrainian counterattack is expected to prolong the fighting.

In addition, the British Ministry of Defense has analyzed that the death toll of the Russian army has reached about 15,000 three months before the military invasion, highlighting the severe situation on the Russian side.

On the 23rd, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it had attacked and destroyed command centers, ammunition depots, and anti-aircraft missile systems in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts in eastern Ukraine.



It also claims to have attacked the area around a railway station in northwestern Zhytomyr Oblast with cruise missiles, destroying weapons that were about to be transferred to the front lines of Ukrainian troops in the east.



After announcing that it has taken full control of Mariupol, a key point in eastern Donetsk Oblast, on the 20th of this month, Russian troops are stepping up their offensive with the aim of taking control of all of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.



One of the most fierce battles is Severodonetsk, one of the Ukrainian bases in the city of Luhansk.

Ukrainian public broadcasters reported on the 21st in Severodonetsk that a school where more than 200 people, including children, had been evacuated was bombarded by Russian troops and two people were killed.



The American think tank "War Institute" analyzes that Severodonetsk is the last base on the Ukrainian side in Luhansk Oblast and is about to be siege by Russian troops.

President Zelensky called on the people to fight against Russia on the 21st, saying, "We are blocking Russia's advance in Severodonetsk etc. We need to continue fighting for victory," and the fighting will be prolonged by the counterattack by the Ukrainian army. It is a prospect.



Meanwhile, the British Ministry of Defense said in an analysis released on the 23rd, "Russian troops may have the same number of deaths in the first three months of military operations as they experienced in the nine years that the former Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. It has a high sex. "



The military invasion of Afghanistan from 1979 is said to have killed about 15,000 people on the former Soviet side, highlighting the severe situation on the Russian side due to this military invasion.



On top of that, the factors include poor tactics, limited air power, inflexibility, and command of repeated failures and mistakes. We analyze that public dissatisfaction may increase and the momentum of society to express it may increase.

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