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5/23, 8:57 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK: Russia's command reinforces failure

Russia has so far suffered a similar death rate in its military operation in Ukraine to the one it saw during the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan in 1979–89, and that is due to its command's readiness to reinforce failure and repeat mistakes, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in its latest intelligence report issued on Monday.

The ministry went on to claim that "a combination of poor low-level tactics, limited air cover, [and] a lack of flexibility" are also to blame for "this high casualty rate, which continues to rise in the Donbass offensive." It also expressed its belief the Russian public will react to those numbers, which will further cause "public dissatisfaction with the war and a willingness to voice it may grow."

In the previous day's report, the UK described Severodonetsk in the so-called Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) as an "immediate" tactical priority for Russia. Meanwhile, Moscow claimed its forces destroyed a shipment of arms that was sent to Ukraine from the West.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR