The sudden and chaotic Russian attack on Kyiv sent thousands of soldiers and hundreds of vehicles for several days Stuck in a traffic jam northwest of the capital.
But on Monday night, US experts at a Washington-based think tank concluded that Russian forces now appear to be gradually solving their logistical problems. Writes Watchman Tuesday night.
Military analysts believe that the Russians are now preparing to attack Kyiv within one to four days.
No part of the military operation seemed rational, or as I expected it to do, says Michael Kaufman, director of the Russia Study Program at the CNA Research Center, according to the newspaper.
It was reported that the two cars ran out of fuel and broke down. In addition, there were so many swamps and mud in the area that it was difficult for military vehicles to get around, and they got stuck on the roads.
How successful the offensive will be depends in part on how efficiently Russian forces arrange supplies, reorganize and plan, according to military analysts.
The question is whether they will be in good enough shape to try to complete the siege of Kyiv, says Nick Reynolds, a Russian land warfare expert, according to The Guardian.
Ukraine failed to cause significant damage to the column – largely due to Russian power over the region’s airspace.
He killed several children
From evening to Wednesday, Ukrainian authorities reported that Russian fighters launched new air strikes on residential areas in eastern and central parts of Ukraine.
Two people, including a seven-year-old child, were killed in the town of Chuhiv east of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine late Tuesday night. In the town of Malin in the Zhytomyr region, west of the capital, Kyiv, at least five people, including two children, were killed in a Russian air strike, according to the authorities.
Yaroslav Moskalenko, the public official coordinating humanitarian efforts in the Kyiv region, said Russian artillery fire targeted the outskirts of Kyiv, where civilians were forced into hiding while water, food and electricity supplies were cut off. NTB reports.
He says the bombing made it impossible to recover the bodies of five people who were killed when the car they were traveling in was shot at in Borodzhanka near Kyiv, as well as the bodies of twelve patients in a psychiatric hospital. He also says another 200 patients are stuck without food and medicine.
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