Ukraine said on Thursday that Russian forces had failed to seize any territory in a Ukrainian region amid the ongoing invasion of the eastern European country.
Ukraine’s General Staff of Armed Forces said in a statement that Russian troops tried to capture the village of Oleksandrivka in Donetsk Oblast and the village of Voyevodivka in Luhansk Oblast after conducting “assault operations,” but those attempts failed.
The General Staff also listed other failures on the Russian side, including an unsuccessful attempt to take control of areas in the Voyevodivka settlement.
According to the General Staff, the Russian armed forces also failed to improve the tactical position of their troops when they “stormed” the Kharkiv, Bakhmut and Avdiivka oblasts.
Meanwhile the Kyiv independent reported Thursday that Russian forces have tried to keep Ukrainian troops in the Donbass out of the heavily contested Severodonetsk region of Lugansk Oblast.
Some of Russia’s alleged failures in Ukraine were reported recently, including an update from the UK Ministry of Defense on Sunday that listed some of the setbacks Russia is suffering in its ongoing invasion. The ministry added that these errors “are likely to continue”.
“The forward deployment of commanders has put them at significant risk, resulting in disproportionate casualties of Russian officers in this conflict,” the ministry said said in a tweet. “This has resulted in a force that is slow to respond to setbacks and unable to change its approach on the battlefield. These problems are likely to remain as the officers being promoted in place of those killed have relatively little experience in operational command.”
Senior commanders were also urged to go to the battlefield, likely to direct operations personally, as a result of “difficulties in command and control” and “declining Russian performance at the front lines,” according to the UK MoD.
“However, it is not clear that the presence of these commanders on the battlefield resulted in a refined or altered concept of operations. Faulty planning assumptions and maintenance failures continue to undermine Russian progress,” the ministry added.
Meanwhile, other officials have noted that Russia is falling short of its intended goals in Ukraine. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said during a recent briefing that Russia was making no progress in its war.
“All I can tell you is that the Russians in the Donbass and in the south haven’t made the kind of advances we think they wanted to make. We believe they are behind schedule. We think it was slow and generally, on the other hand, they faced stiff Ukrainian resistance,” Kirby said.
The Pentagon press secretary also said that Russia’s precision-guided missiles may not have hit their targets in Ukraine due to “technical problems,” adding that “it could certainly be Ukraine’s defenses, or it could just be the operators’ incompetence.” “
news week He asked the Russian Foreign Ministry for an opinion.