The Ukrainian army appears to be making progress in the battle around the capital, Kyiv. This was reported by the British Ministry of Defense in the daily update of the war in Ukraine. According to the ministry, which relies on information from British intelligence, the Ukrainian armed forces are increasing pressure on Russian forces northeast of Kyiv. The Russian military will face “significant logistical and moral problems” there.
The small town of Makarev, located about 50 kilometers west of Kyiv, is said to have been retaken by the Ukrainian army, according to the British. This also applies to the Moschun region, northwest of Kyiv. The ministry said that in Bucha and Irpin, two towns just outside Kyiv, there was a “real” chance that Russian forces would be surrounded.
The mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, came yesterday With similar reports, a US Defense Department official confirmed yesterday that the Russians still face significant logistical problems. There is a shortage of food, fuel and military equipment. It is also said that there are soldiers with frostbite and that the Russian forces are experiencing communication problems.
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