Information from Russian media, unconfirmed at the moment, says that we have the beginning of the general offensive of the Ukrainian troops.
Russian war correspondents and intelligence sources associated with Wagner and other private military companies reveal that the Ukrainian military has launched a counterattack operation.
Early in the morning we have Ukrainian artillery barrages in Zaporizhia and Kherson regions, as well as in Lugansk and Kharkiv regions.
It is known that before the movement of tanks and TOMAs we have artillery barrages and extensive use of air force fighters.
The Russians insist that the Ukrainians are targeting the Russian city of Belgorod and not Kharkiv.
According to information and maps circulating on the Internet, on the border with the Belgorod region in the section from Aleksandrovka (Bogodukhovka region) to Kupyansk, there are Ukrainian troops, consisting of the 113th and 127th motorized battalions, reinforced by commandos of the 1st and 3rd commando regiment of the Ukrainian Army.
Επίσης στην ίδια περιοχή έχουμε εκατοντάδες άρματα μάχης της 3ης Ειδικής Ταξιαρχίας και ρυμουλκούμενο πυροβολικό της 3ης και 4ης μεραρχίας, καθώς και αυτοκινούμενα πυροβόλα 2A65 «Msta-B» της 40ης Ειδικής Ταξιαρχίας.
The Russians also located Ukrainian independent companies of 60, 82 and 120 mm. T
According to sources close to the Russian-speaking regional military-political administration, NATO cluster bombs were brought to Kharkiv.
"The Ukrainians want to use them in helicopters against our positions". This information is consistent with the information of social networks such as "Beregini", which reports that in these places the Russians have few guns, mortars, planes and helicopters.
Ukrainian troops have fired hundreds of shells into the highlands since the start of the day, Russian-speaking authorities said, as sirens sounded across Ukraine.
The Russian military is also intensively training Belarusians in the use of the Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system, which can be equipped with nuclear-tipped missiles. This was announced on Tuesday by the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Sergei Shoigu, in a teleconference.
"The Russian Armed Forces continue to liberate the territory of Donbass. Militant operations are being systematically deployed in the Bakhmut, Abdeevka, Liman and Kupyansk regions," Shoigu said.
Earlier, Shoigu said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is stepping up its anti-Russian course, contributing to the escalation of the armed conflict in Ukraine.
He emphasized that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are equipped with long-range weapons, including missiles with an increased range of up to 150 km.
In addition, according to the head of the Russian Defense Ministry, the issue of transferring ATACMS tactical missiles with a launch range of up to 300 km and F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine is now being considered.
In Ukraine, they expect a massive strike by "Caliber" missiles and ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
At this time, it is known that two submarines and three warships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy have already entered the Black Sea, which in the next few hours can carry out a massive missile attack on the objects of the Ukrainian army.
The total force is estimated at 20 missiles, while targets can be made not only the coastal regions of Ukraine, but almost any point on Ukrainian territory.
If all this is confirmed, then the Ukrainians are aiming for something much more serious, which involves the conquest of Russian territory.
Any occupation of Russian territory, let alone the Russian city of Belgorod, would throw Putin out of power, and would also be a bargaining chip in the hands of Kiev.
Ukrainian General Krivonos: Russians prepared a surprise for the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
"The Russians have prepared reserve troops to be used in case of an attempted attack by the Ukrainian army."
This was stated in an interview on the Diaspora UA channel by the former deputy secretary of the Security Council of Ukraine, General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine S. Krivonos.
«Είναι λάθος που υποτιμούμε τον εχθρό και να λέμε ψέματα στον εαυτό μας και στους δικούς μας ανθρώπους. Γιατί οι Ρώσοι μαθαίνουν αρκετά γρήγορα και βγάζουν συμπεράσματα από τα λάθη που κάνουμε εμείς. Και το γεγονός ότι οι Ρώσοι κατά τη διάρκεια του πολέμου άλλαξαν επανειλημμένα την τακτική της χρήσης των μονάδων τους σε τακτικό επίπεδο, αυτό δείχνει ότι βγάζουν τα σωστά συμπεράσματα», παραδέχτηκε ο Κριβόνος.
Σύμφωνα με τον ίδιο, η ουκρανική επίθεση απειλείται.
“The Russians mobilized with great confidence the number of troops they needed in the fall. They sent some of them to the front with minimal training, some were sent to go through long exercises and left in reserve. And for us this is a huge problem, because we understand that they have human reserves that they can use at any time against us in case of our attack," explained the Ukrainian General.
The war in Ukraine has so far stalled, all along the front line and there are no breakthroughs in any part of it, only homeric battles with heavy losses.
We don't know what might make the difference in the Ukrainian attack, or the Russian counterattack, but that something is likely to be seen very soon.