The intelligence service of the British Ministry of Defense reported that Moscow reinforced the 58th Combined Arms Army with 10 thousand elite paratroopers.
Ukrainian media estimate that the decision of the Ministry of Defense resulted in complaints and resentment from the command of the Russian Airborne Forces, since in the past the high ranks of this body had expressed their opposition to sending their elite units to the "hell" of Ukraine.
In a little more detail and according to very new reports from foreign media, over the past two weeks Russia appears to have further strengthened its 58th Combined Arms Army, which is under high pressure from Ukrainian troops on the battlefield.
The reinforcements consist of additional airborne units of the Russian Airborne Forces, which were mainly deployed in the Orekhovo axis of the southern Zaporizhia region of the Ukrainian map. This is reported by the intelligence service of the British Ministry of Defence.
In total, it is said that at least five regiments from the 7th and 76th divisions of the Russian army are probably concentrated in the first tens of kilometers of the Rambotino front line. At full strength, such a force should consist of about 10,000 elite paratroopers, Ukrainian reports estimate. However, Kiev speculates that almost all of these Russian forces are not at full strength (i.e. they have manpower shortages, so the exact total number may be lower than stated above).
Also, the Ukrainian defense information page DefenseExpress estimates that the current situation, that is, the Kremlin's decision to send these elite commandos to the front, has displeased the high command of the Russian Airborne Forces. Throughout the war, several Russian commanders have emphasized that airborne forces are highly mobile offensive forces that should be used for offensive operations and not lined up like simple infantry to repel enemy ground forces on such a vast front.
Essentially, the Russian command of the airborne forces in Moscow considers that in such a formation the elite paratroopers are "spoiled", since they cannot demonstrate their real capabilities. Be that as it may, if the Kremlin has decided it then all the rest of the top leadership of the Russian armed forces must follow its orders.