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Peculiarities of Russia’s open armed aggression against Ukraine

March 7, 2022  1AM

Russian aggressor is regrouping and aggravating his forces for seizure of Kyiv,  Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Mariupol and Mykolaiv. For POL supply issue development, Russian command is working out construction of field pipeline from Mozyr (Belarus) to one of the logistics hub on the captured Ukrainian territory. 

Aggressor cynically implicated terrorist methods – launches missile-air strikes  on the residential areas and civil objects with massive losses among civilian  population. 

Moreover, Kremlin has claimed about intentions to perform air strikes on the  defense industry enterprises in Kyiv. 

Considering significant losses in personnel and in order to reinforce offensive grouping, enemy is relocating additional units from Eastern MD, National Guard  Service troops and Russian private military companies. 

Operational environment 

Invader’s troops are advancing towards Pollisskyi, Siverskiy, Tavriyskyi, and  Southern Bug operational zones. 

In most cases Russian troops try to avoid direct combats with Ukrainian Armed  Force instead launch missile-air strikes on civil and critical infrastructure objects.  There are destructions of dozens residential buildings, damages of electricity and gas supply network with numerous casualties among civilian as a result of shelling of  Zhytomyr, Korosten, Kharkiv, Irpin and Mykolaiv. 

For further implication of high precision weapon systems on objects on the  territory of Ukraine, Russia has replenished its stocks of air-to-surface guided  missiles (from Eastern MD arsenals) and “Kaliber”-type sea-based cruise missiles  (for Black Sea Fleet and Caspian Flotilla ships). 

Enemy is likely to take decision to extend the circle of Kyiv blockade for the  expanse of seizure of Korosten, Zhytomyr and Bila Tserkva (main task – blockade of  materiel and humanitarian assistance supply routes). Korosten is a potential logistics hub  for forces grouping supply (especially with POL). For this purpose, field pipeline from Mozyr refinery plant

Pollisskyi operational zone 

Enemy is regrouping its units as well as preparing positions and areas with  developed engineering fortifications.  

Airborne and naval infantry troops are preparing for Irpin River crossing with  further advancing towards north-western approaches of Kyiv. 

Siverskiy operational zone 

Enemy is trying to completely surround Chernihiv city. There is a field hospital  deployed in the area of Pryputni. 

Slobozhanskyi operational zone

Occupant’s forces have aggravated its forces grouping for another attempt to capture Kharkiv with air reconnaissance of northern and eastern outskirts of the city  by “Forpost” type UAV. 

Airstrip near Trostyanets is being under reconstruction, possibly for army  aviation deployment there.  

Tavriyskyi operational zone 

Russian aggressor is regrouping his troops for further offense towards Zaporizhzhya. For temporary deployment of army and transport aviation of Russian  armed forces, enemy is rebuilding the airstrip on Melitopol airfield.  

Southern Bug operational zone 

Enemy keeps advancing on two directions to northeast from Mykolayiv (probably towards Kropyvnytskiy and Kryvyi Rih). 

Azov-Black Seas operational zone 

Considering unfavorable weather conditions, active phase of naval landing on Ukrainian part of Black Sea shore near Odessa is postponed. Meanwhile, enemy  performed fire strike on Tuzly village (West from Odesa).  

Russian Armed Forces terrorist activity 

Russian Federation is purposefully raising the level of pressure on the top state  leadership of Ukraine by shelling critical infrastructure facilities which can endanger  lives of civilians and lead to large-scale man-made disasters. In particular, Russian  troops shelled by MLRS the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology which  houses operating nuclear reactor for carrying out scientific researches and a storage  facility for nuclear materials.  

At the same time, Russia is taking measures to close the access of Russian  citizens to the global network, including social networks such as “Facebook”,  “Twitter” and others. Instead, it is planned to move to a closed Russian segment of  the internet. 

In order to manipulate public opinion and controlled coverage of events related  to a “special military operation” of Russian troops in Ukraine Kremlin plans to create  propaganda reports in the occupied territories with the participation of Russian TV  channels “Zvezda” and “Pervyi”.

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