Skip to content
Edit post

UK Defense Ministry: Russia likely redeployed VDV airborne units to Donbas

by The Kyiv Independent news desk November 24, 2022 9:51 AM 1 min read
This audio is created with AI assistance

According to the latest intelligence update by the U.K. Defense Ministry, Russia has likely redeployed “major elements” of its VDV (airborne forces) to the front lines in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

The ministry said that most of the VDV units were involved in defending the west bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast.

Russia was forced to withdraw its troops from the area due to Ukraine’s successful counteroffensive. Kherson city, the only regional capital that Russia managed to occupy since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, was liberated on Nov. 11.

According to the U.K. Defense Ministry, some VDV units were likely reinforced with mobilized reservists. "Although these poorly trained personnel will dilute VDV's supposedly elite capability, Russia will likely still allocate these units to sectors deemed especially important," the report reads.

"Potential operational tasks for the VDV include supporting the defense of the Kreminna-Svatove area in Luhansk Oblast or reinforcing offensive operations against the Donetsk Oblast town of Bakhmut."

How Russia's humiliating defeat in Kherson came to be
Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

8:14 AM

Air Force: Ukraine downs another Su-34.

Ukrainian forces shot down another Su-34 attack plane, the Air Force reported on Feb. 29, adding another jet to the list of reported Russian aircraft losses in recent days.
3:54 AM

McConnell's exit signals shift in Republican support for Ukraine.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's impending departure from his leadership role in November signals a significant shift in Republican support for Ukraine. McConnell has played a pivotal role in securing military assistance and funding for Kyiv, Politico reports.
Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
10:57 PM

Parliament's website reportedly hit by cyberattack.

There are no further details on the reported cyberattack, including Verkhovna Rada’s assumptions about those involved in the hacking. At the time of publication, the link to the parliament's Telegram was already working properly.
9:22 PM

Kuleba: Albania to open embassy in Kyiv soon.

Albania is planning to open its embassy in Kyiv "soon," Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on social platform X on Feb. 28 after meeting his Albanian counterpart Igli Hasani in Tirana.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.