According to ISW, Ukrainian sources are right that partial mobilization does not pose a threat to Ukraine in the short term, as the Ukrainian counter-offensive continues faster than mobilization can have an effect.
Ukrainian forces scored significant gains in the Kherson region on Tuesday, while continuing to advance in the Kharkiv and Luhansk regions. According to Ukrainian military officials, it has proven effective to cut off Russian troops from the hinterland, thereby losing the chance to replenish ammunition, defense equipment or even soldiers at positions on the front.
Russia has already mobilized 200,000 people
Controversy surrounding Russia’s poorly executed mobilization, coupled with tangible Russian setbacks in the Kharkiv region and around the strategic city of Lyman, has intensified the fight between pro-Putin Russian nationalist factions, ISW reports. The information that then reaches Putin’s rock electorate is inconsistent.
On Tuesday, the Russian army carried out artillery, air and missile attacks west of the city of Huljapole in the Zaporozhye region, and then in the Dnepropetrovsk and Mykolaiv regions. Its units continued ground attacks in the Donetsk region.
In the city of Bila Cerkva in the Kyiv region, suicide drones attacked on Wednesday night, the Unian agency reported with reference to the head of this region, Oleksiy Kuleba. Unspecified infrastructure objects started burning. One person was injured.