After Russia failed to invade Ukraine, it hastily announced that the first phase of the special military operation had been completed. The troops gave up attacking Kyiv, completely withdrew from the northern and northeastern regions of Ukraine, and returned to Russia and Belarus for reinforcement. But the Kremlin said that in the future, the Russian military will focus on eastern and southeastern Ukraine, especially the Donbas region. Satellite photos and intelligence have also successively shown that some of the troops withdrawn from Russia and Belarus for reinforcement have indeed been bound for eastern Ukraine.
The Russian army has also stepped up its siege of Mariupol, a city in the southeast. It is very likely that the two sides will break out a fierce offensive and defensive battle in the eastern Uruguay area. Putin shrinks the front line to avoid the collapse Special Database of the Russian army However, the Russian military's move is actually a crisis control, to avoid serious setbacks in the first stage and expand to an unmanageable level. The advantages of concentrating the frod the continuous loss of personnel and equipment during the previous full-scale invasion. After all, it is one thing to fail to capture Kyiv, but if the Russian army completely collapses in order to adhere to the goal, it will undoubtedly be a greater disaster, which Putin is trying to avoid at present. In addition, the war in the east of Ukraine has been going on for a long time.
After Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula, it also incited the establishment of autonomous governments in Donetsk and Luhansk in the Donbas region, and declared independence from Ukraine, which plunged the east into the war. . The Ukrainian government forces and local separatist organizations have been at constant war for more than eight years. Although Russia has not directly intervened, it is well known that it supports these separatist organizations behind the scenes, and continues to secretly provide weapons and various aids. thing. One of the important reasons for Russia's dispatch of troops this time is to solve the problem of Udong once and for all.