There are at least 420,000 Russian soldiers in the occupied territories of Ukraine: this was estimated by the Ukrainian deputy head of intelligence at the Yalta European Strategy conference in Kiev.
There are at least 420,000 Russian soldiers in the occupied territories of Ukraine: this was estimated by the deputy head of Ukrainian intelligence, Vadym Skibitsky, at the Yalta European Strategy conference in Kiev.
He said that this is a low estimate and that, in any case, it does not include Russian National Guard troops (which do not depend on the Ministry of Defense), other security forces, mercenaries, paramilitaries, etc.
Among other speakers from the Ukrainian side, the head of Ukrainian Military Intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, openly admitted Ukrainian involvement in drone strikes on Russian territory.
kyiv initially used to deny any involvement in such operations, but has recently been a bit more open about it.
“If you analyze what was hit (by the Ukrainian attacks, ed.), say, in the Moscow region, in the Tula region, etc., they are all enterprises of the military-industrial complex. And what I would like to highlight , it is important, and this is the difference that distinguishes us from the Russians. No civilian was injured, no matter what they say,” Budanov declared.
In addition, Budanov assured that the Ukrainian counteroffensive will go ahead despite the unfavorable weather conditions forecast for late autumn and winter.
The Yalta European Strategy is a forum that was founded in 2004 to discuss the objectives of Ukrainian Eurointegration among politicians and businessmen, and initially, as its name suggests, it was held in the city of Yalta, in Crimea. After the annexation it had to move, but it continues. Despite the war, the forum continues to attract many personalities, such as Boris Johnson.
An attack by 32 Russian drones during the night
Meanwhile, on the battlefield, the Ukrainian military claimed to have shot down 25 explosive drones of the 32 launched by Russian forces on Saturday night, most over the Kiev region.
According to kyiv’s military administration, a floor was damaged by falling debris, as were cars and trolleybus cables. One person was injured, but his life is not in danger, he wrote on Telegram.
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