According to a UK military intelligence assessment, Russian troops are facing food and fuel shortages as a result of Moscow’s “faltering invasion of Ukraine.”
According to the most current update on the three-week-old conflict, Vladimir Putin’s forces are being forced to divert “significant numbers” of troops to defend supply lines instead of continuing their advance, according to the Ministry of Defense (MoD).
It comes after a succession of assessments from Western intelligence agencies in recent days claiming that Russia’s ferocious invasion of its neighbour had “essentially halted on all fronts.”
When Putin launched the invasion on February 23, he expected a swift triumph, but his forces have run into stiff opposition.
Russian pilots have been shot out of the sky, tanks have been ambushed, and soldiers have been shown on film sobbing after surrendering to the Ukrainians.
Ukraine claims to have killed 15,000 Russian troops and destroyed a substantial amount of military hardware.
In addition, Russia has acknowledged that it has lost approximately 10,000 troops as a result of the invasion.
President Volodymyr Zelensky informed Italy’s parliament that his country was on the verge of surviving the Russian conflict.
Putin, he claimed, was trying to break into the rest of Europe, but he “must not be permitted to pass.”
“For Russian troops, Ukraine is the gates of Europe, where they want to break in, but barbarism must not be allowed to pass,” Mr Zelensky said.
“The most terrible thing will be the famine that is approaching for some countries.
“Ukraine has always been one of the largest food exporters, but how can we sow [crops] under the strikes of Russian artillery?”