Russia announces ‘operational pause’ in Ukraine to restore combat capability

Europa Press


  • The spokesman, however, did not specify the expected duration of the pause of Russian troops in Ukraine.


  • “Units that performed combat missions during the ‘Special Military Operation’ are taking steps to fulfill their combat capabilities


  • For its part, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) of the United States assured that the Russian forces have not ceased active hostilities

Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense announced this Thursday an “operational pause” Russian troops in Ukraine to rest and restore their combat capability.

“Units that performed combat missions during the “Special Military Operation” they take action to fulfill their combat capabilities. Servicemen have the opportunity to relax, receive letters and parcels from home,” Konashenkov said in a statement shared by the Russian Defense Ministry.

The spokesperson, howeveryou did not specify the expected duration of the break Russian troops in Ukraine or in which areas of the front it will be carried out.

For its part, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) of the United States assured that Russian forces have not ceased active hostilities during this operational pause and stated that “it is unlikely that they will”.

“Forces Russian forces continued to conduct limited ground offensives and air, artillery and missile strikes on all axes on July 7, and will likely continue to be limited to small-scale offensive action as they rebuild forces and prepare the ground for a larger offensive,” the ISW said in a statement. . your Twitter account.

In an interview with former lawyer Mark Feigin — known for his activism against Russian President Vladimir Putin — posted on YouTube, Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych argued that Ukrainian attacks on Russian warehouses led to the halting of Russian troops.

Attacks on warehouses have significantly weakened the capacity to do it quickly and organized. The additional preparation of the offensive in the second line is now a not insignificant task, because their reserves are “diminished” and will diminish,” Arestovitch explained in statements collected by the Ukrainian network TCH.

Likewise, assured that Russia “has taken a break and is hanging on to it”, claiming that “the pace of the offense has slowed”. “Although the occupiers are carrying out tactical actions, an offensive with attempted penetration is now impossible for them,” he added.


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