The UK Defense Ministry said this in a new intelligence update on Twitter, Ukrinform reports.
It is noted that the area has some tactical significance because it was a Russian bridgehead on the western side of the Donets-Donbas Canal, which marks the front line through parts of the sector.
“72 SMRB is an element of Russia’s 3rd Army Corps, a formation created in Autumn 2023 and dogged with allegations of poor morale and limited combat effectiveness,” the report says.
Its deployment to such a demanding and operationally important sector highlights Russia’s severe shortage of credible combat units.
As reported by Ukrinform, the Russian army injured four residents of Donetsk region on May 12.
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