Fri. Nov 25th, 2022

In the nine months since Russia began its all-out invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin has not given up on its maximalist goal of regaining control of Ukraine.

But according to the Institute for the Study of War, Moscow has obscured its goals in part in an attempt to mislead Western countries into pressuring Ukraine to seek peace.

As Euronews correspondent Sasha Vakulina explains, Russian forces are now continuing defensive operations on the eastern coast of the Kherson region.

Satellite images show the construction of Russian fortifications north of Radensk, 25 km southeast of the city of Kherson, along the highway leading to Armjansk.

It has also been proven that the construction of defensive positions near Zaozern, along the road to Heničesk, is underway.

Both Armiansk and Henichesk are close to the border of Russian-occupied Crimea.

The UK Ministry of Defense says that over the past two weeks, Russia has likely redeployed major elements of its airborne forces from the Kherson region to the Donetsk and Luhansk fronts in the Donbass.

To watch Sasha Vakulin’s full report, click on the video above.