From the morning of June 1, partisan groups attacked russia’s Belgorod region for the second time in ten days. In a complex battlefield situation, what appeared to be unmanned aerial vehicles also struck Belgorod city (35km inside russia), while the authorities evacuated civilians from the border town of Shebikino following the shelling, the UK Defense Intelligence reports.
The russia’s military and interior forces have likely seen quicker success in containing this raid than the previous one.
However, according to the press release of the Ministry of Defense of russia, it has resorted to deploying the full range of military firepower on its own territory, including attack helicopters and the TOS-1A heavy thermobaric rocket launcher.
According to the UK Defense Intelligence, russian commanders now face an acute dilemma of whether to strength defences in russia’s border regions or reinforce their lines in occupied Ukraine.
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