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​The UK Defense Intelligence: russia Reinforced 58th Combined Arms Army with 10,000 Elite Paratroopers

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The Armed Forces of Ukriane in Zaporizhzhia region / screenshot from video
The Armed Forces of Ukriane in Zaporizhzhia region / screenshot from video

The current situation is likely to be seen as highly unsatisfactory by the VDV hierarchy

Over the last two weeks, russia has likely further reinforced the hard-pressed 58th Combined Arms Army with additional VDV airborne units on the Orikhiv axis in Zaporizhzhia region, the UK Defense Intelligence reports.

A total of at least five VDV regiments drawn from the 7th and 76th divisions are likely now concentrated within several kilometres of the frontline village of Robotyne. At full strength, such a force should constitute around 10,000 elite paratroopers. However, almost all units are highly likely dramatically under strength.

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Orikhiv, Zaporizhzhia region Defense Express The UK Defense Intelligence: russia Reinforced 58th Combined Arms Army with 10,000 Elite Paratroopers
Orikhiv, Zaporizhzhia region / screenshot from DeepStateMap

The current situation is likely to be seen as highly unsatisfactory by the VDV hierarchy. Throughout the war russian commanders have attempted to regenerate the airborne forces as a highly mobile, striking force for offensive operations. Once again, they are being used as line infantry to augment over-stretched ground forces.

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