The Russian invasion force is trying to regroup on the southern front, but is experiencing major problems with the supply of weapons and equipment, a Ukrainian military spokesperson said on Ukrainian national television on Oct. 16.
Head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Defense Forces of the South of Ukraine Natalia Humeniuk said Russia was attempting to put together an offensive grouping.
"The situation on the front line is quite tense, as the enemy is trying to gather all available (resources) into a kind of striking force," she said.
At the same time, she said that the Russians have a critical situation with equipment, supplies, and logistics, as almost 75% of the reserves had been supplied via the now-damaged Crimean bridge.
According to Humeniuk, even nature is now on the side of Ukraine.
"And now even the sea is on our side, even nature is against them doing something there,” the spokeswoman said.
“The ferries have stopped because of the wind. It’s impossible to make connections between points across the (Kerch) Strait. Therefore, they really are suffering from lack of equipment, ammunition, and military equipment.”
Humeniuk also noted that, while bringing more reserves from Crimea, the Russian military is not even bothering to transfer them to the right bank of the Dnipro River, where the fighting is actually going on and where they are waiting for these reinforcements.
Quite to the contrary, the enemy is looking for ways to transfer what is still intact from the right bank (west bank of the Dnipro) to the left, she said.