UK MoD anticipates heavy fighting in Kyiv suburbs

31 March, 12:08 PM
The British Ministry of Defense expects fierce fighting in the suburbs of Kyiv (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

The British Ministry of Defense expects fierce fighting in the suburbs of Kyiv (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Invading Russian forces continue to hold positions east and west of Kyiv, despite the withdrawal of a limited number of units, reported the UK Ministry of Defense in a tweet on March 31, adding that it expects to see fierce fighting is expected around Kyiv in the near future.

The Ministry also noted that despite Russia’s statements about its intention to reduce military activity around the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, shelling and rocket attacks in that area continue. 

The Russian Defense Ministry alleged that it would be “fundamentally” reducing its posture near Kyiv and Chernihiv on Tuesday, with earlier statements claiming that Russia would refocus on the Donbas front. Despite the limited withdrawal of some Russian units near Kyiv, no major movements to reduce Russian fighting capability in Ukraine’s northern front has been noted. 

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In addition, heavy fighting is ongoing in Mariupol, which is a key objective for Russian troops, although Ukrainian forces retain control of the city center.

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