UK Intel: Russia Bolsters Internal Defenses Amid Concerns of Ukrainian Counteroffensive

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According to British intelligence, Russia is constructing defensive structures hundreds of miles away from its Ukrainian borders due to concerns about a potential counteroffensive that could extend into Russian territory.

The UK Ministry of Defence shared an update on Twitter, revealing the existence of trench networks located “deep within internationally recognized Russian territory, including the Belgorod and Kursk regions.”

The latest update indicates that Russian leaders are deeply concerned about the possibility of a significant advancement by Ukraine, Yahoo News reported.

Anticipation is growing regarding Ukraine’s long-awaited counterattack, as the country has been bolstering its forces and defending against the persistent advances of the Russian military throughout the winter months.

Ukraine’s defense minister recently stated that the preparations for the counteroffensive are largely complete.

In addition to organizing new brigades, Ukraine has received substantial military support from Western allies, including the deployment of powerful Leopard, Challenger, and Abrams tanks.

The influx of additional troops and enhanced firepower has the potential to facilitate a breakthrough in countering the ongoing invasion, which has remained relatively stagnant for several months.

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