Ukraine war situation report – day 63
April 27, 2022 - Russia is slowly making progress taking ground in its invasion of Ukraine, and have begun making “sounder” military choices, according to the latest assessment from the Institute for the Study of War.
The Washington DC based organisation said that Russian troops are moving more methodically and less rapidly than at earlier stages in the war, and have begun making “sounder” military choices.
Fighting is continuing in the southern city of Mariupol. In addition to the Azovstal Plant stronghold, the Ukrainians "likely still hold important positions beyond the plant itself", ISW said.
Meanwhile, Russian false flag attacks continue in neighbouring Moldova. The think tank says the explosions there may be an effort to draw pro-Russian troops in the Transnistria region into the conflict.
Also, a series of blasts were heard in the early hours of Wednesday in three Russian provinces bordering Ukraine, authorities said, and an ammunition depot in the Belgorod province caught fire around the same time.