© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces observes the area bordering the rebel-controlled city of Horlivka from combat positions near the line of separation in New York town in the Donetsk region, Ukraine February 9, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksa
(Reuters) – Ukraine has repelled numerous Russian assaults along the line of contact in Donbas this week, a British military update said on Sunday.
Despite Russia making some territorial gains, Ukrainian resistance has been strong across all axes and inflicted a significant cost on Russian forces, the UK Ministry of Defence tweeted in a regular bulletin.
“Poor Russian morale and limited time to reconstitute, re-equip and reorganise forces from prior offensives are likely hindering Russian combat effectiveness,” the update added.
Reuters could not immediately verify the report.
Britain says Ukraine repelled numerous Russian assaults along the line of contact in Donbas