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Ukraine intel: Russia sends its unused Far East troops to front lines in Ukraine to replenish losses

Russia is deploying its Far East troops not previously used in Ukraine to replace combat losses, per Ukrainian intelligence.
Ukraine intel: Russia sends its unused Far East troops to front lines in Ukraine to replenish losses

According to Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence Directorate (HUR), Russia is tapping into military units from its Far East region to reinforce its struggling invasion of Ukraine. The HUR reports that Russia is deploying personnel from its Pacific Fleet and 11th Air and Air Defence Forces Army to join the fighting.

The indicated military formations of the aggressor state had not previously been directly involved in hostilities against Ukraine,” the HUR stated.

The intelligence agency explained that Russia is making this move in order to replace significant combat losses and staff new military units.

The decision to redeploy these Far East troops comes as Russia has halted all rotations of its Pacific Fleet to Syria, with “the entire personnel being sent to war against Ukraine,” according to the HUR. This includes around 2,000 Russian soldiers from the Primorsky and Kamchatka regions.

Around 400 soldiers from the units of the 11th Air and Air Defence Forces Army, deployed in Khabarovsk Oblast of the Russian Federation, will be ‘patching the holes’ in the 155th and 40th Marine Brigades of Russia, which are engaged in combat operations against Ukraine and have understaffing due to huge losses,” the HUR reported.

Additionally, the HUR said that part of the personnel from Russia’s Far Eastern military formations will be incorporated into a new motorized rifle brigade being formed in Voronezh.

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