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[In brief] The Russian attack on several fronts in one map

(B2) A map released by British intelligence illustrates the tactics followed by the Russians.

Four groups are in action: the Southern group aims to secure the Donbass, while another part of the Southern group with parachute troops launches an attack on Kherson and probably Odessa, from Crimea. The Central group entered via Belarus and is heading on both sides of the Dnieper (right bank and left bank) to reach kyiv, while the Western group aims at Kharkiv.

At least 57 Ukrainians (civilians and soldiers) were killed during this first day of the offensive and 169 were injured according to the Minister of Health, Victor Lyashko, quoted by the Kyiv Independent.


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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).