03.08.2022, Ukraine, -: Ukrainische Soldaten bereiten Sandsäcke vor, die als Befestigung dienen sollen zum Schutz gegen russische Angriffe. Foto: David Goldman/AP/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

According to British military intelligence, the war in Ukraine is about to enter a new phase. Most of the fighting was therefore shifted to a front almost 350 kilometers long, which stretched in the south-west parallel to the Dnieper from the area around Zaporizhia to Cherson.

This was announced by the Ministry of Defense in London on Saturday on Twitter from the latest intelligence report. According to the findings, Russian forces were almost certainly gathering in southern Ukraine. There they expected a Ukrainian counter-offensive or were preparing a possible attack of their own.

Long Russian convoys of military trucks, tanks and artillery are still moving southwest from Donbass in eastern Ukraine, the intelligence report said. Tactical battalions numbering 800 to 1,000 soldiers have been stationed on the Crimean peninsula and are likely to support Russian troops in Kherson. The region lies across from Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, on mainland Ukraine.