The overall pace of the Russian offensive in Ukraine has decreased compared to previous weeks.

And the Ukrainian Armed Forces now have the opportunity to restore the initiative at the front.

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reports this in a summary.

Analysts cite the data of the spokesman of the United Press Center of the Defense Forces of the Tavria Region, Oleksiy Dmytrashkivskyi, who said the day before that the number of ground attacks by the Russian Federation per day decreased from 90-100 to 20-30.

The occupiers lost their offensive potential due to significant losses of manpower and equipment.

"The Russian offensive in the Luhansk region is nearing its climax, if it has not already reached it, despite the fact that Moscow has transferred to the Svatovoy-Kreminnaya line the majority of units in the composition of at least three divisions," the report says.

Analysts emphasize that during the last week, the Russians achieved only minimal tactical successes in the Luhansk region.

At this time, Ukrainian forces managed to conduct counterattacks and regain some territories in the region.

Over the past few days, there has also been a noticeable decrease in the number of attacks in and around Bakhmut.

"The founder of the "Wagner" PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin recently complained that due to the lack of ammunition and heavy fighting, it was necessary to expand the encirclement of the city," ISW notes.

Analysts also suggest that the offensive of the Russian occupiers on Bakhmut is getting closer to its climax.

"The Russians are not conducting active or successful offensive operations in other parts of the front, and since the pace is slowing down, Ukrainian forces have more opportunities to regain the initiative," say analysts.

Earlier it became known that Russia will start a new recruitment of contract soldiers for the army from April 1 and plans to recruit 400,000 people to the army due to losses at the front. 

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