With recent drone and missile attacks on Kyiv, the Russian military is trying to contain an expected counteroffensive by Ukraine's defense forces. However, this company of the enemy does not have the desired success.
This is stated in a recent report by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
American analysts, in particular, as an example, give a series of strikes on Ukraine with cruise missiles and drones on the night of May 29, as well as in the afternoon of May 29. In particular, according to official information of the General Staff, the Ukrainian military intercepted all 11 Iskander missiles, 40 cruise missiles and Shahed, which were aimed at Kyiv and Kyiv region.
The ISW emphasizes that the aggressor Russia is spending missiles trying to "delay" the start of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Russia's armed forces fired relatively more missiles than in a recent series of strikes since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine series of Shahed drones on May 28.
By the way, earlier experts of the Institute noted that in recent years the occupiers launched a new limited air campaign, trying to weaken Ukrainian counteroffensive capabilities.
But Russia's prioritization of targeting Kyiv likely further limits the campaign's ability to substantially deter potential Ukrainian counteroffensives.
Recall that since the beginning of May, the Russian army has already carried out 17 attacks on Kyiv. The last one took place on the night of May 30. The enemy carried out the attack exclusively with barrage ammunition "Shahed". The attack was from different directions, in several waves. The air raid alarm lasted almost 3 hours. According to preliminary data, air defense forces and means in the airspace of Kyiv destroyed more than 20 Russian drones.
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