Russian troops may make further territorial gains, but tempo is likely to be slow without a “significant operational pause” to reorganize, the British Defense Ministry said.
The Russian-occupied city of Kherson could soon open the “next chapter” in the war with a major Ukraine counter-offensive operation.
But President Zelensky has urged the military to establish a plan to challenge Russia’s occupation in the south, an area vital to the national economy.
Russia, meanwhile, has committed large numbers of troops and equipment toward claiming the eastern Donbas region.
The Russian invasion has killed at least 353 children and injured another 676, the Ukraine government reported.