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British Intelligence: Enemy will attack small Donbas towns like Siversk and Dolyna

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July 13,2022 410
British Intelligence: Enemy will attack small Donbas towns like Siversk and Dolyna

According to the UK’s Ministry of Defence, war highlights for July 13th include:

  • In the Donbas, Russian forces will likely focus on taking several small towns during the coming week, including Siversk and Dolyna on the approaches to Slovyansk and Kramatorsk.
  • The urban areas of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk likely remain the principal objectives for this phase of the operation.
  • Russia continues to seek to undermine the legitimacy of the Ukrainian state and consolidate its own governance and administrative control over occupied parts of Ukraine.
  • Recently this has included an initiative to twin Russian and Ukrainian cities and regions to develop post-conflict administrations and a decree to make it easier for Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship.
  • The targeting of officials is likely to escalate, exacerbating the already significant challenges facing the Russian occupiers and potentially increasing the pressure on already reduced military and security formations.
  • Anti-Russian sentiment in occupied Ukraine is leading to Russian and pro-Russian officials being targeted. The Russian-appointed administration in Velykyy Burluk acknowledged that one of its mayors was killed on 11 July 2022 by a car bombing.