Day 323 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Putin replaces the Commander of the Russian Forces after Only 3 Months on the Job
Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:
London: Russia uses paratroopers as rapid reaction units in Ukraine
Russian commanders in southern and eastern Ukraine are using airborne forces as "elite rapid reaction units", according to a British Ministry of Defense briefing.
According to the latest British intelligence reports, there has been heavy fighting in the eastern mining town of Soledar in eastern Donetsk region and near the town of Kremina in Luhansk region over the past two days.
It is known that since the beginning of the year, Russia has been redeploying parts of its 76th Guards Landing Division to reinforce the front line near Kremina. British intelligence claims this is being done because the Kremlin considers the area "very vulnerable".
The summary added that since November 2022, Russia has engaged almost all of its paratroopers in support of the ground troops on the front line in Kherson in the south of the country, but now there is a redeployment.
Meanwhile, former British Army Commander Lord Richard Dannatt told Sky News that if Britain wants to make a difference on the battlefield by sending tanks, it won't just be by sending 12 Challenger 2 models, as rumored, but it will take about 50 tanks.
Lord Dannatt thinks the Russians will launch an offensive in late winter or early spring, and the Ukrainians will really need reliable tanks to stop it.
Shoigu demoted General Armageddon and sent Gerasimov to command the front in Ukraine
The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Army General Valery Gerasimov has been appointed as the new commander of the Russian...