Russian Forces Fail to Cross Ukraine River in ‘Highly Risky Maneuver’: U.K.

A new intelligence report about the fighting in Ukraine shows Russian forces recently encountered resistance during an attempted operation that the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence called “highly risky.”

The U.K. posted on social media Friday morning that Russian forces tried to cross the Siverskyi Donets River west of Severodonetsk in the Donbas region but were unsuccessful. The report said the Russians were trying to “achieve a breakthrough towards Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.”

The report said that images of the unsuccessful crossing show Russia lost military supplies such as “significant armoured maneuvre elements” from “at least one Battalion Tactical Group” and also “pontoon bridging equipment.”

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