Ukrainian forces have conducted significant military operations in several sectors in the east and south of the country over the past 48 hours, according to a defense intelligence report tweeted by the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Saturday morning.
"In some areas, Ukrainian forces probably made significant progress and broke through the first line of Russian defense. In others, Ukrainian progress was slower," the summary says.
In turn, some units of the occupiers conducted defensive maneuvers, while others, as the message emphasizes, retreated in disorder "against increased reports of losses of Russian troops during the retreat through their own minefields."
"The Russian Air Force has been extremely active over southern Ukraine, where the airspace is more liberal for Russia than in other parts of the country. However, it remains unclear whether the tactical airstrikes were effective," British intelligence said.