Ukraine’s military repelled over 80 Russian attacks in a single day, indicating Russia’s stagnating war since February 2022.
Ukraine’s military claimed to have repelled over 80 Russian attacks in a single day, with Ukrainian troops blocking 83 Russian advances on Saturday in key Ukrainian cities, including Limansky, Bakhmutsky, Avdiiv, Maryinsky, and Shakhtar. This is the latest indication of Russia’s stagnating war, which began last February, and despite initial concerns that Ukraine would quickly fall, its troops responded with a stronger-than-expected defense effort, blunting Russian military gains. The conflict remains concentrated in the easternmost regions of Ukraine, and military analysts have pointed to a lack of motivated troops and chain of command issues within Putin’s forces as reasons why its invasion has floundered. Russia has not confirmed the blocked attacks, and it remained unknown exactly how many total offensives were taken by Russian soldiers and how many were successful.