A senior British defense official said today that Russia is now waging a war of attrition. in Ukraine that will increase disasters and civilian casualties.
& # 8220; Russian operations have changed & # 8221 ;, said Jim Hawkenhul, head of defense intelligence for British intelligence service MI-6, during a press conference, stressing that the Kremlin & # 8220; is now pursuing a strategy of decay & # 8221; ; since he failed to achieve his & # 8220; initial goals & # 8221 ;.
& # 8220; This will include irresponsible and indiscriminate use of firepower & # 8221; & # 8220; will result in more civilian casualties, destruction of Ukrainian infrastructure and escalation of the humanitarian crisis & # 8221 ;, he warned.
NATO has announced its intention to step up its support for Ukraine on the eve of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's special summit in Brussels, a month after the start of the Russian invasion.
called on Westerners to hand over & # 8220; offensive weapons & # 8221 ;, a & # 8220; deterrent & # 8221; According to Hokenhul, Russian President Putin has tightened media control in his country in order to hide the operational problems and heavy losses suffered by Russian forces.
A Western official also told reporters that Moscow was therefore mobilizing reserves, but that they would probably be poorly equipped and less experienced than professional soldiers.