Capture of Kyiv remains Russia's primary military objective - UK intelligence

Capture of Kyiv remains Russia
# 26 February 2022 22:23 (UTC +04:00)

The speed of the Russian advance has temporarily slowed likely as a result of acute logistical difficulties and strong Ukrainian resistance , UK intelligence says, APA reports citing CNN.

"Russian forces are bypassing major Ukrainian population centers while leaving forces to encircle and isolate them.

Overnight clashes in Kyiv are likely to have involved limited numbers of pre-positioned Russian sabotage groups .

The capture of Kyiv remains Russia's primary military objective," said UK intelligence.

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