According to analysts, the Russian command wants to send the 136th motorized rifle brigade to attack, but it does not have enough ammunition and manpower.
Russian troops are preparing for a new attack on Ugledar. However, they continue to have problems with personnel and ammunition. This was stated by analysts from the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
A new report dated March 9 says that servicemen of the 136th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 58th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District turned to the command for additional artillery ammunition. According to analysts, they will replace the 155th Marine Brigade of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Armed Forces, which suffered a crushing defeat near Vugledar.
Analysts are confident that such a replacement will not help Russia succeed in its attack on this city in the Donetsk region.
In their appeal, the invaders from the 136th motorized rifle brigade stated that they needed to protect their artillery ammunition.
“It is unlikely that the 136th Motorized Rifle Brigade will be able to achieve a tactical offensive near Ugledar, which the 155th Marine Brigade, the 40th Marine Brigade and other Russian formations were not able to achieve,” the report says.
In addition, analysts said the offensive against Vuhledar generally holds little promise for Russian forces. Thus, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the commander of the Eastern Military District, Colonel-General Rustam Muradov, to take Ugledar at any cost. However, Muradov will need new reserves of manpower and equipment to carry out the instructions of the head of the Russian Defense Ministry, and the replacement of the 155th Marine Brigade by the 136th Motorized Rifle Brigade is not the necessary reinforcements for a successful offensive.
It is still not clear whether Shoigu decided to provide Muradov with the necessary resources to resume the offensive, but Muradov may decide that he needs to resume offensive operations in order to demonstrate his competence.
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