Russian troops are being met with “strong Ukrainian resistance” in their attempts to advance in Ukraine, a senior US defense official said Sunday, reports WaPo. According to them the senior official added that Russia has deployed about 95% of the forces it had amassed along Ukraine’s borders and that approximately 600 Russian missile launches had occurred.
As Washington Post reports, across Ukraine’s north and east, Russian forces have “continued efforts to advance and isolate” major cities, including the capital, Kyiv; Kharkiv, the second-largest city; and Chernihiv in the north. The United States, however, has “observed limited changes on the ground over the past day,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity under terms set by the Pentagon.
According to WaPo, the official said that Russia and Ukraine have lost aircraft and “missile defense inventories” but still have “a majority of their air defense systems and capabilities” intact.