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WorldAsiaRussia abandons Ukrainian marches near Kursk and forms two new armies

Russia abandons Ukrainian marches near Kursk and forms two new armies

In detail, the governor of the Kursk region, Roman Starovoit, said on his Telegram account: “Tonight an air defense system shot down several Ukrainian drones near Kursk”, according to what was reported by the AFP.

The governor urged residents to remain calm as the town was under “reliable protection” from the Russian military.

Starovit provided no information on casualties or property damage.

It should be noted that the Russian border region of Kursk, since the beginning of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, has been regularly bombarded by Ukrainian forces.

Earlier Thursday, Moscow announced that it had foiled an attempt by Ukrainian forces to “invade” the Belgorod region, adjacent to the Ukrainian province of Kharkiv.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that “up to 70 fighters took part in the attack, which was launched with 5 tanks and 4 armored vehicles”, noting that there were at least 3 attempts to take over assault.

She added that Moscow had used aircraft and artillery to repel attacks and prevent Ukrainian forces from entering Russian territory, speaking of the killing of more than 50 Ukrainian fighters.

For its part, Russia bombarded Kyiv on Thursday with missiles, killing 3 people and injuring 16 others.

The Ukrainian Air Force announced the interception and destruction of all ballistic and cruise missiles launched by Russia.

And the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that the losses of the Ukrainian forces during the previous day included about 660 soldiers, a “Su-25” aircraft and 17 drones, in addition to a number of artillery and other military equipment.

It also intercepted 16 missiles from the “Himars”, “Uragan” and “Olkha” missile launchers in separate areas.

Russia has two armies, two corps and two military districts

On the other hand, the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Yevgeny Burdinsky, announced that Russia intends this year to form two armies, a common armament, an air force , a corps, the Azov Naval Military District, 5 divisions, 26 brigades and two military districts in Moscow and Leningrad.

In an article published in the June issue of the Journal of Military Commissariats of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Burdinsky said: “In 2023, it is necessary to provide timely organizational and personnel support for the formation of two armies, combined arms and air forces, army corps, the naval military district of Azov, five divisions and 26 brigades, and the creation of two military districts in Moscow and Leningrad.

The first team of the Russian army added that the large-scale tasks represented by increasing the composition of the armed forces, increasing its number by 2023 and implementing organizational measures in a short period of time, oblige it to organize procedures for increasing the number and deployment of the army, global support, and the synchronization of procedures with the deadlines for supplying the main types of weapons, military and special equipment and other material means.

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