Kyiv remains Russia’s ‘primary military objective’, UK defence says
The UK Ministry of Defence has released its latest intelligence report, saying heavy fighting is continuing north of Kyiv, though the Russian advance has stalled.
The report reads:
Russian forces advancing on the city from the north-east have stalled. Forces advancing from the direction of Hostomel to the north-west have been repulsed by fierce Ukrainian resistance.
The bulk of Russian forces remain more than 25km from the centre of the city.
Despite the continued lack of progress, Kyiv remains Russia’s primary military objective and they are likely to prioritise attempting to encircle the city over the coming weeks.