Russian commanders are highly likely to continue to be faced with the competing operational priorities of reinforcing the Donbas offensive and strengthening defences against anticipated Ukrainian counterattacks in the south, the UK Defence Ministry wrote on Twitter, Report informs.

According to the tweet, to support the Ukraine operation, Russia has almost certainly established a major new ground forces formation, the 3rd Army Corps (3 AC), based out of Mulino, in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast east of Moscow.