British spy chief says Russian troops ‘exhausted’ in Ukraine


TBILISI, Georgia — Britain’s top spy chief said Russia was in a “desperate situation”.Its military power is now “exhausted” by an attempted invasion of Ukraine and is now eight months old. It’s drawn into my eyes.

“The human and equipment costs for Russia are staggering,” said Jeremy Fleming, the head of British intelligence, speaking Tuesday at the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI), a London think tank. Told. “We know, and the Russian commanders on the ground know that they are running low on supplies and ammunition.”

A man stands on top of a destroyed tank by the roadside.

A person examines a destroyed Russian tank near the village of Oskol in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. (Anatoly Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images)

in the meantime his lectureFleming argued Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to remobilize hundreds of thousands of young people for the war, and the use of prisoners on the front lines, “speaks of a hopeless situation”. The so-called partial mobilization sparked widespread protests and a mass exodus of civilians fleeing across the border from Finland to Georgia to Mongolia.

Fleming, head of the government communications headquarters, said the Russian public understood Putin’s “misjudgment” of the war and “feel the appalling extent of the human loss of the war he chose.” .

He told RUSI that thanks to Kyiv’s “courageous actions on the battlefield and in cyberspace,” the country turned the tide against the Kremlin’s brutal forces.

Speaking to the BBC’s Radio 4 show earlier in the day, the intelligence chief warned that Putin’s army was still there. Very high ability to deal damageHis statement came after the Russian military Launched several missile strikes on major cities across Ukraine, primarily attacking civilian targets. Officials say at least 19 people were killed in the air raid, the largest since the invasion began in February.

Jeremy Fleming.

Jeremy Fleming is Director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the UK’s intelligence, security and cyber agency. (Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images)

According to CNN, at least Four explosions were heard of Rush hour Monday morning Kyiv. Officials in Kyiv condemned the attack, which mostly targeted civilian infrastructure. Including a children’s playground and tourist attractions.

The attack came days after the Kerch Strait Bridge in the annexed Crimea was partially blown up. The damage to the symbolic and strategically important bridge for Russia was a major blow to Putin, who later blamed Ukraine for the explosion. It was denounced as “terrorism”.