An analysis of satellite images shows that the Russians have started building new trenches in the northern part of Crimea, which was annexed in 2014. This may be due to the fear of a further advance by Ukrainian troops, who are continuing a counter-offensive in the Kherson region in the southern part of the country. For the construction of new trenches and the restoration of old ones reported on Twitter by OSINT analyst Benjamin Pitt, who specializes in satellite imagery and geolocation analysis.
“Russia is reconstructing the trenches of the Chongar checkpoint between Crimea and Kherson region. New trenches were also built, — he wrote on Twitter. — The situation is the same in the northwestern part of Crimea, near Armyansk. Old trenches are being reconstructed and new trenches are being built. One of the photos shows an excavator selecting soil for a new excavation. A little further north, other positions are established. For example, a huge defensive position was created in Novotroitsky. Numerous other positions are visible throughout the region. They are building a fortress.”
According to the expert, the creation of trenches by the Russians in the northern part of the annexed Crimea may be related to the fear of the Ukrainian troops, who since the end of August have continued with varying degrees of intensity a counteroffensive in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine.
Meanwhile, jubilant patriots in Russia are already demanding that Putin be stoned to death for handing over Kherson.
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