How weak are the Russian troops? The Kremlin troops are apparently shifting their logistics hubs further south and east. According to the British secret service, their equipment is easily attacked - which in turn has consequences for their combat effectiveness.
According to British intelligence services, the Russian military has to contend with logistical challenges after withdrawing from the west bank of the Ukrainian River Dnipro. The Ukrainians have recently been able to attack Russian logistics hubs and communication channels more easily, which is why Moscow is presumably moving the hubs further south and east, according to the daily summary report from the British Ministry of Defence.
A lot of equipment has to be shifted from rail to road - on the road, transports are easily attacked. These logistical problems are exacerbating Russia's ammunition shortage - and this is "probably one of the main factors currently limiting Russia's ability to resume effective, large-scale offensive ground operations".
The US think tank Institute for the Study of War also sees a possible weakening of the Russian armed forces. The recent movements of the Russian military in the Zaporizhia region could be a sign that the armed forces are unable to defend critical areas in the face of increasing Ukrainian attacks, the institute writes, citing reports from the Ukrainian general staff.
After that, the Russian armed forces withdrew or are still withdrawing their personnel from the towns of Polohy, Myhailivka and Inzhenerne. "Retreating from a critical position may indicate that Russian forces cannot defend the entire front line in the Zaporizhia region and are prioritizing where to concentrate their forces," the institute writes. It could also be that Russian forces refocused their forces in the area and redeployed various troops to these settlements.