The UAF and the mobilization of the Ukrainian people enabled the thwarting of russia's plans regarding the immediate blocking of Kyiv, capturing Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Chernihiv, and Sumy.
The Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Department of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces brigadier general Oleksiy Hromov stated that at the press briefing at the "Ukraine Media Center – Ukrinform".
According to him, that forced the invaders to give up on their aggressive plans to concentrate forces in one direction.
"The Ukrainian Armed Forces along with other units of the Defence Forces has currently stopped and been deterring the large-scale offensive of the armed forces of the russian federation which were prevailing over our units ten times in some directions not only in manpower but also in weaponry and military equipment. That became possible because we took in advance a set of measures to respond to a critical increase of a military threat of russia as well as carried out active maneuver defence," – Hromov said.
According to him, the Ukrainian command has in advance conducted crisis management planning of the UAF use along with other defence forces' parts. Also, it has conducted measures regarding replenishment of the army with the reserves of missiles, ammunition, material and technical means, and military supplies. New military troops were additionally deployed under the guise of exercise in the direction that constituted a threat.
Currently, the most intense hostilities are going on in the Lyman direction in the Donetsk region, Hromov said.
In Trostianets of the Sumy region, the State Bureau of Investigation detectives found important documents of the russian troops that confirm the rf's plans to occupy all the territory of Ukraine.