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Russian Troops Stalled North Of Kyiv, Running Out Of Gas And Food – US Official

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Russian combat forces north of Kyiv have not advanced since Monday and have been running out of food and gas, a senior U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

More than 80% of the pre-staged Russian combat power is now inside Ukraine, the official said.

The official added that the “stall” north of Kyiv is due in part to tough Ukrainian resistance and “fuel and sustainment problems.” The lack of advance could also be a result of Russia regrouping, rethinking or reevaluating their strategy, the official said.

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A “significant number” of Russian troops are conscripts, the official said, describing them as “very young men drafted into service” who may not have been fully trained or aware that they would be participating in combat operations.

The U.S. is picking up indications that morale is flagging in some of these units, the defense official added.

But Russia has made some gains in the southern part of Ukraine after occupying Malitopol and Berdyansk.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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