Ukraine conflict to reach new phase, according to UK military intelligence

Most of Russias conflict in Ukraine is about to enter a new phase, says British military intelligence . Russian forces are almost certainly amassing in the south of Ukraine, UK ministry of defense said .

MOSCOW (Reuters) — Most of Russia's conflict in Ukraine is about to enter a new phase, with the bulk of the battles moving to a nearly 350 kilometer (217 mile) front stretching southwest from Zaporizhzhia to Kherson, parallel to the Dnieper River, according to British military intelligence.On Twitter, UK ministry of defense said that Russian forces are almost certainly amassing in the south of Ukraine, anticipating a counter-offensive or in anticipation of a potential assault.Long convoys of Russian military trucks, tanks, towed artillery, and other arms are moving north from Ukraine's Donbass region and are heading southwest.According to the update, battalions tactical groups (BTG), which are made up of 800 to 1,000 troops, have been deployed to Crimea and could almost certainly be used to support Russian forces in the Kherson zone.