Russia deploys third army corps to Ukraine – Conflict Intelligence Team

CIT sources say the corps is “relatively well-equipped”.

Russia deploys a new army corps to Ukraine / CIT photo
Russia deploys a new army corps to Ukraine / CIT photo

The newly formed third army corps of the Russian Federation (or at least its part considered combat-ready) is being transferred to Ukraine.

It is reported by the Conflict Intelligence Team. 

In recent days, CIT volunteers have discovered photos and videos of the transportation of Russian military equipment by rail, namely the Buk complex and T-80BV and T-90M tanks. They follow from the Nizhny Novgorod region to the border with Ukraine – to the Rostov region.

“They left on August 22 and 24, respectively, which approximately correspond to the time of departure of the 3rd Army Corps formed there, which was named by the Ukrainian analyst Konstantin Mashovets and confirmed by our sources. The transportation of the Buk complexes indicates the transfer of a large formation, for example, the army. In this case, you can assume that we are talking about the transfer of the entire 3 corps, or at least that part of it that is considered combat-ready,” the message says.

It is not yet known exactly where the Russian command plans to deploy the forces of the corps, however, the final point of the echelons (Neklinovka station), located in the south of the Rostov region, is closest to the Donetsk and Zaporozhye sectors of the front. 

CIT sources claim that the corps is “relatively well equipped with equipment, but the volunteers do not differ in fighting spirit, discipline and desire to master the new equipment issued to them.”

Transportation of Buk complexes indicates the transfer of a large association, for example, the army / photo CIT
Transportation of Buk complexes indicates the transfer of a large association, for example, the army / photo CIT

As UNIAN wrote, in July Russia decided to form a third separate army corps. It was expected that Russia would form a new strike force by mid-August.

Earlier, military expert and colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev explained what it means to  use the operational reserve of the strategic level of the Russian army (the so-called third army corps).

(C)UNIAN 2022

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