According to British intelligence, over the past three days Russian forces in Donbas have not achieved any significant advance and generally risk losing the momentum they had after the occupation of Lisychansk.
This is stated in a review of the war in Ukraine for July 14.
It is noted that Russian forces in Donbas continue shelling along a broad front and in places resort to trial offensive maneuvers by small groups of company and platoon level, but have not achieved any significant advance in the last 72 hours and risk "losing any momentum they had after the capture of Lysychansk."
"The outdated equipment, weapons and Soviet tactics used by Russian forces do not allow them to quickly regain or gain momentum unless they 'press on with the masses' - which Russia cannot use now," the review notes.
It adds that despite recent talks on grain exports and the recent successful addition of a prisoner exchange, the prospects for broader negotiations to end the war look unlikely.
A review in previous days reported that in the near term Russia is likely to focus on capturing small towns like Seversk and Dolyna on the approaches to Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.