Russia has made extensive use of the rail network during its full-scale invasion, ferrying troops, weaponry and supplies into battle as well as evacuating wounded soldiers. In response, Ukraine has found ways to target the rail system either through sabotage, or drone or missile strikes.
But military experts caution that it is too early to assess the impact of the attacks.
“Whether the attacks will reach sufficient effect to contest Russian operations — we have yet to see,” said Mathieu Boulègue, a Russia expert and consulting fellow for Chatham House, a research group based in London. “It’s all about whether it starts to have a systemic effect.”
Ruslan Leviev, a Russia military analyst with the Conflict Intelligence Team, an independent group that analyzes open-source intelligence, said that the three rail attacks would do almost nothing to compromise Moscow’s military logistics.
“This is more of a gain in a moral sense,” Mr. Leviev said. “In the spirit of…
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