British intelligence has confirmed that the russian invaders are using the "scorched earth" tactics in the Donbas. This is said in the daily report of the intelligence department as of July 5.
"The battle for the Donbas was notable for its slow pace of advance and massive use of artillery by russia, in the process of which cities and settlements were levelled to the ground", - the report says.
In addition, it notes that there are no prerequisites that the russian occupiers will abandon such tactics in the future. "Fighting in the Donetsk oblast will almost certainly continue in this way", - British analysts suggest.