Report I – The Russian 291st Motor Rifle Regiment in Defence: The Orikhiv Axis

This report looks at Russian defensive operations between late June and early July in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Specifically, it assesses the Russian force structure centred around the 291st Motor Rifle Regiment in the Orikhiv Axis, the disposition of Russian units, and their defensive operations against the Ukrainian 47th Mechanised Brigade.

The document includes an assessment of the following:

  • The 291st Motor Rifle Regiment’s structure pre-February 2022;
  • Russian defence norms – motor rifle regiment in defence; and
  • Russian defensive operations in the Orikhiv axis, which includes a detailed course of action and orbat information;

This report was created based on open-source research, satellite imagery analysis and other sources.

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