Russia establishes new ground forces formation to support Ukraine operation, UK says

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Aug 10 (Reuters) - Russia has "almost certainly" established a major new ground forces formation to support its operations in Ukraine, Britain said on Tuesday.

This unit, called the 3rd Army Corps, is based out of the city of Mulino, east of Russia's capital Moscow, the British Defence Ministry said in its daily intelligence bulletin on Twitter.

The update also added that Russian commanders continued to face "competing operational priorities" of reinforcing its offensive in the eastern Donbas region, as well as strengthening its defence against Ukrainian counterattacks in south.

Moscow refers to the Ukraine invasion as a "special military operation".

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Reporting by Mrinmay Dey in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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