Heavy fighting on the Leipzig-Berlin axis is wearing down the Warsaw Pact forces, but NATO is making very little headway in its offensive.
In a surprise attack, the Soviet high command launched renewed thrusts on the Ruhr and Frankfurt in an effort to encircle the British Army on the Rhine (BAOR). NATO forces are fighting tooh and nail to maintain a corridor through Kassel to the embattled British force.
On the flanks, NATO forces are making significant headway. It appears that the Soviet high command has withdrawn most of their first-rate formations from Amsterdam in the north and Niederbayern in the south, allowing British and German forces to regain much of the ground lost in the initial offensive. At the same time, pressure on the British in the Hanover Pocket seems to be lessening significantly.
There is speculation amongst the intelligence community that the Soviet command has fallen afoul of poor quality reports coming from local commanders claiming greater success than had actually been achieved, while the higher quality of reporting coming into NATO command has allowed them to take advantage of this weakness.