This information is provided by The New York Times newspaper, reports URA-Inform.
«After three years of war, Ukrainians feel a shortage both in numbers, and in terms of weapons. After fighting dominantly in the first year and fighting on par in the second, they have now lost the initiative to Russia. Now they are occupying defensive positions and are fighting to preserve them,” the publication notes.
The main center of hostilities remains the Avdeevka area in the east of the Donetsk region, where the Russian army continues to advance. Russian troops penetrate under the streets through tunnels and send driverless vehicles loaded with explosives into Ukrainian positions. In addition, Russia is sending assault teams in an effort to seize control of an industrial waste heap on the outskirts of the city.
«Currently, we do not have enough equipment and people in order to go on the offensive. Therefore, the main task for today — maintaining current positions,” the newspaper quotes the deputy battalion commander of the 47th mechanized brigade, Lieutenant Alexander Shirshin.
It is noted that even small successes of Russia create threats for Ukraine. The capture of Marinka after many years of fighting gave Russian troops the opportunity to open a new line of attack on another city, Ugledar, from the north.
Recall that the Ukrainian Armed Forces revealed how the Russian Federation is preparing to take revenge for the attack on the Belbek airfield: “they want to provoke “.