Ukraine splits up, attacks Russian forces in Donbass

The Ukrainian army seems to be changing its offensive tactics against pro-Russian forces in Donbas.

In an interview with Russia’s Tass news agency on January 1, Colonel Vitaly Kiselev, a military expert from the Lugansk separatist militia, admitted that the Ukrainian army is changing tactics and turning to force attacks. pro-Russian forces on the Svatovo and Kremmina fronts in small groups.

“Our garrison near Svatovo and Kremmina must repel five to six small group attacks every day,” Kiselev said.

However, Colonel Kiselev also affirmed that the pro-Russian defensive forces in Lugansk are still standing, despite the fierce fighting on this front.

“Our defense forces are doing very well. The enemy is suffering a lot of casualties,” he added.

Recently, the Ukrainian army, backed by heavy weapons from the West, is trying to attack to gain control of the strategic cities of Kreminna and Svatovo in the east. These are considered two important goals in Russia’s defense line in the Donbas region.

In response, the Russian military also launched many attacks to gain more territory in the Eastern Ukraine battlefield. According to the updated report on the military situation on February 1 of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian army and pro-Russian forces in Donbas are attacking strongly on the Lyman – Bakhmut axis to create an overwhelming position. on the battlefield.

On January 31 alone, dozens of airstrikes and missile strikes and 65 multiple rocket launcher attacks were conducted by Russia against many targets in Ukraine. The army also repelled several raids by pro-Russian forces in the settlements of Yampolivka, Sirne, Rozdolivka, Blahodatne, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, and Paraskoviyivka in the Donetsk region.

According to statistics from the Ukrainian side, in the past 24 hours, pro-Russian forces in Ukraine have lost 920 soldiers, 8 tanks, 4 armored vehicles, 10 artillery complexes, 4 rocket launchers, and 13 vehicles. other military facilities. In addition, Ukrainian warplanes, missiles, and artillery coordinated raids, thereby destroying two Russian air defense complexes, 13 troop concentration points, a command post, and an ammunition depot in Russia.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also warned of intense battles in the coming time. In addition, the risk of a Russian missile and drone attacks is still very high. The agency asked Ukrainians to be vigilant and strictly follow orders from the authorities.

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