The Russian army’s tactics in North Donetsk are quite simple, that is, two-way attack to encircle and occupy it, the simpler the more effective the tactics, and the Russian army also has absolute superiority in strength and firepower, but the delay in making progress can only show that the Russian army has serious other problems, such as morale.
Chechen forces were also involved in the attack on North Donetsk, but some information shows that the Chechen forces were not only good at being internet celebrities but also very good at saving lives compared to other Russian troops, such as the Buryat army.
North Donetsk, which was supposed to have been taken by the Russians in early June, is still in the midst of ongoing fighting, and although the Russians had taken control of most of the city, they did not occupy the entire city, and the Ukrainian defenders guarding North Donetsk are still able to continue to receive supplies, which caused dissatisfaction in the Kremlin. Although Russian troops shelled Northern Donetsk almost around the clock and continued to increase their troops, the front line remained unchanged.
Although the city is not large, but The Northern Donetsk and its sister city of Lysychansk have irreplaceable importance to the Kremlin. If these two cities can be occupied, then the Kremlin can declare the victory of the “special military operation”, “completely liberate The Donbas”, and give an account to the Russian people. Of course, whether Ukraine and its supporters are willing to follow the truce is another matter, and Ukrainian President Zelenskiy has vowed to take back “everything that belongs to the Ukrainians.”
Russian ammunition stockpile cooking off after a direct hit delivered by Ukrainian Stugna-P ATGM operator from the 24th Mechanized Brigade in Luhansk Oblast.#Russia #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/WEP1drBfBe
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The Russian government has made it clear that Crimea and the Donbas region are not the focus of the negotiations with the Ukrainian government, in other words, the Russian government has regarded these two places as Russian territory, although the latter has now established the so-called “Donetsk Republic” and “Luhansk Republic”, but considering that these two governments are not recognized by the vast majority of countries in the world, as well as the sources of high-level people in these two governments, they know what is going on.
In addition to the fierce shelling, the Russian army in North Donetsk is almost helpless, the front line has not changed, has aroused the suspicion of the Russian people in Russia, and even the most firm support for the Kremlin Russians, also began to wonder, the Russian army is winning every day, why the front line has not changed. Perhaps to create focus, the Russian military is trying to return to the vicinity of Kharkiv, said Vadim Denisenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, saying that “Russia is trying to make Kharkiv a front-line city” and bring Kharkiv into the the range of Russian artillery.
Obviously, even with NATO’s military assistance, the Ukrainian army is now difficult to curb the firepower superiority of the Russian army, and on a relatively fixed front, the accuracy advantage of the Ukrainian artillery has been suppressed by the scale advantage of the Russian artillery, and it is necessary to find another way.
The Ukrainian government hopes that the West will provide long-range weapons with a “range of several hundred miles” that can destroy Russian artillery positions and air defense positions at safe distances. From these requirements, it is also clear that the Same Russian air defense force is also containing the Ukrainian Air Force, and the Russian Air and Space Force is being contained by the Ukrainian Air Defense Force, which can only operate in the eastern front area, or at a low altitude, and flying a little higher will be found and attacked by the Ukrainian Air Defense Force.
Multiple sources show that the Ukrainian artillery once again covered the command post of the 20th Army of the Russian Western Military District near Kharkiv, the casualties of the top level of the army group are unknown, and it is reported that due to the heavy shelling, it is even impossible to find a complete body.
In the past few days, in addition to the Ukrainian artillery, the Ukrainian missile forces and air force have also achieved some major results, including hitting the arsenal of Krasnyi luch near the city of Donetsk, the main arsenal of the “Luhansk Second Army”, and the violent explosion lasted for several hours. The interception capability of Russian air defense forces against Ukrainian missiles and warplanes seems to be declining, of course, it can also be said that it is neglected, in 72 hours, the Russian army has 7 arsenals destroyed, it seems that their position was suddenly discovered by the Ukrainian army.