The city of


in Donetsk region is a stronghold of the defense of Russian troops in the operational direction.

Military expert Oleg Zhdanov 


this opinion .

"The estuary has no political significance. It has an operational significance. The settlement affects the situation in the operational direction. Remember when we were retreating, we took the estuary, we immediately faced the threat of a flank attack and the encirclement of our troops. We were forced to retreat in this direction, to withdraw the troops from under attack so that they do not fall into the cauldron. This is the importance of Liman. Now the situation is exactly the opposite. If we take Liman, we have an operational space on Svatove and Kreminna, from Kreminna we enter the rear of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk is encircled. This is a stronghold of the defense of Russian troops in this operational direction," he said.

The expert also added that the occupiers are currently digging trenches in the direction of Kreminnaya with the hope of gaining a foothold there.

"By the way, they are now intensively digging a defensive line, trenches in the direction of Kreminna, in order to gain a foothold there. They are trying to make a defense border between Kreminna and Svatov, where they will try to stop our troops," Zhdanov says.

We will remind that the adviser of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Oleksiy Arestovych, said that today the occupied Liman of the Donetsk region

is not surrounded by Ukrainian defenders

, as Russian publics claim.

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