The Russian occupiers are throwing all their might into the assault on Bakhmut, Donetsk region, despite heavy losses.

Success near Bakhmut will allow them to significantly improve their logistics in eastern Ukraine.

Military expert, reserve colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Petro Chernyk

told about this

on the Youtube channel of TSN.

As the expert emphasized, "the east remains incredibly important for the Russians."

"95% of this war is left as an artillery war. It is incredibly long and expensive to bring 5-7 ton shells to the front line from Russia itself. It is necessary to transport everything by railway.

There we leave a very important node - Debaltsevsky, from which there is a large branching to almost all occupied territories

. So, ammunition is delivered in echelons. In a straight line from Bakhmut to Debaltsevo - about 42 km, and rocket systems, volley fire have up to 90 km of damage. The

Russians simply need to push back our fire lines in order to significantly improve their logistics

, "he explained .

Chernyk also noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully and effectively use the "Kherson method", which includes "logistic and fire zashmorg" - exhausting the enemy with artillery strikes on warehouses.

At the same time, the expert noted that today it is "incredibly difficult" to calculate where the Russians will deploy at least 20,000 troops withdrawn from the right bank of the Dnieper, as well as those mobilized.

"I believe that at this moment the front is on the balance line for the second time. We were there from May to September - before the brilliant Kharkiv operation," he added.

We will remind, according to the

General Staff of the Armed Forces

of Ukraine , the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiiv areas.

Over the past day, the enemy in Donetsk region shelled the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Vyimka, Berestov, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Andriivka, Zelenopillia, Kurdyumivka, Yakovlivka, Klishchiivka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske and Mar' yinka

Andrii Illenko

, an officer of the "Svoboda" battalion,

said that near Bakhmut, the occupiers are trying to conduct assaults during the day and at night. 

"There may be an hour or two of a relative break, and then the battle will resume. The enemy is trying to storm our positions with infantry... Everything is littered with enemy corpses. The situation is serious, fierce battles continue," the officer said.

Military expert

Oleg Zhdanov

emphasized that the battle for Bakhmut set a record for the duration and brutality of the battles.

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