The situation in Donbas remains difficult.

On December 29, Russian troops continued their offensive in the


region .

However, the Ukrainian military is approaching Kreminnaya in the Luhansk region during the counteroffensive in Donbas.

The Russian occupiers are throwing significant forces for assaults in the Bakhmut and Avdiiv directions, according to recent maps of the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

"The counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the west of the Luhansk region and the east of the Kharkiv region continues. On December 29, counteroffensive actions were recorded in the Kreminnaya area. Over the last week, the Ukrainian Armed Forces advanced 2.5 km in the direction of the city and continue to advance. A significant part of the 2nd Army Corps will surrender if The Armed Forces will break through the border of the Svatov-Kreminna line," analysts write.

From October 1 to December 20, Russian troops were able to occupy the territory of 192 square meters.

km in the Bakhmut district.

Russian propagandists greatly exaggerate the successes of the Russian Armed Forces at the front.

And, according to ISW, the mass media in Russia will continue to talk about the seizure of large territories in Ukraine than it actually is.

According to experts, Ukrainian forces can capture Kreminna in early 2023.

1,500 Ukrainian servicemen are currently trying to break through the Russian positions in this area from Torsky 14 km west of Kreminnaya, Dibrova (5 km southwest of Kreminnaya) and Kuzminny (3 km southwest of Kreminnaya).

Russian forces will be forced to stop offensive actions, they will take a defensive position or take an operational pause, experts are sure.

According to experts, the invaders can make ineffective assaults on Bakhmut in small groups of 10 to 15 servicemen.

We will remind, on

December 20, Serhiy Gaidai spoke about the advance of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the direction of

Kreminnaya .

According to the head of the Luhansk OVA, Ukrainian servicemen still have a few kilometers to go to the settlement, but the situation is worsening due to bad weather and the territory mined by the Russians.

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