The situation in


remains difficult, but Moscow has already understood that Russian troops have suffered very heavy losses for a small success.

This was stated by Deputy Spokesman of the US State Department Vedant Patel during a press briefing in Washington,


reports .

"It is clear that Russia's months-long campaign has resulted in extraordinary, massive casualties. Thousands of untrained and poorly equipped Russian conscripts have been killed," Patel said.

He noted that the Russians suffered a lot of casualties to capture a small town.

"The Kremlin itself admitted that its decision to attack Soledar came at a high price," Patel emphasized.

He added that Washington will continue to consult with Ukrainian partners and assess the situation.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that in the evening of January 13, artillery duels began in Soledar between the Armed Forces and the occupiers,

the city became a real trap for the enemy


In addition, we previously reported that, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, 

Russia has thrown almost all

of its main forces into the Donetsk direction and maintains a high intensity of offensive in the region.

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