The Armed Forces of Ukraine are advancing in the Zaporozhye direction, and the Russians in some areas of the front are trying to add their group numerically thanks to manpower. The main thing is that they do not pull up troops from the rear of the Russian Federation, but move them along the front line.
This was stated on the air of "1 + 1" as part of the telethon by military expert, Major of the Reserve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Hetman.
The occupiers are moving their troops along the front line
"There is a message from the Institute for the Study of War, there is information that our troops are already near Novoprokopivka, that is, this is a movement towards Tokmak. We are conducting the most active hostilities in this direction," the expert said.
"It is quite possible that in some areas of the front, the occupiers are trying to add their group numerically thanks to manpower, the equipment there is not very good. But the main thing is that they are not pulling up these troops from the rear of the Russian Federation, but moving them along the front line. That is, in one place they are trying to make a larger group at the expense of the fact that in another they weaken it a little," Hetman said.
Russians are morally degrading
"It is already known that they moved at least two divisions to the Tokmak direction — the 76th division from the Lyman-Kupyansk direction of the Russian airborne division and the 7th mountain airborne division from the Kherson direction," the expert said.
"They are divided into several regiments, stretched along the front line, but referring to the Institute for the Study of War, these troops are morally degrading, because they see that they are not able to hold the offensive actions of our Armed Forces. We are progressing little by little," he added.
"We must remember that there are still fortification lines there — the first, second, third — that we are gradually overcoming. There are very dense mines, so the advance cannot be super fast. But it is irreversible," the Hetman summed up.
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Earlier, ISW reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine could make a significant breakthrough in the south. Experts continue to believe that the Russian Armed Forces do not have sufficient forces deployed in the Western Zaporozhye region in Ukraine to fully equip their echeloned defense.