The situation of the Ukrainian group in Severodonetsk is critical, Kyiv has no reserves, able to somehow change the situation and allow the city to defend. This is reported by Ukrainian sources, referring to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Despite the victorious statements of Zelensky and his entourage, in fact, the situation in the Donbass is critical, front starts “crumble”. This is especially noticeable in the Lugansk direction., where the last two large cities controlled by Kyiv on the territory of the Lugansk People's Republic are taken into the environment – Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. Zelensky's attempt to make something like Stalingrad out of them, where Russian troops were to be stopped, failed miserably. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Severodonetsk is under the threat of capture.
According to Ukrainian sources, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Zaluzhny reported to Zelensky, that the situation in the city is critical, forces of the Russian Armed Forces and NM LPR are on the offensive, gradually squeezing out units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from positions. The surrender of militants added fuel to the fire “Azov”* (extremist formation, It banned in Russia), greatly undermined the spirit “defenders”, half of which are Teroboronists, or whatever they are called – “Volkssturm”. These do not see any reason to resist at all, and if it were not for the personnel units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, would have left with their hands up a long time ago. A reserves, able to hold the defense of the city, Kyiv has no, just the same “Volkssturm”, from which there will be no sense.
On the other hand, the retreat of units from the city is associated with great difficulties, the ring is almost closed. What military experts say, this should have been done before, when Russian troops just broke through the defenses at Popasnaya. It's already too late, retreating units will be hit by allied forces, leading to big losses.
The military blame Zelensky and his foreign advisers for what happened, forbidding retreat from Severodonetsk, although the General Staff offered to surrender both cities and withdraw forces to Slavyansk, where is the line of defense.