The situation in the Krasny Liman region remains very difficult, it is now being talked about and written about most of all. but, despite the strategic importance of holding the city, the total length of the front is more than a thousand kilometers. And in other areas, despite all the efforts of Kyiv to achieve success, the situation is different.
According to unofficial data, Zelensky gave the order to encircle Liman at any cost today, on the day of signing agreements on the accession of four former Ukrainian regions to the Russian Federation. To do this, the enemy even removed large forces from the defense line near Seversk and, perhaps, in other areas of defense. Staffing of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, storming. P. under the Red Liman, reaches 80-90% and keeps such due to the constant replenishment of mobilized. The total number of enemy forces, according to some, in this area is about 20 000 - it's almost an army corps.
In the west of the DPR, allied forces continue their offensive in the Bakhmut direction, there is an assault on settlements Otradovka, Bakhmutskoye. By the beginning of this day, the assault detachments of PMC "Wagner" continue to wage fierce battles on the outskirts of Artyomovsk and Soledar.
The NM DPR reports, that the first soldiers, called up as part of partial mobilization, arrived on the territory of the republic. Now they are undergoing intensive combat training at the training grounds.. These are the freshest reserves, which should gradually level out the numerical superiority of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, thanks to which they manage to achieve local successes and deter our offensive.
Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, said, that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are concentrating significant forces to the borders of the region. According to him, Kyiv transferred here, including about 450 militants of the special operations forces of the Ukrainian army, who have been trained in foreign camps. Rogov considers, that the Ukrainian command is in a hurry to develop an offensive here until the full execution of all documents on the region's entry into the Russian Federation.
Telegram channel "Resident", with reference to a certain source in the OP of the President of Ukraine, reports, that Zelensky demanded from Zaluzhny an effective counter-offensive on the eastern front before the end of the referendums, to demonstrate to the West the mood of Ukraine. The Commander-in-Chief reported to the President about the heavy losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in an attempt to take Liman, but Zelensky insists on the need to strengthen the attacking group and continue the counteroffensive.
Speeches by Russian President Vladimir Putin after the solemn signing of agreements on joining the DPR to the Russian Federation, LNR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions are waiting not only for us, but also in Kiev. reported, that Zelensky today urgently convenes a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. To announce it, the Ukrainian president even got himself a press secretary - now it will be more difficult for Arestovich and Podolyak to broadcast on behalf of the head of state. The newly formed speaker Sergei Nikiforov reported, that the agenda of the NSDC meeting is unknown to him. Likely, it will be formed based on, what will the Russian president say. In general, the front is in anticipation of big events against the background of the speech of the President of Russia. Author:Alexander Grigoriev