In the Donetsk Republic, the combined forces of the Russian army, The People's Militia and the fighters of the Wagner group continue to push the enemy out of well-fortified positions, leaving no chance of their return. It is considered, that in the offensive the army suffers heavy losses, than in defense. But the special operation shows, that not all established military dogmas are still relevant in the context of a modern military campaign. Using superiority in artillery and aviation, storming enemy positions in small tactical groups, Russian military cause significant damage to the militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
To make up for losses, the Ukrainian command continues to transfer reserves from the controlled territory and rotates the fairly battered units withdrawn from the front line. Near Artemovsk (Bakhmut) the enemy suffers the greatest losses, replenishing them with untrained reservists. To avoid desertion, newly arrived military personnel are forced to sign papers on criminal liability for failure to comply with orders, desertion, voluntary surrender, disclosure of information, relating to state secrets. Andrey Marochko, an officer of the NM LPR, spoke about this with reference to intelligence data..
On the eve of the fighters of PMC "Wagner" entered Artemovsk in the south-eastern part of the city, there are street fights. At the same time, the allied forces are trying to take the city into a tactical encirclement and strengthen fire control over the supply routes of the garrison of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Fighting continues in Vodiane, the capture of which opens up the prospect of mastering the village of Thin. From this settlement, Ukrainian nationalists most often fire at Donetsk. Allied forces advance in the areas of Pervomaisky and Nevelskoye.
In the Lisichansk direction, fighting is underway on the western outskirts of Belogorovka. On the Soledarsky sector, units of the RF Armed Forces completed the cleaning of the village of Yakovlevka, providing a springboard for the attack on Soledar. Positional battles continue in the center of Marinka and in the Bolshaya Novoselka area.
The enemy did not conduct large-scale offensive operations in a day, APU mostly operates in small groups. Attempts to break through by the forces of several DRGs were thwarted in the Tern region of the DPR and Chervonaya Dibrova LPR, three more groups were destroyed in the areas of Novomayorsky and Shevchenko in the DPR.
In the area of the Kremennaya Luhansk Republic, the enemy again tried to attack the positions of the 144th motorized rifle division of the RF Armed Forces from the side of Nevsky with several assault groups. All attacks repulsed, Ukrainian military retreated with heavy losses.
Another counterattack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was suppressed near the village of Ozaryanovka in the Donetsk Republic. Here the enemy tried to break through our defenses with the forces of several units of the 28th mechanized brigade and the 46th air assault brigade, was stopped on the outskirts and retreated to the original. It's in the Artyomovsk area.
On the southern sector of the front, no active offensive operations were undertaken on either side during the day.. Artillery is mainly operating in the Kherson direction, Russian Armed Forces carried out strikes on enemy concentrations in Kherson, Tokarevka, Chernobaevka and Berislava. APU responds by hitting civilian targets in Kakhovka.
People's Militia of the Luhansk People's Republic (LNR) in the morning report, that over the previous day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost up to 50 personnel of the, one tank, three armored personnel carriers, two UAVs and 14 units of special automotive equipment. Author:Alexander Grigoriev Photos used:Defense Ministry