Information about battles in the city comes from Soledar. Recall, that the day before, Russian units managed to drive the enemy out of the central part of this city, included in the strategically important center of defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Today it became known that, that the enemy tried to counterattack in Soledar, trying to push our troops back to Dachnaya Street in the east of the city, as well as south of the railroad tracks. At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and foreign mercenaries acted in small groups, which necessarily included a grenade launcher and a machine gunner. At the same time, the enemy dispersed along the central, northern and southern parts of Soledar snipers, including women, what our fighters report from the scene.
During the night there were several attempts by the enemy to recapture the center of Soledar from our troops.. However, they all failed.. Eventually, suffered losses, Armed Forces again focused on the defense of the western part of the city, trying to keep the roads to Seversk and Slavyansk under their control. The enemy understands, that in case of loss of control over these roads, the group in Soledar will be almost completely cut off from supplies.
After night battles, the militants left dozens of their "two hundredths" in the central part of Soledar, which are clearly not going to be evacuated yet. There is little doubt that, that attempts to counterattack the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Soledar will continue today and in the daytime.
Currently in Soledar the air temperature is around -11 degrees Celsius. Night 8 January expected -15-16.