Ukraine's Armed Forces have advantage while Russian troops face logistical challenges
According to Oleksandr Borodin, spokesperson for the 3rd detached assault brigade, the Russian army is experiencing logistical challenges making the transition to winter, particularly in the Bakhmut direction
Borodin shared the information in an interview with Espreso TV.
"In general, the transition to winter conditions for the Ukrainian Armed Forces is much smoother than that of the Russian forces. This advantage extends to technical and everyday aspects, directly benefiting our infantry. The Ukrainian Armed Forces can leverage this situation because the Russians are grappling with logistical difficulties due to their reliance on human-wave assaults," stated Borodin.
Borodin noted that the Russian occupying forces frequently lack the necessary rearward support and means to ensure smooth logistics.
He added, "The period ahead, leading up to colder weather, will be challenging due to rains and the transitional phase. Both sides are affected, but I believe that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have the upper hand in this regard."
The Ukrainian Defense Forces are maintaining their positions and making progress in some areas. For instance, near Klishchiivka in the Bakhmut direction, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have advanced.
As of November 5, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that Russia’s attempts to retake lost positions near Khromove, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka in the Bakhmut direction have been unsuccessful. Ukrainian defenders repelled nearly 10 attacks in the area. In the Donetsk region's Bohdanivka, Russian troops also launched unsuccessful assaults. Simultaneously, the Ukrainian Defense Forces are conducting offensive operations south of Bakhmut, Donetsk region.