"Meat assaults": Ukrainian military on Russian tactics in Kupyansk direction
According to Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Shevtsov, head of the press service of the Stalevyi Kordon (Steel Frontier) assault brigade, Russian troops have intensified their offensive in the Kupyansk direction and are using "meat assaults" tactics
Shevtsov shared the information on Radio Liberty.
"The situation here is quite tense, but controlled. The enemy has intensified its actions in the direction of Ivanivka, Synkivka and from the Makiivka direction. And now they are conducting so-called “meat assaults.” That is, the enemy is not sparing any personnel or equipment, and is launching an assault. For example, one (one assault - ed.) is 50 to 100 people trying to break through the defense, but they fail. In addition, they use equipment that eventually catches fire," said Shevtsov.
According to the officer, the Russian military in the Kupyansk direction aims to capture Kupyansk, the village of Kupyansk-Vuzlovyi and reach the left bank of the Oskil River.
"They want to reach the Oskil River now, while the weather conditions are favorable. As long as the equipment can pass. They want to reach the left bank of the Oskil River. And Kupyansk and Kupyansk-Vuzlovyi are important destinations for them because there is a railway junction there and these are strategic objects for them," he said.
Soldiers from the Steel Frontier brigade did not lose a single position. Storm units formed from former Russian convicts, as well as the 1st and 25th armies of the Russian Federation are operating in the Kupyansk direction. According to Shevtsov, the Steel Frontier brigade has not yet encountered any Wagner mercenaries.
"Here, our soldiers do not have such an opportunity to capture any of Wagner mercenaries. But we have reliable information that, in addition to Storm-Z and Storm units, they also use units of the Bars combat army reserve. Also, opposite our units is the 1st Tank Army, the 25th Army of the Russian Federation. This is a sufficient number of personnel. The 25th Army alone is about 25 thousand personnel," Shevtsov added.
Roman Pohorilyi, co-founder of DeepState, reported an escalation of shelling in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction. Presently, it appears that the Russian forces are regrouping and selecting a point of attack.
On October 9, the Russian military in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction were reportedly trying to compensate for the lack of artillery and build up their forces.