Only 10-20 out of 100 Russian soldiers survive Moscow's "cannon fodder attacks" in Kupyansk region
Fighting is ongoing in the Lyman-Kupyansk area. Russian occupying forces are actively using aircraft and continuous attacks relying on military manpower not strategy
Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Shevtsov, head of the press service for the Stalevyi Kordon (Steel Frontier) assault brigade, shared the information on Espreso TV.
"On the Kupyansk and Lyman fronts, the Russian military employs so-called 'meat assaults.' It means deploying groups of 50 to 100 soldiers, knowing that only 10 to 20 of them will return alive," Shevtsov explained.
He also noted that Russian forces haven't made any progress in the Kupyansk-Lyman area.
"While there's been an increase in airstrikes, the occupiers have not been successful. We had enough time to prepare, creating solid mine barriers and anti-tank defenses. Currently, our Defense Forces, including units from the State Border Service, are firmly holding the defense line," he stated.
Shevtsov explained that Russia’s forces in this area are quite diverse.
"The enemy has gathered a rather large and varied force. The First Tank Army, the 25th Army of the Russian Federation, and Storm Z units are all fighting against us. We're also facing mobilized soldiers from ‘LPR’ and ‘DPR’, some of them carrying older Soviet-style weapons. Just yesterday, my unit even managed to disable a Soviet automatic cannon from the 1940s. In other words, they're using museum-grade equipment there," Ivan 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 5, the Russian army struck a cafe in the village of Hroza, Kupyansk district, killing 52 people. The Security Service of Ukraine is looking for the marksman.
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.
On October 12, Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Shevtsov, head of the press service of the Stalevyi Kordon (Steel Frontier) assault brigade, reported that Russian troops had intensified their offensive in the Kupyansk direction and were using "meat assaults" tactics.
Acting head of the Kupyansk district military administration, Andriy Kanashevych, stated on October 13 that Russian troops were making concerted efforts to seize Ukrainian positions in the Kupyansk district, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces maintained control over the situation.