Russian troops "rush" to seize new territories in eastern Ukraine, drones increase in Bakhmut area
Volodymyr Fitio, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Land Forces Command, says that Russian troops have short-, medium- and long-term plans, but the Ukrainian army hinders their implementation
Volodymyr Fitio, spokesman for the Land Forces Command of the Uktrainian Armed Forces, said on Radio Liberty that Russian troops on the eastern front are rushing to seize new territories.
"They started their offensive in early October. And since the beginning of October, there have been more active hostilities in all directions. Now they have short-term, medium-term and long-term plans. But those plans are constantly being postponed because they forgot to put a note in those plans that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are standing against them, which, of course, will not allow them to do so," Fitio said.
He says that the Russian army has plans to capture Kupyansk and Chasiv Yar, however, for the third month in a row, they have been basically stepping back and forth.
According to Volodymyr Fitio, Russian forces also have increased the number of shellings and the use of drones in the Bakhmut sector. "On average, the use of enemy drones in the Bakhmut sector ranges from 30 to 50 units," he noted.