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Russia may resume unsuccessful offensive in Kupyansk direction - Defense Express

20 September, 2023 Wednesday
17:32

Defense Express military expert Ivan Kyrychevskyi believes that the Russian forces may be preparing to resume offensive actions in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction

He said this on Espreso TV. 

"The Russians may be preparing to resume assault operations in the Kupyansk sector, even if it is as unsuccessful as we saw a few weeks ago. They may start deploying Storm Z units to this area again, trying to push our positions with cannon fodder in the style of Bakhmut last winter. However, they missed the moment for successful offensive actions in the Kupyansk sector in early summer, when we had some problems in our defense system," explained Kyrychevskyi.

The expert explained why the Russian offensive in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction was unsuccessful.

"Frankly speaking, the events in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction are more like a phenomenon. And it is a phenomenon where the Russians were forced to stop amid reports that something was wrong with our defense. Many experts have talked about why the Ukrainian army is not destroying Russian tanks near Novohorivka at the crossing. However, if you think about it logically, if we had the firepower, the Russian troops would have been destroyed long ago. The use of cluster munitions and the construction of a tactically competent defense gave results. The Russians failed to break through our defense in this area," he added.

  • On September 19, Oles Maliarevych, a sergeant with the UAV strike company of the 92nd Detached Mechanized Brigade, reported that the Russian enemy was trying to regain positions on the left bank of the Oskil River in the Kupyansk-Svatove sector.

  • On September 20, the General Staff reported that over the past day, invading Russian forces had tried to unsuccessfully advance in the Bakhmut, Marinka, and Zaporizhzhia directions. Instead, the Ukrainian military destroyed 520 Russian soldiers and 7 tanks.

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