Espreso. Global
Exclusive

Russian army concentrates efforts to seize Slovyansk-Kramatorsk agglomeration

19 January, 2024 Friday
16:54

Ukrainian Colonel Vladyslav Selezniov says that the Russian forces have intensified hostilities to implement their strategy for Donetsk and Luhansk regions

client/title.list_title

He said this on Espreso TV.

"It is obvious that the Russian enemy is trying to continue to implement its strategy. The strategy he started with was the complete occupation of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. However, a small part of Luhansk region is still under the control of the Ukrainian army, and a large part of Donetsk region is also under the control of Ukraine. Russia will focus its efforts on taking control of the Slovyansk-Kramatorsk military agglomeration. That's why we see a serious intensification of Russian troops in the Lyman direction. That is, in the direction of Lyman, the Russian army will create preconditions for a further offensive in the direction of Slovyansk," explained Selezniov.

According to the Ukrainian colonel, the intensification of hostilities near Bakhmut is also due to the fact that the Russian army is trying to take control of Chasiv Yar, which is the key to our defense in the area of Kramatorsk and Slovyansk.

"Russia will also try to cut off the Vuhledar ledge in order to move through Kostiantynivka in the same way towards Kramatorsk and Slovyansk," added Selezniov.

  • Neither Russian nor Ukrainian troops have made any significant progress on the frontline over the past week, but the main goal of the Russian troops remains the encirclement of Avdiivka.
  • Ukrainian troops repelled 122 Russian attacks in 8 sectors. Meanwhile, 127 combat engagements took place in the frontline yesterday. The Ukrainian Armed Forces killed 920 soldiers.
  • Vitaliy Barabash, head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration, said that Russians have directed all their efforts to cut off logistics to Avdiivka.
Tags:
Read also:
  • News
2024, Friday
14 June
11:36
Canada sanctions 11 Russian individuals, 16 legal entities supporting war in Ukraine
11:15
Russia hits bus with drone in Sumy region, injuring three people
10:57
Updated
Russia claims to have destroyed 87 drones: oil depot allegedly damaged
10:39
ISW assesses consequences of strikes on Crimea for Russia
10:20
Review
Russian fakes for June 13: selection from Center for Countering Disinformation
09:58
Russia's night attack: Ukraine's air defense destroys 24 of 31 air targets
09:39
Russian army loses 1,250 soldiers, 48 artillery systems, 8 tanks in Ukraine per day
2024, Thursday
13 June
22:00
Review
Victorious news of 841st day of war: 5 destroyed Russian boats, $50 billion for Ukraine from frozen Russian assets
21:48
Ukraine, US sign bilateral security agreement for 10 years
21:32
Not only procurement, but strengthening production: Stoltenberg on expanding military aid to Ukraine
21:15
Exclusive
Ukraine to join NATO's JATEC training centre in Poland - Stoltenberg
20:54
Ukraine's IT Army shuts down Russian bank provider - Ministry of Digital Transformation
20:35
Russia plans to fill irrigation canals with artesian water after Kakhovka HPP destruction
20:16
Japan, Ukraine sign 10-year term security agreement: what it provides for
19:58
Updated
Russian missile strike on Kryvyi Rih kills 9 people, injures 37 others
19:39
Ukraine needs 4.5 million able-bodied citizens to restore its economy - expert
19:20
Britain joins United States in sanctioning Moscow Stock Exchange
19:01
Ukraine will receive what it needs, assures Lloyd Austin
18:43
China lobbies for its 'peace plan' ahead of Peace Summit in Switzerland - media
18:22
G7 to allocate $50 billion to Ukraine from frozen Russian assets, confirms German Finance Minister
18:03
Exclusive
US to grant Ukraine $100 million military aid package - Lloyd Austin
17:42
Exclusive
Russian army amasses reserves in Kharkiv region - Ukrainian military
17:21
Switzerland changes draft decision of Peace Summit in Ukraine's favor, number of participants decreases
17:00
Review
Who is Ihor Vovchanchyn, whom Oleksandr Usyk will play in film with Dwayne Johnson?
16:38
Deploying entire Patriot battery to Ukraine is dangerous - Polish National Security Bureau chief
16:19
NATO to step up fight against Russian spies amid sabotage, cyberattacks – Stoltenberg
16:00
Exclusive
What will happen to US-Ukraine security agreement if Trump becomes president: diplomat explains
15:29
Ukraine has right to strike military facilities on Russian territory, says Stoltenberg
14:53
Exclusive
Ukraine's Navy explains why Russian warships visit Havana Port
14:32
Ukrainian Defense Forces destroy 5 Russian boats in southern Ukraine
13:59
Russia storms 8 times in Pokrovsk direction, ongoing fighting near Kalynove – Ukraine's General Staff
13:38
G7 summit start: President Zelenskyy outlines key topics for Ukraine
13:23
Russian offensive plans in northern Ukraine thwarted, reserves being deployed
12:58
Norway to provide Ukraine with over $45 million worth of mortar ammunition
12:25
Russia accused of using starvation "tactics" in Mariupol in 2022 - human rights activists
11:59
Exclusive
Next ICC warrant against Putin could be for Mariupol famine - Mariupol official
11:43
Ancient stolen painting found by Ukrainian Border Guards after 20 years of Interpol search
11:22
NATO's Stoltenberg calls China's aid to Russia key in war against Ukraine
10:58
Ukrainian Armed Forces hit Russia's latest P-416GM communication station first time in history
10:37
Britain to announce $309 million aid for Ukraine at G7 summit
More news