Russian reserves shift towards Volnovakha: Possible offensive ahead
The movement of Russian forces in the occupied city of Mariupol has once again shifted, this time pointing toward Volnovakha in the Donetsk region. This suggests a potential offensive by the occupiers on Volnovakha
This was stated by Petro Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol.
Andryushchenko reported that the occupiers are predominantly moving manpower and engineering units from the Novoazovsk and Berdyansk directions along the Mariupol-Donetsk road, heading towards Volnovakha.
Furthermore, the occupiers have begun relocating officers to new and renovated buildings in Mariupol's center, particularly along Metalurhiv Avenue and Shevchenko Boulevard, as well as in the private sector of Novoselovtsi.
Notably, the invaders are using concrete structures resembling sections found in high-rise buildings for constructing fortifications in the areas surrounding Volnovakha.
"In general, there's a noticeable build-up of reserves around Volnovakha and in the northwest of the Mariupol district. Presently, Vuhledar remains at the forefront as a likely target for the next Russian move in the northern Donetsk region," emphasized the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol.
- Earlier, Oleksiy Hetman, a reserve major in the National Guard and a veteran of the Russian-Ukrainian war, highlighted the strategic importance of taking Vuhledar for the Russians. It serves as a commanding height for surveillance, and a significant amount of equipment has been transported there.