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Strange logic: military expert on Russian fortress made of railroad cars

12 February, 2024 Monday
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The Russian troops have assembled a 30-kilometer-long continuous train in Donetsk region, that consists of freight cars and stretches along a line from the railway station in Olenivka to Volnovakha. Serhiy Zgurets, Director of Defense Express, suggested that breaking through the "wagon fortress" might not be a significant hurdle for military capabilities

He shared insights on Espreso TV.

"This information intrigued many because the enemy is using unconventional means to fortify, deploying old wagons along a 30 km stretch from Olenivka to Volnovakha. It's possible that some are “inspired” by the Surovikin line of concrete structures, and opt for such solutions to control the temporarily occupied territory," observed the military expert.

According to Zgurets, overcoming the railway is a military challenge, evident near Avdiivka, where our forces thwart enemy movements towards the Coke Plant. Tanks struggle to navigate such structures. 

He states, "Attempts to breach such artificial barriers may not pose a significant challenge to military potential, and a 'wagon fortress' can be dismantled when needed. However, the enemy invested time in this, viewing it as an original solution. The logic of blocking this railway with cars seems somewhat peculiar. Although this railway section wasn't operational previously, analyzing the purpose and rationale behind this construction is essential. We must delve deeper to determine if there's a strategic logic behind these actions or if the enemy perceives added safety for the next frontier beyond existing fortifications on this line."

On February 11, Deep State reported the assembly of a 30 km long continuous train in Donetsk, consisting of freight cars. The train extends along a branch line from the Olenivka railway station to Volnovakha. 

"The resource's analysts assessed it as a "specific engineering structure" that could have been built as a physical obstacle to the advance of the Ukrainian Defense Forces, because, in fact, a "tsar-train" of 2,100 cars is basically impossible to move. Moreover, based on the image provided by DeepState, this "tsar-train" is organically integrated into the local system of Russian fortifications," Defense Express writes.

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