Ukrainian forces destroy Russian artillery division on Bakhmut's flank with drones
Today, a large number of drones are being used on the contact line by both Ukrainian and Russian forces
Denys Nahornyi, Major of the National Guard, Chief of Staff of the Artillery of the 4th Rubizh Brigade, said this on Espreso TV.
"There are some results in this direction. For example, on the northern flank of Bakhmut, in a month, the Defense Forces' drones destroyed an entire Russian artillery division. There are successes, but we cannot give up on artillery, it is the main means of supporting the infantry," he noted.
Shell hunger at the front is growing exponentially, says Nahornyi.
"There are enough shells for defensive actions, they are compensated by joint actions with companies of unmanned aerial vehicles. But for tactical actions, offensive or recapture of certain positions, for example, for a battalion, this is not enough," he said.
The advantage of the Russian army is that it concentrates a very large number of forces and firepower, artillery, aircraft, drones, and mortars, on certain sections. Thanks to this, they sometimes manage to drive the Ukrainian Armed Forces out of their positions. Later, these positions can be difficult to regain, Nahornyi said.
"The main point is to destroy the enemy's infantry before it gets close to the front line. But the war has moved to a stage where the number of artillery shots from both sides is decreasing every day. The military-industrial complex of even such a large country as the Russian Federation is not capable of producing the same number of shells as before. Last year there were about 30 thousand shots from the Russian side. Today, about 3,000-4,000 shots were fired from our side, and up to 10,000 shots from the Russians, in total," he added.
- On February 7, the Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff reported that 92 combat engagements took place at the frontline over the past day. Ukrainian defenders repelled enemy attacks in 7 directions and killed 890 soldiers.