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Russian troops switch to offensive actions in Bakhmut sector - Ukrainian army officer Kudryashov

19 December, 2023 Tuesday
12:11

Deputy commander of the 3rd separate assault brigade Rodion Kudryashov claims that Russian forces have intensified offensives in the Bakhmut direction

He told this on Espreso TV channel

"The enemy has moved to offensive actions along the entire front line. The enemy is also active in the Bakhmut direction. The situation is complicated by the fact that the enemy is constantly deploying reserves and using all its available forces and means. This is how the Russians are trying to regain their lost ground. The situation is really tense and complicated, but fully controlled by the Defense Forces," said Kudryashov.

The major emphasized that Russia keeps trying to use infantry as an advantage in combat operations

"We also use all available forces and means to deter the enemy. Russia has a huge number of personnel that it sends to storm our positions. This infantry is eliminated with FPV drones and artillery. This is a classic Russian tactic. They are using one of their advantages, namely the advantage in manpower," he added.

  • As of December 18, the Ukrainian General Staff reported on the elimination of a total of 347,160 invaders. Over the past day, 105 combat clashes took place at the frontline. The Armed Forces repelled numerous Russian attacks in 6 directions
  • On December 19, the Commander of the Land Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, said that Russian troops were advancing at the Kupyansk, Lyman and Bakhmut directions to capture new settlements in Donetsk and Kharkiv regions.
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