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Ukrainian general explains why Russian army has intensified its activity in Kupyansk direction

10 August, 2023 Thursday
15:09

Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Ihor Romanenko, noted that the 100,000-strong enemy group in the Kupyansk direction has the shortest logistical supply routes

He said this on Espreso TV.

"There are several reasons why Russian troops have become more active in the Kupyansk direction. From a military point of view, logistics to supply Russian units in this area has the shortest routes. So, it's closer to the Russian border, where everything can come from. In addition, we remember that Kharkiv itself, as a sacred city for Putin, and this direction, respectively, are fundamental in military and political terms for the aggressor. Therefore, Russia is trying to organize offensive actions in the east of Ukraine," explained the lieutenant general.

Ihor Romanenko added that in the east, Russia has formed a group of more than 100,000 people.

"A month ago, Russian troops began to act in the areas of Lyman, Kupyansk, Kreminna and Svatove. However, Ukrainian defenders repelled them near Svatove and regained their positions. In other areas, the situation is not easy, there are fierce battles. The most difficult situation is in the Kupyansk direction, which is why the commander of the Ukraine's Land Forces  Oleksandr Syrskyi recently worked there. Russia's advance is currently stopped," noted Romanenko.



 
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