Now the Ukrainian military are in positions prepared in advance and have taken up defensive positions.
The commander of the air reconnaissance unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Robert Brovdi “Madyar”, said that the Ukrainian defenders, who were forced to move away from Soledar, Donetsk region, need more ammunition to dislodge the Russian invaders from there.
“In terms of advancing in Soledar, there is no great need for tanks. We need BC more. This will increase the intensity of the fire. Such an increase in fire has made it possible to achieve success in the Kharkiv and Kherson regions. If the infrastructure, logistics and command are destroyed, this makes it possible to carry out lightning-fast offensive operations,” the military explained on Apostrophe TV.
According to “Madyar”, now the Ukrainian military are in positions prepared in advance and took up defensive positions.
“At the first stage, Soledar stormed PMCs without much artillery support. Now the army has pulled up. Fighting on the outskirts of Soledar continues where it is convenient and tactically beneficial for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. To go on the offensive, we need to get more weapons and equipment,” he continued.
The commander noted that the offensive of the invaders from the north, where Soledar is located, and from the south could create problems for Bakhmut. Because of this, the defense is now coming from three sides.
The military added that the enemy had no noticeable successes in the southern direction.
“On the entire front line, settlements have been destroyed to the ground. There is not a single whole building there. Each settlement falls into “planned targets”, for which the entire remainder of the firepower is spent. Therefore, even a small village is systematically destroyed by fire every day for months. As a result, there are not even ruins left. Everything is mixed with the earth,” Brovdi said.
“Madyar” emphasized that the Wagnerians have a lower level of fear than the Russian “Chmobiks”. On the other hand, they have zero level of military training.
“No one planned to train them. They were simply quickly replenished. The only thing they take is the quantity. They always attack in the same way, which allows them to be destroyed faster and in greater numbers,” Madyar explained.
Battles for Soledar
Ukrainian defenders for a long time courageously held the defense of Soledar in the Donetsk region, which was stormed by the Russian invaders. During the fighting, the Russians announced the capture of Soledar several times, but these statements were not true.
The fakes of the Russian side did not end there. Later, the Russians announced the alleged destruction of the first American M1 Abrams tank near Soledar. Rashists are spreading a fake about the destruction of Abrams using a conventional RPG-18 “Fly”. It is noteworthy that the transfer of these tanks to Ukraine was announced only on January 25th.
During the intense fighting, the Ukrainian defenders eliminated a considerable number of Russian invaders in the Soledar area, including Wagner PMC mercenaries. Thus, units of the Ukrainian border guards destroyed a group of invaders, which was located in the industrial zone of the city. For this, drones and artillery were used.
On January 25, 2023, it became known that the Armed Forces of Ukraine withdrew from the city of Soledar, as the Russian invaders razed it to the ground.