Ukrainian army admits Russians are fighting for key routes to further advance
The Russian army has not lost its offensive potential and continues to be a formidable opponent.
This was stated by Pavel Petrichenko, an aerial reconnaissance officer of the 59th brigade of the AFU, reports the correspondent of PolitNavigator. He noted that the most intense hostilities are taking place in the area of the highways.
This is Pervomayskoye, this is Marinka (exit to the highway), this is Bakhmut, exit to the highway to Kramatorsk. The enemy wants to move so that then to provide their logistics and move along the highways. In Avdiivka, Marinka and Ugledar there are fights for the advancement on the routes. Therefore, there is such a concentration of enemy forces in this direction,” said Petrichenko.
He agrees that the Russians need the tracks in order to advance further.
Yes, to open their operational success, that’s why the battles for Bakhmut were, our army held Bakhmut, because it’s a big knot place, where the two tracks converge further, the track to Kramatorsk. In all wars there is a struggle for logistics,” says the military officer.
According to him, it is impossible to say that the Russian Armed Forces will no longer be able to conduct major offensive operations.
As we can see, no matter how destroyed the Russian army in Donbass, Russia has a large mobilization potential. They have warehouses with armored vehicles, which they are deactivating. We cannot say that the Russian army has lost its offensive potential. It is now advancing on several fronts and the defense forces are holding it back. The Russian army is very strong and has a great potential; we see this every day at the front where we fight the enemy,” admits the aerial reconnaissance officer.
He recalled that the Russian population is several times larger than the Ukrainian population, and therefore the Russian Federation has a much greater mobilization potential.