The situation on the front lines, according to information by the Information Resistance community, is beginning to look quite asymmetric in the north in Kharkiv Oblast and in the south of Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblasts. In particular, the russia is trying to stop the advance of Ukraine’s defenders east of the Oskil River with constant counterattacks.
"The two-day attempts to push back the advanced units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine "behind Oskil" in the Kupyansk region and the desire "at any cost" to hold Lyman and Yampil led to the fact that russia has to throw everything at hand into the front line," writes one from the members of Information Resistance Kostyantyn Mashovets.
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In these attempts, the enemy has even used units from "freshly caught mobs" from the so-called 1st and 2nd army corps of the "LPR" and "DPR", which ended up being vanished as combat groups. A similar fate befell two battalion tactical groups formed from the 144th motorized rifle division, which turned into "2-3 companies with a reduced composition."
According to the community, these actions of the command of the Russian army only delay the natural result of the offensive of the armed forces with the subsequent encirclement of the Liman, and throwing reserves into such attacks will only make it more difficult to build defenses on more realistic frontiers from a military point of view.
According to Information Resistance, these actions of russia’s army command only delay the natural result of the offensive of Ukraine’s military with the subsequent encirclement of the Lyman. Hence throwing russia’s reserves into such attacks will only make it more difficult to build defense lines on more realistic frontiers from a military point of view.
Defense Express notes that throwing russia’s reserves into the "bioreactor" is most likely connected with the adoption of not a military, but a political decision to hold positions at any cost, and/or the unpreparedness of new defense lines and an attempt to buy time for completion them.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine actively interferes these attempts through methodical high-precision strikes on the enemy, as Sprotyv reports, in the area of "Svatove, Novoaidar, northwest of Starobilsk, as well as in the Kreminna - Ridkodub - Svatove - Starobilsk area."
At the same time, the situation looks different in the south. In particular, according to information by Information Resistance, russia has completed the deployment of two fairly powerful tactical groups in the Melitopol and Mariupol directions.
In the Vasylivka - Pology - Tokmak triangle, there were 8-9 battalion tactical groups (BTG) deployed, which were formed from the 19th motorized rifle division and units of the 29th and 36th combined armies. Also, two assault battalions from a "private military company" and mobs from the "DPR" were spotted in the area.
There are up to 4-5 BTGs in the Staromayorske - Makarivka - Urozhaine area, which were deployed from the 42nd Motorized Rifle Division and the 37th Motorized Rifle Brigade.
Reserves from units of the 41st Combined Arms Army and the newly formed 3rd Army Corps are concentrated in the rear of these groups, which together managed to "squeeze out" up to 6 BTGs. There was also regrouping noticed as well as active recovery of combat capability of units of the 8th Combined Arms Army in the Volnova direction, which may be evidence of preparations for active actions in the direction of Kurakhove and Maryanka.
Defense Express notes that the report deliberately doesn’t say anything about a number of other units of the russian army where there’s disputed data, as well as russia’s units that are busy holding the current front line.
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