In Soledar near Bakhmut, the Ukrainian military destroys the occupiers, their warehouses and equipment every day. The goal is to bleed Russian troops and destroy their offensive potential. In general, the losses of the invaders in this direction are measured in the tens of thousands, although Russia considers the capture of the city (in its version – liberation) a great victory: it managed to significantly advance in the city, the Armed Forces of Ukraine control only its western outskirts. Can Soledar, destroyed to its foundations, become a second Chornobayivka, a trap for attackers who entered there?
“The complete liberation of the city of Soledar”, – reported January 13, Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
“Our units are there (in Soledar – ed.) and constantly hit the enemy with fire“, reported four days later, on January 17, To the public Sergey Cherevatyspokesman of the Eastern group of troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Continuation of the battles for Soledar is also confirmed by the DeepState project every day.
Later Cherevaty emphasizedthat one of the main tasks of the Armed Forces in Soledar is to “bleed the enemy as much as possible, knock out his personnel and equipment, destroy his offensive potential“.
Losses: from 200 per day to 20 thousand in total
How effectively does Soledar strike and bleed Russian troops?
On Tuesday, January 10, Anna PainterDeputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, remarked: “Heavy battles are going on to keep Soledar. The enemy does not pay attention to the large losses of its personnel and continues to actively storm. The approaches to our positions are simply littered with the bodies of dead enemy fighters“.
The daily number of occupiers disabled in Soledar was made public on January 15 by Serhiy Cherevaty: “The enemy lost 119 people were killed and 108 wounded only in this direction.”
So, according to Ukrainian data, we have more than 220 disabled invaders per day. This is the result of how explained Cherevaty, the interaction of intelligence, aerial reconnaissance and high-precision artillery systems from Western partners.
More global calculations voiced 24 channels Mykhailo Podolyakadviser to the head of the president’s office.
“It’s not a thousand or two, it’s 10, 15 or so even 20 thousand for the entire time of the offensive near Bakhmut and Soledar. They don’t count losses there,” the official said.
Note that during the 10 years of the war in Afghanistan, the USSR lost less than 15,000 soldiers.
“Birds of Magyar” show the destruction of the Russian military on video
A video of a separate tactical air reconnaissance group gives an idea of the daily losses of the occupiers in manpower and BC warehouses in Soledar “Birds of Magyar”. The group commander comments on the events on the screen Robert Browdy, pseud “Magyar”.
Example, video from January 13. A group of occupiers can be seen in the frame.
“Only stewed meat goes like this… 10 intervention worms,” comments the calm movement of the “Magyar” invaders. It shows how twenty-three Russian soldiers, or even more, “populate” the houses of the soldiers.
“MLRS or HIMARS” – “Magyar” thinks about which weapon will hit the house where 25 invaders are.
“Jaga-jaga,” the air scout shouts, and the house catches fire and shatters into pieces.
Video, dated January 15, shows the process of leisurely rational observation and destruction of a group of more than 20 occupants in Soledar. “We drive like wild boars“, Brovdi comments on the expectation when as many Russian soldiers as possible will gather in one building. When this happened, the invaders were destroyed by Ukrainian artillery.
“Birds of Magyar” also shows the destruction of warehouses in Soledar. For example, on January 16, aerial reconnaissance and gunners launched into the air 4 warehouses with ammunition in Soledar.
“The resources of the occupiers are ground in Soledar» – Oleksandr Kovalenko
The Armed Forces of Ukraine are currently unable to carry out serious counterattack operations in Donbas, however, the Russian military has also lost all resources due to the huge number of people killed in Soledar, he said on the air Radio Donbas.Realii Oleksandr Kovalenkomilitary and political columnist of the Information Resistance group.
“The main task of the Donbas bridgehead is to maximally block and restrain the onslaught of the Russian occupiers. In this context Soledar became a serious object of tightening the colossal resource of the Russian occupierswhich was leveled,” the expert notes.
He draws attention to the fact that the occupiers have now stopped in front of the defense line of the Armed Forces on the western outskirts of the town. And this blocks their exit to the village of Blagodatne. As a result, the Russian troops cannot take control of the T 0513 route “Bakhmut – Siversk”.
“Why so? Because the line of defense is now concentrated there, and the Russians do not have enough resources to break through it. After all the entire resource was ground in Soledar“, Oleksandr Kovalenko explains.
In Soledar itself, in particular in the southeastern locations, Russia also has problems. There, at the beginning, they tried to place positions with the accumulation of ammunition, equipment and personnel. However, this part of the destroyed city, according to the expert, “is being fired upon by Ukrainian artillery.” This is also evidenced by the video of the destruction of the invaders from “Birds of Magyar”.
“Soledar turns into a local Chornobayivka for Russians“, Oleksandr Kovalenko notes.
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