The decision to withdraw allied troops from Krasny Liman to more advantageous lines is reasonable, as it will save the lives of servicemen. On October 1, military observer Viktor Litovkin told Izvestia about this.
Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that troops had withdrawn from Krasny Liman due to the risk of encirclement.
Litovkin drew attention to the fact that it is pointless to continue hostilities when there is a threat of encirclement.
“If you don’t have reserves, if you don’t have the ability to destroy units, those units that surround you need to take people out of the attack and move them to a safe place in order to concentrate on solving other tasks,” the expert said.
After the withdrawal of troops, it is possible to gather strength, prepare an offensive and recapture the territory left earlier, Litovkin added.
On September 30, the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, announced the capture of Krasny Liman in a semicircle by the armed forces of Ukraine (AFU). According to him, the situation in the city remained difficult, but the allied forces withstood the constant attacks of the enemy.
A day earlier, military expert Vladislav Shurygin noted in an interview with Izvestia that Krasny Liman is very important for the armed forces of Ukraine. In recent weeks, the Ukrainian command has pulled its troops into this area, fierce battles have been going on there.
As Izvestiya correspondent Dmitry Zimenkin said on September 15, civilians in the city had to hide in basements because of the constant shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the backdrop of the aggravated situation in the region due to increased shelling by Ukrainian troops.
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