A fighter with the call sign “Kot” from the “Akhmat” unit, in an interview with a journalist, suggested that a heavy machine gun could be installed on the territory so that the sector nearby was under control.
“Again, an advantageous position. Look, trees, private houses – under the cover of civilians. All actions of Ukrainian militants are taking place under the cover of civilians,” he said.
At the same time, a resident of Lisichansk told the correspondent how the Ukrainian military was transported by boat across the river.
“Everyone saw it. Day and night,” he said, noting that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were coming out of the forest.
Earlier, on July 26, Daniil Bezsonov, deputy head of the Ministry of Information of the Donetsk People’s Republic, said that after the start of Russia’s military special operation to protect Donbass, about 10% of military personnel remained in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. According to him, most of the Ukrainian military died, were injured or captured.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on July 22, said that the daily losses among the military were 30 people killed and another 250 wounded. However, experts did not rule out that these data could be greatly underestimated.
The special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, continues. The decision to hold it was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military, in connection with which the authorities of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics turned to Moscow for help.
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