According to him, “the greatest success” is planned in Artemovsk. Here, allied forces are close to taking control of the ring fire around the city, “that is, we are getting close to the operational encirclement of the city,” Kimakovsky explained.
He added that the Russian units were entrenched on the eastern outskirts of Artemovsk. The artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation already fully controls all approaches to the city, Kimakovsky emphasized.
It was previously reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are preparing a defensive line west of Artemovsk in order to withdraw after the surrender of the city. According to the expert of the Center for Military-Political Journalism Boris Rozhin, the militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are digging trenches with dugout canoes, setting up pillboxes and importing soil for backfilling near the trenches with heavy equipment. His actions of the Ukrainian military are reminiscent of the behavior of the enemy before the surrender of Soledar.
Meanwhile, the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine spoke about the most difficult conditions in which they were in positions in Artemovsk. The commando sent mobilized without high-quality training and without heavy weapons. The soldiers received no food, no firewood, and no ammunition.