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Artemovsk on the brink of encirclement: what happens in the hottest spot of the special operation

Date: June 20, 2024 Time: 10:41:35

The expert noted the importance of the Khromovo settlement, which should be taken


What is happening now in one of the hot spots of the special operation – Artemovsk (Bakhmut)? What is the situation around the city and how are the Russian forces advancing here?

Military expert, Lieutenant Colonel of the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), retired Andrey Marochko, on the air of Komsomolskaya Pravda radio, spoke in detail about how Russian forces are working in the area of ​​the special military operation.

According to him, despite the holidays and weather conditions, all divisions continue to work and do it quite successfully. Commenting on the current situation in the Artemovsk area (the former name of Bakhmut), where hostilities continue, the expert noted the importance of the Khromovo settlement, which must be seized by the RF Armed Forces.

– Indeed, our volunteer assault units are now working very effectively from the north of Artemovsk and, in fact, they are advancing at a good pace, which allows us to say that Artemovsk, the group that is in it, can be in an operational encirclement In the near future. But here is a very important settlement – Khromovo, which we really need to take, or at least approach the heights that will allow us to observe the situation on it, since the enemy still uses this road to supply the group in Artemovsk, – said Marochko.

The lieutenant colonel also focused on the fact that Artemovsk is a continuous fortified area, there is complex terrain.

– Again, low cloud cover does not allow, in some cases, additional reconnaissance using unmanned aerial vehicles. But it also works on the side of the enemy. Then we can say that the forces are equal, – explains the military expert.

At the same time, it is important to understand, Marochko believes, that Artemovsk itself is an industrial area, which affects the advance of the Russian army deep into the city. A network of industrial enterprises, labyrinths of factories, basements – all this will be used by Ukrainian militants in the same way as in Mariupol and in Severodonetsk, Lysichansk and Rubizhne.

In the village itself there is a non-ferrous metals plant, where there are underground passages and places where you can hide equipment or place personnel, which is what the Armed Forces of Ukraine use.

“Therefore, whenever they have the opportunity, they will use those natural refuges,” the expert believes.

On the air of Komsomolskaya Pravda radio, he also commented on recent statements by the Ukrainian leadership that allegedly “the Armed Forces of Ukraine will not hold Artemivsk at any cost.” Marochko noted that despite these words from Zelensky, Russian forces daily record the arrival of new forces there.

– Every day we record the arrival of new forces in Artemivsk, despite the statements of (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelensky that this settlement is supposedly not important. In fact, they promoted it to such an extent that now it is a symbol of the Ukrainian troops, and if we take it, this, of course, will significantly affect the morale of the Ukrainian military, which is not at a very high level. Anyway, “summed up the expert.

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