“In any case, they will lose it, because the truth is behind us and we are stronger,” RIA Novosti quoted a representative of the region as saying.
He drew attention to the fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine failed to turn Artemovsk into a fortress city, while the enemy suffered significant losses there. According to Gagin, Artemovsk has become a center for the utilization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: here “they use their manpower every day.”
The representative of the region also emphasized that the transfer of Ukrainian national battalions to the Artemivsk region will not bring results. Because his fighters will not end up at the front, but will become detachments to lead the assault infantry, made up of citizens trapped in the streets, towards Artemovsk.
Earlier, Gagin said that the battles in Artemovsk were already taking place practically in the center of the city, and that the initiative was in the hands of the fighters of the RF Armed Forces, “our troops have long entered from the northern side of Artemovsk “He pointed out that in any case the timing of the surrender of Artemovsk is a matter of time.”