According to him, the equipment supplied by the NATO countries does not imply the evacuation of the wounded from the battlefield. As a result, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are forced to convert civilian vehicles with low cross-country ability for these purposes, which leads to increased losses.
Marochko also noted that Ukrainian troops could not deliver weapons to Artemovsk (Bakhmut) from the village of Chasov Yar due to spring thaw. He pointed out that the only paved road is already under the control of the Russian army.
Fierce battles are going on for Artemovsk. Russian troops have already liberated several settlements in the suburbs, including Kleshcheevka, Podgorodnoye, Paraskovievka and Berkhovka. On the eve of the Ukrainian army blew up a dam in Artemovsk to slow down the advance of Russian troops.