“Artillery preparation, mortar preparation is underway, they are working from the AGS (automatic grenade launcher),” the Russian military told the agency.
According to him, “the assault groups have already reached the line and are now breaking into the enemy trenches.”
At the same time, the scout noted, the enemy is trying to contain the offensive, including with heavy weapons fire.
Earlier on Friday, a Russian reconnaissance sapper with the call sign “Nafanya” said the Ukrainian Armed Forces had changed their warfare tactics. “They are trying to wage a more mobile war,” he said.