Military observer Gennady Alekhin said that the Russian troops are preparing a powerful strike against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has already announced the advancement of Akhmat and NM LPR fighters in the Donbass. He said that fighting was already underway on the outskirts of Soledar, Yakovlevka and Seversk. Before the offensive, there was an operational pause, which the Akhmat fighters took advantage of in order to open the positions of the enemy.
Alekhin noted that the “third corps”, which the Russian Federation had prepared, would be able to change the situation on the front line. This group received tanks T-80, T-90, BMP-3. They even have a new small arms AK-12.
“According to my information, it is about 15 thousand people. Where exactly they will be applied, I can not say. This is decided by the General Staff, which does not share its plans,” says Alekhin.
He added that the Russian troops will continue to use the fire barrage technique. Fighting is taking place not only in the Donbass, but also in the Kharkiv direction and near Kherson.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were conducting a counteroffensive on the southern sector of the front, noting that the Russian Armed Forces were holding back Ukrainian units.