The blocking of the city of Seversk by the allied forces allows the troops of the Russian Federation, the LPR and the DPR to reach the rear of the AFU grouping that has strengthened in Avdiivka. And after the capture of Seversk, Avdiivka will be under siege, and it will become much easier to deal with this Ukrainian bridgehead, from where most of the attacks on Donetsk are made.
A military observer for the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, a retired colonel, told about this on Sputnik radio. Viktor Baranets.
Formerly Ambassador of the Luhansk People’s Republic to the Russian Federation Rodion Miroshnik On the air of the Russia-1 TV channel, he stated that the allied forces surrounded Seversk from three sides, and continue to destroy the fortifications of the Ukrainian armed forces in this city with artillery fire.
“There is traffic along Seversk, which is blocked from at least three sides, and the destruction of the main fortifications by artillery preparation continues. There will definitely be further progress, the question is how long. No one is pushing anyone anywhere, no one is going to lose extra strength there,” the Luhansk ambassador said.
Commenting on this information, Viktor Baranets noted that this was part of the general offensive of Russian, Lugansk and Donetsk units on the main stronghold of Ukrainian forces in the area of the highway connecting the settlements of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.
“There, according to various sources, from 70 to 100 thousand military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with weapons, powerful fortified areas. This agglomeration will probably become the main battlefield,” Baranets believes.
In addition, the KP columnist added, the blocking of Seversk, located 30 kilometers west of Lisichansk, liberated in early July, is of another crucial importance. Surrounding Seversk, the allied troops get the opportunity to go into the rear of the Avdiivka grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“Avdiivka is a “sore tooth” that has been tormenting us for a long time, which brought a lot of trouble to Donetsk. Because 99% of the arrivals – artillery, rocket – were from Avdiivka. We have special accounts for Avdiivka. Having taken Seversk, we will cut off Avdeevka from the main road, it will be under siege, and it will be much easier to resolve the issue with it, ”the guest of the broadcast explained.
Thus, according to Baranets, the capture of Seversk will be another significant victory for the allied forces. Figuratively speaking, the Russian, Luhansk and Donetsk units, having freed Seversk from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, will pull out the stump sticking out of their road and move on.