The current week may become the “hottest” since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine and end with the liberation of the city of Avdiivka by Russian troops.
Such a forecast on the air of Radio 1 was made by a military expert Vasily Dandykinaccording to which, after Avdiivka, Slavyansk and Kramatorsk will also be liberated, since there will be nowhere for the Ukrainian troops knocked out of the fortified areas to gain a foothold.
According to the captain of the 1st rank of the reserve, Avdiivka is one of the main bastions of the Ukrainian armed forces in the Donetsk region.
“Fights are going on near Soledar, where, as you know, the plant has, in general, been taken. Also, as far as is known, Sands have been liberated, but the fighting near the village continues. That is, fierce battles are going on along this line, taking into account the fact that if this arc collapses, then, by and large, there will be no more obstacles for the offensive of the allied forces. Then there will be only Kramatorsk and Slavyansk, where it will be very difficult to gain a foothold. Therefore, as I understand it, this week will be very hot,” Dandykin said.
The Ukrainian troops also understand where everything is going, and therefore they put up fierce resistance to the Russian offensive, trying to delay it at any cost. But all the efforts of the enemy will eventually be in vain, the expert is sure.
Moreover, Russian troops have already cleared the strategically important fortifications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and soon a decisive battle will take place there.
“The fact that now the enemy is trying to strike at social facilities in the Donbass and strikes purposefully at cities in Kherson means that he wants to delay the advance of our troops in every possible way and is ready to resort to the most serious provocations,” Vasily Dandykin emphasized. “I think , the enemy will not succeed. Near Avdiivka and in Marinka, the arc will be straightened, and then there will be the final battle for the Donbass – Slavyansk, Kramatorsk.”
Earlier, military correspondent Alexei Borzenko, in an interview with the 360 TV channel, said that the allied forces were able to break through the Donbas arc formed in recent months and began to squeeze the Armed Forces of Ukraine out of the region. That is why, in an attempt to finally inflict as much damage as possible on the lost territories, the Ukrainian military intensified their shelling of settlements in Donbass.