Retired Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleg Zhdanov said that the Russian troops building defense in the LPR do not intend to surrender.
According to him, now the RF Armed Forces are regrouping forces that were withdrawn from the Kherson region. Their task, according to Zhdanov, is to hold the defense along the Oskol River.
He noted that the Russians did not intend to surrender, so one should not hope for a quick end to the conflict.
The Russian Federation withdrew troops from the Kharkiv region for regrouping and concentration of forces in the Donbass. There, as several sources report at once, the Armed Forces of Ukraine intend to make a breakthrough in several directions.
Ukrainian units are fighting for Krasny Lyman, attacking Lisichansk, Belogorovka and can prepare a counteroffensive in the Vuglodar direction. Therefore, it is important for the Russian Federation to keep the defense on these lines and prevent a breakthrough of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.