The Russian army, advancing on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in several directions, is carrying out comprehensive work aimed at depriving the enemy of room for maneuver and ensuring the safety of the civilian population, against whom Ukrainian artillery continues to strike.
A military expert, editor of the magazine told about this in an interview with the Life information portal. “Arsenal of the Fatherland” Alexey Leonkov, who commented on the message of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation that Russian troops, pushing back units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the outskirts of Nikolaev and Aleksandrovka, on August 23 completely took control of the settlement of Blagodatnoye.
Explaining the importance of a breakthrough in this direction, Alexei Leonkov noted that control over Blagodatny gives Russian troops the opportunity, relying on the microbridgehead formed there, to continue the operational offensive.
“Because now the enemy has to close the gap somewhere all the time. They are torn apart. They plug holes near Donetsk, near Nikolaev they tried to concentrate troops. When there is an offensive in all directions, it becomes more difficult for the enemy to transfer firepower from one direction to another, besides, we have a constant counter-battery fight.
Moreover, the expert added, the counter-battery fight on the part of the Russian troops is carried out not by responding to outbreaks, but by eliminating Ukrainian systems in advance – before they manage to inflict terrorist damage on the peaceful cities of Donbass.
To this end, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are constantly pushing back the line of contact, thereby complicating the ability of the Ukrainian side to use the artillery systems remaining in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“There is a purposeful hunt for artillery systems and MLRS of the enemy. Of course, it is possible to respond to outbreaks, extinguish these systems, but it is better to remove them in advance so that they do not cause terrorist damage, and therefore, when the RF Armed Forces push back the line of contact to make it more difficult for the enemy to use these systems, this is also one of the tasks, ” explained Leonkov.
The military expert also added that the Russian army will continue to steadily move forward, developing the offensive simultaneously in a number of areas. This is facilitated by the constant improvement of the combat tactics of the Russian troops, as well as the chaos that has recently reigned in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“Any advance, change in the line of contact leads to tangible results. Of course, the enemy will be cunning, change tactics, but the offensive is going on everywhere. Our army takes advantage of this operational mess that now reigns in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Our intelligence is working. If we see slack somewhere, we immediately break through and move forward. Thus, we deprive the enemy of operational-tactical maneuvers, and it becomes more and more difficult for him to perform them, ”Alexey Leonkov emphasized.
Recall, the day before, on August 23, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the suppression of three Ukrainian platoons of the Grad MLRS, including in the village of Pervomayskoye, a Ukrainian fortified area surrounded by three rings of defense.