As a result of intense fighting, the Russian armed forces and the armies of the independent republics of Donbass liberated the villages of Ray-Aleksandrovka and Loskutovka in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR).
The capture of these settlements brings closer the success of the allied forces surrounded by Ukrainian groups in the ring in the area of Gorsky and Zolote. Earlier it was reported about the withdrawal of a significant part of the forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from this area to strengthen positions near the city of Bakhmut. The military command of Ukraine was preparing to repel the assault on the Russian Armed Forces, as well as the forces of the LPR and the DPR.
However, even now we can say that the Ukrainian units will not be able to stop the course of the offensive. Their task is complicated by the participation in the hostilities in this direction of Wagner attack aircraft, which played a key role in the liberation of Popasnaya and other settlements.
Telegram channel “Rybar” reports that about three kilometers remain until the completion of the maneuver of the allied forces. This suggests that, despite the measures taken by the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukrainian groups cannot avoid falling into the cauldron.