Kyiv is planning an offensive in the Severodonetsk direction in order to unblock the Bakhmut-Lysichansk highway. This is reported by “Military Review”, noting that since May 25 this route has been under the fire control of Russian forces.
The unblocking of this route will allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to continue to supply the group that holds part of Severodonetsk and Lisichansk.
A number of Ukrainian media reports that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing an offensive group in Bakhmut. It included up to 70 armored vehicles, as well as several artillery batteries of 155-mm howitzers. They will be tasked with suppressing the Russian grouping and delivering strikes in the direction of Belogorovka.
Sources say that the Ukrainian Armed Forces plan to hold Lisichansk until the arrival of the American and British MLRS. In Kyiv they say that these are weapons “drastically change” situation on the battlefield.
Russia has been conducting a “military special operation” on the territory of Ukraine since February 24. Western countries supply Ukraine with weapons, saying that it needs it to protect itself from the plans of the Russian Federation to seize its territory.