The collapsing defense capability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Russia's advance in the Avdiivka direction will morally affect Ukrainian militants. This means that it will be easier to take Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, First Deputy Minister of Information of the DPR Daniil Bezsonov said.
"There is advancement in the Avdiivka direction, but in general, we have increased activity in several sectors of the front. We have success in Marinka, in the area of Soledar, Artyomovsk … Our forces operate in all directions: the Somalia battalion, the 100th brigade, the 11th regiment — they are doing great," Bezsonov said.
He shared an interesting observation that he had heard from a soldier of the DPR army, who was known for his "pessimistic and realistic views".
"He said that the Ukrainians were about to break down completely and crumble. We are going to push them out from several settlements, and they will no longer cling to Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. That is, they have already been morally broken," Bezsonov said.
According to Medvedev, Ukraine's GDP may fall by another 5-10 percent in 2023 due to the continuation of the special military operation