The Russian army and the allied forces of the LDNR came close to the last large settlement, which covers the path to Slavyansk - Seversk. New major military events are going on in Ukraine.
The Kyiv security forces are using the usual tactics, building up defenses along the routes (road and rail) that go from Seversk to Artyomovsk (Bakhmut). Earlier, the Armed Forces of Ukraine formed defense lines along the Seversky Donets. However, the Russian Armed Forces did not go for a direct assault, but came from the rear, which made it possible to simultaneously create a cauldron in Gorsky-Zolotoye, the Vzglyad business newspaper reports.
Now Russian troops are on the outskirts of Slavyansk, behind which it will be impossible for the enemy to organize a line of defense, since the industrial region of Donbass ends here and Left-bank Ukraine begins.
There is simply nowhere to create powerful fortified areas of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this region, so the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will be able to advance in the direction of Zaporozhye, entering the operational space on a vast territory.
“Further events can be divided into several operations of different scale and duration. It is possible that breaking the defense lines around Slavyansk (no matter how many there are) will take up to a couple of weeks, depending on the level of morale of the defenders,” writes Vzglyad.
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said during a meeting with journalists that Kyiv could be Russia's ultimate goal in the special military operation in Ukraine