According to Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Shevtsov, the constant change in the date of the capture of Kupyansk by Russian troops is not supported by any advance on this section of the front.
The Russian occupiers continue to use infantry in the Liman-Kupyansk direction. They use “meat assault” tactics. Lieutenant Colonel, head of the press service of the assault brigade “Steel Cordon” of the State Border Guard Service Ivan Shevtsov spoke about this on Radio Liberty.
According to him, Russia’s tactics in this area have not changed over the past six months. True, due to weather conditions, the occupiers use military equipment less and rely more on infantry.
“Basically, ordinary soldiers go into battle. These are small groups of up to 10 military personnel. They cover the path to the contact line on foot, for 3.5-4 km, two soldiers at a time,” he said.
Shevtsov said that the Russians usually gather 10 people 300-400 meters before the Ukrainian positions. Then they go on a so-called “meat assault.” The first 10 people go first. After them come the next 10 people.
The lieutenant colonel said that the attackers’ training is quite varied.
“They replace each other, and this trend is visible throughout the entire section of the front. For example, if Storm-Z units or former Wagner troops are used, then, of course, these are more trained military personnel. And ordinary military personnel of the Russian army have rather low training “, Shevtsov noted.
According to him, the constant change in the date of the capture of Kupyansk by Russian troops is not supported by any advance on this section of the front. The RF Armed Forces had a final deadline – before the onset of winter. However, despite the large number of attacks, the Russians were unable to achieve success.
“We are fighting back on this section of the front, and I think that this will continue,” Shevtsov said.
Let us remind you that military observer of the Information Resistance group Alexander Kovalenko said that the Russian Armed Forces are preparing to capture new settlements if they lose Avdeevka. The Russian army is preparing a third assault on Avdeevka and would like to occupy it before the New Year. At the same time, the commanders of the Russian Armed Forces do not believe in success.