Armed forces of Ukraine are fixed to the east of the Oskol river and can surround the Russians in Liman, – ISW
AFU soldiers are expanding their positions east of the Oskol River and north of the Seversky Donets. Thus, they can encircle the Russian forces around the Liman.
The advance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces along the northern bank of the Seversky Donets River may make the hostile positions near the Liman unusable. This will open approaches to Lisichansk and Severodonetsk.
What enemy troops are concentrated in Liman
According to the Institute for the Study of War, Russian forces in Liman consist mainly from BARS (reserve of the Russian combat army) reservists and the remnants of units defeated during the counteroffensive in the Kharkov region.
The invaders do not seem to be sending reinforcements there from other places.
Pay attention! Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the head of the OP, explained that when the Armed Forces of Ukraine pass Liman, they will move on to Svatovo. Then there is the option that the entire defense of the Lugansk region in the north collapses, and the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be able to take the so-called “LPR”. they continue to advance in the Donetsk region. They are concentrated around Donetsk and Bakhmut.
Analysts note that the invaders could use the resources to defend against the UAF counteroffensive. They add that the Russians should use their forces for the defensive line created along the Oskol River.
However, it is assumed that the Russians continue to advance, so to speak, “on the machine”.