Ukrainian defenders were ordered to withdraw from Soledar in the Donetsk region in order to save the lives of the personnel. There will be no serious consequences.
A serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and political scientist Kirill Sazonov told about this for Channel 24.
“The Ukrainian command worked absolutely correctly. The defenders worked heroically. Of course, there were losses both in equipment and in people. However, the Russians threw meat at this Soledar. They laid down thousands of lives there. There are a huge number of corpses in the fields around Soledar and Bakhmut,” Sazonov said. .
Retreat to prepared positions
According to the military, the invaders attacked at a high cost and did not defeat the Ukrainians, did not surround them. The invaders put everything they could there.
At some point, the command decided that holding a small piece of territory was inappropriate in terms of our losses. We cautiously retreated to prepared positions,” Sazonov said.
He noted that the invaders could continue to advance until they ran out of people. According to Sazonov, the enemy's equipment is already running out.
The one who saves the army will win
Sazonov said that Ukraine adheres to mobile defense. According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine initially use this tactic, since it is impossible to get Debaltseve or the Ilovaisky cauldron as a result. “The Russians sooner or later run out of strength and we go on the offensive. Whoever kept his army until the right moment wins. Ukraine understands this very well. The Russians attack in huge numbers and die,” Sazonov added.
Ukrainian Armed Forces withdrew from Soledar: what is known
- Speaker of the Eastern Group of Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Cherevaty confirmed the information that the military On January 25, they left Soledar.
- According to Cherevaty, the Ukrainian defenders held the city, despite the advantage of the enemy by 3-5 times.
- The Russians actually destroyed the entire civilian infrastructure of Soledar.