The invaders are advancing on Severodonetsk/Interfax
After the failure of the Kremlin's plan to capture Kyiv in three days, the occupiers have focused their attention on the Donbass. There they are now trying to go on the offensive against Ukrainian forces near Severodonetsk.
Severodonetsk is now the hottest point in the war that Russia launched against Ukraine. This was stated by Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Denisenko on the air of the United News telethon, Channel 24 reports.
“We understand that, as of now, the key point of the Russians' gathering, the offensive is the Luhansk region, the city of Severodonetsk, first of all. We understand that the Russians are concentrated there. This is the only point where they can really have any definite advances,” he said. Vadim Denisenko.
The Ukrainian military leadership also understands this. Consequently, in order to prevent the Russian occupiers from moving forward, the soldiers of the Special Operations Forces, in cooperation with other units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces, destroy the lines of communication in the enemy rear. So, as a result of a successful operation, the railway bridges seized by the Russians between the cities of Rubizhnoye and Severodonetsk were blown up. We are talking about a bridge across the river Borova, which is in the vicinity of Severodonetsk. The purpose of the explosion is to contain the offensive of the occupying forces of Russia on Lisichansk and Severodonetsk.
Video of the destruction of the bridge between Severodonetsk and Rubizhne by the Ukrainian SOF
According to Vadym Denisenko, it is there that the hottest battles are expected in the coming days.
The reason why the infidels decided to focus their attention there is the desire to encircle the Ukrainian military.
“Exactly that's why the Russians are concentrating there. A small ring is possible there. At first they thought to encircle the entire Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Nothing is successful here, because they concentrated there. I hope that they will not succeed there either, “Vadim Denisenko said. .
On the other two directions, where the enemy was also actively trying to move forward, they failed – the Ukrainian defenders held back the offensive. These are Izyumskoe and Avdeevskoe directions. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in the Avdiivka direction, after the losses inflicted by the Defense Forces, the enemy retreated to their previously occupied positions.
In total, seventeen enemy attacks were repulsed in the Donetsk and Lugansk directions on May 15, three tanks and one artillery system were destroyed , six units of combat armored vehicles and an enemy vehicle. The losses of the personnel of the Russian invaders are being specified.