Ispan wrote:Some news from the latest days, including several long articles from russian sources
10 April, 2022 Zhukov
Summary of Strelkov, 9 April
Izyum - fight in the southern part of the city. No significant changes. Mutual artillery shelling. The Ukrosisis intensively preparing Slavyansk and Kramatorsk for defense, turning them (along with the already fortified Karachun) into a huge "fortress". The Russian military will be invited to once again try to smash a wall with their heads and bleed to death here.
Rubezhnoye. Contrary to previous statements, the city is not completely under the control of the Lugansk and Russian forces. Heavy fighting continues in and around the city without much success.
Popasnaya exactly the same image as in Rubezhnoye.
Near Avdeyevka – there is no progress. This point has become a fortress, and it is useless to storm it with the forces of only the mobilized "second-rate" battalions of the DPR, as they are trying to do now. In addition, the Ukrainian Forces continue to fortify second lines of defense and send troops to replace losses.
Marinka, a large part of the village, is still controlled by the enemy. Same situation as Jan as with Avdeyevka.
In the Kurakhovo direction (west of Donetsk-)- without significant changes. Kurakhovo has become a powerful entrenched zone and they continue to send reinforcements. Another "fortress".
In Mariupol – I have no reliable confirmation of all the control of the Russian forces over the port of Mariupol. We can only say that the port village has been completely taken and cleared, and that our troops have entered the port itself.
Heavy fighting continues in the vicinity of Azovstal, and the storming of the plant itself is still far away.
The "Kadyrovtsy" (Chechens) – strictly on the second line.
On the front line, almost exclusively the troops of the Donetsk People's Democratic Republic. With appropriate victims. (Every day I get messages: "So-and-so is dead, so-and-so is wounded.")
In general, the Russian offensive has finally stopped in the Donbass. The continuation of attacks by Donetsk infantry forces sometimes brings small local successes.
With the regrouping of the Russian army, much is unclear. In a week and a half to two, the leaves will come out of the trees, and it will be even more difficult to attack because of the forest cover. The time to try to change the course of hostilities is running out.
Comment: I would not pay much attention, Strelkov is always pessimistic or he does it on purpose to hide the real operations.
Forces, material and ammunition are accumulating. We still have to wait.
Briefly about the situation at the front on Sunday 10.04.2022 - Cassad
expanded with other reports
1. The operational pause associated with the preparation of large-scale operations on the left bank of Ukraine is coming to an end. On both sides there is an active redeployment of troops to the Kharkov-Izyum and Zaporozhe directions
2. Nikolaev-Kherson. Struggle of local importance. The Russian armed forces do not yet conduct active offensive operations here. Ukrainian forces near Nikolayev are unable to advance due to losses, so they are trying to be active south of Nikolayev and Krivoy Rog
On Ukrainian social networks, relatives of militants of the 28 Brigade and Ukrainian military officers spread information that as a result of the "offensive in Kherson" announced by Arestovich and Kim, a significant part of the brigade's fighters have been surrounded for ten days near one of the villages of the Kherson region. There are many wounded among the militants, they are constantly exposed to fire, but they are still trying to resist. It is claimed that the general staff has already "buried" them, as during the "Ilovaisk cauldron".
Recall that the 28th Separate Mechanized Brigade is tainted by numerous war crimes against the civilian population of Donbass, until recently it was headed by the Nazi battalion commander and former Aidar Maxim Marchenko, and among his staff there are many convinced Hitler fanatics. And if the information about the militant encirclement is true, this circumstance explains why, instead of laying down their weapons and saving their lives, they continue their senseless resistance.
3. Odessa. There are no significant changes. There are no amphibious assaults, nor are there any DMR offensives.
4. Zaporozhe- Vasilievka-Orekhov-Gulyay pole. There are no changes. The front is not moving. To the east of Gulyaypole there are some battles for some villages, no serious movement is expected before the battle for the Donbass begins here.
5. Mariupol. Clear the remnants of enemy forces in the areas adjacent to Azovstal. The port area will soon be cleared. Azovstal and Azovmash are still occupied by the enemy.
6. Ugledar. The enemy defenses on the Novomikhailovka-Velyka Novoselka line have not yet been overcome.
7. Marinka. Enemy fortifications continue to be gnawed.
8. Avdeyevka. There are no changes. To the north, the fighting on Novobakhmutovka, on Novoselka-2, Troitskoye, on the approaches to New York
9. Lugansk is located on the southern outskirts of Rubizhnoye. Street fighting on Popasnaya (slow forward here). Severodonetsk. Fight on the outskirts of the city.
10. Kharkov-Izyum. Fighting north of Kharkov. Accumulation of forces at the bridgehead of the southern bank of the Donets River for the upcoming liberation operations of the Slavyansk-Kramatorsk and Barvenkovo agglomeration.
vairos reports from the front of the telegram Старше Адд over the past three days
Izyum Yesterday and the day before yesterday (April 7 and 6), enemy patrols, consisting of one platoon each, tried to enter the positions of our troops near the village of Donetskoye. After a short rifle battle, the enemy retreated to a wooded area, took cover and was leveled by a thermobaric TOSA rocket attack. Such is military everyday life.
Apparently, the Battle of Izyum (more broadly, the Izyum offensive to Slavyansk) will be the main battle of the spring campaign. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are withdrawing their forces, and large enemy military formations are concentrating in the village of Velikaya Kamyshevatka.
The Ukrainians switched to the tactics of small groups of 10 to 15 people, armed with various, mainly foreign, anti-tank weapons. The enemy literally fires a single guided missile from the forest plantations and leaves, leaving the rest of the launchers to get out as quickly as possible.
Comment: According to this and other reports, it is significant that the capabilities of Ukrainian military units are deteriorating more and more. Instead of organized resistance at least in company-sized units they are resorting to guerrilla tactics with platoons of soldiers.
We are continuing to clear the forests to the east and west of the Izyum-Slavyansk highway, and we are occupying populated areas.
I am glad that, despite some flaws, in general, we take villages competently and with minimal losses, causing very significant damage to the enemy.
The enemy is retreating, firing with artillery, tanks, infantry and occasionally aviation. Clings to settlements (Dolgonkoe, Suglinovka), counterattacks with tanks.
It was on such a counterattack that we captured 2 Ukrainian tanks together with their crews yesterday. In addition, the enemy is actively mining roads, we already have losses in explosions.
The main thing now is a stable internal situation (it concerns politics in Russia), and the army will do its job.
Vladlen Tatarsky correctly notes that among the dead and prisoners of the Armed forces, many are mobilized leva soldiers. By the way, even the militias of the territorial defense is being driven to the front from Dnipropetrovsk
More info, photos and videos on the channel
About the fighting in Marinka
Report on the fighting in Kharkov
Article about the war in general with human interest stories
About the massacre at the Kramatorsk railway station
As always, Russia is accused of a massacre perpetrated by the Ukrainians
Quickly dismounted because the tests incriminan to Ukraine, starting with the type of missile that only has and uses the Ukraine, as in previous massacres, the direction of the throw and finishing off with the serial number of the missile has been photographed by Italian journalists and indicates its origin from the arsenals of Ukraine, and even more, it has been shown by archive photos which are of the same series and battery a few thrown in the battle of Debaltsevo in 2015.
See the Chervonets blog for detailed explanation