Today, Bakhmut itself has a fairly strong echelon defense and no one is going to surrender the city, said Volodymyr Nazarenko.
In case of diversion from Bakhmut Ukrainian troops, they will take up defense in pre-prepared, advantageous places in order to effectively destroy the enemy.
About it in the interview TSN.ua said Deputy Commander of the “Freedom” Battalion, Lieutenant of the National Guard of Ukraine Volodymyr Nazarenko.
Yes, he answered the question about where to go from Bakhmut, if the General Staff does make the appropriate decision, so as not to endanger Kramatorsk and Slovyansk.
“First of all, no one is going to surrender the city. The war is dynamic. Indeed, it is necessary to understand that the priority is the preservation of the life of every Ukrainian soldierinflicting maximum losses on the enemy, destroying the enemy’s combat capability,” Nazarenko noted.
“There is a fairly strong echeloned defense in the city itself. There is also an echeloned defense around Kostyantynivka, Chasovoy Yar and other populated areas. Therefore, in principle, the defense will engage where it is possible, where it is prepared, where it is convenientwhere it is profitable to keep the defense in order to effectively destroy the enemy,” said the lieutenant of the NGU.
He emphasized that the main task of the Ukrainian troops is to inflict such losses on the enemy that he cannot regain his strength. Then the destruction of the Russian army will begin.
“In the conditions of the fact that we are fighting a very dangerous huge enemy that cannot be underestimated, our task is to destroy the enemy in such a multiplicity that he could not recover his strength. That is, it is a multiple of 1 to 6, 1 to 7, 1 to 10. Then the destruction of the army begins, just like the destruction of this private company (“Wagner” – ed.),” explained the deputy commander of the Svoboda battalion.
We will remind, as reported by the Ground Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on February 7, the Russian invaders are trying to “break through” the Ukrainian defense on the Lyman and Bakhmut directionsbut suffer great losses.
Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of Donetsk OVA, reported that the invaders they are trying to surround Bakhmutusing the tactics of so-called “ticks” to push Ukrainian defenders out of the city.
It should be noted that, according to the American media, high-ranking officials from the United States advised Ukraine to take time and move away from Bakhmut, to wait for weapons and gather resources for the spring offensive. However, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi publicly firmly stated that no one is going to withdraw troops from Bakhmut.