Daily Report from the Ukraine Field for 2022-06-03
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On the Situation in Severodonetsk - https://t.me/Slavyangrad/1224
1. Most of the city is under the control of Russian troops. A significant part of Severodonetsk was liberated from the Ukrainian invaders without much resistance. The enemy, having suffered losses on the outskirts of Severodonetsk, quickly began to retreat to the bridges to Lysychansk and to the industrial zone of the Azot plant.
2. A full-fledged supply of the remnants of the Severodonetsk garrison has long been difficult, and the Azot plant itself is not as convenient for defence as Azovstal. It is more similar to the Ilyich plant, where the remnants of the 36th Brigade of marines surrendered. Nevertheless, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are showing in every possible way that they intend to hold on to the Azot plant for some time in order to slow down the preparations of the RF Armed Forces for an assault on Lysychansk.
3. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was hoisted on the petard of its own propaganda, which for more than a month was broadcasting about the impregnable fortress of Severodonetsk, whereas after the commencement of the assault on the city, most of the 'impregnable fortress' was surrendered in a few days.
4. In order to somehow explain the discrepancy between the previous statements and reality, a propaganda smoke screen is being staged about a 'cunning plan', a 'trap' and 'counterattacks' in Severodonetsk. In fact, they are trying to pass off local street battles in city blocks near the industrial zone and artillery shelling of the city from Lisichansk as a 'cunning strategy'. There can be no rapid counterattacks in the conditions of modern urban combat, but at least some activity must be shown so that the public is less likely to wonder why most of the city has been surrendered.
5. The Gauleiter of the occupied territories of the LPR [Serhiy Haidai -GB] announced the loss of more than 80% of the city, which was followed by baying from the Zelensky clique that in fact things are much better. Again, real reports from the field do not coincide with propaganda.
6. Regarding the prospects for fighting in Severodonetsk, it seems that now pressure will gradually be exerted on the Azot industrial zone, waiting for the troops to break through the enemy defenses in the Ustinovka and Privolye region, so that they can reach the outskirts of Lysychansk and surround it from three sides.
7. Of key importance for the battles for Lysychansk will be the ongoing battles in the area of the Artemovsk-Lysychansk highway, where the enemy has thrown part of the reserves accumulated in the Artemovsk area. Also important will be the potential development of an offensive by the RF Armed Forces in the direction of Seversk. Now these operations require the solution of tactical tasks related to the crossing of the Seversky Donets (the same problem will also arise during any attack on Slavyansk).
Also good news came from Kamyshakha in the evening.
There is confirmation from the field. The village is under our control. Only the northernmost outskirts of Kamyshevakha, which are under heavy artillery fire from the Ukrainian Armed Forces and heavily damaged, have not been cleared. The enemy has retreated from Kamyshevakha. The enemy grouping in Zolotoye is now surrounded from three sides. Ahead are the battles for Vrubovka.
Well, it can also be noted that the enemy rolled back to the southern bank of the Seversky Donets from Krasny Liman.
Svyatogorsk has not yet been taken—the fighting continues in the outskirts.