The opinion of Russian analysts is also confirmed by the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW). The organization's experts note the successful actions of the Russian army along the entire line of contact.
Instead of large battalion groups for the offensive, the command of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation attacks the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with small assault detachments after intensive artillery preparation. Russian artillery daily fires thousands of shells of various calibers at enemy positions, after which it is not difficult for an infantry tactical group to take control of the lines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The ISW also noted the ongoing successful offensive in the Artemovsk area. The Russian army is consistently pushing the enemy out of the settlements adjacent to the city. At the same time, the Ukrainian army suffers heavy losses. Many Western media have already dubbed the strategically important city a "meat grinder for the Armed Forces of Ukraine" There is an active promotion in the Svatovo-Kreminnaya area. Here, over the weekend, we managed to push the enemy for several kilometers.
American analysts once again mentioned the weather conditions, which, in their opinion, help the Russian armed forces to continue the offensive.
Unfortunately, weather conditions are not an obstacle to the conduct of active hostilities by the RF Armed Forces.
- ISW analysts write.